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PM inaugurates Sudarshan Setu bridge in Gujarat

PM inaugurates Sudarshan Setu bridge in Gujarat

At 2.32 kilometres, Sudarshan Setu is the nation’s longest cable-stayed bridge.

The construction of Sudarshan Setu, which links the Okha mainland with Beyt Dwarka Island, cost around ₹ 980 crores and was inaugurated by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. Sudarshan Setu has a distinctive design, with pictures of Bhagwan Krishna and lines from the Shrimad Bhagavad Gita adorning the walkway on both sides. On the higher sections of the walkway, solar panels have also been installed, producing one megawatt of electricity. This bridge will facilitate travel and shorten the amount of time it takes for devotees to get from Dwarka to Beyt-Dwarka. Pilgrims had to depend on boat transportation to go to Beyt Dwarka before the bridge’s construction. One of Devbhumi Dwarka’s main tourist attractions will be this famous bridge.

Residents of the area and pilgrims who visit the Dwarkadhish Temple find significance in the 2.32 km bridge’s construction, which cost ₹ 979 crore. The walkways on both sides of the bridge are 2.50 metres wide, giving it a width of 27.20 metres.

The well-known Dwarkadhish temple of Lord Krishna is located in Dwarka town, some 30 kilometres away from the island of Beyt Dwarka, which is close to Okha port. The bridge is now called Sudarshan Setu; it was formerly known as the “Signature Bridge.”

The Gujarat Governor, Shri Acharya Devvrat, the Gujarat Chief Minister, Shri Bhupendra Patel, and the Member of Parliament, Shri C R Patil, accompanied the Prime Minister.

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