Gujarat launches infrastructure projects worth over Rs 500 cr
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani launched several infrastructure projects across the state worth Rs 585 crore of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) through videoconferencing on Friday.
A government release said the projects included phase-2 of the Sabarmati Riverfront development from Dafnala till Indira bridge on the city's eastern side.
Rupani launched phase-2 on Friday by performing the ground-breaking ceremony for various works worth Rs 95 crore for the beginning stretch between Dafnala and Sadar Bazaar, while the entire project is estimated to be Rs 850 crore of developing 11 km.
Rupani told the media that phase 2 of the riverfront development would be as attractive and eco-friendly as phase 1, which is almost complete, during his speech. The length of both phase 1 and phase 2 in total is around 35 km. The release said that the Indian government, Ministry of Defence and Army Cantonment Board has been thanked by Rupani for transferring 1.30 lakh square meters of land near Dafnala for the riverfront development under phase-2.
Rupani said that the 11 km stretch would be greener than the phase 1 stretch, and it would be designed in a way that people passing from the riverfront road would be able to see the river and the green patches as well.
Additionally, he said that a barrage-cum-bridge has been planned to store water in the river for the 11 Km stretch of phase 2 across the river and that adding the bridge would directly connect places like Chandkheda, Motera and Sabarmati with the airport.
The Chief Minister performed a ground-breaking ceremony of the bridge, a gymnasium, a sports complex and other phase 2 projects that are worth Rs 248 crores.
He also dedicated projects worth Rs 337 crore, including a water supply project, a sub-zonal office, an urban health centre, electric buses, and renovated Anganwadi centres to the people.