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Gujarat Unveils Sudarshan Setu: India's Longest Cable-Stayed Bridge

  • Posted on February 25, 2024
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Sudarshan Setu, India's longest cable-stayed bridge, connecting Okha mainland and Beyt Dwarka island in Gujarat. Costing Rs. 980 crores, the bridge significantly eases transportation, reducing travel time for devotees. Additionally, PM Modi unveiled Gujarat's first AIIMS in Rajkot.

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In a momentous occasion for Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled Sudarshan Setu, heralded as India's longest cable-stayed bridge, linking the Okha mainland with Beyt Dwarka island. This engineering marvel, constructed at an approximate cost of Rs. 980 crores, signifies a significant leap in infrastructure development for the state. Prior to the bridge's construction, pilgrims and locals had to rely on boat transport, facing challenges of accessibility and time constraints. However, with the inauguration of Sudarshan Setu, these hurdles are poised to diminish substantially.

The bridge's strategic location and design aim to enhance connectivity while showcasing the cultural heritage of the region. Adorned with verses from the Shrimad Bhagavad Gita and embellishments depicting Lord Krishna, Sudarshan Setu intertwines modern engineering with spiritual symbolism. Notably, the incorporation of solar panels along the footpath underscores Gujarat's commitment to sustainable infrastructure, generating one megawatt of electricity.

Beyond its architectural grandeur, Sudarshan Setu holds immense economic and social significance. By streamlining transportation between Okha and Beyt Dwarka, the bridge not only facilitates pilgrimage but also stimulates trade and tourism in the region. Businesses stand to benefit from improved accessibility, while tourists can explore the rich cultural heritage of Dwarka with greater ease.

Simultaneously, Prime Minister Modi's dedication extended beyond infrastructure, as he inaugurated Gujarat's inaugural All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Rajkot. This establishment, a cornerstone in healthcare infrastructure, promises to deliver advanced medical services to the people of Gujarat and beyond. The AIIMS in Rajkot represents a vital step towards providing quality healthcare to all, aligning with the government's vision of a healthier nation.

Also Read: Prime Minister Modi Visits Beyt Dwarka Temple In Gujarat For Prayers

The inauguration of AIIMS Rajkot complements the unveiling of Sudarshan Setu, marking a comprehensive approach to development encompassing both physical and social infrastructure. The synergistic impact of these projects is poised to catalyze Gujarat's growth trajectory, fostering prosperity and well-being for its residents.

As Gujarat basks in the glow of these achievements, the collective efforts of government, engineers, and citizens stand as a testament to the state's commitment to progress. Sudarshan Setu and AIIMS Rajkot symbolize not just infrastructure projects but aspirations realized, promising a brighter future for Gujarat and the nation at large.

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