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PM Modi to Inaugurate Pedestrian-Only ‘Atal Bridge’ in Gujarat

PM Modi to inaugurate pedestrian-only ‘Atal Bridge’ in Gujarat: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to inaugurate the pedestrian “Atal Bridge” on the Sabarmati River in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The Honorable PM of India is on a two-day visit to the state of Gujarat. On the first day of the visit, Narendra Modi will inaugurate the pedestrian-only Atal Bridge. The Bridge is named after the former Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Atal Bridge will provide connectivity to Multi Level Car Parking and various public development on the East and West Bank from the plaza between Flower Park and Event Ground on West Bank to the proposed Art /Cultural / Exhibition Centre on East Bank. The article below discusses the inauguration of the pedestrian-only ‘Atal Bridge’ in Gujarat.

Inauguration of Atal Bridge in Gujarat by PM Modi

Narendra Modi on the first day of his visit will address a crowd at the ‘Khadi Utsav’ programme to be held on Sabarmati Riverfront. The Khadi Utsav Event is to honor Khadi and highlight its importance during the freedom struggle. 7500 Khadi artisans from Gujarat will spin charkhas during the Khadi Utsav Programme. He will inaugurate pedestrian only Atal Bridge, a foot over bridge from the event.
The features of Atal Bridge are listed below:
  • The pedestrian-only ‘Atal Bridge’ is a foot-over bridge on the Sabarmati river.
  • The Bridge is constructed between Ellis Bridge and Sardar Bridge.
  • Atal Bridge is an iconic bridge that has an eye-catching design and LED lighting.
  • Atal Bridge is nearly 300 meters long and 14 meters wide in the middle.
  • The Pedestrian only Atal Bridge connects the flower garden on the western-end of the riverfront and the upcoming arts and culture centre on the eastern end.
  • The Bridge is built by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation.
  •  2,600 metric tonnes of steel pipes are used in the construction of the bridge.
  • Other than pedestrians cyclists can also use Atal bridge to cross the river and avoid the traffic.
  • The roof of the bridge is made up of colorful fabric.
  •  Railing of the bridge has been made up of  glass and stainless steel.
  • The Pedestrian only Atal Bridge will permit people to view the riverfront from the middle of the waterbody.
  • The bridge is designed in such a way that people can approach it from both the lower and upper walkways, or promenades of the riverfront.

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