Top Ambitious Infrastructure Projects Coming up in Ahmedabad

Sujan Afi S

Ahmedabad is the most populous city of the Indian state Gujarat and also the administrative headquarter of the district Ahmedabad. According to the Census of India, 2011 data it is the fifth most populous city of India and also recognised to be one of the significant economic as well as industrial hubs of India. The city Ahmedabad is also known as ‘Manchester of India’, because of its high production of cotton (second-largest producer of cotton in India) and location of a high number of textile industries.

Now it seems important to develop the overall infrastructural status of the city Ahmedabad by observing its economic as well as administrative importance. The existing infrastructural status of the city is not satisfactory and to develop the infrastructure status of the city Ahmedabad a number of ambitious infrastructure projects are observed to be coming up in Ahmedabad.

Ambitious infrastructure projects coming up in Ahmedabad

Several ambitious infrastructure projects are coming up in Ahmedabad, such as

Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail Corridor

It is one of the top-most significant projects of Ahmedabad under which the business hub of the state Gujarat will be connected with the financial capital of India i.e. Mumbai.

This Mumbai-Ahmedabad rail line is considered to be the first high-speed rail line of India. In this route there are a total 12 rail stations in the main cities, such as – Mumbai, Thane, Virar, Boisar, Vapi, Bilimora, Surat, Bharuch, Vadodara, Anand, Ahmedabad, and Sabarmati.

High speed rail line connection with the city Mumbai is expected to positively impact the industrial as well as economic sector of Ahmedabad.

Ahmedabad Metro Rail

In present, a section of east-west corridor under phase-1 (between Vastral and Apparel Park) is only started. Rest of phase 1 and phase-2 (connecting Motera in Ahmedabad to Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar) of Ahmedabad metro rail is currently under construction. The full function of Ahmedabad metro rail project i.e. completion of phase-1 and phase-2 will significantly improve the overall transport route map of the city and reduce traffic congestion of Ahmedabad significantly.

Ahmedabad Metro Rail © DNA India

The approximate cost of phase-2 is around Rs. 5,523 crores. The length of the metro line which will be constructed under phase-2 is 28.5 km under which there are a total 20 stations. Ahmedabad metro rail project will connect all the important locations of the city like important educational institutes and prominent areas such as Gujarat National Law University, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Infocity, and Akshardham. Following the upcoming metro route of Ahmedabad the real estate sector will also receive a boost in development in the city.

Sports Complex at NID

Sports Complex © Ahmedabad Mirror

Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) trying to transform the city into sports hub of the state Gujarat and to fulfil the purpose AMC is planning to construct several sports complexes across the city. Under the project of developing sports complexes AMC received the great project of development of a huge sports complex on the Western side of the Sabarmati Riverfront, i.e. behind NID. The sports complex, when fully constructed, will be able to offer areas for various sports, including four cricket pitches, five tennis courts, and skating rings. A quite similar but relatively small sports complex is also constructed in the Eastern side of the Riverfront as well. It is expected that the construction of these sports complexes will turn the city Ahmedabad as one of the significant sports hubs of the country.

Dholera Smart City

Dholera Smart City © Makaan.com

This smart city is located around 100 km southwest of Ahmedabad and is in the under-construction stage. After completion of this project the Dholera smart city will be ranked as the biggest Greenfield Industrial City. The location of this smart city is very significant which is mainly situated in the middle of the industrial cities of Ahmedabad, Baroda, Rajkot, and Bhavnagar. After the successful completion of this project the Dholera smart city will appear bigger than Ahmedabad and will have its own self-manageable ecosystem. The full construction of this project will significantly impact the growth of the city Ahmedabad as the city Dholera is only around 100 km away from Ahmedabad.

In Summary

The state Gujarat is one of the important states in India in terms of industrial development and business activity. The city Ahmedabad is recognised as the economic as well as business hub of the state. Therefore, development of a great infrastructure project in Ahmedabad is important. The above discussion indicates that a number of Ambitious infrastructure projects are coming up in Ahmedabad and this will significantly develop the overall infrastructure of Ahmedabad.

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