Ahmedabad News Roundup | Special trains to Ayodhya, Kankaria Lake tickets available online, & more
From the launch of the Special Aastha Trains connecting Ahmedabad to Ayodhya to the new online ticketing website and app for Kankaria Lake to Double Decker Electric AC buses making a return to Ahmedabad after 38 years and more, catch up with what's happening in the city with this Ahmedabad News Roundup.
Special Aastha Trains from Ahmedabad to Ayodhya
Indian Railways has inaugurated special Aastha trains connecting Ahmedabad to Ayodhya. These dedicated trains will take passengers to Salarpur station, which comes before Ayodhya. The allocation of trains is based on Lok Sabha constituencies, and the inaugural journey will commence from the Ahmedabad West Lok Sabha constituency on January 29, followed by the Ahmedabad East Lok Sabha constituency from Sabarmati station on February 1.
Passengers will enjoy the comfort of sleeper coaches, and the ticket fare of Rs. 1600 includes meals during the journey.
Online ticketing introduced for Kankaria Lake
Citizens can now skip queues and conveniently purchase tickets online for entry to Kankaria Lakefront and its attractions. The website www.kankarialaketickets.com has been launched for this purpose, and tickets can be obtained through the AMC Seva mobile application.
Double Decker Electric AC buses returning to Ahmedabad
After nearly four decades, double-decker buses are making a comeback in Ahmedabad. The municipality is set to acquire six double-decker electric AC buses at a cost of approximately 5 crores.
These buses are expected to hit the roads by the end of February. The decision comes after the recent success of the ST-operated double-decker electric bus between Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar during the Vibrant Summit.
SVPI Airport illuminated in tricolor for Republic Day
In celebration of the 75th Republic Day, Ahmedabad's SVPI Airport has been beautifully illuminated in the tricolor. The vibrant display, along with decorated roads, reflects the city's patriotic spirit in preparation for the national festival.
License essential to resume boating activities at the Riverfront
In the wake of a recent incident at Harani Lake, boating activities in Sabarmati Riverfront have been halted. Despite lacking licenses from relevant authorities, including the fire brigade, boating had been ongoing for the past year.
Sabarmati Riverfront Development Corporation Limited has ordered all boating contractors to submit the required licenses for scrutiny. No contractor will be allowed to start the activities without the proper licenses and permits.