to withdraw the proposal of demolishing the Ellis Bridge
  • Petitioning Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation

This petition will be delivered to:

Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation

to withdraw the proposal of demolishing the Ellis Bridge

    1. Petition by

      INTACH-Gujarat

AMC has decided to demolish the historic Ellisbridge in favour of a new Concrete Bridge while only retaining the arches of the old bridge. We, the citizens of Ahmedabad, believe that Ellisbridge is integral to the identity and heritage of our city. We urge the Municipal Corporation to accept our request to retain the older Ellisbridge "as it is" without demolition.

It is believed that Gandhiji announced his intention of undertaking the Dandi March from the Ellisbridge. This bridge is also the first bridge to be built across the river Sabarmati and is important to the city while it attempts to achieve "World Heritage City" tag from UNESCO.

Ellisbridge can be a vibrant public space. It can be a place for “Ravivari” or other such ephemeral activities, if properly managed. It can also be a place on the river where people of different age groups find space to vent their creative & artistic talents. Ellisbridge, with its historical association, makes an ideal space for such activities to take place and to say the least, it will be a unique experience which no other city offers.

We urge the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation to withdraw the proposal of demolishing the bridge and preserve it for future generations of Ahmedabad to understand their history and heritage. We would be happy to have a joint meeting with AMC to discuss options for Ellisbridge conservation and reuse.

To:
Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation
to urge the AMC to withdraw the proposal of demolishing the Ellis Bridge

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Ashwin Karjatkar SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE
      • 8 months ago

      History is what has made us. We need to value that to move ahead. In today's age why not make it a pedestrian bridge connecting the two sides. A fitting reuse in line with the first idea of starting the Dandi march!!!

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    • Himanshu Poptani RAIPUR, INDIA
      • 8 months ago

      :)

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    • Parth Soni INDIA
      • 10 months ago

      Ellisbridge is part of important history of the city, identity of Ahmedabad, great engineering work. WE CAN'T LET THEM DEMOLISH. Why can't they just make another bridge there is such demand...?

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    • Kavita Doshi INDIA
      • 11 months ago

      It's a heritage bridge, a marvel...an identity to the city.

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    • Ajay Gandhi INDIA
      • 11 months ago

      It is a beautiful bridge.heritage value the monument.

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