Prime Minister Narendra Modi, setting a new milestone in the Indian history, inaugurated the ‘Maitri Setu’ bridge between India and Bangladesh on Tuesday via video conferencing.
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, during the launch of Maitri Setu bridge, said that its opening is testimony to the Bangladesh government's continued commitment to support its neighbour India in strengthening connectivity in the region, specifically for Northeast India.
During the event, Modi also lauched and laid the foundation stone of multiple infrastructure projects in Tripura. "Tripura is emerging as a role model of the big states that don't have double-engine governments. The governments who waste their time quarrelling with Delhi are also realising. Once a power-deficit state, Tripura is now a power surplus state," PM Modi said.
He added, "Tripura, which was pushed back by the strike culture for many years, is now working for Ease of Doing Business. Where industries had come to the brink of closure, there is now space for new industries and investments."
"For the first time, the purchase of farm produce on MSP has been ensured in Tripura. People working under MGNREGA are now getting Rs 205 per day instead of Rs 135 per day."