India-Bangladesh friendship bridge, the Maitri Setu, is all set to be functional soon.
GS II: International Relations
Dimensions of the Article:
- About Maitri Setu
- Feni River
Location and Length:
- Maitri Setu is constructed over the Feni River, which forms the boundary between Tripura (India) and Bangladesh.
- The bridge spans 1.9 kilometers, connecting Sabroom (Tripura) with Ramgarh (Bangladesh).
Symbol of Bilateral Relations:
- The name “Maitri Setu” reflects the strengthening bilateral relations and friendly ties between India and Bangladesh.
Construction and Oversight:
- The construction of the bridge was managed by the National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd.
Design and Structure:
- Maitri Setu is a pre-stressed concrete bridge.
- It features a single-span structure that enables smooth traffic and cargo movement between the two countries.
Location and Border:
- The Feni River serves as a natural border between India and Bangladesh.
Origin and Flow:
- The river originates in the South Tripura district.
- It passes through Sabroom town on the Indian side before entering Bangladesh.
- The Feni River ultimately flows into the Bay of Bengal.
- The river has a length of 116 kilometers, starting from its source and ending at the Bay of Bengal.
- Notable tributaries of the Feni River include the Muhuri River, Raidak River, Chandkhira River, Ryang River, and Kushiyara River.
-Source: The Hindu