The Museum Heritage Tunnel Link has officially received state funding for its construction. According to official reports, the Bihar Government allocated a total of Rs 542 crore for the development. In a nutshell, it will feature a subway that connects Patna Museum with the Bihar Museum.
Official reports state that the funding decision was as a result of a cabinet meeting, chaired by Nitish Kumar, Chief Minister. The Urban Development and Housing Department then presented the project’s proposal. While speaking to reporters, the Additional Chief Secretary revealed the development had been assigned to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).
The Museum Heritage Tunnel Link In Bihar’s Completion Date
By 2026, the Museum Heritage Tunnel Link project targets to have complete its construction works. Upon completion, Nitish Kumar noted that it will enable guests to explore and visit both museums, under a single ticket. Moreover, the Chief Minister highlighted that the development will be fully air-conditioned. Additionally, it will include two lifts on both of its sides. Alongside pedestrian passages as well as stairs for those that would prefer to walk the distance.
Taking it a step further, the development will feature battery-operated golf cars for eco-friendly and smooth transit services. In regards to fire safety and safe evacuation, an official assured that all safety measures have been incorporated.
As a whole, the region of Bihar is said to house thousands of years of tradition, history, and culture. Bihar Museum’s location is right within the valley of the River Ganges. The establishment, spanning over 13 acres, strives to showcase heritage. A press release statement noted it boasts a diverse collection of historic artifacts, dating to 1764. The museum’s inauguration was in 2015, in Patna, the capital city. On the other hand, the state-owned, Patna museum began in 1917. Locally, it is known as the Jadu Ghar, housing significant artifacts. A report stated that its ancient Indian artifacts dating to 1764, have been transferred to Bihar Museum.