The Howrah Bridge is a cantilever bridge with a suspended span over the Hooghly River in Kolkata. It was originally named the New Howrah Bridge because it links the city of Howrah to its twin city, Kolkata (Calcutta). On 14 June 1965 it was renamed Rabindra Setu, after Rabindranath Tagore. The bridge is one of the four on the Hooghly River and is a famous symbol of Kolkata and West Bengal. The other bridges are the Vidyasagar Setu (popularly called the Second Hooghly Bridge), the Vivekananda Setu and the newly built engineering marvel Nivedita Setu. Apart from bearing the stormy weather of the Bay of Bengal region, it successfully bears the weight of a daily traffic of approximately 80,000 vehicles and, possibly, more than 1,000,000 pedestrians. It is the sixth longest bridge of its type in the world and is the gateway to Kolkata.
The city is having a good network of roadways, from national highways to state highways Kolkata is well connected by road to major cities of India. While Kolkata does not have a railway station, The Howrah Railway Station and the Sealdah Railway Station are the two major railway station near Kolkata that connects the city to all the major cities in India. People interested in reaching Kolkata by flight may do so as as they may alight at The Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport.