7 WONDERS OF WORLD AT ONE PLACESeptember 21, 2017
Places to explore in India during WintersOctober 6, 2017
- Mahatma Gandhi Setu, Bihar: The second longest river bridge in India is over the Ganges and it is also known as Ganga Setu. It connects North Bihar in Hajipur to South in Patna and its length is 5.75 km long. It was inaugurated by the prime minister Indira Gandhi in 1982. Before it, Rajendra Setu built in 1959 was the only link that connects North Bihar to the rest part of Bihar.
Mahatma Gandhi Setu
- Pamban Bridge, Tamilnadu: It is India’s first sea bridge and longest until the opening of Bandra Worli sea link in 2010. It was inaugurated in Feb 2014 and its 2.345 km long. It connects Rameshwaram (the sacred place for Hindu devotees) on Pamban Island to mainland India.
- Rajiv Gandhi Setu, Maharashtra: It is also known as Bandra Worli sea link and is the longest sea bridge in India of length 5.6 kilometers. It connects the western suburbs to the Mumbai’s main business district – Nariman points. It is an 8 lane bridge whose 4 lanes were opened to main public on 30th June 2009 and remaining on 24th March 2010. It is built by Hindustan Construction Company(HCC). It reduces the travel time during the peak hours from 60 – 90 minutes to 20 – 30 minutes that matters a lot for the people.
Bandra Worli Sea Link
- Vidyasagar Setu, West Bengal: It is also known as second Hooghly bridge after Howrah bridge that links the two major cities of West Bengal that are Kolkata and Howrah. It is the longest cable-stayed bridge in India its length is 2,700 ft. It was completed in 1943 and named after the educationist reformer Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar. It was built by the joint efforts of public and private sectors. It looks too fascinating during sunset and illuminates light at night that attracts tourists from all regions.