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Maitri Setu : India-Bangladesh

Maitri Setu : India-Bangladesh

India-Bangladesh friendship bridge, the Maitri Setu, is all set to be functional soon.

  • Maitri Setu has been built over the Feni River, which flows between the Indian boundary in Tripura and Bangladesh.
  • It spans 1.9 kilometres joining Sabroom (in Tripura) with Ramgarh in Bangladesh.
  • The name ‘Maitri Setu’ symbolises growing bilateral relations and friendly ties between India and Bangladesh.
  • The construction of the bridge has been overseen by National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd.
  • It is a pre-stressed concrete bridge.
  • It has a single-span structure that allows for the smooth flow of traffic and cargo.

Feni River:

  • It forms part of the India-Bangladesh border.
  • It originates in the South Tripura district, passes through Sabroom town on the Indian side, and meets the Bay of Bengal after it flows into Bangladesh.
  • It is 116 kilometres in length from its source to the Bay of Bengal.
  • Some of the notable tributaries of the Feni River include the Muhuri River, Raidak River, Chandkhira River, Ryang River and Kushiyara River.