Sudarshan Setu

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Source-This post on the Sudarshan Setu has been created based on the article “PM inaugurates Sudarshan Setu connecting Okha mainland and Beyt Dwarka island in Gujarat” published in “PIB” on 25th Feb 2024.

Why in the News?

Recently, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated the Sudarshan Setu bridge in Gujarat.

Sudharshan Setu
Source- Press Trust of India

About Sudarshan Setu

1. About- ‘Sudarshan Setu’ is the country’s longest cable-stayed bridge.

2. Location- It is on the Arabian Sea, connecting Beyt Dwarka island to mainland Okha in Gujarat’s Devbhumi Dwarka district.

3. Features:

a. It has a unique design, featuring a footpath adorned with verses from Srimad Bhagavad Gita and images of Lord Krishna on both sides.

b. The bridge is energy efficient as solar panels installed on the bridge will provide electricity for the illumination of the bridge at night.

c. The bridge is 2.32 km in length which, includes 900 metres of central double span cable-stayed portion.

c. The bridge was earlier known as ‘Signature Bridge‘. It has now been renamed as ‘Sudarshan Setu‘ or Sudarshan Bridge.

4. Significance-

a. Beyt Dwarka is an island near Okha port, which is nearly 30 km from Dwarka town, where the famous Dwarkadhish temple of Lord Krishna is situated.

b. Earlier, the devotees visiting the temple at Beyt Dwarka could travel only during the day by boat. However, after the construction of the bridge, they can now travel at all times.

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