Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated "Maitri Setu" between India and Bangladesh today via video conferencing.
The Indian Prime Minister also inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of multiple infrastructure projects in Tripura during the event.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina delivered her speech via video message during the inauguration.
The bridge "Maitri Setu" has been built over river Feni which flows between Indian boundary in Tripura State and Bangladesh.
The name "Maitri Setu" symbolizes growing bilateral relations and friendly ties between India and Bangladesh.
Construction was taken up by the Indian National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd at a project cost of Rs133 Crores. The 1.9 Km long bridge joins Sabroom in India with Ramgarh in Bangladesh.
It is poised to herald a new chapter for trade and people to people movement between India and Bangladesh. With this inauguration, Tripura is set to become the "Gateway of North East" with access to Chattogram Port of Bangladesh, which is just 80 Kms from Sabroom.
Indian PM Modi also laid the foundation stone for setting up an Integrated Check Post at Sabroom.
It will help ease the movement of goods and passengers between the two countries, provide new market opportunities for products of North East states and assist seamless movement of passengers to and from India and Bangladesh. The project is being taken up by the Indian Land Ports Authority of India at an estimated cost of about Rs232 Crores.