Later today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will open the Sabarmati River pedestrian-only Atal Bridge in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The famous bridge, which is 14 meters wide and approximately 300 meters long, bears the name of the late former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Doesn't the Atal Bridge look amazing?, the PM's office commented on images it posted.
The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) also uploaded a video of the famous bridge with the following commentary: "As we open the Atal Bridge's doors, the Sabarmati Riverfront, our greatest possession, only grows better. The contemporary marvel will be electronically inaugurated by His Eminence Shri Narendra Modi Ji on Saturday, August 27, 2018."
The bridge links the future arts and culture centre on the eastern end of the riverfront with the flower garden on the western end. The bridge is built to be accessible from both the lower and higher riverfront walkways or promenades, according to a release, according to PTI. It has LED lighting and an attractive appearance.