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No toll tax on Bihar govt bridges from April 1: Minister

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

People will not have to pay any toll tax on government bridges from April 1, 2018, the state's Road Construction Yadav said today.

"We have decided that people will not have to pay any toll (tax) on all the bridges built by either or Rajya Pul Nirman Nigam Ltd with effect from April 1 (2018). People of can travel on these bridges free of cost," Yadav said in the Assembly.

He was replying to a debate on his department's Budgetary allocation of Rs 6,889.12 crore for 2018-19, which was later passed by a voice vote after members staged a walkout from the House, expressing dissatisfaction on the government's reply.

Due to "effective" road maintenance policy, around 8,000 km of roads have become "pothole-free" in the state, Yadav claimed.

The has taken a decision to issue a fresh tender for road maintenance under "output and performance-based road assets maintenance contract (OPRMC)", under which bids would be invited for maintenance of 15,000 km of roads for seven years, he said.

The added that the has also decided to build a ring road in Patna, for which a DPR is being prepared.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 23:00 IST