Monday, August 21, 2006

Calcutta 4

Here's another view of the Howrah bridge (from the Howrah end). The statue of the great Bengali writer Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay (1876-1938) stands in the foreground.

At the Howrah end of the bridge is the Howrah station, which connects Calcutta by rail to the rest of India. The Grand Trunk Road, begins in Howrah and continues via Delhi till Peshawar in Pakistan.

The Howrah bridge (Rabindra Setu) is one of the longest single span bridges in the world. It was commissioned in February 1943. It was built and is maintained by the Kolkata Port Trust. The official website of the Howrah bridge is here.

My first blog post had an image of the Howrah bridge.

1 comment:

isaiah said...

Thank you for the beautiful pictures- I do want to visit (re-visit I should say because I lived many lifetimes previous to this one in India)and explore the people and places soon.