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Captivating drone view of Indian Cities during lockdown

We are all staying at home in our fight with corona virus led COVID19 pandemic. During this time, it is an interesting journey to go through various Indian cities via a virtual tour using drone shots by various folks. As we see that our cities look cleaner, beautiful, captivating and serene almost the least. The cities start to look new and refreshing. Go through them all and mention your favourite in the comment section below. Also what you liked the most about Indian cities. Stay safe and stay healthy.

SURAT, shine right like a Diamond !

SURAT DURING LOCKDOWN BY NEERJAFILMS

MUMBAI, amchi Mumbai global city ahe!

MUMBAI DURING LOCKDOWN BY MUMBAILIVE

HYDERABAD, combo of Old n New just like it’s biryani

HYDERABAD DURING LOCKDOWN BY THE HINDU

BENGALURU, one is not just enough

BENGALURU DURING LOCKDOWN BY EAGLE EYE FILMS
BENGALURU DURING LOCKDOWN BY THE NEWS MINUTE

CHENNAI, time travel to the Victorian Era !

CHENNAI DURING LOCKDOWN BY TOI

KOCHI, a drop from God’s own land !

KOCHI DURING LOCKDOWN BY THE HINDU

DISINFECTION IN SURAT BY SMC DURING COVID19 PANDEMIC

Surat is under lockdown since 25th March 2020, along with other districts of India due to the COVID-19 pandemic caused by novel corona virus SARS-CoV-2. Currently there is no known solution to treat this disease and social distancing along with rigourous hygiene practices like frequently washing hands, avoiding touching of surfaces and faces, using sanitizer, covering faces with masks, wearing gloves are at the highest priority. City corporation in this fight to protect it’s citizen is constantly on the move by disinfecting the areas were corona positive cases are found as well as all public areas like shops, malls, marts, vegetable marts, ATMs etc.

PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE

When we are fighting with a new disease, the best medicine is to reduce the impact of spread by following the preventive measures. In this fight with Corona virus, Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) has taken up many preventive and precautionary measures to tackle the outbreak and keep the city safe and secure.

SMC keeps a check on the cleanliness of Surat under the door-to-door waste collection regime.

TRACK, IDENTIFY, ISOLATE, CONTAIN AND TREAT

SMC constantly identifies corona virus infected localities and immediately disinfects the entire vicinity with disinfectents. By active survelliance, SMC has managed to identify the corona infected cases by reaching out to every nook and corner of the city and determine the flow of infection across the city. By keeping a tap on rising cases, identifying the clusters and isolating those clusters from other areas of the cities, restricting the movement across the city as well as applying curfew in heavily infected localities, SMC is carrying every possible move to contain this corona virus spread as well as restrict the spread of this disease.

Disinfections carried out today in locations : 4484
Disinfections carried out till date : 117250+

SMC under it’s SAMVEDNA care for citizens regime provides relief to needy citizens by distributing over 9 lakh food packets daily along with the help from NGOs and Akashaypatra.

Read more about Fight against Corona in Surat

SURAT – CORONA DAILY UPDATES AND BULLETIN

Surat Corona Updates Timeline

  • SURAT CORONA BULLETIN

    Corona virus led COVID19 pandemic has impact almost all countries of the world. India has been in lockdown since 25 March 2020. Social distancing, cleaning, avoiding unnecessary movement & gathering, staying at home and following healthy habits has become the new norm. Corona cases have seen rise in Surat city along with other major cities of India.

  • 28-APRIL-2020 TUESDAY

    CONFIRMED CASES : 555
    RECOVERED : 19

    DEATHS : 19

    As per the guidelines from Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, here on cases with asymptomatic positive results can continue to self isolate at their home, provided they have separate room & abiding to all social distancing norms. Medical officer will keep a watch. This will not be applicable for slum or slum-like habitat, in such cases individuals will be moved to Covid Care Centre – Samras Hospital.

    SVNIT provided automated robot to assist in fight for COVID-19, which can be used for distribution of food kits, medical assistance.

  • 27-APRIL-2020 MONDAY

    CONFIRMED CASES : 535
    RECOVERED : 19

    DEATHS : 19

    Rapid Antibody test results were inconsistent, so it has been decided to halt use of those kits for now. ~ SMC

    Over 10000 people completed 14 days quarantine.

    Team of about 400 Sakhi Mandal have made more than 3 lakh masks for SMC.

  • 26-APRIL-2020 SUNDAY


    CONFIRMED CASES : 513
    RECOVERED : 19

    DEATHS : 17

    Rapid Antibody tests have been started in Surat. Today 258 tests were conducted out of which 2 were found positive.

    1900 tests per million being conducted in Surat.

  • 25-APRIL-2020 SATURDAY


    CONFIRMED CASES : 480
    RECOVERED : 15

    DEATHS : 15

    5% diluted Sodium Hypochlorite solution to be used to clean suspected spots like tables, doors, knobs, handles and so on.

  • 24-APRIL-2020 FRIDAY


    CONFIRMED CASES : 455
    RECOVERED : 14

    DEATHS : 14

    VADILO NU VANDHAN campaign launched by Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) for care & protection of Senior Citizens against corona virus infection in Surat City.

    Dry ration kit to be provided instead of food packets at distribution centres to reduce any kind of infection or spread related to corona virus. Subsequently the number of food packets to go down compared to current 8 lakh food packets distributed daily.

    Citizens requested to practice caution while buying groceries, vegetables or medicines. Use of buckets for buying vegetables seen in many areas.

  • 23-APRIL-2020 THURSDAY


    CONFIRMED CASES : 429
    RECOVERED :

    DEATHS :

    Month of Ramadhan starts from today. Citizens appealed to follow lockdown norms.

    SMIMER hospital is approved to conduct RT-PCR testing as per ICMR guidelines. Around 95 tests conducted till 23 April 2020 EOD.

    SAMRAS Hospital to be restructed as Covid Care Centre. At this centre, asymptomatic patients to be taken care.

  • 22-APRIL-2020 WEDNESDAY


    CONFIRMED CASES : 399
    RECOVERED :

    DEATHS :

  • 21-APRIL-2020 TUESDAY


    CONFIRMED CASES : 333
    RECOVERED : 10

    DEATHS : 12

  • 20-APRIL-2020


    CONFIRMED CASES : 290
    RECOVERED :

    DEATHS :

  • 19-APRIL-2020


    CONFIRMED CASES : 233
    RECOVERED : 10

    DEATHS : 08

  • 18-APRIL-2020


    CONFIRMED CASES : 194
    RECOVERED : 09

    DEATHS : 07

  • 17-APRIL-2020


    CONFIRMED CASES : 133
    RECOVERED : 09

    DEATHS : 06

  • 16-APRIL-2020


    CONFIRMED CASES : 97
    RECOVERED : 08

    DEATHS : 05

Top 20 cities in India, Swachh Survekshan 2019 overall ranking

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

Indore ranks #1 in overall ranking consecutively for the 3rd time. Surat ranks 14, same as the last year. Ambikapur from Chhattisgarh, stands beside Indore. Mysuru gets 3rd position.

Swachh Survekshan 2019, was covered 4237 Cities spanning upto 6.53 lakh survey locations, impacting over 43 crore, making it World’s Largest Cleanliness survey

source : Swachh Survekshan 2019 report

Source : Swachh Survekshan 2019 report

Surat Best City in Solid Waste Management in 10+ lakh population category

SURAT MUNICIPAL CORPORATION GUJARAT Best City in ‘Solid Waste Management’ in above 10,00,000 population category in Swachh Survekshan 2019, conducted every year to rank Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) in various segments of cleanliness as per the population category.

The Solid Waste Management (SWM) activity of Surat Municipal Corporation is directly linked with generation, storage, collection, transfer and transport, processing and disposal of solid wastes generated in the city. The city has been awarded the ‘Best City in Solid Waste Management’ in the more than 10 lakh population category. It scored 1613 out of a maximum of 1783 marks in the Swachh Survekshan 2019.

In Direct Observation component of Solid Waste Management under the Swachh Survekshan 2019, the city has scored 773 marks out of 790, making it a high performer in terms of maintenance of public facilities and general cleanliness of the city’s commercial and residential areas. During on ground assessment, more than 95% of the Residential Areas and Commercial Areas were found to be substantially clean, undoubtedly a result of all commercial areas being appropriately covered by twin bins and twice a day sweeping.

Furthermore, more than 90 % of the CTs/PTs surveyed were also found to be well lit well ventilated, had electricity connection, water supply/flush, onsite safe disposal system, and IEC messages in the form of hoarding/paintings/banners/ writings.100% of the catchment areas of railway station and bus station that were sampled were found to be clean. Most citizens were also found to have an impressive outlook on the city administration’s initiatives on cleanliness, awareness programs and other Swachh Bharat Mission activities.


Source : Swachh Survekshan 2019 report

SURAT CITY MAJOR BUS DEPOTS

SURAT RAILWAY STATION

SURAT RAILWAY STATION TERMINAL – MAIN BUS STOP FOR CITY BUS AND BRTS BUSES
Following buses run on this route – 01, 02, 102, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 112, 116, 117, 118, 126, 127, 136, 137, 153, 254, 402 and BRTS 17A, 17AE, 18, 20

CHOWK TERMINAL

CHOWK TERMINAL – MAIN BUS STOP FOR CITY BUS
Following buses run on this route – 106, 202, 204, 205, 206, 209, 212, 216B, 216K, 217
Surat Railway Station Terminal Bus Routes
Chowk Terminal Bus Routes

Surat Sitilink and BRTS is an on-going project by Surat Municipal Corporation. New buses and routes are added frequently. We try to keep the details updated. However if you find any changes or mistakes, do let us know. Also share your experience of Sitilink and BRTS journey in the comments section below. We wish you a wonderful and happy stay in Surat.