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E-memo to be given to mask violators in Rajkot

The Rajkot Municipal Corporation has decided to make use of technology to ensure that citizens don’t step out of their homes without a mask. The corporation will send an e-memo to citizens who are caught without a mask. The decision comes as officials have faced resistance from many of the violators who when caught without...

Petrol pumps on highways can function 24/7, announces Rupani

Chief minister Vijay Rupani has announced that petrol pumps operating on the highways will not have to close down as per the relaxation given for Lockdown4.0. This means the petrol pumps can operate 24/7. This decision has been taken to ensure that trucks and other vehicles travelling on the highway do not find themselves stranded...

OCI card holders allowed entry in India subject to restrictions

The Union Home Ministry has removed some of the restrictions on entry of Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) card holders in the country. The restrictions were put in place after the lockdown came into force. The lifting of restrictions is however subject to conditions. An order by the ministry on Friday said that OCI card...

South Gujarat mango farmers, traders stare at losses amid Lockdown4.0

The Covid19 pandemic and the resultant lockdown has had a severe impact on the sale of mangoes in the state. Mango farmers in South Gujarat are looking at a drastic loss of revenue due to inability in ensuring that the fruit reaches the market. Media reports said that the Surat APMC has in 2020 sold...

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...

Police commissioner visits containment zones in A’bad to oversee preparedness

The City police commissioner Ashish Bhatia on Thursday visited some of the containment zones in the city to take stock of the situation and how well the lockdown restrictions are being imposed. Bhatia visited Chamunda Bridge, Shahibaug and Krishnanagar containment zones to oversee the arrangements as well as to ensure that lockdown norms for such...

On Day 1 of state transport service, over 23k passengers board the bus

Over 23,000 passengers boarded the ST buses in the state on Wednesday, the first day of the service being resumed after a lockdown in the state. Secretary, Chief Minister, Ashwini Kumar said that 23,069 passengers used the service on day 1 of it being resumed. In all 6,545 local trips and 46 express trips were...

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...

No pass needed for inter-district travel in Gujarat: Deputy CM Nitin Patel

Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel on Tuesday said that people in the state will now not need a pass to travel from one district to another. Patel who was in Ahmedabad to inspect the Covid19 facilities set up at the UN Mehta Hospital said that, however, those who live in the containment zones will not...

Pan Masala shop owners write to Rupani, want guidelines to start biz

Shop owners selling tobacco and pan masala in the state have approached Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani with the appeal that they be allowed to do business as the government mulls guidelines for life during lockdown 4.0. The association- The Gujarat Pan Masala Shop Owners Association (GPSOA) – has said that as the government plans...

City’s AMTS may resume service in limited numbers in non-containment zones

The state is likely to come up with a guideline on what relaxations to be given and how to implement the same during lockdown 4.0. Those in the know said that AMTS bus services may be resumed in certain areas of Ahmedabad and the transport body was already making arrangements for the same as and...