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Surat becomes first district to have 100% solar powered health centres (PHC)

There are a total of 52 PHCs in the district and all of them are now powered by solar system. This initiative will not only bring down the electricity bill by 40 percent but also help fight global warming.

At a time when global warming is mounting with each passing day, Gujarat’s Surat district has switched to solar power to combat the issue.

Surat has become the first district in the country to have 100 percent solar powered Primary Health Centers (PHC).

There are a total of 52 PHCs in the district and all of them are now powered by solar system. This initiative will not only bring down the electricity bill by 40 percent but also help fight global warming.

“Other than PHCs, there are 572 gram panchayats in the Surat District, out of which 150 are solar powered gram panchayats and soon the other 422 panchayats will too be solar powered. 25 percent of the total expense of making the gram panchayat solar powered has been borne by the district panchayat,” District Development Officer K. Rajesh told ANI.

Rajesh is confident that Surat would set an example for the country by developing villages that use sustainable forms of energy.


Source : News Feed

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.

Bandra Jamnagar Humsafar Tri-Weekly Express via Surat

New Humsafar express between Bandra and Jamnagar has been flagged off by PM Narendra Modi on March 4, from Jamnagar Railway Station. This is a new tri-weekly special Humsafar train between Jamnagar and Bandra. Humsafar Express is a modern, premium all air-conditioned AC-3 tier train service that has been started by the Indian Railways in order to provide comfortable train journeys for longer routes to passengers.

Train No2292322924
SourceBandraJamnagar
DestinationJamnagarBandra
Distance812 km812 km
Duration14h 20m14h 20m
TypeHumsafar – Tri WeeklyHumsafar – Tri Weekly
Departs @11:55 PM08:00 PM
Arrives @02:35 PM10:20 AM
DaysMon-Wed-SatSun-Tue-Thur
Halts12 halts12 halts
Major StationsSurat-Vodadadara-Ahmedabad-RajkotRajkot-Ahmedabad-Vodadara-Surat
First DepartureWed Mar 06, 2019Thu Mar 07, 2019 
Reaches Surat04:15 AM06:12 AM

This is a tri-weekly humsafar express and all coaches are 3-AC, with modern amenities like LED lighting, charging points, bio-toilets, dustbins, mini-pantry with each coach.

Other trains on this route :

SAURASHTRA MAIL(22945)
JAMNAGAR EXP(19577)
SAU JANATA EXP(19217)
SAURASHTRA EXP(19015)