Ahmedabad News Roundup | AMTS Multimodal Transport Hubs, 13 trains temporarily cancelled & more

Ahmedabad News Roundup | AMTS Multimodal Transport Hubs, 13 trains temporarily cancelled & more

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From AMTS's plan for Multimodal Transport Hubs to the cancellation of 13 trains as Western Railway undertakes Kheda Bridge construction to the extension of the deadline for class 10th and 12th exam form submission by the Gujarat Board and more, Catch up with the latest news of the city through this Ahmedabad News Roundup.

1. AMTS unveils Rs.641 Crore budget, plans Multimodal Transport Hubs

Gursharan Bhalla

The draft budget for Ahmedabad Municipal Transport Service (AMTS) was revealed yesterday, totaling Rs. 641 crore for the upcoming fiscal year. Transport Manager Arjav Shah announced plans for multimodal transport hubs at key locations like Memnagar, Akhbarnagar, and RTO Depot, facilitating AMTS, BRTS, and Metro connectivity.

Furthermore, the plan entails the introduction of 7 double-decker buses in the initial phase. Come March, an additional 100 new AC buses will hit the roads, extending service coverage to a total of 150 routes.

2. 13 trains cancelled as Western Railway undertakes Kheda Bridge construction 

Due to the construction of a truss bridge in Kheda district, the Western Railway has cancelled 13 trains scheduled for January 31 and February 1, either originating from or passing through Ahmedabad.

Among the affected trains are Vadodara-Ahmedabad passenger specials, MEMU specials, and Intercity Express services connecting Ahmedabad and Vadodara.

3. Gujarat Board extends deadline for class 10th and 12th exam form submission

The Gujarat Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education has extended the submission deadline for class 10th and 12th examination forms. Students yet to complete the forms can now do so until February 3, albeit with a late fee.

The application form is accessible on the board’s official website, www.gseb.org.

4. AMC initiates overhaul of water and drainage systems in Central Zone

The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) is set to revamp water and drainage infrastructure in the central zone of the city as part of its water pollution action plan.

Recognizing resident complaints about outdated drainage and water lines causing pressure and uneven water distribution, the decision has been made to replace the aging infrastructure.

5. RTO and Traffic Police unite for Road Safety Motorcycle Rally

In commemoration of National Road Safety Awareness month, a motorcycle rally was orchestrated by the Regional Transport Office (RTO) and the Ahmedabad Traffic Police on Tuesday morning.

RTO and traffic police personnel collaboratively led a bike rally, bearing banners, from RTO to Visat Circle, then proceeding to Subhash Bridge Circle, culminating in a return to RTO, emphasizing adherence to various traffic regulations.

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