PM Modi Opens India’s Longest Bridge-Sudarshan Setu—in Gujarat and Inaugurates AIIMS in Rajkot

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Sudarshan Setu

Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi opened India’s longest cable-stayed bridge, located in Dwarka, Gujarat. The ‘Sudarshan Setu’ bridge links Okha and Beyt Dwarka islands. It cost around ₹979 crore to build. PM Modi laid the foundation for this 2.3-kilometer-long bridge in October 2017, with the dream of connecting old and new Dwarka.

Sudarshan Setu
Sudarshan Setu

The Sudarshan Setu is four lanes wide with 2.50-meter-wide footpaths on both sides. It’s not just any bridge; it’s uniquely designed godly bridge , with words from the Bhagavad Gita and images of Lord Krishna on the paths.

Sudarshan Setu
Sudarshan Setu

It was earlier known as the ‘Signature Bridge’ but is now called the ‘Sudarshan Setu’ or Sudarshan Bridge. Beyt Dwarka is an island in Okha port, about 30 km from Dwarka town, where the famous Dwarkadhish temple of Lord Krishna is located.

PM Modi expressed his happiness in launching Sudarshan Setu, highlighting its importance in connecting people and places and indicating the nation’s dedication to progress and success. Before the inauguration of bridge, he went to the Dwarkadhish temple to pray.

Later today, PM Modi will also open Gujarat’s first All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Rajkot. He will virtually launch four other AIIMS in Andhra Pradesh, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal. The government constructed five super-specialty hospitals, including one in Rajkot, for a total of ₹6,300 crore.

PM Modi is also set to take part in a huge roadshow in the city this evening.

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