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#Column: After Nehra, one more IAS officer to face the axe soon

After Vijay Nehra, one more senior IAS officer is likely to be shunted out soon. This transfer is also likely to be a fall out of the mishandling of the COVID-19 situation in the officer’s domain. This IAS officer is again part of the core team of the state government handling the COVID-19. The domain...

Former AMC commissioner tweets a rebellious poem, sets tongues wagging

Former Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) Commissioner Vijay Nehra on Tuesday shared a poem by author Shivmangal Singh’s work Suman. The few stanzas quoted by Nehra from the poetry seemed to be the bureaucrat’s subtle way of commenting on the storm that has followed his exit from the AMC. Nehra quoted the line ‘Vardhan me Mangoonga...

#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...

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...

Jayanti Ravi, Vijay Nehra sidelined for poor handling of Covid19 crisis?

Has principal secretary, health, Jayanti Ravi and Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) commissioner Vijay Nehra been sidelined as Covid19 statistics gallop to new highs in Gujarat and Ahmedabad. The buzz is that the two bureaucrats have been pulled up for their poor handling of the Covid19 crisis in Gujarat and Ahmedabad. It should be noted that...

AMC commissioner Vijay Nehra under home quarantine for two weeks

Ahmedabad Municipal Commissioner (AMC) Vijay Nehra has gone for two weeks of home quarantine after he came in contact with a Covid19 positive patient. Gujarat Maritime Board vice-chairman & CEO Mukesh Kumar has been given charge of the AMC until Nehra’s return. Dr Rajivkumar Gupta, additional chief secretary (forest & environment) has been given the...

Growth rate of Covid19 cases in city falls below 5% for the first time

Even as the number of Covid19 cases in the city continue to rise, the growth rate of active cases has, in a first, fallen below 5%. Ahmedabad Municipal Commissioner (AMC) Vijay Nehra during his routine Covid19 briefing said that the earlier growth rate of active cases was 30% to 32% which had come down to...

Vendors in city will have to undergo screening every week, get a card to do biz: AMC

Street vendors, particularly those selling vegetables, who have been identified as super spreaders of Covid19 will now need to go through a screening process by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC). Vijay Nehra, AMC Commissioner, said that the vendors who have undergone screening will then be given a card to continue their business. The card will...

Maninagar under containment, number of red zone rise to 10 in city

Maninagar has joined the list of red zones in the city after the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) declared it as a containment zone. AMC Commissioner Vijay Nehra during his routine briefing on the Covid19 status in the city said that 10 officers have been appointed to look after each of the containment zones. An area...

Covid-19: Three more red zones in city, 249 new cases, 12 deaths

Three more zones in the city have been declared as red zones taking the total number of such zones to nine. AMC Commissioner Vijay Nehra on Friday said that Saraspur, Gomtipur and Asarwa have been added to the list of red zones in the city due to an increase in number of Covid19 cases being...

Shops selling non-essential items to remain shut in Ahmedabad: Vijay Nehra

A day after the Gujarat government announced the permission to open shops selling non-essential items from Sunday, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has clarified that the status quo with respect to shops that have remained closed during the lockdown will continue in Ahmedabad. Municipal commissioner Vijay Nehra said: “After analysing the present situation in...

Ahmedabad may report 8 lakh COVID-19 cases by May-end: Vijay Nehra

Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC ) commissioner Vijay Nehra has said the number of COVID-19 cases in the city might increase to eight lakh by the end of May, if the current rate of four-day doubling period continues. “At present, the rate of doubling of cases in Ahmedabad is four days, which means that cases double...