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Mahatma Gandhi Setu, Patna

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Mahatma Gandhi Setu is a bridge over the river Ganges connecting Patna in the south to Hajipur in the north of Bihar. Its length is and it is the second longest river bridge in India. It was inaugurated in May 1982 by the then Prime Minister, Mrs Indira Gandhi, inauguration took place at north end of the bridge located in Hajipur viewed by thousands of people.Planning and SignificanceThe bridge was approved by the Central Government in 1969 and built by Gammon India Limited over a period of ten years, from 1972 to 1982 with total expenditure of Rs 87.22 crore at that time.. It was built to connect North Bihar with the rest of Bihar and part of national highway 19 (NH19).. Before this bridge was constructed, Rajendra Setu, opened in 1959, was the only link to North Bihar. Since then, the Vikramshila Setu has also been built across the Ganges. Two more rail-cum-road bridges are currently under construction, between Digha and Sonepur and at Munger.The Indian postal department issued a commemorative postage stamp on Landmark Bridges Of India: Mahatma Gandhi Setu of denomination 0500 Paise on 17 August 2007.
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  • Visited the bridge while going to Patna Airport from hajipur, it is a very long bridge and also heard that it is known as The Jumping Bridge. Was under repair and huge traffic jam was the outcome.  more »
  • The Mahatma Gandhi Setu, India's second longest bridge is 5750 m in length and connects Patna in Bihar to North Bihar. It is built over the river Ganges and considerably reduces the time taken to cros...  more »
  • Once Bihar pride is now being demolished as it has become irreparable. For us it is a sad news. We have many memories of it.  more »

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