Saturday, August 22, 2009

Vikramshila Setu

Vikramshila Setu is a new bridge in that has been constructed on river Ganges, in city of Bhagalpur, Bihar, India. This has been constructed to connected city of Bhagalpur and Purniya. Since in rainy seasons during June to August the condidion of Ganges is very bad, the river is flooded with lot of rainwater. Thus this was constructed to help the people of both sides to travel. The bridge is 4.7 km in length. This bridge is the second largest bridge in Bihar after the Mahatma Gandhi Setu, Patna and also in northern India.
Vikramsheels Setu, which connects National Highway 31 with National Highway 80, considerably reduces the distance between several places including those in the north-eastern states and West Bengal. The distance it saves in some parts of the state amounts to 250 km or so, thus re-assuring its significance in revolutionizing the road transport scenario in Bihar. The bridge comes handy for the banana cultivators around Naugachia and millions of rural people, who otherwise had to depend on boats and steamers to cross over the river.

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