What is Maitri Setu?

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Overview:

India-Bangladesh friendship bridge, the Maitri Setu, is all set to be functional soon.

About Maitri Setu

 

  • It has been built over the Feni River, which flows between the Indian boundary in Tripura and Bangladesh.
  • Length: It spans 1.9 kilometres joining Sabroom (in Tripura) with Ramgarh in Bangladesh.
  • The name ‘Maitri Setu’ symbolises growing bilateral relations and friendly ties between India and Bangladesh.
  • The construction of the bridge has been overseen by National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd. 
  • It is a pre-stressed concrete bridge. It has a single-span structure that allows for the smooth flow of traffic and cargo.

 

Key Facts about Feni River

  • It forms part of the India-Bangladesh border.
  • Origin: It originates in the South Tripura district, passes through Sabroom town on the Indian side, and meets the Bay of Bengal after it flows into Bangladesh.
  • Length: It is 116 kilometers in length from its source to Bay of Bengal.
  • Tributaries: Some of the notable tributaries of the Feni River include the Muhuri River, Raidak River, Chandkhira River, Ryang River and Kushiyara River.

 


Q1) What is the National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd?

The National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL) is a government-owned company in India that operates under the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH). NHIDCL was established in 2014 with the primary objective of accelerating the development of highways and infrastructure in the country, particularly in remote and border areas.The company promotes, surveys, establishes, designs, builds, operates, maintains and upgrades National Highways and Strategic Roads including interconnecting roads in parts of the country which share international boundaries with neighboring countries.

Source: Maitri Setu: Significant boost to regional connectivity and security