Along with the development of the western bank of Sabarmati Riverfront, that of the eastern bank and an extension on both the sides are soon to be executed as part of the second phase of the riverfront development project. The Sabarmati Riverfront Development Corporation Limited announced the commencement of the Phase-II of the project.
The ground-breaking ceremony for the development of the eastern bank from Dafnala to Camp Sadar Bazar was virtually performed by CM Vijay Rupani on Friday.
The plan for the extension includes a stepped embankment where trees have been planted for active and green development.
The second phase will involve a further extension of the riverfront from Dafnala to Indira Bridge over a stretch of 5.8km on the eastern side and 5.2km on the western side. With this, the total length of the riverfront will be about 34km. An estimated outlay of Rs 850 crore has been set aside for the project.
The concept planning and design work have been completed for the second phase and an in-principle approval has been given. Hydrology as well as hydraulic study has been completed for the development work in the area of Phase-II and its verification is being carried out by National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee.