More than 143 people were killed as a bridge collapsed in Morbi on Sunday, and around 190 others are being treated. Recently, there is a stir in the entire country, including Gujarat, regarding the accident of The Morbi Hanging Bridge. In view of this incident, an immediate decision has been taken to reduce the number of visitors to Atal Bridge.
At present, the capacity of the bridge is more than 12,000 according to the technical capacity. However, as a precautionary measure, the Sabarmati Riverfront Development has decided to allow a maximum of 3,000 visitors every hour from now on.
On the other hand, on the Atal Bridge built at a cost of Rs 74 crore in Ahmedabad, the number of visitors has also been reduced due to doubts about sabarmati riverfront development.
‘Atal Bridge” on Sabarmati river built by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation and named after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee”. This iconic bridge, having an eye-catching design and LED lighting, is nearly 300 meters long and 14 meters wide in the middle and connects the flower garden on the western-end of the riverfront and the upcoming arts and culture centre on the eastern-end.
It was constructed using 2,600 metric tonnes of steel pipes, while the roof is covered with colourful fabric and the railing is made of vibrantly coloured glassware and stainless steel, making it aesthetically beautiful. On the western end, there is a magnificent flower garden, and on the eastern end, there will be an art and culture centre.