Shri Narendra Modi visits Ahmedabad’s Sabarmati Riverfront

Published By : Admin | November 20, 2009 | 04:21 IST
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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.

Rs 702 crore works under Rs 1182 crore Sabarmati Riverfront project are undergoing presently. Of this Rs 587 crores are spent. Hudco has recently aproved Rs 350 crore loan for the project.

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The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has approved Indian Railways’ proposal for redevelopment of  3 major railway stations with an approximate total investment of nearly ₹10,000 Cr.:

a) New Delhi Railway Station;

b) Ahmedabad Railway Station; and

c) Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) Mumbai

Railway Station is an important and central place for any city. Prime Minster Sh. Narendra Modi has given importance to stations development in the transformation of Railways. Today’s Cabinet decision gives a new direction to the station development. Work on redevelopment of 199 Stations is going on. Out of these, tenders have been issued for 47 stations. Master planning and design for the remaining is underway. Work is progressing fast for 32 stations. Today, the Cabinet has sanctioned investment of Rs. 10,000 crore for 3 big stations, namely New Delhi, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT), Mumbai and Ahmedabad Railway Stations.

The standard elements of station design will be:

  1. Every station will have a spacious roof plaza (36/72/108 m) with all passenger amenities at one place along with spaces for retail, cafeterias, recreational facilities.
  2. Both sides of the city will be connected with the station, with the station building on both sides of Railway tracks.
  3. Facilities like food court, waiting lounge, playing area for children, place for local products, etc will be available.
  4. The stations located within the city will have a city center like place.
  5. To make the stations comfortable, there will be proper illumination, way finding/signages, acoustics, lifts/escalators/travelators.
  6. Master plan has been prepared for smooth movement of traffic, with adequate parking facilities.
  7. There will be integration with other modes of transportation like metro, bus etc.
  8. Green Building Techniques will be used, with solar energy, water conservation/recycling and improved tree cover.
  9. Special care will be taken to provide Divyang friendly facilities.
  10. These stations will be developed on the concept of intelligent building.
  11. There will be segregation of arrival/departures, Clutter free platforms, improved surfaces, fully covered platforms.
  12.  The stations will be safe with installation of CCTV and access control.
  13. These will be iconic station buildings.