However, over time, as the city grew, the natural course of the river was encroached upon and the riverbed served as a backyard for private plots. Unrestricted flow of industrial and domestic waste polluted the river, making it unsafe for people living nearby in informal settlements. These settlements were already prone to flooding during the monsoon. An innovative self-financing method was proposed to generate revenue and reduce the burden on the government. A separate company called the Sabarmati Riverfront Development Corporation was created for execution of the project.
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However, over time, as the city grew, the natural course of the river was encroached upon and the riverbed served as a backyard for private plots. Unrestricted flow of industrial and domestic waste polluted the river, making it unsafe for people living nearby in informal settlements. These settlements were already prone to flooding during the monsoon. An innovative self-financing method was proposed to generate revenue and reduce the burden on the government.
A separate company called the Sabarmati Riverfront Development Corporation was created for execution of the project. A well-organized Dhobi Ghat facilities for washer men incorporating formal washing spaces and a Riverfront Market Local Sunday Market for about local vendors of the city has been developed as a part of the project.
More than 10, families living in deliberated conditions of flood-prone riverbed have been rehabilitated in formal housing, under direct supervision of the High Court of Gujarat. The project has also led to broader transfromation of the surrounding areas such as the central districts along Ashram Road and many adjacent precincts.
Site Area: Hectares Status: Ongoing. Improving Accessibility. Building Promenade and Public Amenities. Year Sabarmati Riverfront Development. Dry riverbed, Sunday market at Sabarmati bank. Sabarmati Riveredge Before Development.
Flood, Meeting and Discussion with Stakeholders. Meeting and Discussion. Exhibition for Community Engagement. During Construction. Before Development. After Development.
Sunday Market After Development. Developed garden at Sabarmati riverfront. View along Sabarmati Riverfront. Lower Promenade. Night view after Development. Promenade of Joy.
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.
The Sabarmati Riverfront development
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 Dharoi Dam constructed in upstream of Ahmedabad controls water and protects from flooding while Vasna Barrage constructed in downstream retains water in the river along the city banks and diverts it through Fatehwadi canal for irrigation.
By channelling the river to a constant width of m under Phase 1 of the project, riverbed land has been reclaimed to create With the project getting underway in , work on 11 km of embankments on the two sides is complete. Also ready is the lower-level river promenade, providing a km-long strip for pedestrian use. Among the other operational amenities are three boating stations, a laundry campus, two parks, and a riverfront market. On the drawing board under Phase 2 are around high-rise residential complexes dotting the banks of the river, as also strategically located commercial hubs. We have international property consultants and reputed real estate players on board and will seek their assistance to navigate the strengths of the areas around the riverfront. And to achieve the goal of making the riverfront the green lung of the city, trees are being planted on a war footing, with 72, trees having been planted at the scenic stretch so far.