ROADS & HIGHWAYS

Maitri Setu: The Gateway of Northeast

The Maitri Setu (Friendship Bridge), also called the Gateway of Northeast, was inaugurated by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on March 9. The bridge is of economic importance to the region and will link Tripura in India with Bangladesh. The Friendship Bridge is expected to strengthen relations and connectivity between India and Bangladesh.

Here is a report on the special project.

The project was awarded to Dineshchandra R Agrawal Infracon on 31 March 2017 by the National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation (NHIDCL) at an estimated cost of Rs 82.57 crore. The project was planned as a link road and bridge taking off from NH44 at Sabroom (India) to Baraiyaghat-Magarcheri Road (Bangladesh) across river Feni.

This bridge will connect Tripura with Chittagong Port in Bangladesh, which is 70 km from the border. The remote town of Sabroom in Tripura also benefits immensely from this project.

Read more here.

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