Bajrang Setu Rishikesh: A Glass-Floored Bridge Next To Laxman Jhula

The state government has started constructing the glass-floored Bajrang Setu (Bridge) next to the iconic bridge Lakshman Jhula. Bajrang Setu Rishikesh will be another iconic structure of Uttarakhand like  Ram Jhula and Janki Setu. This new glass-floored bridge will be one of the major tourist destinations of Rishikesh like the Lakshman Jhula bridge, and the latest technology is used for the construction of this bridge.

With a glass-floor suspension bridge crossing the Ganges coming up next to Lakshman Jhula, Rishikesh will set to become even more picturesque. So just get ready cameras, walk out there, and enjoy the views with no fear safely!

Bajrang Setu

The new footbridge is being made of an eclectic mix of glass, reinforced plastics, and asphalt. The footpath will encompass two 3.2m-wide walkways along the sides while the center is a 3.2m-wide road constructed from toughened transparent glass set into concrete slabs

The  Bajrang Setu’s length is 132.2 meters while its width is eight meters, these figures were determined after assessing all relevant factors such as stability, important events happening in the town, nearby facilities, etc. The toughened safety glass to be used as a floor on both sides will be 3.5 inches thick.

Laxman Jhula

As you know, Lakshman Jhula is a bridge that stretches across the Ganges River in Rishikesh, India. While the bridge was mostly used by locals to make their way between Tapovan and Lakshman Jhula regions of Tehri and Pauri Garhwal districts in Uttarakhand, it was closed down in July 2019 after a technical team observed that the bridge was releasing sounds at certain intervals.

Bajrang Setu Cost

Meanwhile, a proposal for a new bridge near the Lakshman Jhula downstream has been drawn up by the public works department (PWD) and is currently undergoing some meticulous construction which will see this new  Bajrang Setu is being built at an approximated cost of Rs 66 crores.
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Namaste! I am Om. I am a licensed Tourist Guide ( Approved by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India), I’m originally from Varanasi. Now, I am living in Rishikesh. I set up this blog to share my tips and experiences for traveling to inspire and help you to travel more. Hari Om

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