Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate ‘Maitri Setu’ between India and Bangladesh on Tuesday, March 9, at 12 noon via video conferencing. The prime minister will also inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of multiple infrastructure projects in Tripura during the event.
The bridge ‘Maitri Setu’ has been built over the Feni river which flows between the Indian boundary in Tripura State and Bangladesh.
The name ‘Maitri Setu’ symbolizes growing bilateral relations and friendly ties between India and Bangladesh, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said.
The construction was taken up by the National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd at a project cost of Rs 133 crores.
With this inauguration, Tripura is set to become the ‘Gateway of North East’ with access to Chittagong Port of Bangladesh, which is just 80 km from Sabroom, the PMO said.
The 1.9 km long bridge joins Sabroom in India with Ramgarh in Bangladesh. It is poised to herald a new…