Leisure and fitness activities take a hit at Sabarmati Riverfront
Leisure in the heat
Anyone who heads to the riverside for a workout or just for an evening stroll, feels that while the beauty of a river flowing through this stretch is a sight to behold, know that the water is polluted is a complete shutdown. They believe that the water should be cleaned. Actor Mayur Chauhan says, “I go to the riverside quite often and it is one of my favorite places in Ahmedabad. But even if it has been well maintained elsewhere, the water should also be kept clean. Kartikeya Sarabhai, Founder and Director of CEE, said: “When the authorities want to promote water sports, at least the water has to be clean enough. If this is not resolved, I am sure that no planning to promote recreation will help. ”
The authorities’ point of view
When contacted, Jagdish Patel, Managing Director of Sabarmati Riverfront Development Corporation Limited (SRFDCL), said: “The water near the riverside does not stagnate because it keeps changing every time there is water. freshwater is discharged into the main Narmada canal for irrigation. Thus, the quality of the water and the level of pollution change each time water is released. Mukesh Kumar, vice chairman and CEO of Gujarat Maritime Board, adds: “There are a few sewage treatment plants (STP) underway near Shankar Bhawan, Shahibaug – Dafnala and Jal Vihar. All wastewater entering the Sabarmati is treated in sewage treatment plants. Even the National Directorate of River Conservation is funding this project. Once these plants are operational, no sewers will come to the riverside untreated and the water will stay clean. So while the edge of the Sabarmati River shines across the city’s skyline, the water collected for its beautification remains a matter of concern.