The Sabarmati Riverfront Project was initiated by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation to develop the 11 km bank on each side of the river. VMS was commissioned for technological evaluation & Value Engineering study for this massive urban infrastructure project. A number of technologies were explored, evaluating parameters such as construction time, cost , constructability, durability, etc. A pilot project, 500m in length was executed to test the stone gabion technology. Eventually, an anchored diaphragm wall was selected as the foundation system. The R.C.C. retaining wall was used as the counterfort and cantilever. The project also involved several million cubic meter of landfill on both sides of the river. The intense analysis, feeding on VMS’s years of experience ended up saving millions of Rupees for the city.