It has long been acknowledged that appropriate development of Ahmedabad’s riverfront and the building of adequate infrastructure can turn the Sabarmati River into a major asset for the city and significantly improve the quality of life for all sections of its citizens. The Sabarmati Riverfront has the potential to create a singular identity for the city, bring people closer to water, bring back focus to the city center, and create city level social infrastructure and recreation facilities. It was with this aim that the following developments took place.
1997- Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) sets up a Special Purpose Vehicle - Sabarmati Riverfront Development Corporation Limited (SRFDCL) to manage the construction and development of the project
1997- Environmental Planning Collaborative, under the leadership of Dr. Bimal Patel (EPC) prepares the feasibility report for the project, and subsequently, SRFDCL appoints HCP Design and Project Management Pvt. Ltd. to lead the architectural, structural and urban design aspects of the project.
The Sabarmati Riverfront Development has been envisaged as a comprehensive development of approximately 11 kilometres of length on both the banks of the Sabarmati River encompassing all its potentials as primary goals. The project approach is to bring about an overall environmental improvement, social upliftment and sustainable development along the Riverfront.