Ahmedabad News Roundup| Aadi Mahotsav at Vastrapur Haat, Heritage-themed bullet train station & more
From the ongoing 'Aadi Mahotsav' at Ahmedabad Haat to city's heritage inspired bullet train station to Prakriti International Documentary Film Festival hosted at Gujarat University and more, check out what's happening in city in this Ahmedabad News Roundup.
Aadi Mahotsav at Ahmedabad Haat
The National Tribal Festival, 'Aadi Mahotsav', is currently in full swing at Ahmedabad Haat Vastrapur. Organized by the Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India Limited (TRIFED), Ministry of Tribal Affairs, this mega event spans from October 25th to November 3rd.
The festival is a vibrant showcase of India's indigenous heritage, featuring over 100 stalls that offer a rich tapestry of tribal culture, craftsmanship, culinary artistry, and economic endeavors. Among the highlights of this Aadi Mahotsav are the splendid handicrafts, handloom products, pottery, jewelry, and a special exhibit of 'Millets grown by Tribals.'
Heritage-inspired Ahmedabad's bullet train station Unveiled
Significant progress is being made in the development of the bullet train project connecting Mumbai and Ahmedabad. Land acquisition in both the states of Gujarat and Maharashtra is nearing completion, paving the way for the project's advancement. Substantial work has already been undertaken for the construction of bullet train stations in key locations such as Surat, Anand, Ahmedabad, and Vapi.
The Ahmedabad station is set to be a remarkable architectural marvel with a heritage theme. The station's design is a blend of creativity and tradition, featuring a roof resembling a multitude of kites and a central structure reminiscent of Siddi Syed's intricate work.
15th Prakriti International Documentary Film Festival commences today at Gujarat University
Today marks the beginning of the 15th Prakriti International Documentary Film Festival at Gujarat University. Running from October 28th to October 30th, the festival is being hosted at the Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Auditorium. Over the course of three days, a total of 15 films will be screened, spanning four diverse categories. At the culmination of this cinematic event, the standout films in each category will be honored with trophies, certificates, and cash prizes.
Additionally, every film selected for screening will receive a screening certificate, recognizing their contribution to this remarkable festival.
Gujarat's plan to boost electric vehicle sales
Despite the state's pledge to establish 250 charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs), the plan had yet to be executed, impacting the growth of EV sales. In an effort to reinvigorate this initiative, Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd has decided to invite private entities to set up charging stations.
The state will provide land at a nominal rate to incentivize this expansion, bolstering the electric vehicle ecosystem in the region. This move aims to promote sustainable transportation options and reduce the carbon footprint in Gujarat.
12th Airport of the state, Ankleshwar Airport set to open in February
The soon-to-be-launched Ankleshwar Airport in Gujarat is all set to welcome its first flights in February. Featuring a spacious 2200-meter runway, this airport will be capable of accommodating a variety of aircraft, including A-320, Airbus 21, and Boeing 737, ATR planes.
Furthermore, this airport will serve as a standby option when parking slots at Ahmedabad Airport are unavailable, providing a vital backup to air travelers. Gujarat boasts a total of 11 airports besides Ahmedabad, with ongoing airport construction by the Army in Disa and land acquisition work pending in Ambaji and Rajpipla.