Ahmedabad News Roundup | Entitled paid leave, discounts on food and medicine for voters & more

Ahmedabad News Roundup | Entitled paid leave, discounts on food and medicine for voters & more

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Early voting recommended for Amdavadis to beat the heat, voters to enjoy discounts on food and medicine, entitled paid leave for voters, and more. Stay updated with the latest news of the city with this Ahmedabad News Roundup.

Voters to enjoy discounts on food and medicine

In a bid to boost voter turnout, the Federation of Gujarat State Chemist and Druggist Association (FGCDA) and the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Gujarat (HRA-Gujarat) have announced enticing offers for voters. On May 7th, individuals sporting inked fingers will be eligible for discounts of 7% to 10% on both medicine and food purchases.

Numerous establishments, including hotels, cafes, restaurants, and pharmacies, will be participating in this initiative to incentivize voting.

Entitled paid leave for voters: Complaints can be filed against company denials

In order to ensure widespread participation in the electoral process, companies are required to grant employees a paid leave on polling day. Should any individual face resistance or denial of this right from their employer, they have the option to lodge a complaint via the helpline number 1950.

This measure aims to safeguard the voting rights of citizens and uphold democratic principles.

Early voting recommended for Amdavadis to beat the heat


With tomorrow marking the Lok Sabha election polling day, both citizens and authorities are gearing up for the voting process. However, IMD has issued a concerning forecast regarding high temperatures. Initially predicted to soar to 43 degrees Celsius, the latest update suggests a slightly lower temperature of around 39 degrees Celsius for tomorrow.

In light of this, Amdavadis are advised to cast their votes in the morning hours to avoid the peak temperatures expected during the afternoon. Those who must venture out later in the day are urged to stay hydrated and take necessary precautions against the heat.

District Election Office deploys approximately 24 thousand election staff across the city

Continuing with its systematic approach to election management, the district election office has completed its third randomization process. Approximately 24,000 election staff members have been allocated across the city's various polling stations. The allocation was carried out through a computerized random allocation system.

These personnel will play a crucial role in ensuring the fair and efficient conduct of the elections and voting procedures.

Study highlights traffic woes along Ahmedabad's East-West metro corridor

For the last half-decade, Amdavad's commuters navigating the roads adjacent to the metro's east-west corridor have been confronted with continuous traffic gridlock, largely attributed to ongoing construction work. Recently, a study undertaken by scholars at Gujarat Technological University (GTU) has unveiled the impact of this construction on both traffic movement and the duration of journeys for residents.

The research underscores the pressing necessity for a heightened focus on devising a more efficient traffic management plan to mitigate these challenges and improve the overall commuting experience.

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