Atal bridge, PM Narendra Modi calls it spectacular
Today in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad city, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will open the pedestrian-only “Atal Bridge” over the Sabarmati River. The foot-over bridge, which was built by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation and is named after the former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, will be officially opened by the PM, according to a state government release. This famous bridge connects the flower garden on the western end of the riverfront to the upcoming arts and culture centre on the eastern end. It is nearly 300 metres long and 14 metres wide in the middle and has an eye-catching design and LED lighting.
When posting the images to Twitter, Prime Minister Narendra Modi remarked, “Doesn’t the Atal Bridge look spectacular!”
In addition, the Prime Minister will lay the cornerstone for a number of construction projects, address Khadi Utsav at the Sabarmati Riverfront in Ahmedabad, and dedicate the 470-acre Smriti Van Memorial in Bhuj. Gujarat will be visited by PM Modi on August 27 and 28.
According to a formal announcement made by the Prime Minister’s Office, PM Modi will also speak at a celebration in Gandhinagar on August 28 honouring Suzuki’s 40 years in India (PMO).
The Prime Minister will speak at Ahmedabad’s Sabarmati Riverfront during Khadi Utsav. On August 28 at around ten in the morning, he will dedicate the Smriti Van Memorial in Bhuj. The Prime Minister will then lay the cornerstone and officially launch a number of development projects in Bhuj at around noon.
The prime minister has consistently worked to promote Khadi by raising consumer awareness of its goods and encouraging young people to use it. The Prime Minister’s efforts have led to a four-fold increase in Khadi sales in India since 2014, while an enormous eight-fold increase in Khadi sales has been recorded in Gujarat.
An exhibition showcasing the “Evolution of Charkhas” through the display of 22 Charkhas from various generations used since the 1920s will also be organised during the event.
In addition, a live demonstration of Ponduru Khadi production will be presented. The Prime Minister will also dedicate a foot-over bridge at Sabarmati and the new offices of the Gujarat Rajya Khadi Gramodyog Board.
PM Modi will officially launch the groundbreaking Smriti Van Memorial in Bhuj. In an area of roughly 470 acres, this memorial was constructed to honour the community’s spirit of resiliency in the wake of the earthquake that claimed the lives of 13,000 people in Bhuj, India, in 2001. The names of those who perished in the earthquake are listed on it.
Additionally, PM Modi will dedicate and officially launch several $4,400 billion projects in Bhuj, including the Sardar Sarovar Project’s Kachchh Branch Canal. The Canal stretches for about 357 kilometres overall. It would assist in providing drinking water in all 948 villages and 10 towns of the Katch district as well as irrigation facilities in Kachchh.
The Bhuj-Bhimasar Road is one of many over Rs. 1500 crore projects on which the Prime Minister will also lay the cornerstone. Modi will speak at a ceremony in Gandhinagar honouring Suzuki’s 40 years in India. The event is being held at the Mahatma Mandir.