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Prime Minister to dedicate and lay foundation stone of works worth more than ₹3400 crore in Surat

    Dedication and Foundation stone of developmental works worth ₹ 370 crore under DREAM City project

    New Biodiversity Park in Surat at a cost of ₹139 crore


    Gandhinagar, FridayThe double engine government of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi at the Centre and Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel in Gujarat is fulfilling the dreams of 6.5 crore people in the state. A large number of public welfare works are successfully implemented and completed under the leadership of Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel.

    Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will be on a two-day visit to Gujarat towards the end of September. He will visit Surat on 29th September where he will dedicate and lay foundation stone of developmental works worth ₹ 3472.54 crore.

    These developmental works include works of ₹ 672 crore for water supply, ₹ 890 crore for drainage projects, ₹ 370 crore for DREAM City, Biodiversity Park at a cost of 139 crores including other development works such as public infrastructure, heritage restoration, city bus / BRTS infrastructure, electric vehicle infrastructure as well as joint development works by the central and state government.

    Dedication of Main Gate of DREAM City and works under Phase-1

    An ambitious Diamond Research and Mercantile (DREAM) City project launched for Surat’s diamond merchants is progressing in full swing. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate Phase-1 of road infrastructure works of Dream City built at a cost of ₹ 103.40 crore. Along with this, the main entrance of Dream City built at a cost of Rs. 9.53 crore will also be inaugurated by the Prime Minister in addition to foundation stone of Phase-II.

    With a vision to meet the growing demand for commercial and residential space to complement the rapid growth of diamond trading business in Surat, the Government of Gujarat formed a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) named Diamond Research and Mercantile City Limited (DREAM City Limited). This DREAM City will act as a service provider for its stakeholders. ₹ 400 crore infrastructure projects related to phase-1 and phase-2 are currently being implemented. The main components of basic infrastructure include roads, utility ducts, street lights, water supply, sewerage network, stormwater drains etc.

    Biodiversity-park at a cost of ₹ 139 crore

    A biodiversity park will be developed in 87.50 hectares from Dr.Hedgewar Bridge to Bhimrad-Bamrolli Bridge.

    The park has a 13 km walking track. There are 85 species of flora and over 6 lakh trees and saplings will be planted in the park. It will also have a children play area. To add, it will provide local employment opportunities for house-keeping, maintenance and up-keep of the park.

    Source: Information Department, Gujarat