Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi spent two hours at Sabarmati Riverfront project site today morning in a surprise visit. Two cabinet ministers including Urban development minister Nitin Patel, Mayor Kanaji Thakor, Municipal Corporation Standing Committee Chairman, Municipal Commissioner, Architect Bimal Shah, Deputy Municipal Commissioner and incharge of the project Captain Mahajan were present during Chief Minister's visit.
The Chief Minister visited 10.5 km walk-way on both sides of river Sabarmati between Subhash bridge to Vasna. He observed Diaphragm-wall and Retaining wall works that are completed and also watched Earth filing work in progress.
Chief Minister directed the officials to prepare a presentation on the site so that the engineering students can visit the site and get knowledge about state-of-the-art engineering techniques being used in the project. He also directed to depict glimpses of Gujarat's cultural heritage on the bridge-pillars and retaining wall.
He directed the Municipal authority to plant one tree at every 20 ft distance on both sides of the river along the riverfront.