Ahmedabad News Roundup| President's Gujarat visit to A'bad getting Air Quality Warning System & more
From the President vising Gujarat to Ahmedabad acquiring an Air Quality Early Warning System, and the Riverside School making it to the final round of the annual World's Best School Prizes – catch up on city's latest news at this Sep 13 Ahmedabad News Roundup.
Ahmedabad will soon have Air Quality Early Warning System
With air pollution on the rise, Ahmedabad, along with six other major Indian cities, will soon receive an Air Quality Early Warning System and a Decision Support System by March 2024. This system will enable AMC to forecast spells of poor air quality using real-time data processed by supercomputers.
Additionally, it will identify various pollutants and trace their sources, including vehicles and industries.
President Murmu's two-day visit to Gujarat
President Droupadi Murmu has arrived in Gujarat for a two-day visit, where she was welcomed by CM Patel. During her stay, President Murmu is scheduled to address legislators in the state assembly during the monsoon session and participate in other programs. She will also inaugurate the National e-Vidhan Application (NeVA) project of the Gujarat legislative assembly.
Riverside School nominated for world's Best School Prize
Ahmedabad's Riverside School, an independent international institution, has reached the final round of the annual World's Best School Prizes for 2023. The school has secured its place as a finalist in the "innovation" category due to its student-centric approach to education. This recognition will enable the school to further its FIDS program by creating additional digital learning content and offering research and practice-based resources to schools and educators worldwide.
Concerns surrounding surveillance of city CCTV cameras
Despite having 2700 smart CCTV surveillance cameras in Ahmedabad, there are concerns regarding their effectiveness in enforcing traffic regulations. Reports suggest that these cameras will remain inactive for over a year as they undergo training for AI software to detect the speed of passing vehicles. Meanwhile, questions arise about how the civic authorities plan to ensure safety and regulation during this period.
Dubai's Shobha Group interested in Ahmedabad's Riverfront Project
For the first time, Dubai's Shobha Group has expressed interest in purchasing a commercial plot within Ahmedabad's 22-km Sabarmati Riverfront project. Representatives from the company are set to visit Ahmedabad to explore opportunities. The available plots range from 25,000 to 70,000 square meters, with Shobha Group planning to develop both commercial and residential buildings on them.