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KBC 14: The last known living members of which animal species in India are believed to have been shot by the 'Maharaja of Koriya' in 1947?

KBC 14: In which city would you find Vidyasagar Setu, also known as the Second Hooghly Bridge, seen in the image?






Answer: Kolkata

The formation of the Vidyasagar Setu bridge in Kolkata was initiated in the year 1979 in the month of July and the bridge was accessible to the public in 1992.

The foundation stone of the bridge was laid by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Earlier, the bridge was subjected to a high amount of traffic congestion; therefore, it is now intricately designed to carry the overload of 85,000 vehicles.

The Hooghly River Bridge Commission initiated the formation of this bridge project. The cost involved in the process of its construction was INR 388 crores and it took around 22 years to create its formation.

Facts About Vidyasagar Setu

There are some interesting facts about the Vidyasagar Bridge that people may not be aware of. These facts are listed below:

  • This Setu, which is also known as the second Hooghly bridge, has the potential to carry 85,000 vehicles.
  • The bridge took around 22 years and more to get constructed.
  • The Vidyasagar Setu bridge holds the record for the lengthiest cable-stayed crossover formed in India.
  • Individuals riding on a bicycle were free from paying any kind of toll for using the bridge.
  • Vidyasagar Setu Bridge is named after the Bengali educationist reformer Pandit Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar.
  • The foundation stone of this Setu bridge was laid by Indira Gandhi. On the same day, there were around 30,000 vehicles on the bridge.