New Delhi, Mar 7: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate ‘Maitri Setu’ between India and Bangladesh March 9 via video conferencing, said his office on Sunday.
“The bridge ‘Maitri Setu’ has been built over Feni River which flows between Indian boundary in Tripura State and Bangladesh. The name ‘Maitri Setu’ symbolizes growing bilateral relations and friendly ties between India and Bangladesh,” PMO said in a statement.
“The construction of the bridge was taken up by the National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd at a project cost of Rs. 133 Crores,” it added saying that the 1.9 Km long bridge joins Sabroom in India with Ramgarh in Bangladesh.
With this inauguration, Tripura is set to become the ‘Gateway of North East’ with access to Chittagong Port of Bangladesh, which is just 80 Kms from Sabroom.
The Prime Minister will also inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of multiple infrastructure projects in Tripura during the event, said the PMO.