Ahmedabad News Roundup| Special Vande Bharat trains during matches, AMC to outsource zoo jobs & more

Ahmedabad News Roundup| Special Vande Bharat trains during matches, AMC to outsource zoo jobs & more

Catch up with what's happening in the city.

From Special Vande Bharat trains to accommodate cricket match enthusiasts to latest guidelines for Garba event organizers to AMC's plan to outsource high-risk positions at the city's zoological parks and more, stay updated with what's happening in the city with this Ahmedabad News Roundup.

Special Vande Bharat trains to Ahmedabad for cricket match enthusiasts

To facilitate transport for the World Cup attendees, Indian Railways will introduce special Vande Bharat trains to Ahmedabad for the cricket matches. These trains will serve travelers from neighboring states like Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Maharashtra, ensuring they arrive in Ahmedabad a couple of hours before the match starts.

This arrangement allows attendees to return to their home destinations after the match, eliminating the need for additional accommodation arrangements.

Rules and guidelines for Garba event organizers

In preparation for this year's Garba events, organizers must adhere to specific rules and guidelines. These events are to take place at 50 different party plots, farmhouses, and clubs in the city. Organizers are required to provide information related to fire safety, government-authorized electricians, artists consent forms, players' insurance policies, CCTV surveillance, parking facilities, and security guards to obtain police permission.

Additionally, organizers must install cameras to cover entry, exit, and parking areas, with recorded footage available upon police request. Each Ras-Garba venue must have both male and female security guards and volunteers. The Supreme Court has permitted the use of loudspeakers until midnight during these events.

Outsourcing high-risk positions at city's zoological parks


The civic bodies are considering outsourcing high-risk positions, such as 18 zookeepers, 2 livestock supervisors, and one veterinary doctor, for Kamla Nehru Zoological Park, Nocturnal Zoo, Balvatika, and Natural History Museum to private firms.

It appears that AMC had approved 30 animal keeper positions, but half of them remain vacant due to the reluctance of individuals to take on these high-risk roles.

Amdavadis plan grand cricket-match parties for India-Pakistan clash

Amdavadis are known for their knack for turning any event into a celebration. With the difficulty of obtaining tickets for the India-Pakistan cricket match, many city residents are planning house and farmhouse parties to enjoy the highly anticipated game.

These gatherings are to accommodate groups of up to 50 people, including friends and extended family members, who are eager to watch the match together. These cricket-match parties go beyond the game itself, as professional caterers will provide a full day of treats and entertainment.

AMC introduces citizen feedback system for city's public gardens

AMC is set to launch a feedback system in one month, allowing citizens to report issues in the city's gardens. This system will enable residents to file complaints regarding various problems, such as broken equipment, damaged pathways, or missing security guards.

When submitting complaints, citizens will be required to specify the garden's name and upload a picture of the issue. The civic body will then work to resolve these concerns. Additionally, the city gardens will receive additional exercise equipment for the public's use.

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