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Sudarshan Setu: India’s Longest Cable-Stayed Bridge


From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level: Sudarshan Setu

Mains level: NA


  • Prime Minister inaugurated ‘Sudarshan Setu’, the country’s longest cable-stayed bridge, connecting Beyt Dwarka Island to mainland Okha in Gujarat’s Devbhumi Dwarka district.

About Sudarshan Setu

  • Length: Sudarshan Setu spans 2.32 km, making it India’s longest cable-stayed bridge.
  • Location: Situated in the Gulf of Kutch, it links mainland Gujarat with Bet Dwarka island off the Okha coast in Devbhumi Dwarka.

Technical Details

  • Cable-Stayed Design: The bridge is Gujarat’s longest cable-stayed bridge, featuring a total length of 4,772 meters. Unlike shorter cable-stayed bridges in the state, Sudarshan Setu’s 900-meter cable-stayed section sets it apart.
  • Purpose: Designed to provide all-weather road connectivity to Bet Dwarka, it serves as a crucial link for the island’s residents and visitors.
  • Navigation Section: Supported by 32 piers, the bridge features seven cable-stayed spans facilitating the movement of fishing boats to and from Dalda Bandar harbour.

Significance of Bet Dwarka

  • Religious Hub: Bet Dwarka is renowned as a major pilgrimage and religious tourism destination, housing the revered Shree Dwarkadhish Mukhya Mandir and numerous Hindu temples.
  • Economic Activities: Fishing and tourism are the primary economic activities on the island, attracting thousands of pilgrims and tourists annually.

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