Construction of longest cable bridge in India at a cost of Rs 989 crore

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the country’s longest cable-stayed bridge at Dwarka in Gujarat, India. On Sunday (February 25), Indian media NDTV reported that 989 crore rupees were spent on the construction of ‘Sudarshan Setu’ connecting Okha and Vet Dwarka. Modi laid the foundation stone of this 2.3 km long bridge in October 2017. At that time he said that the bridge will connect old and new Dwarka.

According to a government notice, a 2.50 meter wide footpath has been placed on both sides of the 27.20 meter wide four-lane bridge for people to walk. The bridge was earlier known as ‘Signature Bridge’, later it was renamed as ‘Sudarshan Setu’. Bet Dwarka is an island near the port of Okha, about 30 km from Dwarka city, where the famous Dwarkadhish temple of Lord Krishna is located.

Meanwhile, it is known that solar panels are installed on this bridge. 1 megawatt of solar power will be generated from that solar panel every day. This four-lane bridge is 27.20 meters wide. There is a 2.50 meter wide footpath next to each lane. There are portraits of Krishna on both sides of the bridge.