The Sabarmati Riverfront just got better as the authorities in Ahmedabad opened doors to the pedestrians-and-cyclists-only 'Atal Bridge' giving a visual treat to the people. The modern marvel was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday (Aug 27).
The iconic structure truly adds to the beauty of Ahmedabad.
The bridge, named after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, is a tribute by the local people to Atal ji.
The 300-metre long 'Atal Bridge' across the Sabarmati river is only meant for pedestrians and cyclists. The bridge is 14 metres wide in the middle.
The bridge connects the flower garden on the western end of the Sabarmati Riverfront and the upcoming arts and culture centre on the eastern end.
Atal Bridge is unique in innovation and also its design which resembles the famous kite festival.
It has been built using 2,600 metric tonnes of steel pipes while the roof is made of colourful fabric and the railing is built with glass and stainless steel.