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Goa CM inaugurates "Atal Setu" on river Mandovi

Chief Minister of Goa Manohar Parrikar inaugurated the "Atal Setu" on the Mandovi river in Goa.
Goa CM inaugrates "Atal Setu" on river Mandovi

Salient features of the bridge are:

  • It is a four-lane 5.1-km long cable-stayed bridge connects state capital Panaji with north Goa.
  • This four-lane bridge weighs at 2.5 lakh tonnes is equivalent to the weight of 570 Boeing aircrafts.
  • The bridge has been built by 1 lakh cubic metres of high strength, high performance concrete enough to fill 40 Olympic size swimming pools.
  • 13,000 tonnes of corrosion resistant reinforcement steel, 32,000 square metres of structural steel plates and 1,800 kilometres of high tensile pre-stressing strands have gone into making the bridge.
  • The bridge utilizes 88 high tensile strength cables in the state-of-art single place harp type cable stay system and a real-time force monitoring mechanism.

One must know:

  • The bridge is constructed by the GIDC (Goa Infrastructure Development Corporation) in collaboration with construction major Larsen and Toubro.

About River Mandovi:

  • River Mandovi, also known as Mahadayi or Mhadei river is regarded as the lifeline of Goa.
  • The river originates from a cluster of 30 springs at Bhimgad in the Western Ghats in the Belagavi district of Karnataka and has a total 2,032 km2 catchment area of which 1,580 square kms, 375 square kms and 77 square kms catchment area are in Goa, Karnataka and Maharashtra respectively.
  • Owing to the differences over the sharing of the river water among the states of Goa, Karnataka and Maharashtra, the Union Government has constituted Mahadayi Water Disputes Tribunal to examine the claims made by the states.

Question:

Q. Chief Minister of Goa Manohar Parrikar inaugurated which bridge on the Mandovi river in Goa?
a. Atal Setu
b. Patel Setu
c. Shakti Setu
d. None of the above
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