Out of it, he dedicated developmental works worth Rs. 92 crores and performed bhoomipoojan of works worth Rs. 986 crores. The works include housing projects, water project, urban health centre, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, garden development, beautification, etc.
During the online event, the CM said, “The state government has dedicated and performed bhoomipoojan of various developmental works worth Rs. 17 thousand crores during the pandemic. Out of this, works worth Rs. 2,857 crores have been started in Ahmedabad alone. These figures are a testament of the state's resilience amidst the pandemic.”
He also claimed that Ahmedabad's urban infrastructure and public welfare facilities have augmented to a large extent in the last 25 years. This includes roads, sewage lines, light, water, sport complexes, riverfront, reuse of treated water, solid waste management, etc. “A large number of people, especially senior citizens, prefer to settle down in Ahmedabad owing to its ‘Ease of Living' standards,” he asserted.
The state government is dedicated to undertake numerous public welfare works across Gujarat.
The CM urged the development bodies to give topmost priority to slum redevelopment, reuse of treated water, pollution control, traffic management, etc. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's dream project, the Sabarmati Riverfront, has given a new identity to Ahmedabad and the tag of World Heritage City has given it a global identity.
The Chief Minister also had telephonic conversations with two beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana who expressed their happiness and talked to him about the transformation in their lives after availing houses under the said scheme.
Revenue Minister Kaushik Patel, MOS for Home Department Pradeepsinh Jadeja, Mayor Bijal Patel, and Commissioner Mukesh Kumar also marked their presence at the event.