In Gujarat cities; Metro rail in Surat, Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar : Boost for mass travel

Public transport in Ahmedabad and Surat, Gujarat’s two significant business communities, got a truly necessary lift when work got in progress for the Surat Metro rail and the second period of the Ahmedabad Metro rail project a month ago. Being created as a component of an incorporated transportation framework, the two undertakings are relied upon to be finished before the finish of 2024.

The Gujarat Metro Rail Corporation Limited (GMRC), a 50:50 specific reason vehicle (SPV) of the Union and state governments, is the actualizing organization for the Rs 30,000-crore projects being executed in Gujarat’s business capital Ahmedabad and jewel city Surat.

“The Metro projects in Ahmedabad and Surat will not only boost their economies, but also bring about a qualitative change in the way people commute within the cities. These projects would also enhance the floating population in the two cities, which contributes immensely in the overall development of the state,” says Manojkumar Das, additional chief secretary to the Gujarat chief minister.

The 28.3-km Phase-II of the Ahmedabad Metro venture would interface the more up to date regions of the city just as parts of Gujarat’s regulatory capital Gandhinagar. It includes two passages: Corridor-1, totally raised, would stretch out from Motera Stadium to Mahatma Mandir (22.8 km) while Corridor-2 (5.4 km) would run from Gujarat National Law University (GNLU) to Gujarat International Finance-Tec City (GIFT City).

Work on the 40-km-long Phase-I of the Ahmedabad Metro project, which covers significant pieces of the old city, is going all out and it is required to be operational before the finish of 2022, says S Rathore, MD, GMRC. A 6.5-km stretch associating Vastral station to Apparel Park in the eastern piece of the city has been operational since March 2019. Stage I contains two passages: the north-south passageway runs from APMC to Motera (18.87 km) while the east-west hall stretches out from Vastral station in the east to Thaltej in western Ahmedabad (21.16 km).

Taken together, the two periods of the Ahmedabad Metro task would profit a populace of 62.6 lakh of the Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar agglomeration.

While the general expense of the two-stage (69 km) Ahmedabad project was assessed at Rs 16,000 crore, delays because of Covid-19 and different reasons has seen it raise to more than Rs 18,000 crore. The Japan International Cooperation Agency has broadened a delicate credit of Rs 6,066 crore for the task.

With respect to the Surat Metro project, work has commenced in under two years of endorsement from the public authority of India. Rathore features that the offering cycle for the 40.35-km project, as likewise the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Social Impact Assessment (SIA), was finished well in front of the noteworthy function.

The Rs 12,000-crore Surat Metro venture would have two hallways. Hallway 1, from Sarthana to Dream City and containing 14 raised and 6 underground stations, would be 21.61 km long. Hallway 2 would stretch out from Bhesan to Saroli and contain 18 raised stations. It would be 18.74 km long.

The French Development Agency, a public monetary establishment that actualizes strategy characterized by the French government, would loan 250 million Euros or around Rs 2,300 crore for the task.

Other than the Metro projects in Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar and Surat, the state government is intending to create framework for mono-light metro rail in other significant urban areas of Gujarat through the GMRC, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said at the weighty service a month ago.

Ahmedabad and Surat receiving very important gifts : PM Modi launches metro rail projects in Gujarat

Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani and Governor Acharya Devvrat likewise went to the capacity.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi played out the bhoomi poojan service of Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project Phase-2 and Surat Metro Rail Project on Monday by means of video conferencing.

While talking at the function, PM Modi attested that Ahmedabad and Surat are getting significant endowments today. Metro will additionally fortify the availability in these two significant business habitats of the nation, he added.

Contrasting his administration’s exhibition and the past government’s, the Prime Minister said the best guide to see the distinction between the methodology of past governments and work of current governments is the extension of metro rail network the nation over.

“Before 2014, only 225 kilometres of the metro line became operational in 10-12 years. But in the last 6 years, over 450 kilometres of the metro network has become operational,” said PM Modi.

In a hidden burrow at Congress, he stated, “Work is underway on over 1000 kilometres of metro network in 27 cities across the nation, as of now. There was a time when there was no modern thinking in the nation, regarding the metro network. There was no metro policy. As a result, there were different kinds of metro in different cities.”

PM Modi at that point said that his administration is building up urban areas’ vehicle framework like an incorporated framework which implies that transport, metro, rail won’t utilize according to their own plan yet fill in as an aggregate framework, reciprocal to one another.

Association Home Minister Amit Shah, Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani and Governor Acharya Devvrat likewise went to the capacity.

Ahmedabad Metro Phase 2

It is a 28.2-km long venture including two passageways. Hallway 1 is 22.8 kilometer long and is from Motera Stadium to Mahatma Mandir. Passageway 2 is 5.4 kilometer long and is from GNLU to GIFT City.

The all out fulfillment cost of the Phase 2 venture is Rs 5,384 crore.

Surat Metro

It is a 40.3-km long projects and includes two corridors. corridor 1 is 21.61 kilometer long and is from Sarthana to Dream City. corridor 2 is 18.74 kilometer long and is from Bhesan to Saroli.

The all out culmination cost of the venture is Rs 12,020 crore.

The Metro projects will give a climate neighborly ‘Mass Rapid Transit System’ to these urban communities.

Gujarat: Night curfew to continue in Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara and Rajkot for 15 more days

Gujarat’s COVID-19 update: The state’s generally Covid count remains at 2,54,314 cases, including 4,357 fatalities.

Indeed, even as Gujarat is seeing a decrease in new instances of Covid, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Friday reported that evening time limit in four significant urban communities will stay set up for the following 15 days as a careful step. The Gujarat CM further asked individuals to be quiet and help out the experts for a couple of more days.

According to Rupani, Covid cases have gone under control in light of the burden of night time limitation in November 2020 in Surat, Ahmedabad, Vadodara and Rajkot.

“The night curfew after 10 pm will continue for 15 more days in all four cities. There will be no relaxation for now, as there is a drastic decrease in new cases (because of curfew). People need to have patience and cooperate with the authorities,” he told the media in Jamnagar.

He added that a choice with respect to lifting the time limit will be made at a suitable time.

Following an unexpected expansion in Covid cases after Diwali in 2020, the Gujarat government had forced a night time limitation in four significant urban communities. Prior, individuals were restricted from leaving their homes from 9 pm-6 am each day in these urban communities. In any case, the circumstance was of late reexamined to 10 pm till 6 am.

At the point when the Gujarat government had chosen to force night time limit, 1,500-1,600 new COVID-19 cases were being accounted for every day in Gujarat. Eminently, the majority of the cases were from the four urban areas.

As of now, there are 4,73,832 individuals under isolate in Gujarat, remembering 111 for various government offices.

In the wake of COVID-19, the Gujarat government had dropped its yearly International Kite Festival held every year during the celebration of ‘Uttarayan’.

Gujarat: Bird flu discovered in crow tests in Surat, Vadodara

Bird flu cases have been affirmed in Gujarat’s Surat and Vadodara areas as certain examples of dead crows from that point have tried positive for the avian flu, authorities said on Monday.

Tests of four crows gathered from two spots at Bardoli taluka in Surat on January 6 were shipped off a Bhopal-based lab, Nilam Dave, representative head of creature cultivation office, Surat, said.

“They have tested positive for the bird flu,” the official said.

Furthermore, three out of five crow tests gathered from Vasantpura town in Savli taluka of Vadodara, where 25 crows kicked the bucket on January 6, have additionally tried positive, Vadodara creature farming office’s agent chief Prakash Darji said.

On Sunday, 57 pigeons were discovered dead in Kia town of Vadodara’s Karjan taluka and their examples have been sent for affirmation to the Bhopal-based lab, he added.

As a prudent step, overviews were attempted in these two regions, particularly inside a 10-km span of the spot where the fowls were discovered dead, authorities said.

Gujarat revealed its first instance of bird flu on January 8 when two lapwing tests from Junagadh locale tried positive for the fledgling seasonal infection.

After the Gujarat government sounded a caution about the bird flu on January 5, a few pieces of the state have announced many dead fowls, particularly crows, ducks, pigeons, peacocks and lapwings.

Tests of the cadavers have been shipped off the lab in Bhopal and results much of the time are anticipated.

PM Modi to establish foundation stone of Ahmedabad, Surat metro projects on Jan 18

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 18 will essentially establish the foundation stone of Phase-2 of the Ahmedabad metro project which will connect GIFT City grounds and the state capital Gandhinagar. The Prime Minister will likewise lead a comparative capacity for the Rs 12,020 crore Phase-1 of the Surat metro project, official sources said on Thursday.

Both the metro projects in Ahmedabad and Surat are being taken care of by the Gujarat Metro Rail Corporation (GMRC) which is a 50:50 joint endeavor between the state and the focal government.

As indicated by official sources, development tenders worth Rs 1,500 crore for Phase-2 of Ahmedabad metro has just been granted in November and December. Essentially GMRC is currently concluding tenders for Phase-1 for around a similar sum.

Presently, Ahmedabad is the solitary city in Gujarat to have an operational metro rail network which is 6.5 kilometers long. In spite of the fact that Modi had initiated this part of the 40-kilometer-long Phase-1 of the Ahmedabad metro not long before the Lok Sabha decisions in March 2019, GMRC has been not able to broaden the metro availability in Ahmedabad over the most recent two years.

As per GMRC authorities, just 63 percent of the work on Phase-1 of Ahmedabad metro has been finished up until this point. The establishment stone for Phase-1 of Ahmedabad metro was laid back in March 2015 by the then boss pastor Anandiben Patel. The postponement in executing the task has prompted cost of the principal stage to raise to Rs 12700 crore from the previous Rs 10,773 crore.

In February 2019, the Modi government had cleared the Rs 5523 crore Phase-2 of the Ahmedabad metro project that will interface Motera in Ahmedabad with Mahatma Mandir, the scene of half-yearly Vibrant Gujarat occasion and will likewise fan out and associate GIFT City. The Indian Express in October 2018 announced how the metro connect to GIFT City was abbreviated by six kilometers by redrawing the Detailed Project Report.

In the interim, the Surat metro having an all out Phase-1 length of 40.35 kilometers, will have two halls. The first will interface Sarthana to Dream city and will have a 6.47 kilometer long underground area. The second hallway from Behsan to Saroli will be a completely raised one. The Surat metro will likewise see obtaining of 700 private properties.

Government to begin Covid autopsies in Ahmedabad and Surat

In an elevated level gathering at the Civil Hospital on Saturday, state senior wellbeing and family government assistance office authorities concluded that obsessive examinations of Covid-19 patients will begin soon at government-run clinical universities in Ahmedabad and Surat.

Other government-run clinical universities with the posthumous offices are additionally commanded to get ready for the equivalent.

The move met with fears from measurable medication specialists who have been chipping away at the draft recommendations for the equivalent for recent months. Sources near the advancement said that the essential bone of dispute was an absence of normalized post-mortem examination chambers with negative weight and air channels. “In principle, an x-ray machine can be installed anywhere – but we don’t do it as it requires certain specifications. Similarly, we had made representations for proper infrastructure, considering the nature of the virus. We are hopeful that the safety measures will be in place – we have already seen the deaths of several doctors treating the Covid-19 patients,” said an authority on the state of obscurity.

Jai Prakash Shivahare, state wellbeing chief, revealed to TOI that the first of the dissections of Covid-19 patients had just occurred in Rajkot. “We all know the importance of the autopsies to understand the disease. Surely, we are going to take care of all the standardized equipment and premises requirements – safety of doctors is of utmost importance,” he said. Shivahare affirmed that the strategy would begin with Ahmedabad and Surat and would in the end be acted in other government-run clinical schools over the state.