The new Atal Bridge, which connects the eastern and western sides of the Sabarmati Riverfront in Ahmedabad, will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today
The new Atal Bridge, which connects the eastern and western sides of the Sabarmati Riverfront in Ahmedabad, was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today.
The iconic 300-metre foot-overbridge, named after former prime minister Atal Bihar Vajpayee, has a unique design and is decorated with captivating LED lighting, a glimpse of which was shared by PM Modi ahead of his two-day Gujarat visit.
“Doesn’t the Atal Bridge look spectacular!” PM Modi remarked.
The pedestrian-only bridge will be an additional tourist attraction at the riverfront, connecting the flower garden on its western side with the arts and culture centre coming up on the eastern side.
“This bridge will provide connectivity to Multi Level Car Parking and various public development on East and West Bank from plaza between Flower Park and Event Ground at West Bank to proposed Art / Cultural / Exhibition Centre on East Bank,” a statement said.
PM Modi will also participate in Khadi Utsav being organised at the Sabarmati Riverfront today to pay tribute to khadi and its importance during India’s freedom struggle. The event will witness 7,500 Khadi artisans from across Gujarat spinning charkha live at the same time.
The Prime Minister on Sunday will inaugurate the Smriti Van Memorial in Bhuj, which will carry the names of the people who died in the devastating 2001 earthquake. It will celebrate the spirit of resilience of the people shown after the earthquake, according to a PMO statement.