Jun 22, 2007

Next step of commitment by Nitish Kumar (Bihar CM)

Nitish Kumar (Bihar Chief Minister) has shown next level of commitment for development of Bihar by hiring US firm for checking road project.

Bihar government has tied up with US firm MSV International for “third party quality check of construction” of integrated road development projects in the state.
Starting on Thursday, 4,000 km of Bihar’s major district roads currently is being two-lane, are being tested for quality construction work with the help of a Mobile Testing Van, a first for the state.

The testing will later be extended to other state highways under construction. About 4,000 km of the 7,000 km long district roads are presently being upgraded by the state, which is using its own funds estimated at Rs 1,400 crore.

The tests will be carried out keeping in mind the standards prescribed by the Indian Roads Congress Codes & Publications, and the specifications listed out by the Ministry of Shipping, Road Transport & Highways.

Source: Indian Express

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