CM dedicates walkway & rides at Sabarmati Riverfront to the people

Published By : Admin | December 5, 2012 | 15:56 IST
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On the evening of 15th August 2012, Shri Narendra Modi dedicated a walkway and water rides to the people. At the occasion, Shri Modi said, “the walkway is dedicated to India, because it is the first such project initiated in entire India.”

Shri Modi appealed the citizens to maintain cleanliness and use the new location in disciplined manner. He gave example of Kankaria lakefront where following his appeal, in last five years, not a single public facility has faced damage. Shri Modi asked people to keep Sabarmati river front more clean than own house.

The Sabarmati Riverfront project is a development project that is very close to the heart of Shri Narendra Modi.  The latest expansions along the Riverfront are one of the dreams come true of Shri Modi, achieved after a decade of hard work and innovation. The Sabarmati Riverfront has won numerous awards and was recently declared among the ‘100 Most Innovative Projects in the World’ by KPMG.

This breathtaking view will be yours to see! Come see the fun and frolic at the banks of river Sabarmati, it’s one of the many great things to do in Gujarat!

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Here is some more news that will bring cheer to the faces of people of Ahmedabad!

On Wednesday, 15th August 2012 Chief Minister Shri Narendra Modi will dedicate to the people a walk way and rides at the Sabarmati Riverfront.

The walkway is 7km long on the western side and 6 km long on the eastern side.

The AMC has planned to launch ferry service between Vadaj Dadhichi Rushi over bridge to Vasna river bridge. A dream run will be held for runners on the riverfront walkway between Vallabh Sadan and Vasna Barrage and back. The AMC has hosted a grand musical event as well.

Giving a major impetus to tourism in Ahmedabad and particularly the Sabarmati River Front Project, 25 rides will be launched on 15th August at the auspicious hands of Shri Narendra Modi.

In the near future, an amphibious bus service that can be operated on land as well as water will be operational.

The Sabarmati River is the lifeline of Ahmedabad and has always been central to the identity of this booming city. Till a decade ago, however the Sabarmati River running through Ahmedabad resembled a stretch barren land where children played cricket and circuses were occasionally held.

The vision to re-develop the Sabarmati riverfront assumed importance ever since Shri Narendra Modi assumed office in 2001. Today, the Sabarmati Riverfront has become an important cultural landmark on the map of Ahmedabad. From shops, informal markets to hosting International Kite Festivals, its all happening on the banks of the Sabarmati!

Just a few months ago when KPMG declared the Sabarmati Riverfront Project in the list of ‘100 Most Innovative Projects’. KPMG hailed it as a project towards urban regeneration and environmental improvement, which will transform the river as a focal point of leisure and recreation. 

In addition the Sabarmati Riverfront has won several prestigious awards including the HUDCO National Award for innovative infrastructure development, the Prime Minister’s Award for the best concept and design of a public project and a National Safety Council of India, Safety Award (Prashansa Patra) in 2006. 

Now, with the coming of the walkways and rides, you are further assured of a wonderful treat the next time you decide to venture onto the banks of the Sabarmati…

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Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and the Prime Minister of Mauritius, Mr. Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, today jointly inaugurated the Social Housing Units Project in Mauritius. This project has been implemented as part of the vibrant development partnership between India and Mauritius.  On this occasion, the two Prime Ministers also took part in a virtual foundation stone laying ceremony for two other projects – construction of a state-of-the-art Civil Service College and a 8 MW Solar PV Farm– also undertaken as part of India’s development support. The event was held via video-conference.  The event in Mauritius was held in the Mauritian PMO premises in presence of dignitaries including Cabinet Ministers and senior officials of the Government of Mauritius.

Speaking at the occasion, Prime Minister Modi highlighted the vision powering India’s development assistance – defined by the needs and priorities of our friends and respectful of sovereignty, and at the same time enhancing the well-being of the people and bolstering the capacities of the country. Prime Minister acknowledged the importance of Civil Service College project in nation building and offered to share learnings of Mission Karmayogi. Prime Minister recalled the One Sun One World One Grid (OSOWOG) initiative that he put forth at the First Assembly of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) in October 2018 and said that the 8 MW Solar PV Farm project will help mitigate the climate challenges that Mauritius faces through avoidance of 13,000 tons of CO2 emissions.

In his remarks, Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth thanked India for wide ranging assistance including financial assistance to Mauritius. He noted that under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi the relations between India and Mauritius have attained newer heights.

The Government of India in May 2016 had extended a grant of US$ 353 mn to the Government of Mauritius as Special Economic Package (SEP) to execute five priority projects identified by Government of Mauritius, among others.  These were: the Metro Express Project, Supreme Court Building, New ENT Hospital, Supply of Digital Tablets to Primary School Children, and the Social Housing Project.  With the inauguration of the Social Housing Project today, all the high profile projects under the SEP have been implemented.

The Civil Service College project, located in Reduit, is being financed through a grant support of US$ 4.74 million, under an MoU signed in 2017 during the visit of Prime Minister of Mauritius Pravind Jugnauth to India. Once constructed, this will provide a fully equipped and functional facility for the civil servants of Mauritius to undertake various training and skill development programme.  It will further strengthen institutional linkages with India.

The 8 MW Solar PV Farm project involves the installation of 25,000 PV cells to generate approximately 14 GWh of green energy annually, to electrify approximately 10,000 Mauritian households with an estimated avoidance of 13,000 tons of CO2 emissions every year, helping Mauritius mitigate the effects of climate change.

Today’s ceremony included exchange of two key bilateral agreements: Agreement for the extension of USD 190 million Line of Credit from the Government of India to the Government of Mauritius for the Metro Express and other infrastructure projects and MoU on the Implementation of Small Development Projects.

Despite the challenges posed by Covid-19, India-Mauritius Development Partnership projects have progressed rapidly. In 2019, Prime Minister Modi and the Prime Minister Jugnauth had jointly inaugurated the Metro Express project and the New ENT Hospital in Mauritius in virtual mode. Likewise, in July 2020, the new Supreme Court Building of Mauritius was also inaugurated virtually by the two Prime Ministers.

India and Mauritius share close ties anchored in our common history, ancestry, culture and language. This is reflected in the privileged development partnership between our two countries, with Mauritius being a key development partner for India in the Indian Ocean Region. Today’s event, in line with the spirit of ‘Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas, Sabka Prayas’, marks yet another milestone in this successful, time-tested partnership.

 

 

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