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Maitri Setu

Maitri Setu
 New Trade Corridor Between India & Bangladesh

India-Bangladesh shares a long border and has many routes by land, water, and rail by which most of the trade is carried out. This Maitri Setu has a span of 1.9 kilometers joining Sabroom, India and Ramgarh, Bangladesh over the Feni River. The Setu is the Hindi word for Bridge which connects two landmasses separated by water. One such first man-made Setu is Ram Setu created by Ram during his period which can be seen from a satellite view. Thus naming Setu also gives importance to the bridge.

This bridge was integrated by Prime Minister today i.e. 9th March 2021 with which the PM addressed and said that "The connectivity between Bangladesh and India will prove to be very important for the northeast region and for India and Bangladesh trade as well. This is a new trade corridor between India and Bangladesh."

The bridge thus becomes a new gateway to the North-East which will also increase trade from a port near Sabroom which is just under an 80 km radius. The bridge cost around 133 crore and further connectivity to the national highway is also planned and under construction and boost connectivity and boost infra projects in Tripura.


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