Ease of Living Index 2020: Here’s complete list, Bengaluru tops list, Pune 2nd, Ahmedabad ranked 3rd

Among Indian cities with a populace of in excess of 1,000,000, Bengaluru has arisen as the best city on simplicity of living boundaries among 49 million-plus cities in 2020.

The IT capital of India has pushed the previous top ranker Pune to number two, while Ahmedabad positioned the third among 111 different urban areas.

“Bengaluru emerged as the top performer in the Million+ category [in category of ‘population more than million], followed by Pune, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Surat, Navi Mumbai, Coimbatore, Vadodara, Indore, and Greater Mumbai,” a PIB press release said.

The simplicity of living is the lowest in Bareilly, Dhanbad and Srinagar.

In urban communities with a populace of not exactly 1,000,000, Shimla was positioned the most noteworthy followed by Bhubaneswar while Muzaffarpur in Bihar was had the least score, as per the Ease of Living Index 2020 arranged by the service of lodging and metropolitan undertakings.

The rankings under Ease of Living Index 2020 were declared for urban areas with a populace of over a million, and urban areas with not exactly 1,000,000 individuals. The appraisal practice was directed a year ago. Upwards of 111 urban areas took part in the activity.

“The Ease of Living Index [EoLI] is an assessment tool that evaluates the quality of life and the impact of various initiatives for urban development,” the release said.

It added: “It provides a comprehensive understanding of participating cities across India based on the quality of life, economic-ability of a city, and its sustainability and resilience. The assessment also incorporates the residents’ view on the services provided by city administration through a Citizen Perception Survey.”

List of million-plus cities ranking in 2020:

  1. Bengaluru 66.70
  2. Pune 66.27
  3. Ahmedabad 64.87
  4. Chennai 62.61
  5. Surat 61.73
  6. Navi Mumbai 61.60
  7. Coimbatore 59.72
  8. Vadodara 59.24
  9. Indore 58.58
  10. Greater Mumbai 58.23
  11. Thane 58.16
  12. Kalyan Dombivali 57.71
  13. Delhi 57.56
  14. Ludhiana 57.36
  15. Visakhapatnam 57.28
  16. Pimpri Chinchwad 57.16
  17. Solapur 56.58
  18. Raipur 56.26
  19. Bhopal 56.26
  20. Rajkot 55.94
  21. Jodhpur 55.80
  22. Madurai 55.78
  23. Jaipur 55.70
  24. Hyderabad 55.40
  25. Nagpur 55.33
  26. Lucknow 55.15
  27. Varanasi 54.67
  28. Kanpur 54.43
  29. Chandigarh 54.40
  30. Ghaziabad 54.31
  31. Gwalior 53.72
  32. Prayagraj 53.29
  33. Patna 53.26
  34. Aurangabad 52.90
  35. Agra 52.58
  36. Meerut 52.41
  37. Hubli Dharwad 51.39
  38. Nashik 51.29
  39. Vasai Virar 51.26
  40. Faridabad 51.26
  41. Vijayawada 50.35
  42. Ranchi 50.31
  43. Jabalpur 49.94
  44. Kota 49.52
  45. Amritsar 49.36
  46. Guwahati 48.52
  47. Bareilly 47.73
  48. Dhanbad 46.96
  49. Srinagar 42.95

List of cities with less than a million population in 2020:

  1. Shimla 60.90
  2. Bhubaneswar 59.85
  3. Silvassa 58.43
  4. Kakinada 56.84
  5. Salem 56.40
  6. Vellore 56.38
  7. Gandhinagar 56.25
  8. Gurugram 56.00
  9. Davanagere 55.25
  10. Tiruchirappalli 55.24
  11. Agartala 55.20
  12. Ajmer 54.89
  13. Puducherry 54.78
  14. Diu 54.64
  15. Karnal 54.48
  16. Panaji 54.44
  17. Tirunelveli 54.04
  18. Tiruppur 54.03
  19. Warangal 54.01
  20. Mangalore 53.95
  21. Thiruvananthapuram 53.93
  22. Karimnagar 53.27
  23. Tumakuru 53.06
  24. Erode 52.87
  25. Sagar 52.86
  26. Shivamogga 52.86
  27. Jammu 52.49
  28. Bihar Sharif 52.42
  29. Dehradun 52.41
  30. Bhagalpur 52.19
  31. Thanjavur 52.18
  32. Jalandhar 52.18
  33. Ujjain 52.04
  34. Jhansi 51.71
  35. Shillong 51.65
  36. Kavaratti 51.58
  37. Dharamshala 51.51
  38. Moradabad 51.43
  39. Kochi 51.41
  40. Rae Bareli 51.21
  41. Gangtok 51.18
  42. Port Blair 51.13
  43. Thoothukudi 51.12
  44. Saharanpur 50.91
  45. Amravati 50.38
  46. Tirupati 50.33
  47. Belagavi 50.28
  48. Udaipur 50.25
  49. Kohima 49.87
  50. Imphal 49.64
  51. Dahod 49.40
  52. Bilaspur 49.19
  53. Itanagar 48.96
  54. Rourkela 48.89
  55. Pasighat 48.78
  56. Dindigul 48.34
  57. Aizawl 48.16
  58. Aligarh 47.15
  59. Rampur 46.88
  60. Namchi 46.46
  61. Satna 45.60
  62. Muzaffarpur 45.53


Besides, the Ease of Living Index, the Centre has also released the final rankings of the Municipal Performance Index (MPI).

In the million-plus category, Indore topped the list, followed by Surat and Bhopal.

In the ‘less than million category’, New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) emerged as the leader, followed by Tirupati and Gandhinagar.

“The MPI examined the sectoral performance of 111 municipalities (with Delhi being assessed separately for NDMC, and the three Municipal Corporations) across five verticals which comprise of 20 sectors and 100 indicators in all totality. The five verticals under MPI are Services, Finance, Policy, Technology and Governance,” the Centre said in an official release said.

Ahmedabad pink ball Test is completely sold out, will take decision on groups in IPL in no time: Ganguly

A delighted BCCI president Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday reported that all tickets for the pink ball Day/Night Test among India and England in Ahmedabad have been “sold out”, including that a call passage of onlookers in the forthcoming IPL will likewise be taken right away.

The pink ball Test among India and England is scheduled to start at the Motera, the world’s greatest cricket arena, in Ahmedabad from February 24 and the specialists have chosen to permit 50% spectators.

“Ahmedabad is completely sold out. Happy to see normalcy back,” Ganguly told Star Sports in an interview.

“I spoke to Jay Shah and he’s very keen on these Test matches. Just for him also cricket is coming back to Ahmedabad after six-seven years because they built the new stadium,” former India captain said.

The apparatus will be the second time India have a Day/Night Test. The initially was played in Kolkata against Bangladesh in 2019.

“I have told him we have set an example with the pink-ball Test last year in Kolkata, so it cannot go beyond that and we want to see every seat and stand full. And that’s what it is, the tickets have gone, as well as for the T20s which will follow the Tests,” Ganguly said.

The second Test among India and England in Chennai denoted the arrival of onlookers for a worldwide match in India after COVID-19 flare-up constrained a total closure of brandishing action in March a year ago.

The BCCI is additionally thinking about permitting observers in the IPL, which is scheduled to start in the second seven day stretch of April.

“This year is going to be big as well because of what it is. We’ll see whether we can get the crowd back into the IPL, it’s a decision we’ll have to take very shortly. But it’s going to be another great tournament,” Ganguly said.

Discussing the IPL scaled down sale, to be hung on Thursday, Ganguly said: “It’s anything but a major sale however a ton of groups will have a ton to fill. Extraordinarily Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings will have a ton of work to do in the bartering.

The previous Indian captain added that a pink ball Test will be a lasting installation in each home arrangement.

“Absolutely. One pink-ball Test in a series is ideal. Every generation goes through changes, pink ball is one of the main changes for Test match cricket, and to keep Test match cricket alive.

“I think the packed Ahmedabad stadium next week will be another great sight for everyone.”

On the individual front, Ganguly, who went through two rounds of angioplasty a month ago, said he is feeling ‘fit and fine.’

“I’m feeling absolutely fine. Yes, there was a bit of scare but luckily it wasn’t as scary as everyone thought. I’m fit and fine and I’m back to work.”

Ahmedabad: Modernized Motera stadium prepared for action

At last, the wait is over for the devotees of cricket in the city, as the ticket reserving for the third Test coordinate among India and England at the Motera arena will begin from 11.00 am on Sunday. The fans have been standing by tensely to see a live experience at this recently constructed beautiful arena.

The rush and enthusiasm among the nearby fans to watch a global match at the world’s largest cricket stadium at Motera is massive.

The specialists have chosen to permit half observers of the arena’s ability, during the matches at this setting. Britain will play two Test coordinates here, with a pink ball Day-Night experience from February 24-28 and the fourth and last match from March 4-8. The game at Motera will be India’s subsequent pink ball Test at home as they facilitated one against Bangladesh at the Eden Garden in 2019.

After the Test arrangement, Motera will have all the five T20 internationals (March 12, 14, 16, 18 and 20). “We are honoured to be hosting this series after a hiatus and are excitedly looking forward to entertain gathering of cricket fans at the world’s largest cricket stadium at Motera, considering social distancing and safety norms.

We hope normalcy returns soon and we get to see the stadium packed with fans cheering from all the stands for their teams said Dhanraj Nathwani, VP of Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) in a proclamation.

“We at GCA thank Jay Shah, secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for allocating two Tests and five T20 international matches at this newly-built cricket stadium,” added Nathwani.

Ahmedabad metro 1st phase to be finish by August next year, 6.5 km in 2021

The metro rail officials don’t plan to work additional stretches in 2021. Development of 27 km of raised hall is at a high level stage.

The first phase of the city’s metro rail will be finished by August one year from now. This comprises of the lines from APMC to Motera Stadium and Thaltej to Vastral.

In 2021 the individuals of the city would have 6.5 km of metro line practical, from Vastral to Apparel Park, as indicated by the state’s Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. 40 km would be finished by August 2020, as indicated by a report in the Times of India. They don’t plan to work additional stretches in 2021.

Burrowing work for the underground area between Apparel Park and Shahpur has been done and the lying of tracks and the flagging framework is in progress, as per the authority. Development of 27 km of the raised passage is at a high level stage.

The GMRC has in Phase II chose to leave out direct availability to the air terminal that was arranged before, as per the authorities. The 28 km second stage, work on which began on January 18, interfacing Gandhinagar and the city, would be finished by 2024.

The length of the primary hall of the subsequent stage is 22.8 km from Motera Stadium to Mahatma Mandir, as indicated by authorities. This passage is a raised hall with 20 raised metro stations with exchanges at Koteshwar Road. It would have future arrangements to associate the metro with the air terminal.

The corridor would interface Koba, Infocity, the New and Old Sachivalayas, Akshardham and Mahatma Mandir. The length of second hallway is 5.4 km, from GNLU to GIFT City, with two raised stations, with a trade office at GNLU and a scaffold over the Sabarmati River, as indicated by authorities.

Along this stretch no land would need to be procured as the undertaking has been planned such that it ignores government land, officials said.

Uttarayan: Union Home Minister Amit Shah offers prayers at Jagannath temple in Ahmedabad

Union Home Minister Amit Shahon Thursday commended the Uttarayan celebration in Ahmedabad ina serene way considering the COVID-19 pandemic situation.Shah, who is on a visit to his old neighborhood on theoccasion of the celebration, offered supplications at the JagannathTemple here with his relatives to stamp the day.He performed aarti and furthermore venerated a cow and anelephant at the sanctuary according to the tradition.Tight security plans were made at the templeahead of his visit.On the propitious event of Uttarayan, offeredprayers at the well known Shri Jagannath Temple in Ahmedabadtoday.

Union Home Minister Amit Shahon Thursday praised the Uttarayan celebration in Ahmedabad ina serene way taking into account the COVID-19 pandemic circumstance.

Shah, who is on a visit to his old neighborhood on theoccasion of the celebration, offered petitions at the JagannathTemple here with his relatives to check the day.

He performed ‘aarti’ and furthermore adored a cow and anelephant at the sanctuary according to the custom.

Tight security courses of action were made at the templeahead of his visit.

”On the auspicious occasion of Uttarayan, offeredprayers at the famous Shri Jagannath Temple in Ahmedabadtoday. May Lord Jagannath extend his blessings to all. JaiJagannath!” Shah tweeted in Hindi.

Dissimilar to the past when Shah used to visit the residenceof one of the neighborhood BJP pioneers to fly kites alongside hissupporters, the Union priest commended the celebration thistime just with his relatives.

The Gujarat government has prohibited flying kites in opengrounds or public territories.

The public authority has additionally precluded amplifiers andsound speaker frameworks, and permitted just relatives andresidents of lodging social orders on porches to keep away from largegatherings.

Individuals across the state kept the festivals simplein perspective on the limitations.

In numerous spots, individuals flew packs on the patios oftheir houses in little gatherings and didn’t play uproarious music.

Long lines were seen at certain spots outside shopsselling customary treats like ‘Undhiyu’, however peoplefollowed the social separating standards.

The state police kept an exacting vigil to guarantee peoplefollow the public authority’s rules.

To forestall enormous social occasions, the police utilized dronecameras and optics to watch out for the porches ofhigh-rises and open grounds.

Watching was likewise heightened in some sensitiveareas of Ahmedabad,a police official said.

Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli welcome baby girl : Virushka become parents

The year has started a bright note for Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli as they grasped parenthood. The superstar couple on Monday took to web-based media to declare the introduction of their first kid.

In a web-based media post, Kohli composed that he and his entertainer spouse were honored with a child young lady.

In his post, the 32-year-old Team India captain expressed gratitude toward all the well-wishers and affirmed that the child and mother are solid. “We are feeling blessed to start this new chapter of our lives,” he wrote.

He likewise asked the fans to regard their protection.

What’s more, before long, wishes poured in for the prominent infant. Sports stars like badminton player Saina Nehwal and English global cricketer Alexandra Hartley, and Bookworm originator Manish Sharma were one of the initial not many characters to wish the unseasoned parents.

A year ago in December, Captain Kohli had decided to take paternity leave and fly back to India from Australia where Team India were playing. The 32-year-old cricketer had left after the group endured an embarrassing misfortune on account of the hosts in Adelaide. Ajinkya Rahane had been depended to fill from Kohli’s perspective, and under his captaincy India won the second Test at Melbourne.

At the point when Kohli had reported on August 27 a year ago that there was another part joining the family, Twitterati ..

The force couple likewise highlighted among the Top 25 Global Instagram Influencers in elite, which positions 1000 top Instagram accounts by the nature of the crowd and the bona fide commitment that they can head to make mindfulness, delivered toward the finish of a year ago.

The couple had got hitched at a wide open retreat in the Italian town of Tuscany in December 2017.

Ahmedabad municipality releases state university hostel serving in as coronavirus centre

The civic body has given back a Gujarat University hostel, the biggest Covid care office that was procured as Covid centre. It was involved since April 11.

The choice came one day after Gujarat government declared resuming of schools and universities from January 11. Since there were no patients, it isn’t legitimate to keep the inn building obstructed as Covid care focus.

Mukesh Kumar, city Municipal Commissioner revealed to The Indian Express, “The structure has been given back to the Gujarat University.”

In the event that cases go up once more, the authorities would secure it short-term, Kumar said. The Samras office filled in as a middle for asymptomatic patients and has had in excess of 5,050 patients till now. It was one of the greatest Covid care offices in the city that was involved when cases topped in 2020.

On December 27, the last patient was released. Himanshu Pandya, GU Vice-chancellor stated, “We will welcome the students with a welcome kit, comprising sanitiser, face masks, writing pad and pen on the first day. We want to encourage students to be a part of formal education or on-campus classes.”

The university has requested all its associated universities and offices to give an arrangement on how the restart would be executed after all the wellbeing precautionary measures and Covid rules. These are 4,000-5,000 understudies for which the universities need to plan, Pandya said.

The civic body has delivered Tapi, the EWS Housing Society complex in East Zone’s Nikol district with a limit of 500 beds and a Railway place at Sabarmati station with a limit of 218. The city recorded 133 cases yesterday. Of the around 8,000 beds accessible in the city, 606 are involved or over 92% beds are unfilled, as indicated by the information shared by Principal wellbeing secretary Jayanti Ravi.

The inhabitance of genuine patients in the city body-obtained private hospitals has tumbled to 15%.

Health Benefits of Cucumber : Reasons why you ought to eat cucumbers every day

Would you be able to abandon having cucumbers in your diet?

A much-cherished plate of mixed greens fixing, cucumbers, or the humble kheera as it is prominently known in India is one of the most extravagant hydrating organic products accessible to us. It likewise has a great deal of supplements which uphold your wellbeing and avert poisons.

Since they are so natural to add to your eating routine (because of their yummy, invigorating flavor), nearly everyone appreciates having them any season.

While the greater part of us are familiar with simply having cucumbers cuts before our suppers as a plate of mixed greens, the medical advantages of cucumber exceed its unassuming roots!

From weight reduction, better heart wellbeing and relieving hurts, torments and swellings, there is a valid justification why cucumbers are an extraordinary decision to have routinely.

Here are probably the best medical advantages of having cucumbers every day:

Keeps the body hydrated

Hydration is vital to keeping up crucial body capacities. While it is critical to devour 8-10 glasses of water and different liquids daily, cucumbers are an incredible natural product which can top off on your hydration needs.

Cucumbers contain upto 96% water content, which can keep you hydrated and address day by day issues. Getting enough water through leafy foods guarantees that cells get appropriate sustenance, you fend off weariness and stay empowered as the day progressed. Subsequently, cucumbers make for a decent nibbling choice also.

Helps weight reduction

Indeed! Cucumbers are truly outstanding and the most effortless weight reduction helping alternative accessible normally. Truth be told, numerous specialists view it as an absolute necessity have organic product when an individual is attempting to shed pounds.

In addition to the fact that cucumbers are simple and light on the stomach, yet they likewise contain great fiber and water content, and is a magnificent low-calorie food alternative to have.

The green natural product likewise contains hints of other basic nutrients and minerals expected to shed off overabundance fat-protein (2 grams), carbs (11 grams), Vitamin K (62% RDI), magnesium and potassium too. Not simply that, it contains zero fat!

Many will likewise be intrigued to realize that there is a cucumber diet which vows to accelerate fat consuming and shed upto 5 kilos in seven days’ time! That is the way advantageous cucumbers can be on the off chance that you have them in abundance!

Relieves aches and joint pain

In the event that you habitually experience the ill effects of joint hurts, torments and muscle irritation, ensure your eating regimen contains a ton of cucumbers and other green servings of mixed greens.

Cucumbers, not only useful for skin wellbeing additionally advance more grounded bones and muscles. They likewise function as a decent recuperating specialist in instances of a throbbing painfulness. Truth be told, many individuals accept cucumbers to be a characteristic solution for mitigate constant agony and manifestations related with joint pain. Certain investigations recommend that cucumbers, with their ‘cooling impact’, can forestall and control the fiery reaction in the body and produce great proteins which reduce torment.

It’s probably the best food to remember for your eating regimen as you begin maturing.

Useful for your gums

Keeping up great dental wellbeing is vital to fending off unexpected problems. Cucumber, one such organic product can help direct the corrosive equilibrium in your mouth, keep up pH balance, which eventually assists the body with forestalling and recuperate little cuts and wounds in lesser time. Consistently biting on cucumbers can likewise assist cut with bringing down the danger of creating gum infections and dental diseases.

Here’s another advantage you probably won’t know! Some case that eating leafy foods like cucumbers, celery, carrots can go about as brightening specialists for your teeth and clear out plaque and poison develop.

Builds tissues and promotes blood flow

Cucumbers are wealthy in cancer prevention agents, which are so useful for your body and advantage essential working. High cell reinforcements present in natural products like cucumbers can help manage blood stream, manage free revolutionaries and even assistance recover tissue development in the body. That is the way incredible it tends to be!

Cucumbers have additionally been discovered to be intense in cell reinforcements like flavonoids and tannins which work in forestalling the development of free revolutionaries and lower the danger of creating ongoing illnesses and diseases.

Assists flush out toxins

Having cucumbers routinely can control your washroom propensities. Furthermore, it makes it simpler for the body to flush out terrible germs and poisons which may meddle with solid absorption.

In addition to the fact that cucumbers take care of lack of hydration, which is a central point for terrible solid discharges, it additionally contains a ton of fiber that can expand your recurrence of defecations, advance the development of good gut microbes too.

Magnesium and potassium levels in the organic product likewise help take out issues like water maintenance, swelling and gut sicknesses.

Controls cholesterol level

Another motivation to have cucumbers routinely is that they contain a sound degree of gelatin, which is a kind of normally happening solvent fiber that helps decline the degrees of blood cholesterol, takes out poisons and keep the heart-solid. Specialists additionally accept that cucumbers can likewise tame down cholesterol, fatty oil levels and even, to a point, control glucose erupt. Eating more cucumbers can likewise manage levels of ROC and ROS (cell-harming substances made when an individual has high glucose levels).

What are the most ideal approaches to have cucumbers? Are there any side-effects?

Exceptionally simple to add to your dietplan, cucumbers can be had in a wide range of ways and matched up with various choices to improve their medical advantages.

Aside from normal plates of mixed greens, cucumbers can be added to smoothies and shakes. They are prevalently had as detox drinks. Matured pickles, superb for your body are additionally made out of cucumbers.

Since they are a low-calorie elective, numerous likewise give a shot eating alternatives like cucumber crisps, chips, chomps with hummus, frozen yogurt and even soups!

Notwithstanding, simply be mindful so as to not have a lot of it later in the day or at evening time. Since they contain a ton of water, it can actuate swelling and disturb your rest. In the event that you have a delicate stomach, be wary as having a great deal of cucumbers can disturb your gut, causing heartburn.

Having it in a directed amount, with different products of the soil is the most ideal approach to keep a sound eating regimen.

Gujarat turns out to be second state to set up street security authority

Very nearly three years after the Gujarat Road Safety Authority (GujROSA) Act, 2018, was passed in the state gathering, the authority was comprised in the last 50% of December 2020, with the arrangement of chief board individuals. L P Padalia, a resigned IAS official of the Gujarat unit, has been designated as its first head.

Specialists said that after Kerala, Gujarat turned into the second state in India to set up the position that will fill in as an extension between different arms of the public authority. The essential command of the body is to guarantee the 4Es of street wellbeing: Engineering, Enforcement, Education, Environment and Emergency Services.

Padalia said that the authority is focused on diminishing street auto collisions and fatalities in the state through aggregate endeavors.

As per the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) information, Gujarat in 2019 had recorded the passings of 7,428 people in 16,503 mishaps, though 15,976 people were accounted for harmed. The analysis over the authority reaction had frequently highlighted the way that the divisions — going from streets and structures to police — think in storehouses with regards to issues identified with streets. The staying point was locale and authority over different pieces of the streets.

“But with the authority in place, we are hopeful that there will be better coordination and cohesive planning in both the urban areas with high traffic density and on the highways where the fatalities are more,” said a member who did not wish to be named. “Citizens can also approach district-level committees or the authority directly about their issues.”

Amit Khatri, who is important for the leader council, said that with individuals from practically all conceivable stakeholding segments in the body, it will be simpler currently to comprehend the issues of street security. Actualizing a uniform approach will likewise be encouraged, Khatri said.

Gujarat: Sabarmati Ashram reopens for visitors following 9 months

The notable Sabarmati Ashram here has returned its entryways for guests, in the wake of staying shut for more than nine months due to the Covid flare-up, an ashram official said on Tuesday. With social removing and other Covid-19 conventions set up, the premises has been opened for people in general from Monday, the ashram’s chief, Atul Pandya, said.

Before the episode of Covid-19, the ashram, a previous home of Mahatma Gandhi and a memorable focus connected to India’s Independence development, used to get an enormous number of guests consistently. It is overseen by the Sabarmati Ashram Preservation and Memorial Trust.

“The ashram was shut for visitors since March 20 last year following the coronavirus outbreak. From Monday, we have once again opened the premises for visitors,” Pandya said.

“People can visit the ashram between 10am and 5pm. We have deployed our staff to guide them to maintain social distancing,” he said.

Sanitiser containers have been put at 18 better places in the premises for the guests, the authority said.

As of now, the exhibition hall and ‘Hriday Kunj’, the house inside the ashram where Mahatma Gandhi and his significant other had once lived, have been opened for general society, while the book shop, khadi shop and charkha display in the premises will stay shut, he said.

“People will touch things at these shops and the charkha gallery, which is not advisable in the present situation. Thus, we have restricted the entry of visitors at these places. We are putting in place all possible measures to stop the spread of the virus,” Pandya said.

The ashram, where the dad of the country dwelled somewhere in the range of 1917 and 1930, was a significant vacation destination, both with homegrown and unfamiliar voyagers, before the flare-up of Covid-19.

On a normal, around 2,000 individuals used to visit this authentic spot each day, Pandya stated, adding that the footfalls are currently going to be substantially less in the wake of the pandemic.