How old is the Howrah Bridge in India?
Connecting Kolkata with its neighbouring industrial city of Howrah over the Hooghly river, the bridge will celebrate its 75th birthday next year. The construction of the Howrah Bridge was first proposed in 1862.
What is it like to visit Howrah Bridge?
The view of the city from the ferry, especially in the night, is priceless, to say the least. Howrah Bridge was the third-longest cantilever bridge at the time of its construction, but now it is the sixth-longest one of its types. It was renamed as Rabindra Setu on June 14, 1965, after the name of Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore.
Where is Howrah located?
Howrah often referred to as the doorway to or the twin city of Kolkata, is a bustling yet appealing town located on the western bank of the mesmerising River Hooghly flowing through West Bengal.
Why is there a bridge between Howrah and Kolkata?
Later in the 1800s, a pontoon bridge or floating bridge was built between Howrah and Kolkata. But it wasn’t strong enough to handle the huge traffic between the two cities or to weather the frequent storms in the area. So the Bengal government continued to look for alternatives and, several decades later, the new bridge was finally commissioned.
What are the songs in Howrah Bridge?
Here is the list of all songs which appeared in Howrah Bridge: Song Singer “Aaiye Meharban” Asha Bhosle “Yeh Kya Kar Dala Tune” Asha Bhosle “Dekhke Teri Nazar Bekarar Ho Gaye” Asha Bhosle, Mohammed Rafi “Gora Rang, Chunariya Kali, Motiyonwali” Asha Bhosle, Mohammed Rafi
What is the movie Howrah Bridge about?
Howrah Bridge is a 1958 Indian Hindi -language crime thriller film directed by Shakti Samanta. It starred Ashok Kumar, Madhubala in pivotal roles. The music for the film was composed by O. P. Nayyar. The plot focuses on Prem Kumar, a businessman from Rangoon, who travels to Calcutta to try and track down his brother’s murderers.
How many vehicles pass through the Howrah Bridge every day?
It handles about 100,000 vehicles and more than 150,000 pedestrians every day. While the bridge remains one of the key attractions in the city, the Howrah Junction Railway Station at its Howrah end is another site of much historical significance as the country’s oldest railway station.