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Sabarmati River Front

Sabarmati River Front


River Promenade

The key feature of this project is a two-level, continuous promenade at the water’s edge along each bank of the river. The lower-level promenade is built just above the water level to serve pedestrians and cyclists, and to provide access to the water. The upper level promenade shall host a variety of public features at the city level. Together these provide Ahmedabad with an uninterrupted, pedestrian walkway, nearly 11.5km in length, in the heart of the city.

The width of the promenade varies from 6-18m. Facilities provided at the River Promenade include:

  • Access points from the city level via staircases and ramps at regular intervals and under every bridge.
  • Lifts or Elevators to make lower-level promenade accessible for people with disabilities.
  • Ghats at key locations to enable continuation of cultural activities.
  • Boating facilities with a boating station.
  • Public washrooms at regular intervals.
  • Concrete paved flooring which can support walking, jogging and cycling.
  • Continuous seating arrangement at the river’s edge along with protective railing.
  • Evenly spaced lighting along the length of the promenade.
  • Evenly spaced tree plantation along the length of the promenade
  • Circular concrete seating around the trees and provision of dustbins at regular intervals.
  • Platforms at regular intervals for regulated and organized vending activities.
  • Security arrangements to handle entry-exit, timings and emergencies.


  • Parks & Plazas

  • The project devotes around seventy hectares, more than a quarter (26%), of the reclaimed land towards creating public spaces in the heart of the city. These open spaces range from public parks and gardens to shaded plazas and urban forests. The parks shall enhance livability in the neighbourhoods and provide the city with much needed green spaces and respite from the dense built environment. The plazas on the other hand will offer public places for social gatherings, and informal activities to take place.



The SRFD streets have been designed carefully and deliberately to serve as effective movement conduits for various users and to be an extension of the public realm.
The SRFD streets run parallel to the river on both banks and provide continuous access to the riverfront development. Access streets at key locations connect the SRFD streets to the rest of the city. 
All SRFD streets have dedicated pedestrian paths with cycle tracks, parking bays, and 6 m/20ft wide carriageways. Access lanes on one or both sides of the streets provide entries to the existing development and when required, the proposed riverfront development. The infrastructure services run below the access lanes, and the stormwater line runs below the central verge.

Sports Facilities

Amongst the many public spaces and facilities, the project also offers three significant sports facilities. These facilities have been proposed with reference to its location in the city and the surrounding context. These range from a neighbourhood level facility at Shahpur to a city-level sports hub at Paldi and a cluster of grounds near Pirana for informal sporting activities.


Many public facilities are now open and other few are being built on the reclaimed land – to include sections with particular needs. 
The Riverfront Market  has been created to house ‘Ravivari’, the traditional flea market at a permanent site adjacent to its previous location. The market provides designated vending areas with 1,641 vendor platforms, seating areas, paved walkways, food courts, vehicular access, parking and 4 public washrooms. The public areas shall be shaded with over 800 diverse trees that have been planted. 
At the Exhibition Centre , the riverfront will host trade-fair facilities to serve the business community. 
The Events Ground offers venues for holding organised events of local and national importance. 
The Laundry Campus provides facilities for the washing community that traditionally used the river banks for laundering.
Integrated outdoor vending areas, situated all along the length of the project, will accommodate street vendors so they too benefit from the project.