Ahmedabad News Roundup | Yellow alert for 4 days, Bopal-Ghuma to Shilaj overbridge issue & more

Ahmedabad News Roundup | Yellow alert for 4 days, Bopal-Ghuma to Shilaj overbridge issue & more

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From the complications at the Bhopal-Ghuma to Shilaj Railway Over-Bridge, to Ahmedabad bracing for a yellow alert for the next four days, to crackdowns on rickshaw non-compliance leading to detentions, and more. Find out what's happening in the city with this Ahmedabad News Roundup.

Complication at Bopal-Ghuma to Shilaj Railway Over-Bridge

The railway over-bridge linking Bopal-Ghuma to Shilaj has seen five years of construction efforts, with 80 percent of work completed as of now. While engineers target an August 2024 completion, local residents face a pressing issue stemming from construction challenges.

Of particular concern is the situation at the bridge's Shilaj end, where a nearby wall stands within 30 feet of the structure, significantly constricting the adjacent lane to a mere 10 to 12 feet. This congestion creates a bottleneck for drivers descending from the bridge, leading to operational difficulties.

Ahmedabad braces for yellow alert for the next 4 days

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a yellow alert for Ahmedabad, cautioning residents of escalating temperatures over the next four days. According to the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation's Heat Action Plan bulletin, the city's maximum temperature is forecasted to surpass the 42-degree mark by May 6th.

With Thursday already witnessing a maximum temperature of 41 degrees Celsius and a minimum of 23.8 degrees Celsius, residents are urged to take precautionary measures to combat the impending heatwave.

Crackdown on rickshaw non-compliance leads to detentions

In a bid to enforce regulations mandating information display within rickshaws, the Police Commissioner issued strict directives to address non-compliance among rickshaw pullers. Failure to adhere to the requirement of displaying driver and owner details, rickshaw number, contact information, and emergency helpline numbers prompted swift action.

Within a span of three days, the city police registered cases against over 300 rickshaw drivers and impounded their vehicles, signaling a crackdown on regulatory violations.

Surge in charter aircraft traffic amidst Gujarat's election campaign

As Gujarat gears up for electoral fervor, the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International (SVPI) airport in Ahmedabad has witnessed a surge in charter aircraft movements. Political heavyweights descending upon the state for campaign rallies have contributed to the heightened air traffic, with the general aviation terminal at SVPI airport recording an estimated 870 charter aircraft movements, including private jets and helicopters, during the month of April alone.

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