Ahmedabad: 28% footpaths encroached on by parking, says Cept study

Published on July 16, 2021 AHMEDABAD: A study carried out by Cept University on city roads revealed that only 252km of the city’s road network has footpaths, which is 15% of the total length. Of the total, about 71km or 28% cannot be used by pedestrians as the pavement is blocked by on-road parking. The … Continue reading Ahmedabad: 28% footpaths encroached on by parking, says Cept study

Ahmedabad: Study suggests extension of existing AMTS, BRTS routes

Published on July 14, 2021 AHMEDABAD: With addition of metro route in upcoming years, Ahmedabad would have three public transport modes - AMTS, BRTS and metro. The student projects, displayed as part of Summer Exhibition at CEPT University tried to address the issue of transport management. As part of the strategic plan for urban transport … Continue reading Ahmedabad: Study suggests extension of existing AMTS, BRTS routes

Only 12% of Ahmedabad uses public transport, says study

Published on July 14, 2021 AHMEDABAD: How many Amdavadis hail public transport --the good old AMTS bus, the hyped BRT or the promising metro operational on a limited stretch -- as their mode of travel? A study carried out by CEPT University students revealed that the number is merely 12%. Against this, 27%, which is … Continue reading Only 12% of Ahmedabad uses public transport, says study

Ahmedabad crosses 1 lakh Covid cases, 20k in last 9 days

Published on April 19, 2021 AHMEDABAD: With 3,694 new positive cases in 24 hours, Ahmedabad district on Sunday became 23rddistrict in India to cross 1 lakh cumulative positive cases mark. One of the most affected districts in Gujarat during the pandemic, Ahmedabad accounts for one in every four Covid positive cases and one in every … Continue reading Ahmedabad crosses 1 lakh Covid cases, 20k in last 9 days

Gandhinagar uses 26% more water per capita than Ahmedabad!

Published on April 18, 2021 AHMEDABAD: The babus’ city guzzles 26.5% more water at 83 litres per day per household compared to 105 litres for Ahmedabad, revealed a direct measurement in a study carried out by IIT-Gandhinagar (IIT-Gn) researchers along with other agencies. The study revealed that Amdavadis use more water for bathing than their … Continue reading Gandhinagar uses 26% more water per capita than Ahmedabad!

Covid-19: Ahmedabad has highest fatality rate among major cities

Published on April 17, 2021 AHMEDABAD: On Thursday, Gujarat crossed the grave milestone of 5,000 mortalities during the ongoing pandemic. A day before, Ahmedabad had become the 10th district in India to have over 2,500 deaths. Analysis of the mortality trend in major cities revealed that Ahmedabad had case fatality rate (CFR) of 2.7% — … Continue reading Covid-19: Ahmedabad has highest fatality rate among major cities

Herd immunity elusive, reveal surveys

Published on March 26, 2021 Ahmedabad: The first seropositivity survey in Ahmedabad district revealed that the overall prevalence of antibodies – both IgG and IgM –was about 25% in the 2,301 samples taken in three categories.The result was part of the paper ‘Population based Seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 Specific IgG Antibodies in Rural Ahmedabad – A … Continue reading Herd immunity elusive, reveal surveys

Curating narratives from Ahmedabad

Published on February 26, 2021 Articles to commemorate Ahmedabad's Foundation Day Ahmedabad: One can marvel at the dragon-shaped wooden supports at Harkunvar Shethani ni Haveli signifying the city’s trade links with the East, or the cherubic figurines from the British Raj on several houses in Khadia –but what symbolizes Amdavad? The city, which will turn … Continue reading Curating narratives from Ahmedabad