PM Modi has also inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of 9 projects for Tripura. The cost of the Maitri Setu bridge is estimated to be Rs. 133 crores. After the inauguration of ‘Maitri Setu’, PM Modi said, “it is a symbol of friendship between the two countries.”
Addressing the video conferencing, Prime Minister Modi said that with the opening of the Feni Bridge, Agartala will become the nearest city of India to the International Sea Port. Projects related to the widening of NH-08 and NH-208, which are today inaugurated and laid the foundation, will further strengthen connectivity to the port of the North East.
PM Modi said that during his visit to Bangladesh, he and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina ji together laid the foundation stone of the bridge connecting Tripura directly with Bangladesh and it has been launched today.
At the same time, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said, “in 2010, the Chief Minister of Tripura had proposed me to build a bridge over the river Feni. We responded positively to that and since then the Government of Bangladesh has given all necessary assistance to India to build the bridge. 10 years later, the bridge is a reality today.”