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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  • September 29, 2017
    mahatma gandhi bridge is very long on the river ganga.this bridge is approx 6 kms long and connects patna to hajipur.  more »
  • September 26, 2017
    At once it was the longest bridge of Asia but its one of the dangerous and full of traffic so i reccomend people to take digha bridge if you wanna visit north bihar but if you are in hurry it only 10%...  more »
  • September 14, 2017
    Passed through this bridge while going to hajipur for some business meeting. My colleague told me that once upon a time it was called as largest bridge in Asia. It is badly maintained and people says ...  more »

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