Valmiki describes the work (construction of the bridge) at length. He sings with gusto of the noise and confusion of the gigantic project. The Vaanaras (special tribes in the southern regions having features such as prominent and strong jaws) went to the mountains and forests and, plucking rocks and trees, dragged them to the shore. The bigger Vaanaras brought big boulders and threw them into the sea. As they fell down, the water splashed sky-high. Nala -- Vishwakarma’s son and the project leader -- stood and supervised their labours. The leaders in charge of companies kept them active. On the top of the rocks and trees, when the base was firm, a dressing of grass and little pieces of wood was given to produce a level surface. The noise raised by the dam-builders drowned the roar of the ocean. "
BUTFriends today Ramasetu is in danger, as the project commenced by the Government of India; Setu Samudram [shipping canal project] is posing a grave danger to the existence of our great heritage. Setu samudran is based on the notion that it is inevitable to break Shri RamSetu for easy navigation. According to some specialists, a sea route still can be prepared for navigation without damaging Sri Ramsetu. This can be done by removing the barren sand heaps near village Mandapam which lies between Rameshwaram and Dhanushkoti railway. This will not only give a shorter route for navigation but can also protect the oldest man-made heritage.