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Sunday, February 25, 2024

PM Modi in Gujarat: Inaugurates Sudarshan Setu, India’s longest cable-stayed bridge in Dwarka

  shekharagouda       Sunday, February 25, 2024

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi: 

on 25 February inaugurated the Sudarshan Setu, the Signature Bridge between Okha and Beyt in the pilgrimage site of Dwarka. Sudarshan Setu is India’s longest cable-stayed bridge of around 2.32 km. During the inauguration, Prime Minister Modi was accompanied by Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel.

The bridge connects Okha mainland and Beyt Dwarka in Gujarat.

Beyt Dwarka is an island near Okha port which is approximately 30 km from Dwarka town, where the famous Dwarkadhish temple of Lord Krishna is situated.

The bridge, previously known as the 'Signature Bridge', has been renamed 'Sudarshan Setu' or Sudarshan Bridge.

Initiated by the Centre in 2017 with a groundbreaking ceremony, the bridge aims to simplify access for devotees commuting between Okha and Bet Dwarka. Before its construction, pilgrims had to rely on boat transport to reach the Dwarkadhish Temple in Beyt, Dwarka.

Ahead of the bridge inauguration, Dharam Thakar, Pandaji in Beyt Dwarka Temple said that the Sudarshan Setu is not just a bridge, it is a feeling. "This Sudarshan Bridge is the solution to all the problems faced by the villagers here. PM Modi had decided that Dwarka would also be included in 'Viksit Bharat'. For this, we want to thank the Prime Minister," he said as quoted by news agency.

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