Ahmedabad News Roundup | Special trains for Ind-Pak match, Hatkeshwar Bridge renovation & more
From the announcement of special trains from Mumbai to Ahmedabad for the much anticipated India vs Pakistan cricket match, the growing momentum of the 'No Drugs, No Tobacco' movement during Navratri celebrations, to the renovation plans for Hatkeshwar Bridge, and more, there's a lot going on. Catch up with the latest updates of the city in this Ahmedabad News Roundup.
Special trains from Mumbai to Ahmedabad for the India-Pakistan Match
The Western Railways has announced its plan to accommodate the influx of cricket match attendees. On the day of the India-Pakistan World Cup Match, October 14th, they will operate two special trains between Ahmedabad and Mumbai. A Vande Bharat Express is scheduled to depart from Mumbai at 10 PM on October 13th, arriving in Ahmedabad by 6 AM on the 14th. This service aims to facilitate travel for cricket fans.
Additionally, there are plans for another Vande Bharat Express to depart early in the morning on the match day, reaching Ahmedabad before the 2 PM match. The route is expected to include stops at Surat, Vadodara, Anand, and Bharuch, providing convenient transportation for attendees from these cities as well.
‘No Drugs, No Tobacco’ movement gains momentum for Navratri celebrations
Navratri is not just a communal dance event but a culturally and religiously significant celebration for Gujaratis. This year, as Amdavadis prepare for Garba events, many are advocating for a 'No Drugs, No Tobacco' movement. Several individuals were spotted playing Garba with placards displaying this mantra.
Renovation plans for Hatkeshwar Bridge
Ahmedabad's Hatkeshwar Bridge has been a subject of controversy due to its deteriorating condition. The AMC (Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation) has decided to renovate the bridge. In a recent statement, the department revealed that only a portion of the bridge will be demolished. To initiate this project, the civic body will soon invite tenders from construction companies for the reconstruction of the bridge.
High demand and costs for Ahmedabad Garba event passes
With the rise of commercial Garba events, the cost of passes for Ahmedabad's Garba events has surged. Season passes at premium venues are now selling for Rs 9,000 per person, while single-night passes are priced at Rs 1,500 per person.
It's worth noting that food is not included in the ticket; it's a separate expense. Nevertheless, ticket sales remain robust, with enthusiastic youths in the city eagerly securing their passes.
New flights connecting Diu to Ahmedabad and Surat
IndiGo recently announced its new destination, Diu. These new flight connections will link Diu with Ahmedabad and Surat, significantly enhancing interstate connectivity and accessibility. Given the upcoming festival season, demand is already high, and these direct flights will further facilitate comfortable and quick travel to the renowned travel destination of Diu.