Ahmedabad News Roundup | Metro Phase-2 trials from March, RTO server down & more

Ahmedabad News Roundup | Metro Phase-2 trials from March, RTO server down & more

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From Metro Phase-2 trials commencing next month, to the launch of engineering courses tailored for working professionals, to citizens facing delays as the RTO's server is currently down and more, catch up on the latest developments in the city with this Ahmedabad News Roundup.

1. Metro Phase-2 trials set to commence next month

In a bid to enhance metro connectivity in and around Ahmedabad, the Phase-2 trials are slated to commence next month. A proposed route will span from GNLU to the GIFT City corridor, with government approval also extending services to the airport.

Covering a distance of 28.26 km and featuring 22 stations, this expansion phase marks a significant step in bolstering the city's metro infrastructure.

2. Gujarat launches engineering courses for working professionals

The Gujarat Technical Education Department is set to launch engineering courses designed for working professionals. These courses, sanctioned by the All India Council for Technical Education, are to kick off in the upcoming academic year 2024-25.

A total of 720 seats will be available across two degree-granting institutions and five diploma engineering colleges. Esteemed city institutions such as LD, Vishwakarma Government College, and five other diploma and polytechnic colleges will facilitate the implementation of these specialized courses.

3. RTO server down; Apply for new licenses or renewals only between 6 pm and 9 am

For the past week, the Regional Transport Office (RTO) server has experienced disruptions during daytime operations throughout Gujarat. Consequently, the submission of applications for new licenses and license renewals has been temporarily halted.

However, the RTO server will be operational from 6 pm to 9 am, enabling applicants to submit requests for new licenses or renewals during these hours.

4. New report places Ahmedabad fifth in broadband speed rankings

In the most recent analysis of broadband services across India conducted by Internet Analytics Company, Opensignal, Ahmedabad has emerged as one of the top five cities in terms of internet speed. With an average download speed of 40.2 megabits per second (Mbps), the city secured the fifth position among key markets.

The study further highlights the consistent quality of internet services in Ahmedabad, with a rating of 72.6%. This recognition underscores the city's standing as a leading hub for high-speed and reliable broadband connectivity.

5. City landfills identified as major Methane hotspots

Recent research conducted by ISRO has pinpointed Ahmedabad's landfills as alarming methane hotspots within India. Particularly, the Pirana landfill was identified as emitting a staggering 4,727 kg of methane per hour.

This revelation underscores the urgent need for effective measures to address and mitigate the city's methane emissions.

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