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India’s longest cable-stayed bridge journey begins

Patrick D Costa

The construction of the 2.32 km long cable-stayed bridge has cost INR 979 crore

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated India’s longest cable-stayed bridge. He inaugurated this bridge in Gujarat on Sunday morning.

Hindustan Times reported that the name of the bridge is ‘Sudarshan Setu’. The 2.32 km long bridge connects Okha and Vet Dwarka islands. Which is the longest suspension bridge in India.

The bridge is 27.2 meters wide and has four lanes. There are 2.5 meter wide sidewalks on both sides. The footpath of the bridge is decorated with Bhagavad Gita verses and images of Lord Krishna.

The foundation stone of the bridge was laid by Narendra Modi in October 2017. 979 crore Indian rupees have been spent on the construction of the bridge.

According to Indian media reports, the bridge is named after the word ‘Sudarshan’ from the Sudarshan Chakra of the Hindu god Sri Krishna.

It is said that solar panels will be installed on the beautiful bridge. It is estimated that 1 megawatt of solar power will be generated from this solar panel every day. Which will be used for lighting the bridge. Additional electricity will also be supplied from here for the needs of Okha village.

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