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.
The 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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  • Mahatma Gandhi Setu is longest bridge in Patna. Because of construction there is traffic and little terrific bridge.  more »
  • A bridge which length 5750 meters, as acknowledged Mahatma Gandhi Setu is the third longest bridge in India presently. As I stand above the bridge, my head appeared the "Great Soul" of the lawyer, a....  more »
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  • Major link between north and south Bihar, especially to reach Patna. Under renovation and repair work for years now, so it can be congested during rush hour. Expected to fully reopen not before next year. Panoramic view of the holy and magnificent river Ganga (Ganges) from here.
  • Though it’s an iconic bridge with long span. It not so well maintained as always there’s some part under repair but it’s heavily used everyday....
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