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Reduce font size. Increase font size. Set in the heart of the city, Kankaria Lakefront Development project is a comprehensive plan to turn the city landmark lake into a memorable urban space. Its main objective is to create an efficient, durable infrastructure that will foster new uses in addition to supporting current day activities.
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The Many Colours Of Development
There is an artificial lake in southeast Ahmedabad originally called the Hauj-e-Qutb after Sultan Qutubuddin, grandson of Ahmed Shah, the founder of Ahmedabad, who built it in , but now better known as the Kankaria lake. Kankaria, for instance, a vast polygon with a circumference of 2. The elaborate sluice system has buttresses and a channel with perforated stone screens. As the city expanded, the lake, once remote, came to be at the heart of the working class district. A gymnasium and a zoo came up in the vicinity.
The historic Kankaria Lake has been a part of Ahmedabad since its foundation was laid by its then ruler Ahmed Shah in Initiated by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, the primary objective of the Kankaria Lakefront Development was to transform this city-scale public space with efficient and robust infrastructure. The strategies to implement this transfromation included creating complete pedestrian zones encircling the lake's edge, developing an outer ring road by strengthening the existing road network, creating approximately 6 km of access streets as well as new access points to the lakefront, enhancing recreational potential by improving public facilities, preserving historic buildings and encouraging overall development within the precinct. The design of the promenade includes 2 km-long uninterrupted pedestrian zone along the edge of the lake lined by street furniture. Amongst the various recreational activities provided, the mini train circling around the lake is the most popular.
Kankaria Lakefront Development