PM Modi Inaugurates Sudarshan Setu, India’s Longest Cable-Stayed Bridge

Dwarka (Gujarat): Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the much-anticipated Sudarshan Setu, India’s longest cable-stayed bridge on Sunday. This 2.32-kilometre marvel connects the mainland town of Okha to Beyt Dwarka island, renowned for its sacred Dwarkadhish temple of Lord Krishna.


Spanning a distance of 2.32 kilometres, the bridge features a central cable-stayed section stretching 900 meters, along with a 2.45-kilometer approach road. Constructed at a cost of Rs 979 crore, the four-lane bridge boasts a width of 27.20 meters and offers dedicated 2.50-meter-wide footpaths on both sides.


Previously known as the ‘Signature Bridge,’ the structure has been officially christened ‘Sudarshan Setu,’ signifying its significance for pilgrims and devotees. This bridge is expected to revolutionize accessibility to the revered Dwarkadhish temple, previously restricted to daytime ferry services.


PM Modi’s visit to Gujarat extends beyond the bridge inauguration. He is scheduled to visit Dwarka town to offer prayers at the Dwarkadhish temple and address a public gathering. Additionally, the Prime Minister will inaugurate and lay the foundation stones for various development projects across Jamnagar, Devbhumi Dwarka, and Porbandar districts.

These projects include the electrification of a 533-kilometre railway line, the inauguration of two offshore pipelines under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas and the launch of five new AIIMS campuses across India.

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