PM Narendra Modi will launch the iconic ‘Atal Bridge’ on the Sabarmati river in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad city on Saturday.
PM Modi will enter on his two-day tour to Gujarat on Saturday. On the first day of his trip, PM Modi will lecture at the ‘Khadi Utsav’ programme to performed on Sabarmati Riverfront in the evening, as per a state government release.
“From the same location, the prime minister will establish the foot over bridge, built by the Amdavad Municipal Corporation and named after previous Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee,” it said.
A day before the launch, PM Modi took to Twitter and shared pictures of the bridge. “Doesn’t the Atal Bridge look eye-catching!” he wrote.
“An excellent landmark of the Sabarmati Riverfront!” he said in another tweet while sharing a video of the bridge.
Here are the main things to know about ‘Atal Bridge’:
> The pedestrian-only ‘Atal Bridge’ is a foot-over bridge (FOB) on the Sabarmati river, erected between Ellis Bridge and Sardar Bridge.
> This famous bridge, with an spectacular design and LED lighting, is nearly 300 meters long and 14 meters wide in the middle.
> The bridge has erected using 2,600 metric tonnes of steel pipes.
> The roof of the bridge built of colourful fabric and the railing has built with glass and stainless steel.
> The FOB joins the flower garden on the western-end of the riverfront and the upcoming arts and culture centre on the eastern-end.
> Apart from walkers, cyclists can also use this bridge to cross the river while avoiding traffic.
> It will allow people to see the riverfront from the middle of the waterbody.
> The bridge fabricated in such a way that people can approach it from both lower and upper walkways, or promenades of the riverfront.
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