The AMC drive also envisages to clean the river banks. “Polluted areas on both the eastern and western banks of the riverfront will be cleaned as part of the drive. This will cover an approximate 23.50 km,” Nehra added.
Addressing mediapersons, Paryavaran Suraksha Samiti’s Rohit Prajapati said that the apex court on February 22, 2017 ordered that effluents and sewage must be treated before being discharged into the Sabarmati river.
On that day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be inaugurating a hospital situated within the premises of the VS Hospital. The new hospital built by the AMC is being handed over to a private business group to be run on commercial basis.
The proposal to restrict the number of beds at the hospital from 1,150 to 500 was already passed by the hospital’s board in July under Mayor Bijal Patel, who heads the V S Hospital Board of Management.
Starting from the second term, which will commence on Monday after the Diwali vacation, the teachers have been asked to maintain a record of students from Classes III to VIII who do not complete their homework.