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Weekly updates from Surat – Lockdown 3.0 against Corona


India goes into Lockdown 3.0 after announcement from the centre. India went into nation-wide lockdown from 25th March 2020 for 21 days. All districts were closed for movement. Social distancing, quarantine, self-isolation, clustering, hotspots, sanitization and such words become everyday norm. By the end of 21 days, it was felt there is need for extension of lockdown as the cases still were shooting up. On 15 April 2020, extension of lockdown was announced till 3rd May, which will make the entire lockdown duration of 40 days.

By the end of April, the curve for corona cases had gone flat. It was reported that the doubling rate, which was initially 5 days for some locations has gone beyond 10 to 15 days. It was signal that things were under control and situation was getting towards exit protocol. As the industries, factories and many markets were shutdown, people working as daily wagers and laboraries had their own worries to sustain in this circumstances. So it was decided to further move migrant laborers and stranded people to their respective locations by prior seeking permissions, following norms and under-going medical screenings and quarantines as per the severity of cases from their origin of travel location.

Aviation, Railways and State Transports remain shut during lockdown.

By the end of April, lockdown was extended for 2 more weeks, which is termed as Lockdown 3.0 and categorize all locations under various zones based on the cases, severity and frequency in occurence. All locations were classified into RED, ORANGE and GREEN zones. New norms were set as per zones. India seems to be slowly getting back to it’s normal flow. We will have to see how things unfold in the next two weeks.

Majority of cases are seen in metro cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Indore, Jaipur, Surat and likewise. Sudden surge in the cases during the first few weeks have left a strong mark on the stabilization of the situation in these cities. But with time, things have returned to the new normal. With health care raising it’s standards and citizens adopting to the situation, gradually everything set into place.

Schools, Colleges, Companies, Factories & many Industries remain shut during lockdown.

Surat fights against corona. Surat being one of the densely populated cities in India as well as the fastest growing cities, it did see the face of corona in its true sense. First week was filled with confusion and eagerness to know what this new global pandemic situation was like. Citizens were stocking up and getting prepared for the situation of lockdown and social distancing. Certain areas were identified as hotspots and soon they were clustered from other parts of the city. As testing went on to increase and new areas identified, there was a point when few areas were kept under curfew to curb the spread of corona cases.

Essential supplies and medical stores were kept open. Proper care was taken to provide relief measures to the needy and stranted. Movement was allowed with the localities during certain hours of the day. With days passing by new norms were being adopted. Satization, disinfection and wearing of masks in public places became the new norm. Covid care centre, hospital, quarantine hostels and home quarantine became part of every day linguistics. Within few weeks, situation was under control. Testing capacity got increased, active survelliance team were able to identify and trace the cases by their expertize, sampling became effective, new areas were identify in early on and clustered. Strong action was being taken against violation of social distancing and movement.

Doctors, Nurses, Paramedics, Wardboys, Police & Corporation Staff emerge as real Heroes.

In time, everyone got adapted to the situation. Many NGOs rose up to the situation and did every bit of their help in making the city function smoothly. SMC used modern digital technologies to track, trace, locate, update and keep things in check. Schools & colleges started to conducted online classes.

Surat looks to slowly start unfolding it’s arm from these week and by the end of lockdown 3 if the cases go down, city will start to return back it’s usual with hustle and movement.


as of 3rd May 2020, morning

SURAT Corona Updates

Confirmed Positive : 638
Active Cases : 477
Patient Recovered : 133
Total Death : 28
Cases Tested : 11879
Under Quarantine : 2199

GUJARAT Corona Updates

Confirmed Positive : 5054
Patient Recovered : 896
Total Death : 262
Cases Tested : 74116
Under Quarantine : 45739


INDIA Corona Updates

Active Cases : 28046
Discharged/Cured : 10632
Deaths : 1301
Total Tested : 976363

State / UTConfirmedActiveRecoveredDeaths


Gujcet 2020 will be conducted by GSEB like every year for 12 Science Stream students from Group A, Group B and Group AB. GUJCET 2020 is scheduled on 31-March-2020. For admission to Degree Engineering colleges in Gujarat, it is mandatory to appear for GUJCET exam. It is a common entrance test for Engineering.


GUJCET 2020 is scheduled on 31-March-2020 on Tuesday between 10am to 4pm.


8080120 min
Mathematics404060 min
Biology404060 min

Combined paper for Physics and Chemistry will be of 80 marks containing 40 Questions from Physics and 40 Questions from Chemistry. OMR sheet will be of 80 questions. Mathematics and Biology will be a separate question paper of 40 marks each.

  • GUJCET exam is a MCQ type entrance exam with OMR answer sheet.
  • Exam is conducted in 3 Languages – Gujarati, Hindi and English.
  • Online application along with 300 Rs fees will have to be paid for a valid candidature. Notification for the same will be released soon.
  • Syllabus for GUJCET will be same as 12th Science Stream under Gujarat State Board.

Gujarat Talent Search Test 9th Standard (February 2020) – Prakharata Shodh Kasoti

Notification is released for Gujarat Talent Search Test TST 9th Standard popularly known as Prakharata Shodh Kasoti. Exam to be conducted in February 2020.

Online Application

Online Application for Gujarat Talent Search Test is available between 5th December 2019 to 20 December 2019. Application needs to be filled by respective schools for all the students who are appearing for this test. Schools need to use “Index Number” and “Password” that was used to fill 10th Standard student details.

Applications can only be submitted online. There is no process for offline submission.

Go to gseb.org and click on Talent Search Exam or go to prakharata.gseb.org

Exam Centre Choice

Select the exam centre closest to the school. Once you fill the details of all students, this exam centre will be auto applicable for all students.

Student Registration

After choosing the exam centre, fill the details of all students like Surname, Name, Father’s name, Medium, Caste, Gender and GR No. For Divyang (Differently abled) student, select yes in the check box. Once you fill all the details, click on save button.


Payment for all students need to be done at once. Schools can do online payment via internet-banking or credit cards. They can also do payment offline via SBI Branch Payment.

General Category Boy100 Rs
General Category Girl80 Rs
All SC, ST, OBC, Differently abled Category80 Rs

Last date for Online Application is 20 December 2019.

Exam Pattern

Exam is conducted in 3 languages – Gujarati, English and Hindi. There are total 100 Questions each carrying 1 mark. Total Maximum Marks is 100. For each incorrect answers 1/3 mark will be deducted. Total duration of exam is 2 hours. The exam is multiple-choice-question MCQ type. OMR answer sheet will be provided.

Question paper is divided into 4 sections – Gujarati (30 Q) , English (30 Q) , Social Science (30 Q) and General Knowledge (10 Q).

Gujarati section is mandatory in all mediums.

Surat to Ahmedabad GSRTC State Transport Bus Time Table, Fare, Routes

This post contains details like Timings, Fare, Duration, Bus Route and Type of bus of GSRTC buses between Surat to Ahmedabad.


GSRTC Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation connects various cities and villages in Gujarat and near by states like Maharashtra, MP and Rajasthan. GSRTC runs between all major cities of Gujarat and connects them with frequent buses of various kinds like EXPRESS, SLEEPER, VOLVO, AC SLEEPER and VOLVO SLEEPER among the others. GSRTC has adequate connectivity between major cities across 24 by 7 almost at a frequency of 30 minutes.

GSRTC runs around 222 buses between Surat to Ahmedabad. Along the route major halts include Bharuch, Vadodara (Baroda), Anand, Ahmedabad. Surat – Vadodara – Ahmedabad is the life-line route connecting Maharashtra with other parts of Gujarat as well as Rajasthan. Hence most of the buses run on this belt, whether they go to Bhuj, Rajkot, Jamnagar, Udaipur or Mumbai.

Total Buses on Surat to Ahmedabad route : 222 TRIPS

GSRTC Bus Type

Express and Gurjarnagri are seater buses with 3*2 arrangement generally. Sleeper are usually semi-axle or seater-cum-sleeper type of buses with 2*1 arrangement. Please check while booking for exact details as per the route. AC Sleeper and Volvo sleeper are spacious and luxury class buses designed for overnight and comfortable journey. Volvo buses are seater type buses, however they are comfortably designed for large footspace, suspension and amenities with charging plug and water. Always check before booking for seating arrangement, amenities, intermittent stops, boarding and drop points for a comfortable experience.

VOLVO459 Rs31

There are 4 Volvo sleeper buses running from Surat to Ahmedabad. These buses are scheduled to run after noon. There are no over night or early morning volvo sleeper buses on Surat Ahmedabad route. The fare is around 530 Rs to 565 Rs as listed below. Two buses start from Surat, so one can board peacefully from the Central Bus Stand. One bus that is scheduled at 3 PM goes to Kota and other goes to Jaipur scheduled at 4:01 PM. Two buses going towards Bhuj are in this class of travel, one starts from Mulund in Mumbai and the other starts from Vapi.

1500SRTKOTAVLVS03:00 PM4 hr 50 mins530 RsKOTA RJ
1601SRTJAYVLVS04:01 PM5 hr 15 mins530 RsJAIPUR
1430VPIBHJVLVSL05:50 PM6 hr 05 mins565 RsBHUJ
1600MLNDBHJACVL09:25 PM5 hr 35 mins540 RsBHUJ

Gujarat Board exams to start from 7th March for SSC n HSC

Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Board exams to start from tomorrow – 7th March 2019.

All the preparations are completed from the education board. 6 zones have been bifurcated for standard 10, where in 54 centres around 98563 students will be appearing for the exams in 303 buildings. Similarly for 12th standard commerce stream around 50885 students will be appearing the same in 152 buildings allocated in 18 centres of 5 zones. And for 12th science stream, 9 centres have been allocated, where 17229 students will be appearing in 71 buildings.

All the best to all the students appearing for the exams.