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Four restaurants sealed in Ahmedabad for COVID-19 violation

The AMC on Sunday night sealed four more eateries and restaurants for violation of COVID-19 norms. The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation has begun a drive to ensure that all business units in the city follow COVID-19 and Unlock 3.0 guidelines.  All employees, shopkeepers, restaurants and customers must wear a mask at all time in all business...

50% of COVID-19 hospitals in city lack fire NOC: Sources

The fire incident at Shrey Hospital that left eight COVID-19 patients dead forced the AMC and fire department to look into the fire safety system and fire NOC at other COVID-19 facilities in the city.  The fire department had also issued a notice to all COVID-19 hospitals in the city asking them to get a...

Shrey Hospital Fire: AMC asks all COVID-19 hospitals to get fire safety in a week

It took the AMC the loss of eight lives to finally act on lack of fire safety equipment in a COVID-19 hospital. The fire department of the civic body has issued an ultimatum to Shrey Hospital to put in place a fire safety system within a week or face action. After a fire in the ICU...

Shrey Hospital 4th floor was illegally built: Dinesh Sharma

The Opposition leader in the AMC has alleged that the fourth floor of Shrey Hospital was illegally constructed in violation of norms. The allegations came after an early morning fire on Thursday in the ICU of Shrey Hospital, a dedicated COVID-19 centre, left 8 COVID-19 patients dead. Dinesh Sharma, the Leader of Opposition, in the...

Shrey Hospital did not have mandatory fire NOC: Sources

  Hospital also lacked fire safety equipment It failed to maintain whatever equipment it had Shrey Hospital, where eight COVID-19 patients died following a fire, was operating without a mandatory No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Fire Department, sources in the know revealed.  The revelation has raised many questions as to how did the AMC...

AMC seals Reliance Digital, Brand Factory & Enrich Salon for COVID-19 violation

Reliance Digital unit in Prahladnagar, Enrich Salon in Maninagar and Brand Factory outlet in Shah Alam were sealed This is the third time in a week that the AMC has sealed major outlets Even as the city and state record a rising number of COVID-19 cases, many units in Ahmedabad continue to flout the mask...

AMC seals McDonald’s, pharma company for COVID-19 violation

The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation has sealed two more units – a restaurant and an office of a pharma company – for COVID-19 violation norms. The AMC has allowed offices and restaurants to function subject to certain rules and standard operating procedures.    The civic body has sealed a McDonald’s restaurant in Memnagar as well as...

AMC issues notice to seal A’bad One Mall

Even as Gujarat continues to register over 1000 cases of COVID-19 every day, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has been urging people to wear a mask when outdoors. Yet, some organisations continue to flout the norm.   The AMC on Sunday issued a notice to seal the Ahmedabad One Mall in Vastrapur area of the...

Fire brigade emergency line went dead thrice in last one month

The emergency numbers 101 and 102 that citizens can call in case of fire and medical emergencies had gone kaput thrice in last one month.  The number at the Fire Brigade’s Control room was not reachable but since no major fire was reported in the city, the matter went unnoticed.   The emergency number 101...

Legal trouble for medical students skipping COVID-19 duty

The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has threatened legal action against medical students who refuse to report to COVID-19 duty.  The AMC had earlier decided to use the service of students of medical, paramedical and other branches for COVID-19.     Students have opposed the decision. They had even approached the court against the decision.  Meanwhile, the...

Lockdown: AMC’s vehicle tax earnings short of Rs16 cr

Manoj K Karia, Ahmedabad Vehicle sales have been on the decline and have been hit hard due to the lockdown.  The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) is also bearing the indirect brunt of poor sales.    The vehicle tax collection of the civic body has taken a hit due to a drop in sales of two...

AMTS buses on Rs350 crore ventilator support

Manoj K Karia, Ahmedabad: The AMTS, which provides transport services to citizens in Ahmedabad, is struggling to stay afloat. The service which was already a loss-making unit is under severe financial stress due to COVID-19.    The AMTS service in Ahmedabad is suffering a loss of Rs80 lakh per day since it resumed service post-Unlock....