Atal Setu North India’s first cable bridge has been inaugurated in Jammu and Kashmir [ Current Affairs ]

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Atal Setu North India’s first cable-stayed bridge was inaugurated on Dunera-Basohli-Bhadharwah road in Basohali town in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir. Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh and Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag have inaugurated the bridge.

About Basohli Cable-Stayed Bridge

  • The bridge is 592-metre long and has been constructed over Ravi River on Dunera- Basohli-Bhadharwah road it was starts in September 2011.
  • At a cost of Rs. 145 crore it was constructed by Border Roads Organization (BRO).
  • Indian Railway Construction Company Limited (IRCON) and SP Single Construction group are joint venture of it.
  • For three states of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab it will provide close connectivity among that.
  • And with this it would increase connectivity and travel among the three states.
  • It is first it’s kind of bridge in North India and Jammu and Kashmir and fourth in the country and first.

Other three major cable-stayed bridges in the country are:

  1. Vidyasagar Setu – Over the Hoogly River in Kolkata (West Bengal).
  2. Bandra-Worli Sea Link (Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link) – Mumbai (Maharashtra).
  3. New Yamuna Bridge- Over Yamuna River in Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh).

- Published on: December 29, 2015