Rs. 9.5 crore Sudama setu project kicks off in Dwarka

Rs. 9.5 crore Sudama setu project kicks off in Dwarka
Dwarka, 5 May, 2011



Jagat Mandir and Panchkui island are visible in this photograph


Gujarat Tourism minister Shri Jaynarayan Vyas and Rajya Sabha MP Shri Parimal Nathwani today performed groundbreaking ceremony of Rs. 9.5 crore Sudama setu project at Dwarka.

Once ready, the proposed Sudama setu will connect Gomtighat and Panchkui island in Dwarka. Hanging bridge ‘Sudama setu’ will be constructed in 14-month period. It will be 127 meter long and 11 ft wide.

Panchkui is small island which is currently not accessible to tourists. Though te island is surrounded by sea in all directions, it possesses five sweet water wells. Panchkui’s history is associated with five Pandavas who visited this place in Mahabharata era. Each of the five sweet water well is associated with one Pandav.

As per the state tourism department’s plan, the island will have facilities for meditation and yoga, besides recreation and picnic spot. After ‘Sudama setu’, Panchkiu island will attract great number of tourists because the island provides a great view of the Arabian Sea.

Sharda peeth’s Narayan nandji, District Collector Shri Sandip kumar, Administrator Thakar, Chief officer Patel and other officials graced the occasion.


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