Along with the ex-Chief Minister of Goa “Late
Manohar Parrikar”, the
Union Minister “Nitin Gadkari” inaugurated the ‘Atal Setu’ in
Atal Setu is a four-lane bridge of measuring 5.1 km long cable-stayed bridge. It
connects state capital Panaji with north Goa. It is the third Cable bridge build across river Mandovi in Panaji, Goa. To build the bridge worth 15 Thousand Crore Rupees have been sanctioned for the state of Goa. This four-lane bridge Atal Setu weighs about 2.5 lakh tonnes which is equivalent to the weight of 570 Boeing aircraft.
Approximately 32,000 square meters of structural steel plates, 13,000 tonnes of corrosion resistant reinforcement steel, and 1,800 kilometers of high tensile pre-stressing strands have been used in the making of the bridge. The bridge has a
total of 88 high tension strong cables
in the state-of-art single place harp type cable stay system. The bridge was constructed by the
Infrastructure Development Corporation) along with the Engineering and Construction major
Larsen and Toubro.
It is the third bridge build over Mandovi River. The foundation stone for this bridge was laid by
Narendra Modi the Prime Minister of India, on June 14, 2014.
The bridge was named after the ex-Prime Minister of India Late
Atal Bihari Vajpayee as ‘Atal Setu’.
Atal Setu is Goa's longest bridge and third longest cable-stayed bridge of India.
Later on, the Goa Infrastructure
Corporation (GSIDC) declared that the cable-stayed bridge is not allowed to be used for the two-wheeler and three-wheeler traffic due to the high speed of the wind. It is expected that about 66,000 vehicles will cross the bridge route every day
. And it will decongest the
between Panaji and North Goa at a great extent.