The project aims at transforming Ahmedabad’s riverfront to reconnect the city with its river. By reclaiming around 202 hectares of riverbed land on both sides of the river, for a length of nearly twelve kilometres, the project replaces a largely private riverfront with a public realm that will connect an expansive network of parks and promenades for the city’s five million residents to enjoy.
One of the key features of this project is a two-level, continuous promenade at the water’s edge along each bank of the river. The lower level promenade has a minimum width of six meters. It has been built just above the water level to serve pedestrians and cyclists and to provide access to the water. The upper level river promenade is being built to host a variety of public features: few areas for commercial and retail development, leisure activities, large parks and plazas, public washrooms and retail kiosks. Together, these promenades provide Ahmedabad with a 11.5 km long pedestrian walkway in the heart of the city. Ghats punctuate the lower level promenade at planned intervals to provide access to the water for recreational and cultural activities.
Over a quarter of the reclaimed land has been designated for parks and plazas. The parks will provide much needed green open spaces that will serve the adjacent neighbourhoods as well as strengthen the city's green network. Few of the significant projects that have emerged from this objective are: