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Kalupur mkt opens, shut within minutes as crowd surges

The Kalupur Market, which was allowed to function from Wednesday morning, was closed down within minutes of its opening. It should be noted that the market, where a lot of commodities are sold at wholesale prices, had been shut so far as part of the lockdown restrictions imposed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in...

AMC announces mango sale at GMDC so that citizens won’t miss out on the fruit

The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation may be getting brickbats for its inability to provide COVID19 tests to those whose near ones have tested positive. But the civic body has announced that it has made arrangements to ensure that the Amdavadis do not have to spend a summer without his/her favourite fruit- the mango. The AMC in...

As cases surge, Why has AMC stopped giving out details of newly infected cases?

Even as relaxations are being given for Lockdown 4.0, including allowing shops and business units to function, albeit upto 4 pm only, the AMC has stopped giving details of newly infected cases. This means citizens have no way of knowing whether someone near them is corona infected or not. It should be noted that Ahmedabad...

AMC issues notice to 16 designated Covid19 pvt hospitals for not accepting patients

The Civic body in the city has served notices to 16 private hospitals for refusing to accept Covid19 patients referred to them by the AMC. In all, the civic body had designated 42 hospitals as Covid-19 hospitals and directed them to provide 50% of the total number of beds for patients who were referred by...

Offices in city can function but with only 33% staff: AMC

Officers, both government and private, can function only with 33% of their staff. The civic body in a release detailing the relaxations allowed under Lockdown 4.0 further said that employers and employees who live in containment zones will not be allowed to travel in the city even if their place of work is a non-containment...

Vijay Nehra ‘officially’ shunted out of AMC for failing to contain COVID-19

IAS Vijay Nehra, who unsuccessfully spearheaded the city’s fight against coronavirus as the commissioner of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC), has now been officially shunted from the civic body. The Gujarat government on Sunday issued orders for his transfer as commissioner of state rural development department while making in-charge commissioner Mukesh Kumar, who had...

Follow safety guidelines, social distancing norms during shopping for essentials: Rajiv Gupta

Additional chief secretary Dr Rajiv Kumar Gupta, who is spearheading the fight against COVID-19 in Ahmedabad, has requested citizens to follow safety guidelines once the sale of vegetables, fruits, groceries and other essential items resume from May 15. In a video message, the bureaucrat has requested citizens to ensure that only women and children go...

Grocery stores, vegetable shops in 10 containment zones of A’bad can remain open from 8 am to 1 pm

The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) in a release said that shops selling groceries, vegetables, and fruits as well as flour mills in containment wards of the city can function between 8 am and 1 pm. The 10 wards that have been declared as containment zones in the city due to the rising number of Covid19...

#Column: Unverified scare about numbers, make-up stories worsened situation for Vijay Nehra

Last Tuesday Ahmedabad Municipal Commissioner (AMC) Vijay Nehra suddenly announced on twitter that he would be in home quarantine for two weeks as he had come into contact with some Covid19 positive patients. Within minutes, Gujarat government handed his charge to former Municipal Commissioner Mukesh Kumar. Everyone was shocked as to how can the captain...

AMC allows grocery stores, vegetable vendors to function post May 15 from 8 am to 3 pm

The AMC has allowed opening of grocery, vegetable, fruit and flour mills in the city after the complete lockdown comes to an end on May 15. This however is subject to some caveats. The AMC in a release said that superspreaders like – grocery stores, vegetable and fruits shops, and super markets will have to...

No cash on delivery in Ahmedabad for home delivered goods from May 15 onwards: AMC

As part of its efforts to prevent the spread of Covid19 in the state, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has made digital payments mandatory for all home deliveries in the city from May 15 onwards. This is being done to prevent the spread of the disease through currency notes. A release from the state said...

Amid the worst crisis, battle rages on for the post of Municipal Commissioner in Ahmedabad

Hitesh Chavda, Gandhinagar: Ahmedabad Municipal Commissioner (AMC) Vijay Nehra has been announcing that he is fit and fine since the last two days. But he is yet to resume office. He was home quarantined last Tuesday after accidentally coming in contact with a couple of Corona positive patients. Since then he has been side-lined and...