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About The Maitri Setu

Context:

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

Relevance:

GS II: International Relations

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Maitri Setu
  2. Feni River

Maitri Setu:

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.

Feni River:

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.

Length:

  • The river has a length of 116 kilometers, starting from its source and ending at the Bay of Bengal.
  • Tributaries:
  • Notable tributaries of the Feni River include the Muhuri River, Raidak River, Chandkhira River, Ryang River, and Kushiyara River.

-Source: The Hindu


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