Panaji: The first phase of Suvari Cable Bridge in Goa was dedicated to the nation today. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurated the event. The bridge is a critical transport link connecting North-South Goa. Nitin Gadkari shared the pictures of the bridge on Twitter with the description of a miracle in construction.
The total length of Suvari Bridge is 13.2 km. Rs. 2,530 crores is the budget to complete both phases of the bridge. The design of the cable-bridge is such that six lanes of traffic can run smoothly. The three-lane road was opened for traffic today.
Suwari Bridge is now the second longest existing cable-bridge in the country. Mumbai’s Bandra-Worli Bridge currently holds the first position. Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said that the authorities had first prepared a system that allowed everyone to travel on foot on the bridge ahead of the inauguration yesterday.
According to the Goa Police, around 2 lakh people came to see the lamp-lit bridge and to take selfies last night. The police were informed that there was a huge rush of Goan people on the bridge till 11 pm.