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In pictures: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates 'Sudarshan Setu', enjoys scuba diving near Dwarka

Sudarshan Setu is country's longest cable-stayed bridge of 2.32 km, on the Arabian sea connecting Beyt Dwarka island to mainland Okha in Gujarat's Devbhumi Dwarka district

Our Web Desk Published 25.02.24, 03:06 PM
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi during dedication of the Sudarshan Setu. The four-lane cable-stayed bridge boasts a unique design, featuring a footpath adorned with verses from Srimad Bhagavad Gita and images of Lord Krishna on both sides.

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PM Modi enjoyed scuba diving off the Arabian Sea coast at the Panchkui beachin Devbhumi Dwarka in Gujarat and said to pray in the city of Dwarka, which is immersed in waters, was a 'very divine experience'. Scuba diving is conducted off the coast of Dwarka near Beyt Dwarka island, where people can see the underwater remains of ancient Dwarka that were excavated by archaeologists.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel and State BJP President CR Patil during dedication of the Sudarshan Setu. The 2.32 km bridge, including 900 metres of central double span cable-stayed portion and a 2.45 km long approach road, has been constructed at a cost of Rs 979 crore, as per an official release.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi offers prayers at the Beyt Dwarkadhish temple, in Dwarka. 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.

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PM Modi also offered prayers at the Lord Sri Krishna temple in Dwarka.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi exchanges greetings with devotees at the Beyt Dwarkadhish temple. 

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