Ahmedabad News Roundup | School fee limit petition, motorcycle riding training for women & more
Stay informed with the latest from Ahmedabad, covering city hospitals' COVID precautions, the Parents’ Association's call for maximum fee limits in private schools, motorcycle riding training for women and more. Get all the city updates in this Ahmedabad News Roundup.
Parents’ Association advocates for maximum fee limits in private schools
Vali Swaraj Manch, a parents' association of private schools based in Ahmedabad, has petitioned the state education department to establish a maximum limit for school fees under the Gujarat Self-Financed School (Regulation of Fees) Act, 2017, as opposed to a minimum or cut-off limit.
The existing Act caps the cut-off or minimum fee limit at Rs 15,000 for primary schools, Rs 25,000 for secondary schools, and Rs 27,000 (non-science) and Rs 30,000 (science) for higher secondary schools. The parents' body argues that certain schools, charging fees below this limit, raised their fees post the Act's implementation.
Slow spread of Covid; Precautionary measures in place
Ahmedabad has reported 13 active cases of Covid in the last two days. Hospitals, including Sola Civil Hospital, the largest civil hospital in Asia, have taken precautionary measures to combat any potential resurgence.
A dedicated 25-bed ward has been established at Sola Civil Hospital, although currently, all patients in Ahmedabad are under home isolation. While the health status of all patients remains stable, the hospital systems across the city stand ready to respond to any future developments.
Motorcycle riding training for women
Aiming to kindle the enthusiasm of women for motorcycle riding, RB For Women is set to organize a training session for approximately 50 women in the city. This initiative will encompass advanced techniques and safety protocols, covering all facets of riding scooters and motorcycles.
The training session is designed to empower women with the skills required for confident and safe motorcycle operation.
Amdavadis experienced a marginal decrease in the cold wave on Thursday. The maximum temperature recorded was 26.4°C, surpassing the normal by 3.2 degrees. Simultaneously, the minimum temperature stood at 16.7°C, marking a 3-degree rise above the average.
This suggests that there will be no significant shift in the prevailing cold wave conditions.
GUJSAIL complex relocates amid SVPI Airport expansion
As the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport undergoes expansion, the Gujarat State Aviation Infrastructure Company Limited (GUJSAIL) complex is relocating after a decade. A decision on GUJSAIL's new location is imminent, promising enhanced efficiency in Ahmedabad's aviation infrastructure.