Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated some of the most crucial infrastructure projects in Gujarat including the 1.4 kilometre long four-lane cable-bridge over the river Narmada at Bharuch on National Highway-8, considered to be one of the busiest national highways.
Speaking at the event, PM Modi said, “The development journey of the nation is getting new strength through these projects. He added that the bus port in Bharuch would benefit the pooerst of the poor. Stressing on port-led development, Modi said, “The Bharatmala and Sagarmala projects will give a strong boost to port-led development.”
The 1.4-kilometre ‘extradosed’ cable-stayed bridge is reportedly the longest in the country. The Bharuch bridge, that is 521 metres longer than Vidyasagar Setu of Kolkata, is expected to ease traffic woes on the Ahmedabad-Mumbai National Highway, considered to be one of the busiest in India.
Build by Larsen and Turbo at a cost of Rs 379 crore, the Bharuch bridge project was completed in two years. The 1.344 kilometres long and 22.8 metres wide bridge has 25 to 40 meter long cables (a total of 216 such cables) with more than 400 LED lights.
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— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 7, 2017
“Be it the road sector or railways, work is happening at a much quicker pace since we assumed office. By 2022, when we mark 75 years of Independence, every Indian must have a home. No Indian should be homeless”, the PM added further.