Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Atal Bridge for pedestrians on the Sabarmati river in Ahmedabad, Gujarat today. PM will inaugurate the foot-over bridge built by Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation from the same place. This bridge has been named after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. This bridge is very attractive in appearance, whose length is around 300 meters. Apart from this, there are many specialties of the bridge, let's know.
2,600 metric tons of steel pipe used
Gujarat government has issued a release in this regard. It said that the bridge, which is about 300 meters long and 14 meters wide, with an attractive design and LED lights, connects the flower garden on the western end of the riverfront and the arts and culture center being built on the eastern end. Apart from pedestrians, cyclists can also use this bridge to cross the river. It states that 2,600 metric tonnes of steel pipe has been used in the construction of this bridge and the railing is made of glass and steel.
Connectivity will increase for public development
Multi-level car parking has been constructed on both sides of Atal bridge. Once it is commissioned, connectivity will increase for public development on both sides of the bridge i.e. on the east and west banks. The bridge over the Sabarmati River was approved by the Sabarmati Riverfront Development Corporation Limited (SRFDCL) on March 21, 2018. After this, this bridge has been named on the birth anniversary of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee on 25 December 2021.
Bridge inspired by kite festival
The beauty of colors on Atal Bridge remains the center of attraction. The bridge has been designed by STUP Consultants Ltd. According to the information, the city known for the kite festival is inspired by the kite festival of Ahmedabad. You can see around this bridge through the pictures.