PATNA, Feb. 11 -- Union minister for road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari will inaugurate and lay the foundation stones for various national highway and waterway projects worth Rs 3,381 crore, at two different functions in northwestern districts of Bihar on Monday.

State road construction minister Nand Kishore Yadav said the functions would be held at Bagaha town in West Champaran district and Motihari of East Champaran district. "Some of the projects are part of the Prime Minister's special package to Bihar," said Yadav, adding that he would not be able to attend the programmes as the Budget Session is commencing on Monday.

Road construction department (RCD) officials, who have already left for the venues, said projects worth Rs 3...