25 Feb 2024

PM Modi to dedicate country's longest cable stayed bridge Sudarshan Setu in Gujarat; how this bridge is unique?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Gujarat on 25th February, 2024. On 25th February, at around 7:45 AM, Modi will perform pooja and darshan at Beyt Dwarka temple. This will be followed by visit to the Sudarshan Setu at around 8:25 AM. He will thereafter visit Dwarkadhish Temple at around 9:30 AM.

At around 1 PM, Prime Minister will dedicate and lay the foundation stone of multiple development projects worth more than Rs. 4150 crore in Dwarka.

Thereafter, at around 3:30 PM, Prime Minister will visit AIIMS Rajkot.  At around 4:30 PM, Prime Minister will inaugurate, dedicate to the nation and lay the foundation stone of multiple development projects worth more than Rs. 48,100 crore at Race Course Ground, Rajkot.

PM will dedicate Sudarshan Setu in Dwarka

At a public function in Dwarka, Prime Minister will dedicate to the nation, Sudarshan Setu connecting Okha mainland and Beyt Dwarka island built at a cost of around Rs. 980 crores. It is the longest Cable-stayed bridge in the country of around 2.32 Km.

Sudarshan Setu boasts a unique design, featuring a footpath adorned with verses from Shrimad Bhagavad Gita and images of Bhagwan Krishna on both sides. It also has solar panels installed on the upper portions of the footpath, generating one megawatt of electricity.  

This bridge will ease the transportation and significantly reduce the time of devotees travelling between Dwarka and Beyt-Dwarka. Before the bridge's construction, pilgrims had to rely on boat transport to reach Beyt Dwarka. The bridge will also serve as a major tourist attraction of Devbhumi Dwarka.

The awe-inspiring Sudarshan Setu bridge, also recognized as the Okha-Beyt Dwarka Signature Bridge, stands as a remarkable testament to contemporary engineering excellence. This iconic structure is poised to reshape the landscape of the region and enhance accessibility for both pilgrims and tourists. 

Sudarshan Setu, designed to captivate the imagination, showcases a visually stunning design with steel pylons and cables.

Prime Minister will dedicate Rajkot-Okha, Rajkot-Jetalsar-Somnath and Jetalsar-Wansjaliya Rail Electrification projects to the nation.

Prime Minister will lay foundation stone of widening of Dhoraji-Jamkandorna-Kalavad section of NH-927D; Regional Science Center at Jamnagar; Flue Gas Desulphurization (FGD) system installation at Sikka Thermal Power Station, Jamnagar among others

PM will dedicate 5 AIIMS

At the public function in Rajkot, Prime Minister will inaugurate, dedicate to the nation and lay the foundation stone of multiple development projects worth more than Rs. 48,100 crore,  encompassing important sectors like health, road, rail, energy, petroleum & natural gas, tourism among others.

In a significant step towards strengthening tertiary health care in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate to the nation five All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at Rajkot (Gujarat), Bathinda (Punjab), Raebareli (Uttar Pradesh), Kalyani (West Bengal) and Mangalagiri (Andhra Pradesh).

PM Modi will also lay the foundation stone and dedicate to the nation more than 200 Health Care Infrastructure Projects worth more than Rs. 11,500 crore across 23 States /UTs.

Prime Minister will dedicate the Medical College of JIPMER at Karaikal, Puducherry and 300 bedded Satellite Centre of Post Graduate Institute of Medical and Educational Research (PGIMER) in Sangrur, Punjab, among others. 

PM will inaugurate and dedicate to the nation 21 projects of ESIC and lay foundation stone of the New Mundra-Panipat pipeline project.

Prime Minister will also inaugurate the National Institute of Naturopathy named ‘Nisarg Gram’ at Pune. 

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