Ahmedabad News Roundup | Vastrapur Lake closed for repairs, AMTS buses connect metro stations & more

Ahmedabad News Roundup | Vastrapur Lake closed for repairs, AMTS buses connect metro stations & more

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From the temporary closure of Vastrapur Lake for repair work, to AMTS introducing buses to connect metro stations, to the reopening of Kankaria Jaldhara Waterpark, and more. Check out the most recent updates of the city in this Ahmedabad News Roundup.

Vastrapur Lake to remain closed for 6 months as reparation work starts today 

Starting today, Vastrapur Lake will be closed for at least six months for extensive repairs and renovation. The lower promenade and a section of the wall, particularly behind the Narsinh Mehta statue, sustained damage during heavy rainfall. The walkway is riddled with potholes, and concerns over nonfunctional CCTV cameras and rodent issues promped the renovation.

The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has allocated Rs 6 crore for the initial phase, focusing on the walkway and lake wall. Subsequently, Rs 10 crore will be spent in the second phase to repair and beautify the garden.

AMTS buses to connect metro stations

With the rising popularity of metro trains in Ahmedabad, the AMTS has introduced feeder buses in metro station areas to improve connectivity. A circular route starting from Thaltej metro station has been initiated, with two buses on a trial basis.

The route covers destinations such as Shantinath Mahadev, Bodakdev Government Colony, Judges Bungalow, Nehru Park (Vastrapur Lake), and others. The feeder bus service is currently available at regular fares for metro passengers.

State Health Minister announces commencement of Medicity construction

State Health Minister Rishikesh Patel shared the news of the initiation of the construction of a state-of-the-art medicity, prioritizing super-specialist services and world-class treatment across all four zones of the state. The estimated budget for this project includes 910 crores in Ahmedabad, 561.45 crores in Vadodara, 204.70 crores in Surat, 864.17 crores in Jamnagar, and 1003.99 crores in Bhavnagar.

The Ahmedabad Civil Hospital, under this initiative, will offer super-specialist treatment for congenital malformation diseases, geriatric diseases, and brain and nervous diseases.

Reopening of Kankaria Jaldhara Waterpark

After years of closure, the Kankaria Jaldhara Waterpark in Ahmedabad has been reopened by the municipal corporation. The water park boasts 27 water rides and attractions, including a swimming pool and a food court, providing residents the opportunity to enjoy aquatic entertainment within the city.

Ahmedabad's housing market witnesses surge in demand

The housing market in Ahmedabad, a growing metropolis in Gujarat, has experienced increased demand for luxury and mid-segment homes. According to a report, the city saw a 9% rise in housing prices in 2023. Despite this, Ahmedabad continues to maintain its position as the most affordable residential market among the top eight cities in the country.

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