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Nivedita Setu , Howrah Overview

Nivedita Setu, also known as Second Vivekananda Setu, is situated in Howrah, Kolkata. This bridge often that acts as an extension of Belghoria Expressway connects major highways NH 2 and NH 6 to NH 34 and NH35. Nivedita Setu often appreciated for the architectural expertise displayed in its construction, is a cable-stayed bridge. With the purpose of reducing the intensity of daily traffic in the area, the bridge has an impressive average capacity of 48000 vehicles a day. This bridge is likely to be a memorable feature of your travels within the city!

After three years of construction, Nivedita Setu, which has a length of 880 meters and a width of 29 metres, was inaugurated on July 2007. The bridge, constructed by Larsen and Toubro is named after Sister Nivedita, a follower of the revered Swami Vivekananda. It has also been recognized with the honour of an  Award of Excellence from the American Segmental Bridge Institute, USA.

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How To Reach Nivedita Setu

One may get to Nivedita Setu over Hooghly River in Kolkata, West Bengal by employing cab and bus services as well as hiring private vehicles from any part of the city.

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