Ahmedabad Gota News

AMC fails to act against polluter
Ahmedabad Mirror | 1 month ago | |
Ahmedabad Mirror
1 month ago | |

Alert citizens of Gota have filed a complaint with AMC against a private drainage cleaner for dumping waste in the main drainage manhole near Kameshwar Elegance on the Vandemataram Road. They said illegal dumping of waste chokes up the drainage lines in the area, creates pollution and leads to mosquito breeding which in turns gives rise to dengue cases. The complaint was filed by the New SG Road Societies Association (NSGRSA).Hitesh Rana, President of NSGRSA, said, “The issue pertained despite issuing a warning to the private drainage cleaner. Around eight big machines are called each year to clean the drainage which incurs a huge cost. So, we took the video of the illegal practice and filed a complaint with the AMC.”NSGRSA Secretary Rajesh Sanariya said, “Exemplary action and imposition of fine is necessary against the culprits to establish an example and to discourage similar activities in future that spread pollution.”Ratilal Patel, a resident of Shweta Avenue and Ratilal Patel, a resident of Vandemataram Prime, said they now know why their drainage lines get frequently choked, pushing back waste water into the societies.An AMC official, on condition of anonymity, said it is the first of its kind complaint AMC has ever received. “We have got the video and the private drainage cleaner has been warned not to dump waste in Gota. If it is repeated then we will file a police complaint. We will definitely keep a watch over it,” the official said.Later, the official claimed, “An internal drainage line had choked up in Vandematram city. As it was an internal line, AMC did not repair it. The society hired a private contractor to clean the drainage line using a sock pit machine. The evacuated waste was dumped by the contractor into the AMC drainage line.”Surprisingly, the official denied that the illegal activity was going on for over six months as claimed by the residents. He also claimed that no written complaint has been received from the residents. He also did not clarify why no police complaint was being filed against the errant private drainage cleaner though a video footage was provided by the complainants.When Mirror contacted a senior AMC official, he said, “He (private contractor) has been intimated and if caught again, a strict action will be taken against him.” The senior official, too, refused to be quoted by name.​​​​​​​

AMC fails to act against polluter
Ahmedabad: Space crunch accelerates brawls over two-wheeler parking too
Times of India | 1 month ago | |
Times of India
1 month ago | |

AHMEDABAD: Be mindful and take care while parking your two-wheelers. The lack of space in the city has led to an increase in fights over two-wheeler parking, with some incidents leading to assault, rioting, and even attempted murder. From Khadia to Bopal, the police have filed at least a dozen such cases over the past few months. "Earlier, we used to witness violence over four-wheeler parking. Now, cases regarding disputes over two-wheeler parking have been registered in Shahibaug, Sola Science City, Shahpur, Naranpura, Navrangpura, Vastrapur, Raipur, Memnagar, Vaishnodevi Circle, Khodiyar, Ghuma, and Gota. Due to lack of space, people park their two-wheelers on roads, blocking the way to shops or houses. Neighbours also fight when one person encroaches on another's parking space. People park haphazardly, making it tough for another person to move their vehicle," said police. Parking fights have been witnessed in newly constructed apartments as well as old housing societies, police added. A police officer said several new flats in Gota, Vaishnodevi, Sola, and Thaltej do not have enough parking space. "The city police have to tackle illegal parking as well as brawls over parking in residential areas though it is something that the civic body should nip in the bud," said the officer. The officer said, "The civic body sanctions residential schemes after checking whether it has all facilities including parking space. In most cases, the parking facility occupies space only on paper or is inadequate for accommodating residents' vehicles." Ahmedabad district has 714 vehicles for every square kilometre, and over 20 lakh vehicles were registered in past five years. According to Ahmedabad RTO figures, at least 1 lakh two-wheelers and nearly 50,000 cars are added every year to the existing vehicle capacity in the city. Another police officer said that fights over two-wheeler parking have also risen in the Walled City. "The houses in the Walled City were built without any concept of parking. Gradually, people residing there began buying two-wheelers. However, there was little or no space to park them in the area, and this led to frequent brawls among residents."

Ahmedabad: Space crunch accelerates brawls over two-wheeler parking too
56% of Ahd’s 620 dengue cases from western areas
Times of India | 2 months ago | |
Times of India
2 months ago | |

AHMEDABAD: Just like Covid-19 and swine flu infections, western areas of Ahmedabad have now turned into a hotbed for dengue and other vector-borne diseases. Of the total 620 cases registered this year, 348 or 56% were reported from western parts of the city. 'The remaining 44% or 272 of the cases were reported from the eastern parts of the city. Most of the dengue cases have been reported from Bodakdev, Jodhpur, Thaltej, Chandlodia and Gota in Ahmedabad city. The highest number, 49 cases, have been reported from Thaltej followed by 47 in Gota. On the other hand, in the eastern parts the highest number of dengue cases, 43, were reported in Ramol-Hathijan area. According to Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) data, 217 of the total cases this year were in the first 11 days of this month. One person has lost life due to dengue in the last one month. AMC data shows that the city hospitals reported 72 cases of malaria, six cases of falciparum, 217 of dengue and 15 cases of chikungunya in the first 11 days of this month. During the January 1 to September 11 period, city hospitals have recorded 815 cases of malaria. Highest of these, 209 cases, were reported from the civic body's east zone areas, followed by 157 cases in the western zone areas and 137 cases in the north zone areas. AMC officials said that the highest number of malaria cases, 62, have been reported from Ranip area from January 1 to September 11 followed by 56 in Sarkhej and 52 in Nikol. Officials said that in the same period, 13, the highest number of chikungunya cases were reported from Vejalpur followed by 12 each in Thaltej and Kubernagar areas.

56% of Ahd’s 620 dengue cases from western areas
  • Ahd: Dengue patient goes missing from hosp
  • Times of India

    AHMEDABAD: A 16-year-old boy, who was admitted to Sola Civil hospital with dengue fever on August 26, went missing from the hospital on September 7. Bhagwati Uttamchandani, a resident of Bhagwati Apartments in Gota, filed an FIR with Sola police, stating that her nephew Jay Lalwani had gone missing from the hospital. Jay, who lost his father nine years ago and his mother in 2017, was also undergoing treatment for depression. He had been living with his aunt. Bhagwati stated in the FIR that her brother Udhnaram Lalwani was diagnosed with dengue and was admitted to Sola Civil hospital on August 22. Jay used to be by his side to take care of him. On August 26, Jay complained of fever, body ache and nausea. The blood test reports confirmed dengue. As his condition began deteriorating, he too was admitted to Sola Civil Hospital on August 26. Bhagwati said that she attended both Jay and her brother at the hospital. On September 6, when she went to visit Jay, he told her a doctor had informed him that he would be discharged in a day or two. On September 7, when she visited the hospital, her brother told her that Jay had gone to the ground floor the night before and had not returned since. She went to the ward where Jay had been admitted, but she did not find him there. She also tried to look for him in other places in the hospital, but he was nowhere to be found. She then filed a missing person's complaint at Sola police station. Inspector NR Vaghela of Sola police said that the cops have been checking the CCTV footage of the hospital but have not found any clues yet.

Ahmedabad cop kills self along with wife & toddler
Times of India | 2 months ago | |
Times of India
2 months ago | |

AHMEDABAD: A 34-year-old constable posted at Vastrapur police station, his 28-year-old wife and 30-month-old daughter fell to their deaths from the balcony of their 12th floor apartment in the Gota area of the city in the wee hours of Wednesday. According to Sola police, Kuldeepsinh Yadav had served the city police since 2016, and had been living in flat no. 1201 at the Diva's Heights complex in Gota with his wife Riddhi and their daughter Akanksha for three-and-a-half years. He was from Sihor in Bhavnagar district. The exact reason for his action is not known but they suspect a marital dispute may have led him to end their lives. A 34-year-old constable posted at Vastrapur police station, his 28-year-old wife and 30-month-old daughter, fell to their deaths from the balcony of their 12th floor apartment in the Gota area of the city during the wee hours of Wednesday. According to Sola police officers, Kuldeepsinh Yadav had served with city police since 2016, and had been living in Flat No. 1201 at the Diva’s Heights complex in Gota with his wife Riddhi and their daughter Akansha for threeand-a-half years. He was from Sihor in Bhavnagar district. The exact reason for his action is not known to investigators but they suspect a marital dispute may have led him to end their lives. An emotional farewell message that he had sent to a friend also mentioned that he himself was responsible for the extreme step. Police officers said that at around 1.30am on Wednesday, Riddhi first jumped from the balcony and Kuldeep, holding his daughter, jumped about 10 seconds later. A security guard near the gate of the complex saw the bodies and informed other residents who called police and emergency services. Kuldeep’s sister, Parul, and her husband Vikramsinh, who is a constable with Sola police, live in a flat on the same floor. However, she learnt about the incident after others informed her about it, a neighbour said. A doctor who came in the 108 ambulance declared all three dead. Sola police later registered a case of accidental death. A Division ACP G S Syan said a team of forensic experts collected samples from the house for examination at the forensic sciences laboratory. Syan said, “The investigation is on.” The bodies were sent to Sola Civil Hospital for postmortems. They were later handed over to Parul and her husband, who went to Sihor to perform their last rites. Objectionable comment on deceased cop As the deaths of constable Kuldeepsinh Yadav and his family members spread, obituary notes for the deceased family were posted on social media. However, the city police came across one post by Jignesh Solanki which contained an objectionable comment against the deceased cop. He called the deceased cop a “pickpocket”. The city police have begun an inquiry against Solanki. Family had dinner at religious eventKuldeepsinh, his wife Riddhi, and their daughter Akansha went for a feast at a religious event in Gota and returned home at 11.30pm on Tuesday, said a resident of Diva Heights. “Akansha came to our house and told us that she and her parents had a lot of fun at the feast. Though she was sleepy, she eagerly narrated the details of the religious event, the food she ate, and how she played with her parents. Riddhi finally came over and took Akansha back home,” said a neighbour, adding: “I will always remember the smile on the little one's face as she went home with her mother.” Riddhi planned to hold garba functionRiddhi was cheerful, Akansha was a chirpy girl who used to talk to everyone in the flat while Kuldeep was quiet, remembered residents of Diva Heights. One of the residents said, “We held Ganpati pooja at our house. Riddhi and Akansha used to come for aarti every evening. On Tuesday, Riddhi and I decided to organize garba in the parking lot on Wednesday night. So, I was shocked to see their bodies in the morning.” Sister lived on 12th floor, found about suicides lateKuldeepsinh Yadav’s sister Parul, who was Kuldeep’s neighbour, heard a thud when he along with his wife and daughter jumped from the balcony of their 12th floor apartment in Gota on Wednesday. The society residents began circulating messages about the incident, not knowing who the victims were. Parul, who also lived in a flat on the 12th floor, informed another neighbour that someone seemed to have committed suicide. “She kept saying that something bad must have happened to the family and that no one should commit suicide. Soon, her husband Vikramsinh Bhupat, who is a constable with Sola police, rushed home and informed us that Kuldeep, his wife and daughter were the victims. She fainted on hearing the news,” said a resident of the society, refusing to be named. The last noteThis is my last note. I have not written anything else. Please do not probe for anything in my house. I am leaving this world on my own will. So, please do not probe anything. Whatever I paid for my flat should be considered as the amount for my sister’s flat. No one should be blamed for my suicide. Please forgive me if I did anything wrong.” To his parents“Papa, I am sorry. Please take care of mummy and yourself too. Now, strike a compromise on the plot issue and live your postretirement life peacefully. Papa, you are too good a person. I wanted to meet you but my life turned out to be short. Mummy, I am sorry. Your Kuli (his nickname) remained your good child. Now Hitarth (his brother) will be your Kuli. I didn’t even meet you. But as we had talked over the phone last Monday, that was enough for this life. Mummy, I harassed you a lot. This will be the last time.” To his brother and sister: “Bhai and bhabhi, enjoy your life. Buy a new car now. My friends will be yours. Whatever Akansha had should be given to Pratyusha (Kuldeep’s niece). Dear sister and jiju (brother-in-law), will miss you a lot. I harassed you a lot. Ben (sister), please reserve your rakhi for me. Ben, you know your brother did not have tolerance. Give Akshu’s toys to Kaju and Patu (other kids in the house). Ben, you remain strong and take care of mother. And kids, you have fun in your life, Akshu will go with me.” On his daughter and wife:“Akanksha played a lot with me tonight. So, I am taking her along with me. Cannot leave Riddhi alone here, she is also coming along with me.” To his friends:“I had very good friends. I cannot name everyone in this or else I will live a bit more. I will miss you all. All of you please take care.” To his inspector:“Khambhla sir (Vastrapur PI S G Khambhla), we enjoyed a lot with you. You are a good-natured person. You must start playing cricket and not just keep talking about it. I had a lot of fun in the police station. All were very good. To all: “If I hurt someone, forgive me. To those whom I lent money, return it to my brother. Even if you do not repay, no issues. I am grateful to everyone who came into my life, and sorry.” His last wish:“My last desire is to see an increase in the grade pay of police personnel.” Ends with a couplet: “I had requested the Almighty for my death. The Almighty told me that I can give you death but what will I say to the people who sought your long life. Therefore, the people, who sought my long life, I am taking them along with me. No one else would have sought my long life. I am happy today as the last day of my life has finally come.”

Ahmedabad cop kills self along with wife & toddler
  • Ahd cop kills self along with wife & toddler
  • Times of India

    AHMEDABAD: A 34-year-old constable posted at Vastrapur police station, his 28-year-old wife and 30-month-old daughter fell to their deaths from the balcony of their 12th floor apartment in the Gota area of the city in the wee hours of Wednesday. According to Sola police, Kuldeepsinh Yadav had served the city police since 2016, and had been living in flat no. 1201 at the Diva's Heights complex in Gota with his wife Riddhi and their daughter Akanksha for three-and-a-half years. He was from Sihor in Bhavnagar district. The exact reason for his action is not known but they suspect a marital dispute may have led him to end their lives. A34-year-old constable posted at Vastrapur police station, his 28-year-old wife and 30-month-old daughter, fell to their deaths from the balcony of their 12th floor apartment in the Gota area of the city during the wee hours of Wednesday. According to Sola police officers, Kuldeepsinh Yadav had served with city police since 2016, and had been living in Flat No. 1201 at the Diva’s Heights complex in Gota with his wife Riddhi and their daughter Akansha for threeand-a-half years. He was from Sihor in Bhavnagar district. The exact reason for his action is not known to investigators but they suspect a marital dispute may have led him to end their lives. An emotional farewell message that he had sent to a friend also mentioned that he himself was responsible for the extreme step. Police officers said that at around 1.30am on Wednesday, Riddhi first jumped from the balcony and Kuldeep, holding his daughter, jumped about 10 seconds later. A security guard near the gate of the complex saw the bodies and informed other residents who called police and emergency services. Kuldeep’s sister, Parul, and her husband Vikramsinh, who is a constable with Sola police, live in a flat on the same floor. However, she learnt about the incident after others informed her about it, a neighbour said. A doctor who came in the 108 ambulance declared all three dead. Sola police later registered a case of accidental death. A Division ACP G S Syan said a team of forensic experts collected samples from the house for examination at the forensic sciences laboratory. Syan said, “The investigation is on.” The bodies were sent to Sola Civil Hospital for postmortems. They were later handed over to Parul and her husband, who went to Sihor to perform their last rites. OBJECTIONABLE COMMENT ON DECEASED COP As the deaths of constable Kuldeepsinh Yadav and his family members spread, obituary notes for the deceased family were posted on social media. However, the city police came across one post by Jignesh Solanki which contained an objectionable comment against the deceased cop. He called the deceased cop a “pickpocket”. The city police have begun an inquiry against Solanki. FAMILY HAD DINNER AT RELIGIOUS EVENTKuldeepsinh, his wife Riddhi, and their daughter Akansha went for a feast at a religious event in Gota and returned home at 11.30pm on Tuesday, said a resident of Diva Heights. “Akansha came to our house and told us that she and her parents had a lot of fun at the feast. Though she was sleepy, she eagerly narrated the details of the religious event, the food she ate, and how she played with her parents. Riddhi finally came over and took Akansha back home,” said a neighbour, adding: “I will always remember the smile on the little one's face as she went home with her mother.” RIDDHI PLANNED TO HOLD GARBA FUNCTIONRiddhi was cheerful, Akansha was a chirpy girl who used to talk to everyone in the flat while Kuldeep was quiet, remembered residents of Diva Heights. One of the residents said, “We held Ganpati pooja at our house. Riddhi and Akansha used to come for aarti every evening. On Tuesday, Riddhi and I decided to organize garba in the parking lot on Wednesday night. So, I was shocked to see their bodies in the morning.” SISTER LIVED ON 12TH FLOOR, FOUND ABOUT SUICIDES LATEKuldeepsinh Yadav’s sister Parul, who was Kuldeep’s neighbour, heard a thud when he along with his wife and daughter jumped from the balcony of their 12th floor apartment in Gota on Wednesday. The society residents began circulating messages about the incident, not knowing who the victims were. Parul, who also lived in a flat on the 12th floor, informed another neighbour that someone seemed to have committed suicide. “She kept saying that something bad must have happened to the family and that no one should commit suicide. Soon, her husband Vikramsinh Bhupat, who is a constable with Sola police, rushed home and informed us that Kuldeep, his wife and daughter were the victims. She fainted on hearing the news,” said a resident of the society, refusing to be named. THE LAST NOTEThis is my last note. I have not written anything else. Please do not probe for anything in my house. I am leaving this world on my own will. So, please do not probe anything. Whatever I paid for my flat should be considered as the amount for my sister’s flat. No one should be blamed for my suicide. Please forgive me if I did anything wrong.” TO HIS PARENTS: “Papa, I am sorry. Please take care of mummy and yourself too. Now, strike a compromise on the plot issue and live your postretirement life peacefully. Papa, you are too good a person. I wanted to meet you but my life turned out to be short. Mummy, I am sorry. Your Kuli (his nickname) remained your good child. Now Hitarth (his brother) will be your Kuli. I didn’t even meet you. But as we had talked over the phone last Monday, that was enough for this life. Mummy, I harassed you a lot. This will be the last time.” TO HIS BROTHER AND SISTER: “Bhai and bhabhi, enjoy your life. Buy a new car now. My friends will be yours. Whatever Akansha had should be given to Pratyusha (Kuldeep’s niece). Dear sister and jiju (brother-in-law), will miss you a lot. I harassed you a lot. Ben (sister), please reserve your rakhi for me. Ben, you know your brother did not have tolerance. Give Akshu’s toys to Kaju and Patu (other kids in the house). Ben, you remain strong and take care of mother. And kids, you have fun in your life, Akshu will go with me.” ON HIS DAUGHTER AND WIFE:“Akanksha played a lot with me tonight. So, I am taking her along with me. Cannot leave Riddhi alone here, she is also coming along with me.” TO HIS FRIENDS:“I had very good friends. I cannot name everyone in this or else I will live a bit more. I will miss you all. All of you please take care.” TO HIS INSPECTOR:“Khambhla sir (Vastrapur PI S G Khambhla), we enjoyed a lot with you. You are a good-natured person. You must start playing cricket and not just keep talking about it. I had a lot of fun in the police station. All were very good. TO ALL: “If I hurt someone, forgive me. To those whom I lent money, return it to my brother. Even if you do not repay, no issues. I am grateful to everyone who came into my life, and sorry.” HIS LAST WISH:“My last desire is to see an increase in the grade pay of police personnel.” ENDS WITH A COUPLET:“I had requested the Almighty for my death. The Almighty told me that I can give you death but what will I say to the people who sought your long life. Therefore, the people, who sought my long life, I am taking them along with me. No one else would have sought my long life. I am happy today as the last day of my life has finally come.”

Cop, wife, child jump off window of 12th floor flat
Ahmedabad Mirror | 2 months ago | |
Ahmedabad Mirror
2 months ago | |

A constable at the Vastrapur police station jumped to his death along with his wife and their 2.5 year old daughter in an alleged suicide pact in Gota area on Tuesday night.Two hours before 35 year old cop Kuldeepsinh Yadav, his wife Riddhi (33) and daughter Aakansha jumped off the 12th floor window of their apartment at Diva Heights in Gota, they had returned home after watching the India- Sri Lanka cricket match and having dinner at the house of another Vastrapur cop.Police are investigating what transpired in the hours before they took the extreme step.According to the Sola police, the cop’s wife Riddhi first jumped off at 1.30am, the body falling with a thud a few yards away from where the security guard was having dinner. Fifteen seconds later Kuldeepsinh took the plunge with his daughter in his arms. All three had died onthe spot.No suicide note was found but a message sent to one of his friends was addressed to many people, including his father, mother and sister, and mentioned that he owed somebody Rs 1,000 and how he enjoyed working with Vastrapur PI S G Khambla. The final lines of the message was about approval of grade pay and against IPS officials, who he believed make a lot of money but are responsible for the police personnel not getting any hike in salaries.However, no reason was attributed to their death, which has confounded the police.ACP A Division G S Syan said, “Yadav and his wife had frequent quarrels and his sister, Parul Chavda, who lives on the same floor as the, often used to intervene to calm matters. We are investigating it.”Kuldeepsinh Yadav was an assistant to the account writer head. “He was in the police force since 2016,” Syan said. Police sources said he was attached to the Sola police since 2017 after finishing his one year training in 2016.“Preliminary FSL investigation suggests there was no struggle between them. It is also clear that no one pushed the other to death and that he fell to death with their daughter,” Sola PI N R Vaghela told Mirror.Yadav’s brother-in-law Vikramsinh Chavda is a constable at Bhagwat Vidyapith Chowky under the Sola police.Police sources said illicit relations angle has been ruled out as the entire family would not have died if one of them had an affair. “The message sent to the friend showed that the suicide was planned,” police sources told Mirror.

Cop, wife, child jump off window of 12th floor flat
  • Ahmedabad: Police constable jumps off building along with wife and minor daughter
  • The Indian Express

    A 35-year-old police constable allegedly jumped from the balcony of his 12th-floor apartment in Ahmedabad with his wife and two-year-old daughter early Wednesday, said officials.The police said the incident involving Kuldeep Singh Yadav and his family occurred at 2 am in the Gota area of Ahmedabad.“He was a police constable posted at the Vastrapur police station for the last three years,” said Jaiveer Singh, Head Constable, Sola police station.Investigating officer N R Vaghela told The Indian Express the police reached the spot immediately and his body was sent to the civil hospital by 4 am.Singh said his wife was 28 and that the family lived at Diva Heights, the same building from where they jump allegedly. “We do not know the reason of the action yet. An investigation is going on, and the bodies have been sent for post-mortem,” he added.

  • Gujarat Cop, Wife Jump Off 12th Floor With Little Daughter "After Fight"
  • Ndtv

Bopal-Ghuma citizens await Jan Seva Kendra
Ahmedabad Mirror | 3 months ago | |
Ahmedabad Mirror
3 months ago | |

By Megha BhattThe joy of being included within the AMC has faded for Bopal-Ghuma residents for they are left with no Jan Seva Kendra (Citizen Civic Centre) which can cater to their needs. Earlier, the nagarpalika provided Jan Seva Kendra (JSK).Until two days ago, residents of the area had to travel to the JSK in Vastral which is 40 km away. Now, a notification has been issued stating that citizens can avail JSK service at Gota mamlatdar office which is 15 km away.The nagarpalika initiated the JSK in mid-November 2018 thanks to the efforts of Jigisha Shah, the then municipality president.JSK helped residents get various documents and certificates including income, non-creamy, domicile, Economically Weaker Section (EWS), Vidhva Sahay Yojana and Vrudh Sahay Yojana among others.The centre received nearly 30 forms from residents of Bopal-Ghuma each day.Gurdeep Singh Kundi, 42, a general manager with a private firm, had to go all the way to Vastral to get a ration card for his domestic help. The resident of Marigold in South Bopal said in 2018 there was an announcement that a JSK would come up at Vakil Bridge but it is yet to materialise.He said a JSK is particularly beneficial for those from lower-income families as otherwise they have to spend time and money travelling far to get access to the services.Pooja Patel, 50, a housewife who helped her old maid get enrolled for Vidhva Sahay Yojana, said she had to spend Rs 100 to travel to and from Vastral despite using buses and shared autos.The Bopal Gam resident said even the Mamlatdar office in Gota is not convenient as transportation from Iskcon to Gota is not easily available.A widow staying at Vibhusha Bungalows said Gota is too far to travel for a 67-year-old. “The JSK of the nagarpalika was convenient. The services have not been smooth since the merger with AMC,” she said.Satish Thaker, 64, a retired government school teacher, said the JSK at Gota is better than having to travel to Vastral but it is still 15 km away which is a difficult commute for many senior citizens.Kuber Patel, 75, a retired businessman had to spend the whole day travelling to and from Vastral to get the name of his daughter-in-law added to the ration card.SJ Chavda, Prant officer, Daskroi, said the office in Gota will prove beneficial for people. “We are also in the process of finalising a JSK in Bopal-Ghuma,” said Chavda.

Bopal-Ghuma citizens await Jan Seva Kendra
Western Ahmedabad soaked; showers likely today
Times of India | 4 months ago | |
Times of India
4 months ago | |

AHMEDABAD: On Tuesday, Ahmedabad received 20.7mm of rainfall till 10pm. Compared to the eastern city parts, the west recorded higher rainfall. Chandlodia got 43mm of rain, followed by 30mm in Gota, 29mm in Ranip, 28.5mm in Usmanpura, 23mm in Bopal, and 18mm in Chandkheda. Several areas recorded light to moderate showers till late in the night. According to India Meteorological Department (IMD), the city is likely to receive light to moderate showers on Wednesday. Across the state, rainfall is likely to reduce from Wednesday even as light to moderate rain continues, added the forecast. State government officials said that compared to the same period last year, Gujarat has received nearly twice the rainfall.

Western Ahmedabad soaked; showers likely today
  • Ahmedabad waterlogged again after heavy rains
  • Ahmedabad Mirror

    After an entire day of light drizzles in Ahmedabad, heavy rain on Monday night resulted in waterlogging in several parts of the city.Parts of the city that received heavy rainfall on Monday include Bopal, Gota, Sola, Vastrapur, Prahaladnagar among others. The intense rain caused immense hardships to people who were out on Monday night. Commuters travelling on SG Highway had to drive slowly as downpour made visibility poor.The North West Zone received the maximum rain of more than 2 inches in one hour from 10 pm.The rains that started on Sunday evening continued on Monday in many areas specially in the East Zone from Narol to Naroda. These areas had knee-deep water the whole day and residents complained of AMC inaction.Several low-lying areas in Chandkheda in West Zone were inundated even as waterlogging was reported from Gota, Chandlodiya, Makarba, Sarkhej, Vastrapur, Bodakdev, Science City and Sola areas.Ahmedabad has received 23.79 inches of rain of the season so far.According to AMC control room figures, NorthWest Zone got 22.39 mm, West Zone had 17.14mm, North Zone received 14.50 mm, East Zone 6.76 mm, South West Zone 4.65 mm, while Central and South West Zones got 4.75 mm of rain during the day.On Tuesday, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted light to moderate rainfall over districts like Aravalli, Mahisagar, Valsad, Navsari, Tapi and Dang whereas light to moderate rainfall is expected.

Existing sports facilities in ruins, AMC wants more
Times of India | 4 months ago | |
Times of India
4 months ago | |

AHMEDABAD: While the state government and city authorities have plans to set up international-standard sports facilities to host the 2036 Olympics, the sports facilities that have come up in the last decade are rotting due to the civic authorities' apathy. Ironically, while sports facilities such as swimming pools, skating rinks, volleyball and basketball courts that cost around a hundred crore are shut for years, the civic body has planned more facilities with much greater expense. One defunct facility is the swimming pool in Navrangpura, which has been shut for the last decade due to lack of maintenance. The pool is now almost full of debris. The skating rink costing Rs 1 crore in Juna Vadaj near MP ni Chaali has started resembling ruins of ancient Roman arenas. Similarly, the skating rink in Ghodasar has been closed for two years. Sources said ten such facilities built in the last decade by Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) and Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority (AUDA) are now defunct or have not opened for the public at all. AUDA built volleyball-basketball courts at Bopal garden at a cost of Rs 4.5 crore. The garden and courts were handed over to AMC four and a half years ago but the courts have never been opened to the public. In the last decade, AMC sanctioned Rs 163.34 crore sports facilities in the city and by 2021-22 the civic body claims to have spent Rs 100.34 crore. In 2017-18, AMC planned to upgrade 14 swimming pools at a cost of Rs 20 crore. Under this project, the civic body claimed it would develop an Olympics-size pool in Sabarmati TP Scheme 23 and build new swimming pools in Chandkheda, Vastral and Ramol-Hathijan. The AMC sanctioned Rs 4.18 crore for building swimming pools in 2018-19. The AMC has upgraded 14 pools and built one in Vastral while two in Chandkheda and Ramol-Hathijan are being built. In 2019-20, AMC announced plans to set up 40 single and double tennis courts in areas such as Bodakdev, Thaltej, Gota, Paldi and Memnagar and sanctioned Rs 10 crore for this. Of these, 20 courts have been built but AMC has not found an agency to operate and maintain them and they have not been opened for the public. AMC scrapped the plan for building the remaining 20 courts. The civic body has started building a sports complex in Vastral at a cost of Rs 59 crore. The complex has an athletics track, football ground, four tennis courts, badminton court, basketball court, and five table tennis courts. The AMC also has plans of setting up a similar sports complex in Gota at an expense of Rs 59 crore.

Existing sports facilities in ruins, AMC wants more
Waterworld!
Ahmedabad Mirror | 4 months ago | |
Ahmedabad Mirror
4 months ago | |

The dry spell over Ahmedabad ended on Friday as heavy rains lashed the city since morning resulting in waterlogging in several areas. Ahmedabad recorded 5.25 inches of average rainfall on Friday, with Usmanpura receiving the maximumrainfall of 9 inches in a day, not seen in the past many years.The waterlogging mainly in the eastern part of the city resulted in water entering people’s homes.Heavy rain was reported from across the city with highest rainfall reported from Usmanpura with 9 inches, followed by Odhav & Memco each with 4.5 inches of rainfall.Dudheshwar received 4 inches, Maninagar 3.5 inches and Bodakdev and Paldi recorded 3 inches each of rain.Heavy rainfall was also reported in Sarkhej and Gota which received 2.5 and 2 inches respectively.The rain which began in the morning lasted till 5 pm. The Mithakhali and Shahibaug underpasses in the city were closed for traffic following waterlogging. They were later opened for traffic in the evening.Water entered the homes of residents of societies near Vijay Mills in Naroda.The other areas that reported waterlogging include Valinath Chowk, Maninagar, Memco, Naroda, Odhav, Gota, Vejalpur, Jivraj Park, Juhapura, Vadaj and Naranpura.An old building in Mandvi-ni-Pol collapsed following the rains. In all three complaints of damage to buildings were reported. The rain also resulted in heavy traffic jams on several stretches of roads in the city.Meanwhile, dalwada centres in the city did brisk business with long queues seen.Across the state, the maximum rainfall was reported in Kaprada taluka in Valsad district with 8.22 inches followed by Vansda in Navsari with 7.12 inches and Mahuva in Surat which received 6.41 inches of rainfall.The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said the rainfall system that was active over the Saurashtra and South Gujarat region covered the North Gujarat region as well on Friday. Saurashtra and South Gujarat have so far recorded excess rainfall of 31% while North Gujarat has a deficit of 14%. Gujarat has so far received 7.1 inches of rainfall. IMD Regional Director Dr Manorama Mohanty said in the next five days heavy rainfall is expected for regions of South Gujarat and coastal Saurashtra while light to moderate rainfall is expected over the entire state with heavy rains at isolated places.Flight cancellationsRainy weather in Ahmedabad led to cancellation of four flights and 14 flights were delayed on Friday. However, officials said that despite heavy rains, no waterlogging was reported at the airport runway. Go Air’s three flights, Delhi-Ahmedabad, Ahmedabad-Mumbai and Ahmedabad-Delhi, plus Indigo’s Goa-Ahmedabad flight were cancelled.

Waterworld!
AMC increases Covid surveillance as cases rise
Times of India | 5 months ago | |
Times of India
5 months ago | |

Ahmedabad: A concerned municipal corporation has upped its Covid surveillance activities since Monday after a steep rise in active Covid cases in the city. Right now there are approximately more than 206 active Covid cases in the city of which the maximum concentration is around areas like Jodhpur, Thaltej, Bodakdev, Navrangpura and Paldi which account for nearly 73% of the total active cases. A concerned municipal corporation has begun a ward wise awareness drive in these areas. More than 78% of the active cases are fully vaccinated and a majority of cases are in the 19 to 40 age group. A senior member of the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) health committee told TOI that surveillance in areas like Gota, Chandlodiya, Sola, Ghatlodiya and Ranip has begun, “From past trends we have come to know that if the cases rise areas like Gota, Ghatlodiya and other nearby areas then there are chances that the Covid cases will spread rapidly in the city. Our medical teams are ensuring that proper reporting of these cases takes place,” says a senior AMC health committee member. The member also adds that though over the past nine days cases hovered between 20 and 25 cases per day, but over the last two days , cases crossed the 40 cases per day mark, which was a matter of concern for the health authorities. The state health department has asked the civic body to daily update on the Covid situation in the city. Pathological laboratories have been reminded of constant update on the Covid tests that take place in their laboratories and alert the AMC of any unusual trend.

AMC increases Covid surveillance as cases rise
Shortage of steel strainers delays work on borewells
Times of India | 6 months ago | |
Times of India
6 months ago | |

Ahmedabad: City-based agencies digging borewells for water are now facing a severe shortage of steel screen strainers owing to fluctuating steel prices. Several agencies that supply the strainers to Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC)-appointed contractors have written to the civic body, complaining that the strainers are not available in the market. They said that because of this issue, work on 20-odd borewells for the AMC in areas like Shahibaug, Khadia, Maninagar, Danilimda, Raikhad, Maktampura, Sarkhej and Gota cannot be undertaken. Altaf Rangrez, the owner of a private agency says, “Quality steel strainers are manufactured by an American company and they are unavailable now because of the fluctuating steel prices. We are managing somehow with ordinary pipes.” Another owner of a borewell agency, Parag Patel, from Gota told TOI, “I supply steel strainers to a few agencies in Ahmedabad but these are in short supply for the last two months. Work orders have been reduced by at least 30% because of the shortage of strainers.” A senior AMC water supply department official claimed that owing to the shortage of strainers, work on one borewell gets delayed by 12-15 days. “It normally takes 25 days to dig a bore well. We will not be able to meet the demand for 20 borewells till December this year.” Meanwhile, leader of opposition in the AMC, Shehzad Pathan, told TOI, “The fundamental issue here is that several areas in the city get high TDS bore water mixed with Narmada water in their municipal supply. Does it not amount to discriminating against a section of people who also pay taxes?”

Shortage of steel strainers delays work on borewells
Bopal woman harassed by in-laws for property
Times of India | 6 months ago | |
Times of India
6 months ago | |

Ahmedabad: A 32-year-old woman from Bopal on Monday filed a complaint with Sola police alleging that her in-laws harassed and threatened her, seeking documents of a house which was owned by her husband, who died of Covid-19 in May 2021.The complainant said in her FIR with Sola police that she got married with a man from Gota in 2014 according to wish of her family members. She said that her husband got transferred to Pune in Maharashtra in 2015 while her father-in-law, mother-in-law and brother-in-law lived in a house in Gota that belonged to her husband .She said that she along with her husband used to visit that house on festivals only.In 2020, the couple returned to their house in Gota due to the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns.The woman and her husband, who both worked with a private firm, were working from their home in Gota due to the Covid-19 situation.The complainant’s husband got infected with Covid-19 and succumbed to it on May 19, 2021. After his death, she stayed with her in-laws at their home in Gota. During that time, her in-laws began seeking papers of the house from her and held her responsible for her husband’s death. The woman informed her family members about the harassment after which they took her to their home in Gota. Even after that, her in-laws continued to call and threaten her seeking the property document.

Bopal woman harassed by in-laws for property
  • Woman harassed by father-in-law
  • Times of India

    Ahmedabad: A woman from Bavla approached Abhayam 181 helpline over alleged harassment by her father-in-law. The woman said that her husband died six years ago. Out of their three children, a daughter was married off by her in-laws after taking money from the groom. Out of two sons, one was sent out to work, whereas another who has mental disability stays with her. She said that on pretext of helping her out, the father-in-law tried to exploit her sexually.“When she approached her mother-in-law over the issue, she instead blamed her and beaten her. They also stopped her from working outside. Even for the grains they charged her money. She then approached the helpline,” said a counsellor.The team members added that the father-in-law eventually admitted his folly and promised not to harass her after threatened with a case. In another case, a 24-year-old woman approached the helpline to prevent her marriage. She mentioned that she was being married off to a youth even as she was in love with another man. The woman threatened to commit suicide. Thus, she was sent to observation home. tnn

2 fatal mishaps on SG Highway in 24 hrs
Ahmedabad Mirror | 6 months ago | |
Ahmedabad Mirror
6 months ago | |

Two persons lost their lives in two road accidents on Zydus bridge and Gota overbridge on SG highway in the past 24 hours. In the first case, a college student’s two-wheeler rammed into a stationary dumper on Zydus bridge, killing her. In another accident, a daily wager walking on the highway was knocked down by a car.Ghodasar resident Nikita Panchal, an MBA student in Ganpat University Interface, had left home on Monday morning for college. As she was passing through Zydus bridge, she lost control of her scooter and rammed into a dumper truck parked on the side of the road. According to police, there was no signboard or any indicator placed on the truck indicating it was stationary. She suffered injury on her head and face, killing her on the spot. An FIR was registered at the SG1 police station against the dumper driver. The vehicle also did not have a number plate.In the other case, Dungarpur native Dahya Raut, who lives in Gota and worked as a daily wager, was walking on the road on Sunday night when a speeding car knocked him down near Gota overbridge corner. Raut was taken to Civil hospital where he succumbed to the injuries. An FIR was registered but the car driver was yet to be identified.SG highway gains mishap notorietyBack in March, a group of college students who were out on a joyride to Gandhinagar late night rammed another car from rear resulting in an injury to the car occupants. In another case, a Ghatlodia resident whose car had developed a snag near Thaltej underpass was hit by a car, causing injuries. Recently, a 19-year-old youth died after the car in which he was travelling with his friends jumped over the divider and collided with a pillar of the overbridge outside Sola civil hospital.No action against accident accusedIn the assembly session in March, the state government had said that a total of 373 hit-and-run cases had been recorded in Ahmedabad city and its periphery over two years till December 2020 in which 217 people were killed. But the police have not made arrests in in any of the cases.

2 fatal mishaps on SG Highway in 24 hrs
Ahmedabad: Rs 200 crore land deal in Gota, luxury apartments to rise
Times of India | 6 months ago | |
Times of India
6 months ago | |

AHMEDABAD: In a sign that the Ahmedabad real estate market is clearing the Covid debris, a mega deal has been finalized just 40 days after a similar sale went through. A developer has acquired a 21,000 square yard plot in the Gota area of the city. Market sources peg the deal size to be at Rs 200 crore. A luxury residential building is expected to come up on the plot bought by Shilp Group. In early April, TOI had reported that a plot in Bodakdev was acquired for Rs 250 crore, where a 30-storey residential scheme will come up. Confirming the deal, Yash Brahmbhatt, the chairman of Shilp Group, said: "The deal is set to be closed in a few days after the necessary paperwork is done. We are buying the plot in Gota, which is close to SG Road." Brahmbhatt added: "Premium apartments with 3 BHK and 4 BHK units will soon come up in the locality." Shilp Group plans to build about 300 apartments as part of its scheme. Since the plot has an FSI of 4.0, builders say it can be developed well. The recent opening of flyovers and better connectivity along SG Road has improved the accessibility of areas around the stretch. As a result, the demand and land prices have shot up. Ahmedabad is also going to be the home of the tallest building of the state - a 41-storey commercial project will be launched near Rajpath Club. Commenting on the deal, a real estate consultant said: "SG Road has seen great infrastructure push with the development of bridges. One can travel from Ahmedabad to Gandhinagar within minutes." The consultant added: "Therefore, the entire stretch is seeing good traction in terms of demand for both commercial and residential spaces." The consultant said that over the years, there has been an influx of corporate houses along the stretch from Vaishnodevi Circle to Sarkhej. "This has propelled the demand for residential as well as commercial properties in pockets close to SG Road," the consultant said.

Ahmedabad: Rs 200 crore land deal in Gota, luxury apartments to rise