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PM Modi Inaugurates India’s Longest Cable-Stayed Bridge in Gujarat

 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the ‘Sudarshan Setu’ today, which stands as India’s longest cable-stayed bridge, spanning 2.32 km to connect Okha and Beyt in Dwarka, Gujarat. This significant infrastructure project, costing INR 978 crore, holds great importance for residents and pilgrims alike, offering improved access to the revered Dwarkadhish temple.

Accompanied by Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel, Prime Minister Modi highlighted the bridge’s inauguration as a pivotal moment for Gujarat’s development. The Sudarshan Setu not only enhances connectivity between Okha mainland and Beyt Dwarka but also showcases innovative features like solar panels on its footpath generating one megawatt of electricity.

Initiated by Prime Minister Modi in October 2017, the Sudarshan Setu symbolises a blend of tradition and modernity, with verses from the Bhagavad Gita and images of Lord Krishna adorning its footpath.

Prior to its construction, pilgrims had to rely on boat transport to reach the Dwarkadhish Temple in Beyt, Dwarka, making this bridge a transformative addition that not only facilitates travel but also serves as a cultural and architectural landmark for tourists.

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