Published on: August 30, 2022

‘Atal Bridge’

‘Atal Bridge’

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the pedestrian-only ‘Atal Bridge” on Sabarmati river in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad city


  • This iconic bridge, having an eye-catching design and LED lighting, is nearly 300 meters long and 14 meters wide in the middle
  • connects the flower garden on the western-end of the riverfront and the upcoming arts and culture centre on the eastern-end.
  • The bridge is designed in such a way that people can approach it from both lower and upper walkways or promenades of the riverfront,
  • It has been built using 2,600 metric tonnes of steel pipes,
  • the roof is made up of colourful fabric, and the railing has been built with glass and stainless steel.