The Setu Bharatam Project was launched on 4th March 2016 by PM Narendra Modi. This project was started as an initiative to make all the national highways free of railway crossings by the year 2019. According to PM Narendra Modi, the total budget of this project was Rs. 102 billion with an aim to construct around 208 rail over and under bridges.
Overview Of Setu Bharatam Project
|Name||Setu Bharatam Project|
|Launched year||4 March 2016|
|Launched by||PM Narendra Modi|
|Nodal Ministry||Ministry of Road Transport and Highways|
|Aim||construct around 208 rail over and under bridges|
|Objective||make all national highways free of railway crossings by 2019|
Objective and Benefits of Setu Bharatam Project
The Setu Bharatam launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi aimed to make all the national highways free from railway crossing by the year 2019. Some of the major objectives of the Setu Bharatam Project were:
•Construction of bridges in the national highways across the country.
•Construction of around 280 under and over railway tracks bridges by the Government with an expense of around Rs. 100 Crore.
•Around 64 bridges would get the green signal at the end of the year 2016.
•Use of scientific techniques such as measurement of distance, longitude, latitude, material, designs etc. during the construction of bridges.
Bridges in India