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PM Modi Inaugurates India’s Longest Cable-Stayed Bridge In Gujarat

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New Delhi: The longest cable-stayed bridge in India was opened by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today in Dwarka, Gujarat.

The “Sudarshan Setu,” which connects Okha and Beyt Dwarka island, was built for ₹ 979 crore.PM Modi had laid the foundation stone of the 2.3 km-long bridge in October 2017, saying that it will serve as a link between old and new Dwarka.

According to an official release, “the four-lane, 27.20-meter-wide bridge has 2.50-meter-wide walkways on each side.”Sudarshan Setu boasts a unique design, featuring a footpath adorned with verses from the Bhagavad Gita and images of Lord Krishna on both sides.

The bridge was ,which was known as “Signature Bridge,” but it is now called “Sudarshan Setu,” or Sudarshan Bridge. 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.

Additionally, PM Modi will offer prayers at the Dwarkadhish temple.

The Prime Minister this afternoon will also inaugurate Gujarat’s first All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Rajkot.

The prime minister will virtually open four additional recently constructed AIIMS in Andhra Pradesh, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal in addition to the Rajkot AIIMS.

The Center has built five super-speciality hospitals, including one in Rajkot, at a cost of ₹ 6,300 crore.
This evening, PM Modi is expected to take part in a mega roadshow in the city.

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