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India’s Longest Cable-Stayed Bridge, “Sudarshan Setu,” is opened by Prime Minister Modi

Today, in Dwarka, Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi officially opened India’s longest cable-stayed bridge.


The ₹ 979 crore construction of the ‘Sudarshan Setu’ has linked the islands of Beyt Dwarka and Okha. In October 2017, Prime Minister Modi dedicated the 2.3 kilometer bridge, stating that it will connect the old and modern Dwarka.

According to an official announcement, “the four-lane, 27.20-meter-wide bridge has 2.50-meter-wide walkways on each side.” The distinctive architecture of Sudarshan Setu has a pathway flanked on both sides by pictures of Lord Krishna and lines from the Bhagavad Gita.

Formerly called “Signature Bridge,” the bridge is now called “Sudarshan Setu,” or Sudarshan Bridge. Beyt Dwarka is an island next to Okha port, about 30 kilometers from Dwarka town, home of the well-known Dwarkadhish temple dedicated to Lord Krishna.

Additionally, PM Modi will offer prayers at the Dwarkadhish temple.

The first All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Gujarat will also be opened by the prime minister today afternoon in Rajkot.

The prime minister will virtually open four other recently constructed AIIMS in Andhra Pradesh, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal in addition to the Rajkot AIIMS.

The Center has constructed five super-speciality hospitals, including one in Rajkot, at a cost of ₹ 6,300 crore.

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