Gujarat’s state budget for the fiscal year 2024-25 emphasizes priorities such as the poor, women’s empowerment, farmers, and youth in line with PM Modi’s vision.
The budget includes a significant allocation of Rs 100 crore to extend the riverfront project from Ahmedabad to Gandhinagar, making it the world’s longest and most scenic riverfront. The Bhupendra Patel-led government plans to commence Phase 3 of the riverfront development near GIFT City and extend the Metro route to the Ahmedabad International Airport and the interior of GIFT City.
Finance Minister Kanu Desai highlighted the historic decision to extend the riverfront from Ahmedabad to Gandhinagar, covering Phase 4 and Phase 5 development from Indira Bridge to Gandhinagar. The total length of the riverfront will reach 38.2 km, positioning it as one of the longest and most picturesque riverfronts globally.
Desai acknowledged the Sabarmati riverfront’s development as a manifestation of Narendra Modi’s visionary guidance, marking it as an iconic project in Gujarat’s urban landscape. The commencement of Phase 3, a 5 km stretch of riverfront development near GIFT City, is scheduled soon.
The budget aligns with the roadmap of Viksit Gujarat 2047 under PM Modi’s Viksit Bharat 2047 Sankalpana, reflecting a commitment to developmental priorities for the state.
The extension of the riverfront project and infrastructure improvements, such as the Metro route expansion, are integral components of Gujarat’s strategic vision for future development.