Ahmedabad News Roundup| Dust storm, AMTS bus speed limit may drop to 40 kmph & more

Ahmedabad News Roundup| Dust storm, AMTS bus speed limit may drop to 40 kmph & more

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Ahmedabad grapples with dust storm and rain, AMTS bus speed limit likely to be reduced to 40 kmph, data shows a surge in high fever cases, and more! Catch up with the latest updates of the city, in this Ahmedabad News Roundup.

Weather takes a complete turn as dust storm and rain hit the city

After a scorching day with temperatures reaching 42.4°C, Ahmedabad experienced a sudden weather change. Dark clouds gathered in the late afternoon, followed by a strong dust storm from the northeast. The dust storm subsided within an hour, but heavy rain lashed the city until 7:30 pm. This unseasonal downpour caused traffic disruptions and impacted the IPL match at Motera Stadium.

AMTS Bus speed limit may be reduced to 40 kmph after accident

A major accident involving an AMTS bus on Sunday evening has prompted AMTS authorities to consider imposing a speed limit of 40 kmph for all AMTS buses in the city. The accident, which occurred in Jodhpur area, involved a bus driver allegedly driving recklessly and colliding with eight vehicles.

EMRI-108 data reveals a surge in cases of high fever in the city

Data from emergency services (EMRI-108) reveals a surge in high fever cases in Ahmedabad. Over 160 such emergencies were reported in the first two weeks of May alone. These cases often include abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, and sometimes even loss of consciousness. The extreme heat is believed to be contributing to these heatstroke-related illnesses.

Schools in Ahmedabad district to remain vigilant after bomb threat

Following a bomb threat received via email on the eve of elections, the Ahmedabad rural DEO's office has instructed all schools under its jurisdiction to remain alert and check their emails regularly. The email originated from Pakistan, raising security concerns.

Ongoing issues with RTO server disruptions

The vehicle portal at RTO offices across the state, including Ahmedabad, has been experiencing ongoing disruptions. For nine days out of the last eleven, the portal has been inaccessible from 10 am to 2 pm, hindering services like license renewals and address changes.

Authorities are working to resolve the issue permanently. While the portal was functional after noon yesterday, some applicants faced delays and will be rescheduled in the coming days.

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