Prime Minister Modi inaugurates Sudarshan Setu: Key Details of the Longest Cable-Stayed Bridge in India

During his two-day visit to Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi officially opened the “Sudarshan Setu,” the bridge that connects the Beyt Dwarka island with the Okha mainland. The 2.5-kilometer cable-stayed bridge is the longest in India and was built for around Rs 980 crore.

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. Only during the day might devotees traveling to the Beyt Dwarka shrine go by boat. According to authorities, they will always be able to travel thanks to the new bridge. Later in the day, PM Modi plans to visit the temple and engage with the locals.

Here are some of the Sudarshan Setu’s most notable characteristics.

On each side of the four-lane, 27.20-meter-wide bridge are 2.50-meter-wide walkways.

The longest cable-stayed bridge in India, the Sudarshan Setu, produces one megawatt of power thanks to solar panels that are mounted above the walkway.

The bridge has a pedestrian walkway with images of Lord Krishna and Bhagavad Gita passages adorning it.

Formerly known as the “Signature Bridge,” District Magistrate (DM) GT Pandya informed news agency PTI that the building is now known as “Sudarshan Setu,” or Sudarshan Bridge.

In October 2017, Prime Minister Narendra Modi set the bridge’s foundation.

The total cost of building the Sudarshan Setu was ₹978 crore.
Another destination for tourists will be the Okha-Beyt Dwarka Signature Bridge.

On Sunday, PM Modi will also inaugurate Rajkot’s first All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). According to the ministry, on February 25 the prime minister would dedicate five AIIMS to the country from Rajkot.

With 720 beds, including ICU and super-specialty beds, Rajkot AIIMS is a top-tier hospital spanning 201 acres and constructed at a cost of Rs 1,195 crore. The prime minister will officially open 23 operating rooms, a 30-bed AYUSH building, and 250 IPD beds on February 25. The remaining beds will progressively become accessible.

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