Ahmedabad News Roundup | Heritage Walk route to be developed, AMTS extends city limit & more

Ahmedabad News Roundup | Heritage Walk route to be developed, AMTS extends city limit & more

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City Heritage Walk and Rath Yatra routes are set for redevelopment, AMTS extends city limit to 20 km, new deadline announced for Ahmedabad – Rajkot Six-Lane Highway completion, and more updates. Stay informed with the latest happenings in the city through this Ahmedabad News Roundup.

City Heritage Walk and Rath Yatra routes to be redeveloped

The redevelopment of the heritage walk route, Rath Yatra route, areas from Vasant Chowk to Lal Darwaza and the Jagannath Temple premises, is set to begin soon. The heritage walk route will be modeled after the roads connecting Agra's Taj Mahal or Delhi's Chandni Chowk, with a total project cost of Rs. 52.64 crore.

The Rath Yatra route redevelopment is scheduled for completion in 11 months, while street development in Vasant Chowk, Tilak Bagh, and Lal Darwaza is expected to be completed in 18 months. The city's heritage zonal plan will also include the redevelopment of Khanpur Darwaza and Shahpur Fort wall.

AMTS increases limit to 20 km, introduces Wi-Fi for Janmitra Smart Card users

The AMTS (Ahmedabad Municipal Transport Service) has extended its city limit to 20 km from the earlier 15 km, facilitating easier access for villages and areas around Ahmedabad. This means that the bus services will now cover a greater distance in and around the city.

Additionally, passengers using Janmitra Smart Cards will have access to WiFi and new double-decker buses will be introduced in each zone, funded by the Finance Commission grant.

New deadline set for Ahmedabad – Rajkot Six-Lane Highway completion 

The extended timeline for the completion of the Ahmedabad-Rajkot highway has resulted in traffic challenges for many commuters. Initially projected to finish in 2020, the deadline was subsequently pushed to December 2023.

Minister Jagdish Vishwakarma, addressing the delay, has now verified that 90% of the physical work on the Ahmedabad-Rajkot national highway has been completed, with the entire project anticipated to wrap up by March 31 of this year.

IIM Ahmedabad tops 2024 IIRF MBA Institution rankings

IIM Ahmedabad secured the top spot in the Indian Institutional Ranking Framework for 2024. The rankings evaluated over 300 management institutions, including 50 government and 160 private ones, based on seven parameters.

The assessment was conducted by Maction Consulting under the Federation for World Academics (FWA).

Improved parking facilities at SVPI Airport

Upcoming improvements to parking facilities at Ahmedabad Airport include the addition of valet parking services. This new feature aims to provide an additional convenience for passengers picking up and dropping off vehicles.

Efforts are being made to ensure orderly parking and vehicle movement, with the drop-off and pick-up area expanded from 2 to 6 lanes. Canopy and walking facilities have also been arranged.

Weather update

Hot winds have led to a rise in temperatures since Sunday morning. The city hit a maximum of 32 degrees, with a minimum of 16.7 degrees. Most state cities saw temperatures between 30 and 35 degrees, with three cities exceeding 35 degrees, and five recording above 34 degrees.

After February 7, expect a reduction in cold and a temperature increase in Ahmedabad and other parts of the state.

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