Ahmedabad News Roundup | Phase II metro trial run begins, Jail Bhajiya house renovation & more

Ahmedabad News Roundup | Phase II metro trial run begins, Jail Bhajiya house renovation & more

Read about the latest news and updates trending in Ahmedabad on February 24.

From the ambitious redevelopment project plans of Ahmedabad Railway station to the latest tie up between New Zealand's government agency and GIFT City, IIM-A, read on to know more about the latest trending Ahmedabad news highlights.

Ahmedabad Metro Phase II trial begins

The Gujarat Metro Rail Corporation (GMRC) initiated trial runs for Phase II of the Ahmedabad metro project on Friday. This phase spans from Motera to Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar, the state capital.

Jail Bhajiya house to get renovated, new items to be added to the menu

The renowned bhajiya outlet managed by inmates of Sabarmati Prison is scheduled for renovation. Located near RTO Circle, Jail Bhajiya House will undergo a makeover to imbue it with a heritage aesthetic. As part of this transformation, customers will be offered a special platter called the Gandhi Thali, alongside their traditional bhajiya servings.

New Zealand govt. agency partners with GIFT City, IIM-A for joint research

Education New Zealand (ENZ) has taken a significant stride in promoting educational ties between India and New Zealand by signing two Education Cooperation arrangements.

The agreements are with Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT City) and the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM-A). This collaboration aims to facilitate joint research, mobility programs, and partnership opportunities in the fields of management, commerce, economics, and social sciences.

Ahmedabad RLY station to be re-erected in 36 months

The Kalupur station in Ahmedabad is poised for a transformation into a grandiose facility. As part of this project, the current station will be demolished to make way for a sprawling new complex. The Railway Land Development Authority (RLDA) has outlined plans for the construction of the largest railway station in the state, with an estimated completion time of 36 months.

Indian Railways eyes completion of the first phase of bullet train project by 2026

In the latest development regarding the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet train project, the National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) is making significant strides in its development. It's reported that the authority is expediting construction efforts by working from four different directions and undertaking multiple tasks simultaneously.

Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw has announced that the aim is to inaugurate the first bullet train service between Surat and Bilimora by the end of 2026.

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