Sudarshan Setu: India’s Longest Cable-Stayed Bridge

Sudarshan Setu is a marvel of engineering and architecture that connects the island of Beyt Dwarka to the mainland of Okha in Gujarat. The bridge, which was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 25 February 2024, is India’s longest cable-stayed bridge, with a total length of 2,320 metres. The bridge also features solar panels on the upper portions of the footpath, which generate one megawatt of electricity.

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> Originally called Signature Bridge, it is renamed after Sudarshan Chakra, the divine weapon of Lord Krishna. It has a pedestrian path embellished with verses from the Bhagavad Gita. The bridge provides round-the-clock access to the Dwarkadhish temple, which is one of the most revered shrines of Lord Krishna.

> The bridge has a central double-span cable-stayed portion of 900 metres, which is also the longest in India. The bridge has four lanes, two in each direction, and a 2.5-metre-wide footpath on each side.

> The bridge was constructed by SP Singla Construction Pvt Ltd at a cost of ₹978 crore. The bridge is designed to withstand wind speed of up to 200 kmph and earthquake of up to 7.5 magnitude on the Richter scale.

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