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Surat : 25542 applications under RTE, 70% considered valid. Results on 11th September

Right to Education (RTE) enables children from poor background to get admission in private schools. Certain percentage of seats are allocated in private schools for poor students who are granted admission via RTE. Applications for which are made online and relevant documents are submitted. This year document verification is done online as well due to the ongoing pandemic.

A total of 25542 applications were received from Surat for admissions to 950 private schools under RTE. Out of them around 70% have been accepted. And results for the same will be announced on 11th September.

1085 applications were rejected as invalid. Other 6626 were rejected due to various reasons. Majority of them were rejected due to documents incomplete or invalid. This year rent agreement was mandatory as a supporting documentation. Notarized or other rent documents were not considered.

RTE enables lot of families to get their children good education. Most of the expense is born by government under this scheme. If you know someone who can get benefit under this scheme or if you happen to be looking for similar opportunities because of your economical background, be sure to check out RTE and share with people who may need it.

RTE link – https://rte.orpgujarat.com/


Surat Airport latest flight schedule 2020

Surat airport has resumed it’s services to various destinations like Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Delhi and Kolkata. Latest flight schedule has been released by Surat Airport which is as below.

Pic credit : SuratAirport

Flights between Surat and Bengaluru, Surat and Delhi, Surat and Kolkata are operational daily. While flights between Hyderabad and Surat are operating 3 days a week and one flight is operating daily to and fro. Check the latest schedule before you plan for travel.

Follow social distancing and all norms released by source and destination states. Keep distance. And travel safe. May you have a wonderful time in Surat.


Surat gets rolling with E-bus prototype launched

Highlights

  • Surat City has well established Public transport system under City Bus link as well as BRTS.
  • BRTS is well managed corridor with separate lanes for buses running with GPS controlled system.
  • Citizens can check live tracking of buses on Sitilink app as well as on Google Maps.

To add color to the existing bus network within the city, E-Bus have been rolled out as a prototype. On successful implementation of Electric buses in the city will ensure sustainable development as well as reduce carbon footprint of the city. This is will add to the overall green energy contribution and usage of the city. By using public transport, citizens can do their bit in contributing to the development of the city as well as reducing their own personal carbon footprint.

Almost all corners of the city are covered by existing bus network and new routes are added every month based on demand and usage. Major busy bus routes have buses running every 15-30 minutes depending on the hour of the day.

With the expansion of city as well as growth in population, Surat needs to add new cutting edge technologies and solutions to keep abreast in the growth and development of city. Electric buses are one novel solution alike.


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Top 20 cities in India under Swachh Survekshan 2020

RANKCITY NAMESCORE
#1Indore5647.56
#2Surat5519.59
#3Navi Mumbai5467.89
#4Vijayawada5270.32
#5Ahmedabad5207.13
#6Rajkot5157.36
#7Bhopal5066.31
#8Chandigarh4970.07
#9Visakhapatnam4918.44
#10Vadodara4870.34
#11Nashik4729.46
#12Lucknow4728.28
#13Gwalior4696.36
#14Thane4606.35
#15Pune4477.31
#16Agra4391.51
#17Jabalpur4368.55
#18Nagpur4345.06
#19Ghaziabad4283.26
#20Prayagraj4141.47

Swachh Survekshan 2019 results

RANKCITY NAMESCORE
#1Indore4659.09
#2Ambikapur4394.09
#3Mysore4378.54
#4Ujjain4244.47
#5New Delhi (NDMC)4190.52
#6Ahmedabad4137.43
#7Navi Mumbai4128.85
#8Tirupati4024.61
#9Rajkot4000.15
#10Dewas3967.61
#11Bhilai Nagar3929.48
#12Vijayawada3882.46
#13Ghaziabad3877.43
#14Surat3860.66
#15Jamshedpur3805.72
#16Kolhapur3803.28
#17Khargone3798.34
#18Nagda3794.48
#19Bhopal3793.68
#20Chandigarh3787.09

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Nat Geo Show : The Next Frontier – Smart Cities India

Nat Geo Show on Smart Cities in India has been very well documented. It features the development with respect to Smart Cities mission in cities like Surat, Vishakapatnam, Pune and Varanasi. Each city is leading it’s change in particular aspect as necessary in the city. As these cities set the benchmark for development, implementation and projects in regards to smart technologies, other cities can replicate similar implementation at their level.

SURAT

Under the Smart Cities implementation projects Surat is leading in transportation and public services. Surat Municipal Corporation managed Bus Rapid Transit System BRTS is a fully functional centralized GPS system based Bus transport system in the city with a separate corridor for the buses. The system is centrally managed and monitor with over 270 buses running across the city. Electronically managed timings shown on the display inside the bus stops provided a glimpse of the waiting time for the passengers. Online booking of tickets and schedule help to avoid queues.

To promote the use of Public transport – City mayor travels to work via BRTS once in a week. Surat also has bicycles for use at various junctions to provide last mile service. (Not shown in the show)

City is monitored from the command center and actions taken respectively to correct any course.

VISHAKAPATNAM

Vishakapatnam is leading this frontier by developing new projects in the city for beautification, public parks and various projects undertaken to set a benchmark in design, development and public awareness and sensitivity. Under such projects one of the park has been developed keeping in mind the requirements for special children who seem to be enjoying and having a good time everyday in such park.

Popularity of that park has raised curiousity in other city administrators and Commissioners who seem to be interested in replicating similar projects in their own cities. We must set such benchmark in every front of development and implementation in projects across India.

Similar large scale park is being developed with facility for skating at national level by the same team. Along with local plants and greenery, design and astetics are given prime importance. Such projects boost the morale of city dwellers and create a positive vibe for the future.

PUNE

Pune is leading in technology implementation under Smart cities. Pune has implemented Emergency Call Boxes which are attended and managed by a central help centre. Any kind of Emergencies are attended by a call and immediate action taken via various departments in place.

Entire city is under observation via centrally managed system and every occasion is planned for. Any traffic movement is routed via centrally managed display hoardings.

VARANASI

Varanasi is leading the change in restoring archeological sites and monuments of cultural importance. Once such project near the Ganga river is go restore a temple and build a complex which is connected to the river directly. Major services will be upgraded to latest modern technology and services like online darshan, pre-booking, personalized guide and similar are available.

Development across various cities and projects under taken to improve the functioning of cities along with public participation is bringing some of the cities to global standards and similar projects are replicated by smaller cities in frontiers of energy, transportation, digitization, cleanliness, hygiene, emergency and healthcare services and centrally operated services.

India is changing with it’s cities becoming smarter and people adopting new technologies. In times to come, some of the cities will be the leaders in many frontiers and set benchmark in city functioning. We wish to see many more such projects unfold and provide comfort to the citizens.


Surat Weir-cum-Causeway is closed now August 2020

13-August-2020 Causeway is closed. Water level in Tapi is flowing at 7.61m

12-August-2020 Causeway is closed. And flowing at 6.69m compared to threshold level at 6m.

DateCauseway Level
12-Aug-20206.69m
13-Aug-20207.61m
14-Aug-2020 4pm8.01m
15-Aug-2020 6am8.51m

July 2020 – Causeway is open.

Mar 24, 2020 – Causeway is closed due to spread of COVID-19 Corona virus.

December 2019 – Causeway is open now. Birds are visiting the area.

As of November 4, 2019 water level at causeway is around 8m and the status of causeway is closed.

Surat 30 July 2019 : Weir-cum-Causeway connecting Rander and Singapore areas of Surat is closed for public. Causeway water limit is 6 meters. Currently causeway is overflowing at 6.42 meters, due to which it is closed for public.

Causeway holds water for the people of Surat, which is situated near Rander-Singanpore area. This causeway is used to cross the Tapi River during the normal conditions. When the water is near to or above 6m, the causeway is closed for public as it becomes quite dangerous to cross.

Seagulls in Tapi River near Causeway, Surat
Seagulls in Tapi River near Causeway, Surat

Live status of causeway is provided on Surat Municipal Corporation website as well as Google Maps. Displays which have been put on various BRTS bus stops, traffic signal crossings and some important junctures in city provide the live status of causeway as well as various other details of temperature, air quality status and other important statistics.

Causeway was closed from July to November 2019.

Causeway closed from March 24, 2020 due to spread of Global Pandemic Covid 19. Surat was in lockdown mode from 22 March 2020. Now India has been lockdown for 21 days from March 25, 2020

You can check the Live Status Here.

You can check on Google Maps as shown below

Weir-Cum-Causeway is closed.
Weir-Cum-Causeway is closed.

Travel safe in Surat and check news before you plan going out in and around Surat during Monsoon.