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Zuari River

Zuari River, Goa

The Zuari River is the largest river of the Goa state. This river started from Hemad-Barshem point. This river has big bridges which are Road Bridge and railway. These bridges connected south and north Goa. The Zuari is jointed with Mandovi Rivers in Goa state. The Zuari and Mandovi Rivers are the backbone of the Goa state agricultural. The Zuari River length is 34 kilometers but its total length is 92 kilometers which includes Mandovi river (62 km) and Cumbarjua Canal (15 km).Zauri River's mostly Bridges were built after 1962 when Goa Goa state was independente from Portugual rule.

Mormugao harbour (Vasco da Gama) is situated at the mouth of the Zuari River where it go into Arabian Sea.

Zuari River is one of the largest river in Goa and is a tidal river as it is connected to the Sea. It originates at Hemad-Barshem in the Western Ghats and is also referred to as the Aghanasani in the interior regions. It flows the Southern-Western direction and has a good perennial resources through the Talukas of Tiswadi, Ponda, Mormugao along with Salcete, Sanguem and Ouepem. The length and width of the river varies at different points and it also has tidal and seasonal flooding. The Port City of Vasco Da Gama lies on the mouth of Zuari River which shows the significance of river which forms a great river basin together with Mandovi.

One could understand that since Goa is a state which is known for its fisheries and other sea products it also contributes equally through fresh water fishes and with the help of fresh water rivers such as Zuari and its tributaries the tidal river brings much of the oysters into its basin and it adds to the fisheries productions. The Zuari and Mandovi river basin is also known for beautiful sea cruise and the rivers put all its adventure lovers with much of the diving options as th water remains O.K. for all purpose as the tidal waves manage the ecosystem of the river.

The famous Zuari Bridge which is built over the lengthy Zuari Rivers and it connects the North and South Goa with being called the busiest bridge. The Zuari river serves as the conduit for the navigation of the ore-laden ships into the hinterland and the river widens and accepts waters from the tributaries which is called Kushavati. The other name for the Zuari river is Aghanashani and both of it flush out into the Arabian Sea at Cabo Aguada thus bringing the state prosperity at its best.

Location Path: Tiswadi, Ponda, Mormugao, Salcete, Sanguem, Quepem and panjim

Originates Place: Hemad Barshem (Western Ghats).

Arabian Sea Drop Place: Cabo Aguada (Mormugao harbour).

Total Length: 34 kilometers (21 Miles)

Depth: 2 to 12 metres

Old Zuari Bridge:- It is the main bridege between South Goa and North Goa which located on NH 66. Its main both edge points has two vilages which are Agaçaim and Cortalim. It is total length is 1,225 metres (4,019 ft).

Length: 1,225 metres (4,019 ft)

Total Lane: 2

Konkan Railway Bridge:- Konkan Railway Bridge is located on Zuari River near of the Zuari Bridge. Konkan Railway Bridge total length is 1,319 metres (4,327 ft) which located on NH 66 between North and South Goa.

Length: 1,319 metres (4,327 ft)

Total Lane: 2

New Zuari Bridge:- It is the new main bridge between South Goa and North Goa which located on NH 66 near of the old bridge. It will complete in 2022 which developing by Union ministry of road transport and highways of Indian Government. It is a eight-lane cable-stayed bridge will become a new attractions of the Goa.

Length: 13.7 KM (13700.00 Metres)

Compled Year: 2022

Total Lane: 8

Bridge Type: Cable-Stayed Bridge

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