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Traders in Narol break open shops sealed by AMC, case filed against 22

Several traders in Narol have broken open about 90 shops that were sealed by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) for failing to get the required Building Use (BU) permission from the civic body. The shops in the Business Point building were sealed by the ACM as part of its drive to seal shops without BU...

Corona on the decline, AMC turns VS Hospital, Shardaben to non-COVID centres from May 31

SVP Hospital and LG Hospital to provide both COVID and non-COVID treatment Given the drop in COVID cases in the city, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation has decided that VS Hospital and Shardaben Hospital will no more be COVID centres from May 31 onwards. They will begin non-COVID Out Patient Department (OPD) and indoor services from...

Forget safety, for Amdavadis dalwada is more important than life during rains!

When it rains, Amdavadis need dalwada come COVID or Tauktae. Unmindful of the dangers of crowding during CVOID times and the risk of moving out during a cyclonic storm, many Amdavadis patiently waited outside a Dalwada centre to book their share of the delicacy that is popular during monsoon. The AMC needless to say was...

Month on, Ahmedabad hospitals yet to reserve beds for Covid patients

As per April 8 notification by AMC, private hospitals in the city were supposed to reserve 50% of their beds for Covid patients. But almost a month later, they are yet to do so Lakshmi Patel, Ahmedabad: The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) seems to have failed to walk the talk. At least that’s what its...

Testing domes return as Ahmedabad braces for possible surge in COVID cases

The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has resurrected the COVID testing domes in the city as it braces for a surge in COVID cases. Gujarat and India are also seeing a surge in COVID cases. In the last 24 hours, the state has recorded 283 new cases of which 68 were in Ahmedabad. A death was...

Poor voter turnout in municipal corporation elections till 3 pm, worst in Ahmedabad

The election for the six municipal corporations in Gujarat is witnessing a poor turnout of voters, with Ahmedabad recording the lowest voter turnout till 3 pm on Sunday. Notably, citizens can cast their vote till 6 pm. Lowest voter turnout in Ahmedabad Of the six municipal corporations, the highest voter turnout of 29.90 per cent...

AMC spent over Rs 100 crore for COVID-19 antigen test

The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has spent around Rs 141 crore to render free testing services for COVID-19 across the city, according to information made available under the Right to Information (RTI) Act. Notably, an RTI activist Ankur Sagar had sought information from the AMC authorities regarding the antigen COVID-19 test for the period between...

War of words between Bijal Patel, Kamla Chavda ahead of AMC poll

Ahead of the civic body elections in Gujarat, former Ahmedabad mayor and BJP leader Bijal Patel has taken a dig at the Congress saying that the latter is interested only in controversy and not development. Bijal Patel said, “As a representative of the people, I have ensured that there is no negligence in development works....

287 private hospitals in Ahmedabad do not have fire NOC

In a startling revelation that exposes the fire safety in hospitals, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has issued a list of 287 private hospitals that do not have a fire no-objection certificate (NOC). Apart from these private hospitals, the state-run Sola Civil Hospital too is devoid of a fire NOC. The revelation assumes significance especially...

2 employees test positive, AMC seals Gwalia sweets shop in Vastrapur

The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation has sealed popular sweet shop Gwalia Sweets in Vastrapur after two employees tested positive. As of now, Gwalia Sweets shop is a quarantine zone. The civic body is a worried lot as several people visited Gwalia Sweets shop across the city due to Rakshabandhan and Janmashtami. Contact tracing of all the...

30 temples in city cancel Janmashtami celebrations, bars devotees

Every Janmashtami, temples in the city are crowded with devotees, but this year thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of the Krishna temples in the city have closed their doors for devotees. Thirty major temples in the city have cancelled their ‘Aatham’ programmes that are held every year during Janmashtami. This has been done to...

AMC seals 122 units, fines 484 people for COVID-19 violations

The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) sealed 122 units for violation of COVID-19 norms. 120 shops at Murtimant Complex in Relief road were among those sealed. The civic body also fined 484 people for not wearing a mask in public and earned Rs4.84 lakh by way of penalty on Tuesday.   The Gujarat government has increased...