An FIR has been lodged against a resident of the Sabarmati Ashram who allegedly threatened and verbally abused Ahmedabad district officials who were facilitating the rehabilitation of residents for Ashram redevelopment project.The officials of Ranip police station in Ahmedabad registered the FIR on June 22 on a complaint by a district official.Ashram resident, Shishir Dabhi, has been booked under IPC sections 186 (obstruction to public servant in discharge of public functions), 189 (threat of injury to public servant), 504 (intentionally insults provoking a person to break public peace), and 506 (1) (criminal intimidation).The complaint by Vadaj circle officer Kaushikkumar Solanki states that as per instruction from the executive committee constituted by the state government for Ashram redevelopment project, he was at the site for survey work pertaining to rehabilitation of residents along with other officials when around 6 pm, the Shishir came on his bike and started “verbally abusing” the team members.According to Solanki’s complaint, the accused threatened the officials and behaved rudely in the presence of a woman official, as a result of which the survey team had to return to the collectorate office without completing the day’s work.The state government is expected to rehabilitate or relocate 263 families who have been living in the Gandhi ashram premises as part of the Gandhi Ashram Precinct Development Project,with residents being given the option of accepting a one-time settlement amount of Rs 60 lakh for vacating their residence on the Ashram premises or a choice to be rehabilitated to a property offered by the Gujarat Housing Board.
Sharp showers broke the heat spell in the city on Sunday night. Residents poured out on the streets to welcome the first rains, while some commuters were caught off guard and scurried for cover.Several parts of the city like Vastrapur, Gota, Sola, Vadaj, Maninagar, Bodakdev received heavy rain after 9 pm. Several other places received light drizzle. IMD had said that Southwest monsoon will advance further and was likely to make landfall in the state on Monday.Meanwhile, the city witnessed heavy lightning and thunder during rains in the night which lasted for close to an hour in some areas.Pre-monsoon showers also continued in several parts of the state, with Santrampur in Mahisagar district receiving 75 mm rain, Junagadh city 43 mm and Vadia in Amreli district with 34 mm.As per IMD, rainfall is expected in a majority of the districts of Saurashtra, north Gujarat and south Gujarat over the week. On Monday, heavy rainfall may take place in Dangs, Tapi, Narmada, Navsari and Valsad along with the Saurashtra districts of Morbi, Jamnagar and Rajkot.Temperature on Sunday saw a marginal fall in all districts. Gandhinagar had 40.6 degrees Celsius, followed by Ahmedabad and Deesa at 40 degrees C.
Ahmedabad: For the first time, the Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar Metro rail sped on the north-south corridor, on Saturday, on a trial run covering the full 18.87km stretch. The corridor connects Gyaspur Depot to Motera.Metro officials said that they plan to roll out the service for the entire city from August 15 this year. The officials said further trials and other project-related protocols will be carried out to ensure the timely completion of work for train operations.Once all trials are completed on east-west and north-south corridors, the Gujarat Metro Rail Corporation will request the commissioner of metro rail safety for inspection of the depot and of the north-south corridor. The east-west corridor connects Vastral to Thaltej.The officials said the trial on the north-south corridor was conducted from Gyaspur Depot to Jivraj in March 2022. Thereafter, the trial stretched up to Vijaynagar.During Saturday’s trial, the train halted at Motera, Jivraj, Rajivnagar, Shreyas, Paldi, Gandhigram, Old High Court, Usmanpura, Vijaynagar, Vadaj, Ranip, AEC, and Sabarmati stations.Metro officials said that work is under progress in the east-west corridor from Apparel Park to Thaltej. The only stretch of the Metro that is currently functional is the 6.5km line from Vastral to Apparel Park.
Ahmedabad: A 48-year-old primary school teacher from Vadaj area of the city was allegedly molested by her neighbour after she spurned his advances. When her son confronted the accused, he and two of his family members allegedly beat him up. The woman later filed a molestation complaint at Vadaj police station. Her FIR stated that her husband had passed away four years ago. Since then, the neighbour stalked her relentlessly and pressured her to get into a relationship with him. Around a week ago, he grabbed her by the hand on a public road and demanded sex. Scared, the woman told her son about the incident. When her son went to the accused’s house and confronted him, the latter and his family members abused him and beat him up. They also allegedly threatened to kill him. The woman called up the police control room and a team of Vadaj cops reached her house. She later filed a complaint of molestation and causing hurt against her neighbour and his family members.
Ahmedabad: A 23-year-old woman from Vejalpur has accused her husband of assaulting her for dowry and fleeing to Dubai within 22 days of their marriage.Filing a complaint with the police, she said that she got married to a man, who worked in Dubai and whose family lived in Vadaj, last August.She told police, “My in-laws demanded Rs 5 lakh from my parents to send me to Dubai along with their son. My parents could only arrange only for Rs 3 lakh on August 2, 2021 — the day of the marriage. Soon after the wedding, my husband began demanding the remaining Rs 2 lakh.”She added, “A week after the wedding, I saw photographs of some sex workers that my husband had clicked during his visit to Thailand earlier. When I asked him why he had such pictures on his phone, he abused and assaulted me.”The woman alleged that her in-laws taunted her for her looks and told her to lose weight. They also allegedly pressured her to undergo weight loss treatment.She told police, “As my parents could not arrange for the remaining money, my husband left me at my in-laws' house on August 22. Two days later, he flew to Dubai.”She claims that, for the next 9-10 months, she tried to convince him to take her to Dubai. However, when he refused to budge, she approached police and filed a complaint under the domestic violence act.
The Gujarat High Court has imposed a fine of Rs 25,000 on a 35-year-old man who filed habeas corpus petition seeking release of his minor wife, all of 15 years and six months of age, from the confinement of her parents though he was facing two separate offences under POCSO.Alleging illegal confinement of his wife, he even produced a marriage certificate based on which the court issued notice to the Vadaj police. During the police inquiry, it came to light that he had kidnapped his so-called wife in August 2020 and the girl’s mother had filed a complaint against him. He was arrested and later released on bail by the high court. Meanwhile, the girl started residing with her parents. The man again eloped with the girl in September 2021. He was once again arrested and the girl was sent back to the custody of her parents.Recently, he filed the habeas corpus petition. After learning the facts, the court rejected the petition. The court noted, “It appears that the petitioner took advantage of the fact that he was released on two occasions in both the cases. He attempted to marry the girl though her school leaving certificate shows her to be a minor, born on February 13, 2005. None of these aspects were brought before the court when the habeas corpus plea was filed.”The court also did not entertain the plea of the man’s lawyer to withdraw the habeas petition. The court said, “Since we have chosen to dismiss the petition there is no question of permitting him to withdraw the habeas petition in wake of these glaring facts. This being a complete suppression of the vital facts and utter misuse of court proceedings by an accused facing two trials under the POCSO Act, he needs to be saddled with much higher costs. However, considering his financial condition, the fine is restricted to Rs 25,000.”
Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court has imposed a fine of Rs 25,000 on a man who sought the custody of his wife but hid that he was facing two trials under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (Pocso) for luring her twice and marrying her despite she being a minor. The petitioner, Hitesh Goswami, 27, from Vadaj, who was seeking custody of his wife, had furnished a marriage certificate. When the court sought details from the police, it learnt that Goswami had eloped with the girl twice in the past and was booked twice for rape and under Pocso. However, Goswami’s petition did not mention any of these details. The bench of Justice Sonia Gokani and Justice Mauna Bhatt said, “This being a complete suppression of the vital facts and utter misuse of court proceedings by an accused facing two trials under the Pocso Act, he needs to be saddled with a much higher cost. However, after plea from his advocate about his financial condition, it is restricted to the sum of Rs 25,000.” The court had asked cops to furnish details about cases lodged against Goswami and bail conditions imposed on him. The HC was informed that Goswami first eloped with the minor girl from the neighbourhood in August 2020, when she was 15. He was arrested and released on bail on condition of exile from the city for three months. When he returned, he again eloped with the girl and married her at Shree Vaidik Marriage Hall on September 15, 2021. The marriage was registered. On the basis of the marriage certificate, he was released on bail. He then filed a habeas corpus petition in the high court. The HC opined that Goswami has also violated the bail condition.
Ahmedabad: A 32-year-old man from Vadaj, who runs a garment shop near Mansi Crossroads in Vastrapur, on Sunday filed a complaint with Naranpura police alleging that his brother attacked him with a sword, following a dispute over Rs 22 lakh. Girish Goswami, a resident of Hudco Flats in Vadaj, said he ran a garment shop in Pragatinagar. In 2018, he gave it to his brother Haresh, with clothes and goods worth Rs 22 lakh in it. Girish said Haresh had promised to pay him in instalments, but three-and-a-half years later, he had not paid a penny. Girish said in his FIR that he was constantly asking Haresh for the money to invest in his business, but was not given a satisfactory answer. On Sunday night, Haresh called Girish to his home to collect the money. Girish and a friend named Pruthvi Goswami went there, but rather then giving him the money, Haresh and his wife attacked Girish. Haresh struck Girish with a sword on the forehead. tnn
AHMEDABAD: A 35-year-old woman from the Akhbarnagar area of the city on Saturday filed a complaint with Vadaj police alleging that a 32-year-old man from Gandhinagar raped her, threatening to make viral her private pictures. She said when their common friend knew about it, he also stalked her and demanded sex with him too. The woman said in her FIR that she was introduced to the accused Parth Panchal from Kalol town of Gandhinagar in 2019 through Facebook. She said that he sent her a friend request and when she accepted, he began seeking her cellphone number. A month later, he requested her to meet him in the Vadaj area and she went to meet him. During their meeting, Panchal clicked her pictures without her knowledge. After a week, he called her up and told her to meet again. This time, he took her to a guest house as, according to him, if someone sees her with another man, she would face problem in society. After talking for a few minutes, Panchal told her that he had clicked her pictures during their last meeting and demanded to have sex and threatened to make viral those pictures to defame her if she refused . With such threat, he allegedly raped her at the guest house in Vadaj. Panchal had placed her phone camera in the room to record the act. Using that video, he again raped her at another guest house in Infocity area of Gandhinagar. The woman said that Panchal began asking for her nude pictures and even sent his wife’s nude images saying that he wanted such pictures of her. Meanwhile, another man named Kishan Chauhan from Vadaj, who was their common friend, knew that Panchal had stored the woman’s nude pictures and videos. He also began following the complainant and seeking sex with her. Depressed due to the pressure by the two men, she told her husband about the issue who convinced her to file a police complaint against them. The woman then filed a complaint of rape, criminal intimidation, sexual harassment and stalking against Panchal and Chauhan with Vadaj police. ( The victim's identity has not been revealed to protect her privacy as per Supreme Court's directives on cases related to sexual assault)
Ahmedabad, May 3 (PTI) Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel and state BJP president CR Paatil on Tuesday unveiled a metal statue of Lord Parshuram in Ahmedabad city.The statue was unveiled on the occasion of birth anniversary of Lord Parshuram, considered an incarnation of Lord Vishnu.The structure, made of five metals, has been installed in the Vadaj area of the city by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, said a BJP release.State Revenue Minister Rajendra Trivedi, Ahmedabad mayor Kirit Parmar and several other dignitaries were present at the unveiling of the statue, said the release. PTI PJT PD RSY RSYYour support to NYOOOZ will help us to continue create and publish news for and from smaller cities, which also need equal voice as much as citizens living in bigger cities have through mainstream media organizations.
Ahmedabad: Independent Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani, who was arrested in two separate cases by the Assam police last month, will arrive in Ahmedabad on Tuesday evening and address supporters in Juna Vadaj, his team said on Sunday. Mevaniwill arrive from Assam around 5pm on Tuesday and drive to the statue of Babasaheb Ambedkar in Sarangpur before addressing supporters at Ramapir No Tekro in Juna Vadaj. The meeting will be called ‘Satyamev Jayate Jan Sabha’. tnn
Ahmedabad: The city crime branch on Wednesday held Manish Goswami, a member of the Vishal Goswami gang, from Gota. He was wanted in 18 cases, including two murder cases. Manish, 31, had joined Vishal Goswami in 2010 and had committed offences such as murder, loot, abduction and extortion in Ahmedabad and Navsari of Gujarat and also in various parts of Madhya Pradesh.Manish was held by the police in 2014. In August 2020, he was released from jail on bail after which he again started extorting people, said the crime branch officers.His name again surfaced in a complaint filed with Vadaj police where a garage owner Harsh Devra, 22, filed a complaint of fraud and extortion against a Naranpura resident Ankit Shah. tnn
Ahmedabad: A retired army jawan accused four men of assaulting him for running a paying guest accommodation in a residential society in Ghatlodia.The incident occurred late on Tuesday, and Ganpat Panchal filed a complaint with Sola police on Wednesday.The 52-year-old Vadaj resident, who works as a security officer with a private firm in Vastrapur, told police that he had bought a house in Krishnapark Society near RC Technical College in Ghatlodia which he rented to some college students.“Around midnight on Tuesday, Krishnapark resident Parth Desai called me, saying his tenants were screaming and fighting with each other. He told me to reach the society immediately and resolve the issue. I reached the society where Desai along with his family members Alpesh, Bijal and Vishnu were waiting for me. When I asked what had happened, they began arguing with me. I tried to pacify them but they abused me,” he told the police.Panchal said in the FIR that even though he assured them that his tenants would not disturb them in future, the four began thrashing him. He said that he managed to leave the place but not before the four threatened him with dire consequences. Panchal later approached Sola police and filed a complaint of causing hurt, uttering of abusive words, criminal intimidation and abetment against the four men.
AHMEDABAD: A 30-year-old resident of Vadaj on Wednesday filed a complaint with police alleging that two professors of Gujarat University assaulted him over an old dispute when he went to the MSW (Master of Social Work) department. Chirag Khatikin his FIR at Gujarat University police station said he had gone to inquire about his result at the MSW department in Gujarat University on Wednesday. Professor of economics P P Prajapati and an assistant professor, Dr Ranjan Gohilallegedly slapped and punched him. Police said Khatik had complained about irregularities by Prajapati and Gohil.
Ahmedabad: Unable to cope with death threats from creditors, a 55-year-old Vadaj resident, whose business had been hit by Covid, committed suicide by consuming poison and jumping into the Sabarmati. The deceased, Vijay Jingar, ran a wholesale cloth business in Navrangpura.On Tuesday, the Sabarmati Riverfront (West) police station registered a complaint against 11 people, including four from Mumbai, for abetting the April 18 suicide.Jingar’s son Vinay said in his police complaint that his father left their house in Swaminarayanpark Society at around 5am on April 18 on his scooter. Jingar had told his family members that he was going to meet a trader. Subsequently, he called the family members twice and asked them if they were all right.At around 9am on April 18, a fire brigade officer informed Jingar’s family members that he had committed suicide and his body had been recovered from the river. Vinay along with other family members reached the spot a suicide note in which he had blamed the 11 traders for pushing him over the edge. On April 20, Jingar’s daughter Kinjal found detailed notes in his cupboard in which he mentioned the roles of the 11. Vinay said in the FIR that his father’s business had been shaken by Covid and he could not pay the full dues of various traders including the four from Mumbai, three from Narol, and four from other parts of Ahmedabad. According to Vinay, his father had paid 70%-80% of his dues but the 11 were constantly threatening to kill his father and his family. Vinay said that one of the 11 used to barge into his father’s office in Ratnam Complex on Ashram Road in Navrangpura and threaten to have him booked in a false case. “He used to claim that he knew all the cabinet ministers and often came with a man whom he introduced as the nephew of an ex-CM,” said the FIR.
Ahmedabad: A 54-year-old taxi driver from Vadaj filed a complaint with Adalaj police alleging he was thrashed by a couple, their driver and a security guard after he refused to load their luggage into his cab. Harish Bulani, a resident of Suryalok Apartments, said he accepted a trip from Water Lily apartments in Adani Shantigram to Kalupur railway station on Sunday afternoon. When Bulani reached Shantigram, he found that Mayank Arora and his wife Avneet had too many bags which he could not load into his cab. Bulani requested them to cancel the trip but this infuriated the couple who allegedly abused and assaulted him. Their driver Santosh Mishra and a security guard named Lalu Desai also assaulted him, the FIR stated. A complaint of causing hurt, uttering of abusive words and criminal intimidation was filed against Mayank, Avneet, Mishra and Desai.
Ahmedabad: A 55-year-old man, Vijay Jingar, a resident of Swaminarayan Park Society in Vadaj, committed suicide by jumping into the Sabarmati river near the Chandranagar bridge on Monday. Sabarmati Riverfront (West) police registered a case of accidental death and began an investigation.
A 21-year-old Nava Vadaj resident filed a complaint against a youth from her society for harassing and stalking her.The woman works in an office on CG Road. As per the complaint, the youth had been continuously harassing her when she went for work. He would make indecent demands from her. When she protested, he would threaten to dieby suicide.The woman filed an application at the Mahila west police station. This enraged the youth who pressured her to withdraw the application.On Monday night, he went to the woman’s house, abused her and asked her to withdraw the application. Other society residents gathered and she called up the police. The youth fled from the spot but an FIR was registered at the Vadaj police station.
Ahmedabad: The city crime branch on Friday said it has arrested a man who is involved in about 30 thefts from homes, including those in the western part of the city. The cops said that the man, Mehraj alias Bhuro Khan, had been earlier arrested for theft by Vejalpur police and for gambling by Sola police.Khan, 42, is a resident of Rakhial. According to police, the crime branch’s property squad was on a patrol when it received a tip-off that Khan was approaching Sonariya Block in Bapunagar in his rickshaw. The cops kept watch and intercepted Khan’s rickshaw. A check yielded gold and silver ornaments worth Rs 3.14 lakh.Khan was detained and during interrogation he confessed that he had burgled a locked house in Narol. He admitted that he had once wagered ornaments worth Rs 40,000.Khan also confessed that he was involved in about 30 burglaries, including one in Vadaj, four in Odhav, and two in Nikol.
Ahmedabad: A 57-year-old man from the Vadaj area of the city, Karamshi Desai committed suicide by jumping into Sabarmati river on Saturday from walkway on the riverfront near Dadhichi Rushi bridge. Sabarmati riverfront (east) police registered a case of accidental death and began an investigation.Woman commits suicide: A 32-year-old woman Trusha Yadav, a resident of Neelkanth residency in Narol, on Saturday morning committed suicide by hanging herself with a dupatta tied to a ceiling fan at her home. Narol police have registered a case of accidental death and began an investigation.
AHMEDABAD: A 12-year-old boy, out to get groceries on his bicycle, died after being hit by a motorcycle in Nava Vadaj on Sunday. The boy was identified as Ravi Chauhan, a resident of Jawaharnagar. His father, Ashok said, “My son had gone out to buy groceries when the accident took place.” The 32-year-old, who works as a gardener in a residential society, said that the motorcycle rider was speeding when he hit Ravi’s cycle, flinging the child into the air. As the child dashed onto the road, the accused abandoned his motorcycle and fled the spot. Locals gathered around the child and took him to a nearby private hospital. From there, he was shifted to Sola Civil hospital where he was declared brought dead. B division traffic police registered a case of negligent driving causing death under IPC along with charges of the motor vehicle act and began an investigation into the case.
Ahmedabad: In the span of 15 minutes, two cases of chain-snatching have been reported in Ranip. The first occurred at 7.15pm near Subhash Bridge Circle on Sunday and the second, at 7.30pm near the Ranip bus station.In both the instances, two men on a black motorcycle grabbed the chains. So cops suspect that the same duo are the culprits in both the cases.In the first case, Bhagwati Kanthani, a resident of Banaskantha, was targeted by the two men who snatched her chain worth Rs 40,000.A kilometre from Subhash Bridge Circle, Madhavi Chaudhary, a resident of Nava Vadaj, was passing by the Ranip bus station when her chain with a pendant was snatched. Her chain was also worth Rs 40,000.Ranip police have registered a case and are scanning CCTV footage for clues.
Ahmedabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit his home state on March 11 and 12, and Gujarat Police have put comprehensive security arrangements in place in Ahmedabad where Modi is scheduled to attend two programmes.According to joint commissioner of police (Sector-1) Rajendra Asari, about 5,500 police personnel will be deployed for the security of the PM.During his two-day visit, the PM will address Maha Panchayat Sammelan at GMDC ground in Ahmedabad on March 11. The theme of the event is ‘Maaru Gaam, Maaru Gujarat’.The PM will also inaugurate the Khel Mahakumbh, a sporting event, at Sardar Patel Stadium in Navrangpura in the city on March 12.“For the Prime Minister’s visit, we will deploy four officers of the IG and DIG ranks,” Asari told reporters on Wednesday. “Moreover, 24 DCPs, 38 ACPs, 224 PIs, 432 PSIs, and thousands of other police personnel will be deployed for the security detail.” As part of the security protocol, various roads will be closed for the PM’s events in the city. According to the city traffic police, the road from Sanjivani Hospital in Vastrapur towards Vastrapur lake, Blind People’s Association Crossroads, Helmet Crossroads, Hotel Hyatt Road, and Kalyanpushti Haveli Road in Vastrapur will remain closed on March 11.People can use the routes from Sanjivani Hospital to Mansi Crossroads, Keshavbaug, Panjrapol, Gulbai Tekra, and Dada Saheb na Pagla on March 11.On March 12, the road between Sardar Patel Statue Circle and Stadium Six Roads and the road between Income Tax and Swastik Crossroads will remain closed. Also closed will be the road between Lakhudi Circle towards Stadium Six Roads and the road between Commerce Six Roads and Stadium.People can use routes from Usmanpura to Buta Singh Crossroads, Mithakhali Circle, and Girish Cold Drinks Circle to reach Swastik Crossroads. Similarly, the route from Lakhudi Circle and Darpan Circle, Vijay Crossroads, Dada Saheb na Pagla and Commerce Six Roads can be used on March 12.The Riverfront (West) road between Vadaj crematorium and Ambedkar Bridge will remain closed and the stretch between Ambedkar Bridge and Vadaj Circle can be used on March 12.
Claim of providing best e-governance to citizens in Gujarat falls flat when it comes to sub-registrar offices across the state. Poor connectivity (read internet and server issues) forces people to return without getting their work done. If the work is not executed on the day, then citizens have to reschedule the appointment which they usually get after 8-10 days because of the heavy rush.The problem is so grave that on March 2 all the sub-registrar offices in the state remained closed. People and advocates complain that poor connectivity leads to delays of 3 to 12 days in registering properties.There are 14 sub-registrar offices in Ahmedabad city and 10 in the district. Of the 14 offices, two handle registration of only agriculture properties while the rest 12 handle all types of properties. Registration of property is done only after taking an online appointment.The sub-registrar` offices of western Ahmedabad at Polytechnic, Sola, Vadaj and Bopal daily register about 100-150 properties.Frequent outage or server issues lead to backlog, which gets aggravated in March as it is the last month of the financial year.Advocate Dipak Patel of Sola said, “There are always connectivity issues at sub-registrar offices in Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar. Appointments get cancelled frequently. In some cases, disputes arise as token amounts are paid but registration gets delayed. In case of agricultural land, documents are not uploaded the same day and hence the delay.”President of Title Clearance Association Prakash Shah said, “There are connectivity issues in sub-registrar offices in rural areas. In places like Mandal and Becharaji a record number of land deals have taken place after investment by Maruti. However, the sub-registrar office here remains closed for three days a week, causing delay in registration of properties.”A senior official of a sub-registrar office in Ahmedabad told Mirror, “The Nikol sub-registrar was closed for 3-4 days last month due to connectivity issues. Later, it was found that the cable had been cut off. Dholera sub-registrar office is closed for the past 3-4 days. On an average 30 complaints are filed per month for poor connectivity. Mostly, there is a problem with G-Swan and or the BSNL leased line.”The waiting game…There is a waiting period of 3-7 days for registration of properties in western parts of Ahmedabad and 12 days in Gandhinagar. In Sola sub-registrar office, the waiting period is 6-7 days, in Vadaj 5-6 days, polytechnic 7-8 days and Bopal 4 days. For registration of agricultural land, the waiting is 5-7 days. In eastern parts, for example Odhav, the waiting period is 4-5 days.Issue in Dholera, tooState government has decided to develop Dholera as a smart city due to which land deals take place. However, the Dholera sub-registrar office faces connectivity issues and is closed for 2-3 days in a week.Income from stamp duty (Ahmedabad city and district)
Ahmedabad: On March 4, the municipal tax department will hold public forums to address property tax related grievances, at seven designated locations in the city. For the North West and South West zones, which cover areas such as Bodakdev, Thaltej, Jodhpur, Vejalpur, and Sarkhej, the forums will be held at Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia Bhavan on Judges Bungalow Road and the old Jodhpur nagarpalika office, respectively. The timings are between 10.30am and 2pm and then 3pm to 5pm.In the West Zone, AMC’s Ramanbhai Patel Bhavan at Usmanpura will be used to address the grievances from residents of Navrangpura, Paldi, Chandkheda-Motera, Vadaj, Naranpura, and the surrounding areas. The highest number of complaints have been received from the Central Zone. tnn