Location: Dunera, Pathankot
Atal Setu (Basohli) near Pathankot is a 592 mt long cable-stayed bridge on the Ravi river commissioned to the nation on 24 December 2015 by former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikkar. The bridge is situated on Dunera(Pathankot) to Basohli road and built to improve connectivity among three states of India- Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh.
This bridge is the first of its kind in North India and fourth of its kind in the nation. The other three bridges are in Mumbai (Bandra-Worli sealink), Allahabad (Naini) and Kolkata (Hooghly).
The bridge offers picturesque views of the nearby mountains adjoining the River Ravi. IIT New Delhi approved the design of this bridge and the foundation stone was laid in May 2011 by UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi.
The bridge was designed by Canadian consultant,McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd. (formerly Infinity Engineering Ltd.). The bridge is constructed by the Border Roads Organization, IRCON, Infinity and SP Singla Constructions Pvt Limited. The bridge is named after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, and dedicated to the nation one day before his birthday.
How to Reach:
Pathankot can be reached by Air from Delhi. The nearest airport is at the distance of 5 km from city.The tourist place is at the distance of 58 km from airport.
Pathankot is well connected with railway network. The nearest railway station from tourist place is 54 km.
The tourist place can easily reached by road.The distance of the place by road from ISBT Pathankot is 54 Km