From GSRTC Buses now equipped with GPS, to a city school group installing AEDs to combat rising cases of cardiac arrests, to DEO introducing safety rules for school picnics and more, stay updated with this Ahmedabad News Roundup.
To enhance real-time monitoring and provide location information, the Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation (GSRTC) has implemented the Integrated Vehicle Tracking and Passenger Information System (GPS) across its State Transport (ST) buses.
In the first and second phases, GPS devices were installed in 2400 and 2600 buses, respectively, with approximately 3300 more buses set to receive the technology in the third phase.
In response to the increasing incidents of cardiac arrests, especially among the youth, the Udgam Group of Schools has taken a proactive step by installing Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) across its campuses.
AEDs deliver controlled electric shocks to restore normal heart rhythm, providing a crucial tool to rescue individuals experiencing sudden heart attacks. The initiative aims to make these essential medical instruments accessible in public spaces, educating people on their usage during emergencies.
Following the Vadodara Harani boat accident, the Ahmedabad District Education Officer (DEO) has implemented 27 safety rules for school picnics to prevent untoward incidents with students.
Strict actions will be taken against schools failing to adhere to these rules during tours. The guidelines emphasize avoiding dangerous places and equipment during the journey to ensure student safety.
Since early this morning, Ahmedabad has been experiencing cloudy weather, causing anticipated delays in both landing and take-off at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Airport. Adverse weather conditions may also impact IndiGo Airlines' flights between Ahmedabad and Ranchi, as well as from Ranchi to Ahmedabad.
The Airline has informed passengers about potential delays, affecting multiple flights in cities such as Ranchi, Bhubaneshwar, Raipur, and Mangalore.
Gujarat University is set to host the National Inter-District Junior Athletics Meet, attracting around 6000 young sports enthusiasts from across the country. The event, taking place from February 16th to 18th at the University’s Sports Complex, will be inaugurated by the Chief Minister on February 15th.
Various competitions, including long and high jumps, 50m, 60m, and 600m races, javelin throw, and shot put, will be featured, with winners advancing to state-level competitions.