Vidyasagar Setu

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Vidyasagar Setu is the longest cable-stayed bridge in India built over the Hooghly River in West Bengal. It is also popularly known as the Second Hooghly Bridge, as it was the second bridge across this river. It was named after Pandit Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar who was an educationist reformer and a key contributor to the Bengal Renaissance. The bridge carries the Kona Expressway (or NH 117) and connects Howrah to Kolkata. Vidyasagar Setu was built to decrease the congestion on Howrah Bridge that is located about 8 kilometers away.

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How to Reach:

By Air

Nearest airport - Behala Airport(5.17 km) .

By Train

Nearest Railway Station - Princep Ghat( 0.54 km) . It takes approx. 20 minutes to reach from Howrah Junction to Princep Ghat .

By Road

It connects Howrah to Kolkata .