New Delhi: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Maitri Setu that connects India and Bangladesh. The relation between India and Bangladesh is stronger than ever, and they also have established a connection of prosperity, said PM Modi as he welcomed this project. Moreover, Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina and Tripura CM, Biplab Deb, were also present during this online conference.
The Maitri Setu is a 1.9 km-long bridge constructed from Tripura State, located in the northeast of India, to Bangladesh’s Feni river. This has connected Sabroom in Tripura and Ramgarh in Bangladesh. This flyover constructed by the National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation has cost Rs. 133 crores. Moreover, the Chittagong Port in Bangladesh has come to a close distance of 80 km to the Tripura Border.
Moreover, Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina wholeheartedly acknowledged this fact. ‘Earlier, the Kolkata port was about 1,600 km away from Agartala in Northeast India. But now, the Chittagong port in Bangladesh is only 100 km from Agartala. This is historic,’ said PM Sheikh Hasina. She also expressed that the political boundaries between the two countries should not be a hurdle for trade. Moreover, the Indian PM assured that this Maitri Setu would increase the fiscal trade between Northeast India and Bangladesh.