Patna. The construction of the first phase of Bihar’s Kamla Balan project is almost complete. It is likely to be inaugurated by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar very soon. With its completion, the dam will be strengthened from Km 27.10 to Km 66.30 of the left embankment of Kamla Balan, i.e. from Pipraghat in Madhubani district to Thengha Bridge in Darbhanga district and from Km 23.20 to Km 64.00 of the right embankment of Kamla Balan, a total of about 80 km length. Has been done. This will provide protection to the large population of Madhubani and Darbhanga districts from floods. Also, an alternative route will be available for transportation. Water Resources Minister Sanjay Kumar Jha was informed about the completion of the first phase of this project in the departmental review meeting.
Kamla Balan Project Phase-1
– This will provide protection to the large population of Madhubani and Darbhanga districts from floods.
Also, alternative routes will be available for transportation.
Instructions to complete the remaining project on time
Recently, Minister Sanjay Kumar Jha reviewed important projects of the department. Also directed to complete the construction on time in a quality manner. These include repair of Saran Main Canal and its distribution system under Western Gandak Canal System and Eastern Gandak Canal System (Gandak Phase-2). Apart from this, other projects including Bagmati Flood Management Project, Belwadhar Project, Tal Development Project, Kamla Balan Left and Right Embankment Concrete Project Phase-1 and Phase-2 and construction of Kamla Barrage in Jaynagar are included. Senior officials including Additional Chief Secretary of the department Chaitanya Prasad were present in the meeting. Also the concerned engineers were connected through video conferencing.
Work started from Pipraghat in the first phase
In the first phase of the scheme, this work has been done from Pipraghat in Madhubani district to Thengha bridge in Darbhanga district. According to sources, the estimated amount of the first phase of this scheme is Rs 325.10 crore. According to the information, a total of 80 km of dam has been raised, strengthened and paved from 27.10 km to 66.30 km of the left embankment and from 32.20 km to 64 km of the right embankment to facilitate traffic on its top.
More than 12 lakh population of eight blocks of two districts benefited
For the safety of both the embankments of Kamala Balan in Bihar, after the completion of the work of strengthening, heightening and concreting of embankments in a distance of 80 km, now the road construction work on both the embankments has also been completed. Due to this, the distance between more than a dozen villages of Darbhanga and Madhubani districts has been reduced by eight to 15 km. With the construction of the road, more than 12 lakh population of eight blocks of both the districts are getting facilities. At the same time, due to the strengthening of embankments, 48 lakh hectares of land in 33 villages of these blocks has been protected from floods. After the construction of the road on the embankments, Benipatti, Madhubani, Laukaha, Jhanjharpur, Satghara, Madhepur and other markets of Madhubani district have been connected. People are also getting a lot of convenience in traveling to and from Nepal via Laukaha.
These villages will benefit
Under this scheme, Rajnagar, Jhanjharpur, Lakhnaur, Babubarhi, Andhrathadi of Madhubani district and Sugauna, Gangdwar, Rajanpura, Tilath, Maharail, Harna, Partapur, Olipur, Imadpatti, Nanour, Ramkhetari, Mehath, Mahinathpur, Garha Tol, Naruar, Madhepur block. Villages like Awam, Khairi and Raja Khadbar of Tardih block of Darbhanga district, Rahi Tol, Madanpur, Pokharbhinda, Gaurichak, Kaithwar, Vishnupur, Kakodha, Sutharia, Devna, Kumhraul and Rasiyari of Ghanshyampur block and Kothram of Gaudabauram block etc. will get the benefit.
The journey became easier, the distance was reduced to half.
After the construction of the road on the dam, the distance from Tardih block of Darbhanga district to Bideshwarsthan NH-27 of Madhubani district has reduced from 12 km to four km. At the same time, the distance from Thengha in Tardih to Jhanjharpur in Madhubani district has reduced from 15 km to eight km. Similarly, the distance from Pipraghat in Madhubani to Thengha is currently 30 km, which has reduced to only 15 km after the construction of the road on the embankment. By providing this transport facility, on one hand time is being saved, on the other hand it is also proving beneficial from business point of view.
work completed before target
Built to prevent the devastating floods that occur every year, this dam had become a curse instead of a boon due to its low height and relatively low strength. People hope that this work being done by the Water Resources Department will help them get relief from these problems. The target was to complete the work of this scheme by June next year, but due to the willpower of Water Resources Department Minister Sanjay Jha and the hard work of the people of the department, this work has been completed six months before the target.
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