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Maitri Setu

Maitri Setu:

The Maitri Setu, also known as the India-Bangladesh friendship bridge, is set to open by September, connecting India’s landlocked Northeast to the Bay of Bengal.

  • The bridge is 1.9 kilometres long and connects Sabroom in Tripura with Ramgarh in Bangladesh.
  • Maitri Setu is constructed over the Feni River, which acts as a boundary between India (in Tripura) and Bangladesh.
  • The name ‘Maitri Setu’ signifies the strengthening of bilateral relations and friendly ties between India and Bangladesh.
  • It is a pre-stressed concrete bridge with a single-span structure that facilitates smooth traffic and cargo flow.
  • The construction of the bridge has been supervised by the National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd. (NHIDCL).
  • NHIDCL is a government-owned company established in 2014 for the development & maintenance of National Highways & Strategic Roads of India.
  • It operates as a nodal agency of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH).