Inauguration ceremony of a four-lane-cable-stayed Sudarshan Setu by Prime Minister Modi 2024

On Sunday, Gujarat’s Sudarshan Setu, a four-lane cable-stayed bridge linking Okha and Beyt Dwarka island, was officially opened by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. An official statement from the Devbhumi Dwarka administration states that the bridge is 2.32 kilometres long and has a central 900-meter double-span cable-stayed section as well as a 2.45-kilometer approach road.

Sudarshan Setu

The bridge, which cost Rs 979 crore to build, is 27.20 metres wide and has 2.50-meter-wide walkways on both sides. Formerly known as the “Signature Bridge,” District Magistrate (DM) G.T. Pandya informed news agency PTI that the building is now known as “Sudarshan Setu,” or Sudarshan Bridge.

The holy Dwarkadhish temple of Lord Krishna is situated in Beyt Dwarka, close to Okha port, about thirty kilometres from Dwarka town. At the moment, pilgrims visiting the Beyt Dwarka temple are limited to boat rides during the day. But once the bridge is finished, officials hope that the temple will be accessible 24/7.

PM Modi will not only open the bridge but also travel to Dwarka town, where he will pray at the Dwarkadhish temple and speak to a sizable crowd later in the day.

In Jamnagar, Devbhumi Dwarka, and Porbandar districts, the PM is expected to inaugurate and lay the groundwork for a number of projects after the ceremony. These include the electrification of a 533-kilometer railway line and the opening of two offshore pipelines operated by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas at Vadinar.

Additionally, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) declared that PM Modi will hold a public event in Rajkot, Gujarat, to officially open five campuses of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS): Raebareli, Uttar Pradesh; Kalyani, West Bengal; Mangalagiri, Andhra Pradesh; and Bathinda, Punjab.


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