Ahmedabad News Roundup | Closure of Gandhi Ashram Road, 12 trains temporarily canceled & more

Ahmedabad News Roundup | Closure of Gandhi Ashram Road, 12 trains temporarily canceled & more

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From the closure of Gandhi Ashram Road for the Gandhi Ashram redevelopment project, to a mock drill conducted at Riverfront to ensure safety measures, to twelve trains to and from Ahmedabad temporarily canceled, and more. Find out what's happening in the city with this Ahmedabad News Roundup.

1. Gandhi Ashram Road to be closed for vehicles 

In line with the Gandhi Ashram redevelopment project, the Gandhi Ashram Road will be permanently closed for vehicles starting March 12. For the trial period, the road from Wadaj to Subhash Bridge has been closed for three days starting Wednesday to assess the challenges faced in vehicular commute.

Motorists encountered a 2 km detour from Wadaj to Subhash Bridge via D-Mart on the first day, leading to temporary traffic congestion. Despite this, an alternate route from Subhash Bridge to Wadaj remained open.

2. Mock Drill to ensure safety measures at Sabarmati Riverfront

In response to the growing popularity of water activities and floating restaurants at Sabarmati Riverfront, the Ahmedabad Fire and Emergency Rescue Service, in collaboration with the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the Collector’s office, conducted a mock drill.

The drill, held on a Tuesday morning, simulated a scenario where a boat with ten persons capsized, ensuring preparedness for emergencies in the future.

3. Twelve trains to and from Ahmedabad temporarily canceled

The ongoing work at Ghuma railway station in the Ahmedabad-Viramgam section of Western Railway will temporarily disrupt train services along this route, leading to the cancellation of several trains. Notably, on March 29, the following trains have been canceled: Bandra-Jamnagar, Bhavnagar-Bandra, and Gandhidham-Bandra.

Trains canceled on March 1

  • Jamnagar-Bandra Humsafar

  • Ahmedabad-Veraval Intercity

  • Veraval-Ahmedabad Intercity

  • Vadodara-Jamnagar Intercity

  • Jamnagar-Vadodara Intercity

  • Bandra-Bhavnagar Special

  • Ahmedabad-Viramgam Memu

  • Viramgam-Ahmedabad Memu

  • Bandra-Gandhidham

4. Adani Group to develop premium hotels at SVPI Airport

As part of the SVPI Airport development plan, Adani Group is set to build two premium luxury hotels within the airport campus. These hotels are said to be complemented by the development of retail and commercial spaces, along with entertainment zones.

Sources state that Adani Group will collaborate with a hospitality partner for the management of the proposed hotel properties.

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