Mahatma Gandhi Setu, Patna History, Length, Entry Charge,

Mahatma Gandhi Setu, Patna History, Length, Entry Charge,

The Mahatma Gandhi Setu is a cable-stayed India’s longest steel bridge built across the River Ganges in Patna, Bihar connecting Patna to Hajipur. The bridge was named after the father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi.

The bridge has 8 lanes with 3 lanes each for vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists respectively. It also consists of two separate footpaths for pedestrians and cyclists on either side of the highway facing traffic flow i.e., one on each side of the bridge.

The cost of this project is Rs. 1,930 crores and it has been built by Larsen & Toubro (L&T), which won the contract after beating six other companies in an international bidding process.

The bridge has a total length of 6.8 km with a width of 30.5 metres and consists of two lanes each way with an emergency lane in each direction as well as two footpaths on both sides for pedestrians.

Mahatma Gandhi Setu entry fees 2022:

The toll plaza on this bridge is managed by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI). It charges a toll fee for all vehicles crossing the bridge, including two-wheelers, four-wheelers, commercial vehicles and buses.

For a two-wheeler: Rs 20
For a four-wheeler: Rs 100

The toll charges at this bridge are subject to change every year based on the inflation rate or any other factors that may affect it.

How To Reach Mahatma Gandhi Setu:

By Road: There are buses from all major cities in India.

By Train: There are trains from Delhi and Kolkata to Patna connected with other cities of India via roadways.

By Air: The nearest airport is Patna Airport located at a distance of 24 km.

Mahatma Gandhi Setu Nearby Attractions:

1) Durga Temple

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The Durga Temple is located at a distance of 3 km from Mahatma Gandhi Setu. It is said to be an ancient temple that was built during the reign of Chandragupta Vikramaditya (375-413 AD). It has been constructed on top of a hillock which overlooks the Ganga River. The temple has beautiful architecture which attracts many tourists throughout the year.

2) Banaras Hindu University

Banaras Hindu University (BHU) or BHU University is located at a distance of 8 km from Mahatma Gandhi Setu.

3) Bodhi Tree Park

Patna Bodhi tree park is located near Patna Junction Railway Station. It is spread over an area of approximately 50 acres and has been developed as an eco-friendly park by the state government. The park is a popular tourist attraction among locals and tourists alike. The park has a beautiful fountain, which lights up at night. The park also has a musical fountain, which is a very popular attraction among visitors.

4) Patna Zoological Garden

This zoo was established in 1882 and was originally known as the Patna Municipal Zoo. It covers about 3.2 hectares of land area and houses about 60 species of animals from different parts of Asia and Africa including lions, tigers, elephants, hippopotamuses and crocodiles. The zoo also consists of a botanical garden with more than 500 species of plants including cactus plants, succulents and medicinal plants.

5) Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya

Located on Bailey Road in Patna City Centre Area, this museum is dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi who was born in India but spent most of his life abroad preaching non-violence as an instrument for political action against injustice.

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