Ahmedabad News Roundup | Filmfare Awards at GIFT City on 28th Jan, COVID cases update & more

Ahmedabad News Roundup | Filmfare Awards at GIFT City on 28th Jan, COVID cases update & more

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Filmfare Awards to light up the GIFT City on January 28th, the Southern Railway crossing in Maninagar temporarily closed for 13 days, COVID cases update and more. Stay informed about the latest happenings in the city with this Ahmedabad News Roundup.

Filmfare Awards to illuminate GIFT City on January 28th

GIFT City is set to host this year's Filmfare Awards on January 28th, in collaboration with the Gujarat Tourism Department. The star-studded two-day event, beginning on January 27th at the Mahatma Mandir Convention and Exhibition Centre, will bring together prominent figures from the Indian film industry.

Southern railway crossing in Maninagar closed for 13 days

Commencing today, Maninagar's southern railway crossing will be closed to public traffic for 13 days to facilitate bullet train operations. The crossing, which witnesses a daily influx of 4.34 lakh vehicles, will necessitate the use of alternative routes during this period.

Daily average of 4-5 new COVID cases


The municipal health department reports an average of 4 to 5 new cases of COVID in the city every day, with five cases reported on Monday. Presently, there are 42 active cases, and a 75-year-old woman succumbed to the virus on January 16.

Additionally, as of January 21, five cases of cholera have been reported from Lambha, Vastral, Vatwa, and Amraiwadi. Furthermore, 27 cases of dengue have also been documented.

Ahmedabad Civil Hospital introduces color-coded hand belts

Ahmedabad Civil Hospital introduces the "Hand Belt" initiative, a color-coded system at the Trauma Center for emergency patients. The belts, in red, yellow, green, pink, and blue, categorize patients based on severity. With around 500 daily patients, this system aids doctors in prioritizing cases and initiating prompt treatment.

The color-coded belts also assist staff in quickly identifying case severity during diagnostic procedures like X-rays, sonography, or CT scans.

Dip in temperature marks fourth lowest record of the season


Ahmedabad experienced a 2.3-degree drop in temperature on Tuesday, reaching a low of 11.5 degrees due to the cold winds. This marks the fourth instance of recording the lowest temperature this winter. The cold spell is anticipated to persist for another three days.

On Tuesday, the minimum temperature in Ahmedabad was 11.5 degrees, with a maximum of 28.3 degrees. Predictions indicate that the temperature in the city will be around 14 to 16 degrees from January 27.

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