Sudama Setu (Sudama Bridge), Dwarka

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Sudama Setu is a pedestrian suspension bridge in Dwarka, Gujarat, India. It is named for Sudama, a childhood friend of Krishna.ConstructionA pedestrian bridge over Gomti river connects Jagat Mandir of mainland Dwarka and Panchnad or Panchkui Tirth on the island in southeast of it. The bridge was proposed in 2005 to boost tourism on the island. The island has religious as well archaeological significance. There are five sweet water well called Panchkui associated with five Pandava brothers of Mahabharata. Gomti river was crossed by boats till the construction of the bridge.As Jagat Mandir is Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) protected site, the permission was needed for the construction of bridge. The Vadodara circle of ASI gave nod to the bridge in 2008. The ground breaking ceremony for bridge was held on 5 May 2011 by Gujarat Tourism minister Jaynarayan Vyas and Rajya Sabha MP Parimal Nathwani. The construction of bridge delayed due as ASI Delhi did not granted permit until 2013. The bridge was completed in February 2016.Reliance Industries Limited, in collaboration with the Gujarat Tourism Department and Gujarat Pavitra Yatradham Vikas Board, built the bridge. The bridge costed 7.42 crore. It is named for Sudama, a childhood friend of Krishna. The bridge is 166 metre long and 4.2 metre wide having capacity of carrying 25000 to 30000 people an hour crossing on foot. The bridge is constructed with 40mm locked coil cable ropes provided by Usha Martin Limited. See Sudama Setu (Sudama Bridge) and all Dwarka has to offer by arranging your trip with our Dwarka route builder tool .
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  • These places are just behind Dwarkadhish temple. Walking at gomati ghat in evening is enchanting. From Gomati ghat there are stairs leading to Dwarkadhish temple. It is said that these stair are...  more »
  • Well ticket is ₹10/person, have activities for children, you can see floating rock, birds, small lake, big sea beach, ghats, camel ride, KTV and other activities  more »
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  • It was personal visit, there are five well on other side of setu... All 5 well is having sweet water with different test (I test water of one well ).... It's amazing that well near sea shore having sweet water.!!
  • Nice cable bridge over Gomati River, beside Arabian sea.
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