India’s longest cable-bridge inaugurated in Gujarat

Date: March 09, 2017

L&T OPAL Dahej

The Prime Minister has inaugurated the 1.4 extra dose cable bridge on the Ahmedabad-Mumbai National Highway.The Four-Lane Extradoses Bridge over the Narmada at Bharuch on the National Highway 8, and Petrochemicals Complex of OPAL at Dahej to the nation. The 1.4 km bridge is reported to be the longest in the country. It is expected to ease traffic woes on the Ahmedabad-Mumbai National Highway, considered to be one of the busiest in India.

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It has 216 cables of 25-40 metres length. It is 21 meters wide, having a 17.4-metre wide four-lane road, a three-metre wide footpath. The bridge was built by Larsen and Toubro (L&T) as a part of 6 laning project of the NHAI (National Highways Authority of India) and was completed well ahead of its schedule.

Modi also announced that eight highways of Gujarat would be converted into national highways at a cost of Rs 12,000 crore.