Ahmedabad News Roundup | IPL playoffs in Ahmedabad, lakhs of vehicles plying without HSRP & more

Ahmedabad News Roundup | IPL playoffs in Ahmedabad, lakhs of vehicles plying without HSRP & more

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From GMRC planning a new metro route expected to connect directly to the airport, to the BCCI's announcement of the complete schedule for IPL 2024, with THESE matches in Ahmedabad, catch up with the latest happenings of the city with this Ahmedabad News Roundup.

Ahmedabad to host two IPL playoffs matches

The remaining schedule for IPL 2024 has been released by the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India). In some great news for cricket fans in Ahmedabad, the city's Narendra Modi stadium will host two of the crucial IPL playoffs, namely the Qualifier 1 and Eliminator.

Lakhs of vehicles in Ahmedabad are still without HSRP

In spite of the state government asking dealers do not sell vehicles without the High Security Registration Plate (HSRP), the number of such vehicles in Ahmedabad is well above six lakh. Out of these vehicles, 2.5 lakh are older than 10 years while the remaining have been bought in the last five years.

AMC to convert 300 tons of solid waste into steam for cheaper electricity

In another groundbreaking initiative for sustainability, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has finalized the tender for a 'Solid waste to Steam plant', boasting a capacity of converting 300 tons of waste into steam per day, for cheaper electricity. This new plant will come up on 5 acre land at the Pirana waste dumping site.

GMRC to issue special metro tickets in Ahmedabad for IPL matchdays

Just like last year, the GMRC has decided to issue special metro tickets to commuters on IPL matchdays in Ahmedabad. With this new ticket, priced at ₹50, one can travel from Motera stadium station and the Sabarmati station to any of the operational metro stations in Ahmedabad. Notably, GMRC has also extended metro timings in Ahmedabad on IPL matchdays, which will be 6:20 AM to 12 midnight.

Traffic diversions issued for IPL match in Ahmedabad on March 31

Ahead of the IPL match in Ahmedabad on March 31, traffic diversions have been issued by the traffic department. For this day game between Gujarat Titans and Sunrisers Hyderabad, the diversions will be in place from 11 AM to 10 PM. Notably, the stretch from Janpath T Junction to the Motera metro station and to Krupa Residency will be complete shut for traffic.

Motera metro station to get linked directly to Ahmedabad airport

The GMRC is planning a dedicate route for Ahmedabad metro which will connect directly to the airport. By branching-off the Motera-Koteshwar corridor, Ahmedabad metro will be connected directly to the airport but the commuters will have to change trains.

Those travelling from Thaltej and Vastral will have to change the trains twice while those commuting from GIFT city will have to do that thrice.

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