Once a dry river, Sabarmati may now garner Rs 6,000 cr for hotels, malls

Resettlement of 12,000 families living on banks of Sabarmati Riverfront cost AMC about Rs 1,200 cr

Sabarmati River, Ahmedabad
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An aerial view of the Sabarmati River, which flows through Ahmedabad. Photo: Yasin D

Vinay Umarji Ahmedabad
The banks of the Sabarmati, which flows through the city, will soon boast of a skyline of hotels, malls and corporate offices.

A little over a decade ago, the Sabarmati was nothing but a parched riverbed, with puddles of industrial effluents and sewage. It was a hotbed of water-borne diseases, with slums mushrooming along the banks.

With the Gujarat Cabinet approving volumetric building by-laws and auction for plots as part of the Sabarmati Riverfront Development project, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) expects Rs 6,000 crore from sales.

First Published: May 18 2017 | 01:51 AM IST

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