The Union Cabinet has approved a new bridge across the Ganga river at Patna in Bihar. Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved the project for construction of 5.634 km long new 4-lane bridge parallel to the existing MG Setu on NH-19.
Briefing media persons, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the project is likely to be completed by January 2023. Cabinet also approved establishment of two new All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), one at Madurai in Tamil Nadu and another at Bibinagar in Telangana. These institutes will be set up under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana.
CCEA also approved expansion of beneficiaries list under Pradhan Mantri Ujjawala Yojana. Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said, CCEA has cleared expanding Ujjwala Yojana to provide free LPG connection to cover all poor families. The Cabinet also approved a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between India and France in the field of new and renewable energy. The MoU was signed in October this year.