Ahmedabad News Roundup| Metro Phase II progress update, health guidelines for Navratri events & more
From the development of the Sabarmati Bridge as part of Ahmedabad Metro Phase II, weather report depicting the early indications of winter in the city, health guidelines for the first time for Navratri garba, there's a lot going around town! Check out the latest updates of the city in this Ahmedabad News Roundup.
Ahmedabad Metro Phase II: Sabarmati Bridge construction progresses
Ahmedabad Metro Rail Phase II is making rapid progress, with a key focus on the Sabarmati Bridge. This bridge spans 1 kilometers across, and comprises 23 spans, each measuring 41.80 meters in length. 12 of these spans have already been successfully erected.
The Gujarat Metro Rail Corporation Limited (GMRCL) is executing the construction of each span with efficiency, completing the superstructure of each span in just six days. GMRCL has also announced that train trials are scheduled for April 2024.
City experiences early winter signs with misty mornings and cooler temperatures
On Friday, the city experienced a misty morning, signaling the arrival of winter. Many areas reported misty conditions until 9 am. Meanwhile, the maximum temperature reached 34.8 degrees Celsius, which was 1.2 degrees below the normal range, while the minimum temperature dropped to 21.8 degrees Celsius, 1.6 degrees below the usual minimum.
According to the IMD, today's weather is expected to be consistent with yesterday's conditions.
Health guidelines for Navratri garba enthusiasts in response to heart attack surge
In a notable development, the state's health department is set to announce health guidelines for Navratri garba enthusiasts for the first time this year. The impetus behind this initiative is the concerning increase in heart attack cases.
In response, garba organizers across the state have initiated preparations. According to health department data, over the past three years, 7.79 lakh individuals in the state have developed heart diseases, prompting heightened vigilance. The department is expected to release the guidelines in a few days.
Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train's first steel bridge completes construction
The first steel bridge for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train Project, constructed by NHSRCL, is now officially complete. Spanning an impressive 70 meters, this bridge traverses National Highway 53 in Surat, Gujarat.
This significant project encompasses a total of 28 steel bridges, utilizing approximately 70,000 metric tons of specialized steel. These bridges will exhibit varying span lengths.
Airport's spectacular addition: Life-size World Cup Trophy replica
An imposing life-sized replica of the World Cup trophy, towering at a height of 10 feet and stretching 6 feet in width, now graces the Terminal 1 Domestic Arrivals area at Ahmedabad Airport. This installation adds a captivating and festive ambiance for cricket aficionados arriving at the airport.