Ahmedabad News Roundup | Declining Air quality, increased chartered flight ground charges & more
From concerns about declining air quality and AQI to the surge in ground charges for chartered flights at city Airport to the significant weather shift caused by the impact of a cyclonic circulation and more, get the latest updates of the city through this Ahmedabad News Roundup.
Air quality deteriorates amid Diwali celebrations
Ahmedabad has been experiencing a persistent haze and worsening air quality in recent days, leading to an increase in respiratory diseases among residents. With the onset of the Diwali season, the burning of firecrackers has further exacerbated the pollution levels.
Individuals with a history of COVID-19 and those suffering from asthma are particularly susceptible to health issues in these conditions. Urgent action is needed to address the worsening air quality, or the situation is likely to deteriorate further.
Chartered flight ground charges surge at Ahmedabad Airport
Significant changes have been made to the ground charges for chartered flights at Ahmedabad airport, with the fees increasing from Rs. 30,000 to Rs. 2.31 lakh. This eight-fold increase in charges has raised concerns among the aviation community. Additionally, there is an ongoing controversy surrounding the non-aerocharge fee of Rs. 20,847 per chartered passenger at the airport.
Weather shifts dramatically as cyclonic circulation takes effect
On Monday, the city experienced a significant shift in weather patterns due to the impact of an anti-cyclonic circulation in the southeastern Arabian Sea. The day began with a transition from cloudy and dusty conditions to rainy weather.
The Meteorological Department has forecasted the possibility of rain and thunderstorms in Ahmedabad over the next 24 hours.
Mentally challenged persons illuminate Diwali with handcrafted lamps
Mentally challenged students from Dr. Harikrishna Swami School for Mentally Disabled Institute managed by Navjeevan Charitable Trust, have created around 50,000 exquisite lamps. These lamps, with an estimated value of 5 lakh rupees, encompass a wide range of designs, including simple lamps, ornate lamps, hanging lamps, Tulsi Kyara, floating lamps, elephant lamps, peacock lamps, candles, auspicious lamps, and wax lamps.
Over 200,000 beautifully crafted lamps, handcrafted by individuals with special needs, are now available for purchase in the market. The proceeds generated from the sale of these lamps are dedicated to supporting individuals with mental challenges.