Bharat Bangla Maitri Bridge

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Bharat Bangla Maitri Bridge was recently inaugurated in Tripura՚s South district by the Indian Prime Minister. This 1.9 Km long bridge joins Sabroom (in Tripura) with Ramgarh (in Bangladesh) .

Overview

  • The ‘Maitri Setu’ has been built over the Feni river. Feni river flows between Indian boundary in Tripura State and Bangladesh and it originates in the South Tripura district.
  • Maitri Setu symbolises growing bilateral relations along with the friendly ties between India and Bangladesh.
  • The construction work of the bridge was undertaken by the National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd (a fully owned company of the Government of India) with a project cost of ₹ 133 crores.
  • The National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited is also responsible for development & maintenance of National Highways & Strategic Roads of India.

Significance of the Bharat Bangla Maitri Bridge

  • Agartala, the capital of Tripura would become the nearest city to an international sea port in India.
  • It will further become the Gateway of North East along with access to Chittagong Port of Bangladesh, just 80 km from Sab room.
  • This bridge would further serve as a new trade corridor between the two countries thereby helping in the growth and development of the Northeast states.
  • It would further enhance people-to-people contact.

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