PM to inaugurate ‘Maitri Setu’ between India and Bangladesh on 9th March 2021
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate ‘Maitri Setu’ between India and Bangladesh on March 9, 2021 at 12 noon via video conferencing, the Prime Minsiter’s Office stated here today. The 1.9 Km long bridge, built over Feni river which flows between Indian boundary in Tripura and Bangladesh, joins Sabroom in India with Ramgarh in Bangladesh. Its construction was taken up by the National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd. at a project cost of Rs. 133 Crores.
“The name ‘Maitri Setu’ symbolizes growing bilateral relations and friendly ties between India and Bangladesh,” the PMO stated, adding that the bridge would herald a new chapter for trade and people to people movement between India and 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,” it stated.
The Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone for setting up an Integrated Check Post at Sabroom. It will help ease the movement of goods and passengers between the two countries, provide new market opportunities for products of North East states and assist seamless movement of passengers to and from India and Bangladesh. The project is being taken up by the Land Ports Authority of India at an estimated cost of about Rs. 232 Crores, the PMO stated.
– global bihari bureau