Ahmedabad News Roundup | Riverfront expansion project, Amdavadis rallying to preserve trees & more
From the Sabarmati Riverfront expansion project to the residents of Ahmedabad rallying to oppose the cutting down of rare trees to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel sculpture unveiled at Flower Show and more. Find out the latest updates of the city through this Ahmedabad News Roundup.
Sabarmati Riverfront set for major expansion
The Sabarmati Riverfront is gearing up for a significant expansion project, stretching 35 kilometers to reach the Gandhinagar Power House. The Sabarmati Riverfront Development Corporation Ltd is supervising construction on both the eastern and western sides of the river as part of the ongoing second phase of the seven-phase expansion project.
Phase 3 involves a collaboration between Sobha Realty Dubai and the state government.
Road widening project faces backlash over tree cutting
The expansion of the road from Kargil Road to Sagar Sangeet Crossroads has received approval from AMC, but it involves the removal of a total of 11 trees, including two Khijado trees that have stood for over 50 years. When the cutting process began, concerned citizens hurried to the site, protesting against the action.
Advocates for the environment from Science City Road are now mobilizing efforts to save these rare mature trees. Whether the authorities will respond to their concerns remains uncertain.
Caution urged as Gujarat records 13 active Covid cases
With 13 active Covid cases reported in Gujarat, including 7 in Ahmedabad, citizens are advised to remain vigilant. While there is no cause for panic, none of the positive patients have required hospitalization, and none are linked to the latest JN.1 variant.
Festive season begins with Christmas pre-celebrations
The city is already immersed in the festive spirit as Christmas pre-celebrations kick off at various locations. Nexus Ahmedabad has unveiled a towering 30-foot Christmas tree, hosting a range of activities, including singing and a cake-eating competition until December 25.
The mall plans to continue organizing diverse activities in the coming days to celebrate the year-end and the festive season.
Sculpture of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel unveiled at Flower Show
A remarkable sculpture of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, akin to the Statue of Unity, has been introduced at this year's flower show. Created at the expense of Rs 18 lakhs, the 6.3-meter high sculpture features legs, hands, claws, and a mouth crafted from fiber.
Executed by a team of 20, the entire pattern was sewn using green cloth, and the remaining parts of the sculpture were fashioned from plant moss sourced from hilly regions. Sardar Patel's koti-shawl is adorned with red henna, and the rest of the sculpture is covered in green henna. A complete flower bed arrangement will complement the statue.