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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  • One of the longest bridges in India but is in pathetic conditions, the traffic stuck goes even 6+ hours on some days  more »
  • This is situated under the long bridge. Here one can do the the boating. My kids like to enjoy here. This is sitiauted on the way to Takhat Patna Sahib  more »
  • Due to lack of Proper Maintenance presently it is going under Heavy repairs.To make alternative arrangement the Govt. has floated Pontoon Bridge,due to which there is huge traffic chaos on it's approa...  more »
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  • Current Conditions of this bridge is not good but construction is under process. Very helpful for the travellers. Some time we may get stuck into the traffic.
  • One of the longest bridge in India It connects south Bihar to north Bihar But now a days its not in good condition.... It needs proper maintenance........ I have crossed the bridge in 2017 at that time the construction is going on .......... I hope it looks good in future & also in good condition..
  • If you wish to see the massive River Ganges cross River Ganges from Mahatma Gandhi Setup once. Traffic will be high but this will be a thrilling experience. "India is love" is you'll feel after watching the bridge.
  • 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 5,750 metres (18,860 ft) and it is the second longest river bridge in India. It was inaugurated in May 1982 by the then Prime Minister, Mrs Indira Gandhi Before its erection, the Rajendra Setu was the only link between northern and southern Bihar, 90 kilometres east of Patna. The lengthy viaduct was commissioned in 1969 with Gammon India Limited जो पुल कभी पूरे एशिया की शान हुआ करता था, वही पुल आज बिहार का दु:स्वप्न बन चुका है. वो पुल कभी बिहार की जीवन रेखा थी, पर अब जीवन की ये डोर टूटने की कगार पर है. महज 30 साल में ही पटना का महात्मा गांधी सेतु इतना जर्जर हो चुका है
  • Bridge is in Very worst condition since last 6 months. Only 1 lane is operated. If you get pleasant traffic, then you are lucky. Otherwise heavy traffic especially on evening. But reconstruction is in full swing. Hope it will complete on time.
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