Maitri Setu Bridge

Maitri Setu Bridge

(GS Paper 2, Bilateral, Regional and Global Groupings and Agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests

Source- The Hindu)


 Why in News

Recently the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi has inaugurated Maitri Setu Bridge between India and Bangladesh

 About Maitri Setu Bridge

  • The bridge will join Sabroom in Tripura with Ramgarh in Bangladesh
  • construction was taken up By the national highways and infrastructure Development Corporation Limited at a project cost of rupees 133 crore

 Significance of the bridge

  • 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 bridge will improve connectivity of South Assam, Mizoram and Manipur along with Tripura with Bangladesh and South East Asia
  •  The name Maitri Setu symbolises growing bilateral relation and friendly ties between India and Bangladesh

About Feni river

  •  The river originates in the south Tripura district and flows through Sabroom town and then enter in Bangladesh
  • This is a transboundary river  with an ongoing dispute about water rights the question of sharing the waters of the river between India and Pakistan Was first discussed in 1958

 Some projects associated in Tripura

  • Prime Minister  will lay the foundation stone for setting up an integrated check post at sabroom district
  • It will ease the movement of goods between the two countries
  • It will also provide a new market opportunities for products of North Eastern states

-Khyati Khare

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