Odisha’s 2nd Longest River Bridge Opened

The much-awaited bridge ‘Ib Setu’ built over the Ib river in Sambalpur district was thrown open to the public by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. The 2.5-km-long bridge, which is the State’s second longest bridge, has been built in three years at a cost of Rs. 117.50 crore.

The bridge has helped establish direct road connectivity between Sambalpur and Brajarajnagar and the distance has now been reduced by 50 km.
Source- The Hindu

Static/Current Takeaways Important for NABARD Grade-A Exam 2018-
  • Odisha CM- Naveen Patnaik, Governor- Satya Pal Malik (In-charge).
  • Hirakud Dam built on Mahanadi River is situated in Odisha.