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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 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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  • Connecting link between Capital of Bihar and North Bihar and 4 lane connecting east west area of India, now a days due to heavy traffic it gets choked for hours a Pontoon bridge has been made along th...  more »
  • Scenic. Cool breeze with view of flowing Ganga is a visual treat. It is under repair and usually congested. Better use it only when necessary. Prefer early mornings. For its beauty and grandeur see fr...  more »
  • The bridge is good but the problem is that the gandhi set pul is broken! It is damaged and going under construction!  more »