Cuttack: On Utkal divas,CM Naveen Patnaik dedicated Utkal Gourab Madhusudan Setu over Mahanadi river from Cuttack to Nuapatna. This bridge will decrease the travel time significantly and improve trade & tourism contributing to economic growth.
The new bridge over the Mahanadi will facilitate the city people to connect with NH-55 from Biju Patnaik Park here and reduce the travel time between Cuttack and Dhenkanal. Built under Nabard assistance at a cost of Rs. 157.47 crore, the 2,853-m-long bridge has a width of 14.8 m. The bridge has three lanes for a two-way travel with footpaths on both the sides.
The Odisha government has named the new bridge on Mahanadi river in Cuttack as Utkal Gourab Madhusudan Setu, in a tribute to Madhusudan Das, a freedom fighter, poet and the first graduate and lawyer of Odisha.