The ceremony was presided over by the prime minister of India then chief minister of Gujarat Shri. Narendra Modi. As a project that had been confined to the blueprints of architects and planners for decades, the revitalisation of the riverfront would represent a major achievement for the state of Gujarat. Over the years, the Sabarmati riverfront had been plagued by the flow of untreated sewage through its waters, the indiscriminate pumping of industrial waste and unmitigated slum proliferation. The river was rendered inaccessible and saturated, prone to frequent flooding, with no infrastructure in place to tackle the problem.
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The ceremony was presided over by the prime minister of India then chief minister of Gujarat Shri. Narendra Modi.
As a project that had been confined to the blueprints of architects and planners for decades, the revitalisation of the riverfront would represent a major achievement for the state of Gujarat.
Over the years, the Sabarmati riverfront had been plagued by the flow of untreated sewage through its waters, the indiscriminate pumping of industrial waste and unmitigated slum proliferation. The river was rendered inaccessible and saturated, prone to frequent flooding, with no infrastructure in place to tackle the problem. Though a number of proposals over the years sought to revitalise the ailing riverfront precinct, it was only in that the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation AMC formed the Sabarmati Riverfront Development Corporation Ltd SRFDCL for the express redevelopment of a waterfront stretch of over 11 kilometres, a designated priority project funded by the government of India.
To create a feasible and efficient promenade, the river was channelled into a constant width of metres. The water level in the river had been retained through the Vasna Barrage and the Narmada Canal periodically replenished the water lost, a few kilometres upstream.
By narrowing the river width, the normally seasonal and erratic water level of the Sabarmati could be maintained perennially, which in turn would enable groundwater to recharge, draw migratory birds and aquatic fauna, and facilitate investment through recreational activities. This endeavour led to hectares of riverbed land being reclaimed and returned to the city.
This promenade, as the backbone of the project, would provide the city with an uninterrupted, two-level pedestrian walkway, nearly These walkways feature on both sides of the river, and have been christened the east- and west-side promenades.
The lower-level promenade on each side is built just above the water level to serve pedestrians and cyclists. Thirty-one ghats are constructed at regular intervals along the lower promenade for access to the water, as well as boating stations for recreational purposes and for water-based public transport in the future. The upper-level promenade hosts a variety of public features, also connecting to the city via strategically positioned access points.
Facilities provided by the river promenade include: 1. Access points from the city level via staircases and ramps at regular intervals and under every bridge. Elevators to make the lower-level promenade accessible to people with disabilities. Ghats at key locations to enable continuation of cultural activities. Boating facilities with a boating station. Public washrooms at regular intervals. Concrete paved flooring that can support walking, jogging and cycling.
Evenly spaced tree plantation along the length of the promenade. Circular concrete seating around the trees and provision of dustbins at regular intervals. Platforms at regular intervals for regulated and organised vending activities.
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Sabarmati Riverfront is a waterfront being developed along the banks of Sabarmati river in Ahmedabad , India. Proposed in the s, the construction began in Since , the waterfront is gradually opened to public as and when facilities are constructed and various facilities are actively under construction. The major objectives of project are environment improvement, social infrastructure and sustainable development. The Sabarmati river is a monsoon-fed river which has a total catchment area of 10, km 2 , out of the total basin area of 27, km 2 at Ahmedabad. Before the project, the width of the river varied from m to m.
The Sabarmati Riverfront development
The Sabarmati Riverfront project is an environmental improvement, social upliftment and urban rejuvenation project that will renew Ahmedabad. The Riverfront project presents a great opportunity to create a public edge to the river on the eastern and western sides of Ahmedabad. By channeling the river to a constant width of m, riverbed land has been reclaimed to create The total land reclamation is