Many public facilities are now open and other few are being built on the reclaimed land – to include sections with particular needs.
The Riverfront Market has been created to house ‘Ravivari’, the traditional flea market at a permanent site adjacent to its previous location. The market provides designated vending areas with 1,641 vendor platforms, seating areas, paved walkways, food courts, vehicular access, parking and 4 public washrooms. The public areas shall be shaded with over 800 diverse trees that have been planted.
At the Exhibition Centre , the riverfront will host trade-fair facilities to serve the business community.
The Events Ground offers venues for holding organised events of local and national importance.
The Laundry Campus provides facilities for the washing community that traditionally used the river banks for laundering.
Integrated outdoor vending areas, situated all along the length of the project, will accommodate street vendors so they too benefit from the project.
‘Ravivari’, the informal Sunday Market held under Ellis Bridge has been provided a new home near Gaekwad Haveli, right next to its previous location. It has been designed as an open air market with a functional arrangement of platforms and zones, where vendors can display and sell their goods. The tree-shaded public market will accommodate the ‘Ravivari’ on Sundays and other seasonal markets throughout the week. The market has been provided with seating areas for visitors, public washrooms, multi-functional plazas, vehicular access and parking facilities.
It has been made open to the public, following a formal inauguration by Gujarat Chief Minister- Shri Narendra Modi on 03 February 2014.
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A laundry campus has been created to provide state-of-the-art facilities for the washing community that traditionally used the river banks for laundering. The recently constructed facility on the eastern bank is spread over approximately 9400 sq.mts area, has vehicular access, parking and lighting within the site. The seven blocks on the campus have been provided with wet areas on the ground level and terraces are equipped for drying clothes. These have also been provided with water and electrical supply with meters and drainage system.
The facility has been operational following the formal inauguration by Gujarat Chief Minister- Shri Narendra Modi on February 03, 2014.
A number of public washrooms are now open to public along the River Promenade and within Riverfront Market to cater to the needs of the visitors, vendors and general public.
Riverfront has various access points from the city level to visit Lower and Upper Promenades like Staircases and Ramps at regular intervals. To make the Riverfront more accessible to all the age groups and for differently able persons, Lifts are available at regular intervals on Promenades to have seamless and easy visit for all.