Accelerating growth in the transport sector, a booming construction industry, and a growing industrial sector are responsible for worsening air pollution in Indian cities.

AHMEDABAD: The high rate of malaria cases in the state is a grim sign of the fight lost out to mosquitoes. Ahmedabad city has recorded 596 malaria cases in the latest weekly disease assessment of the state, the highest and has even overtaken Surat city which has recorded 543. Ahmedabad has the second highest number of falciparum cases in the state. A major reason, according to health practitioners is the relapse of malaria and falciparum cases in patients.

AHMEDABAD: The state-owned Gujarat Housing Board (GHB) plans to launch housing schemes in Ahmedabad, Rajkot and Vadodara for lower income group (LIG) and middle income group (MIG) in the next one year.

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Rajkot: The much-awaited 10.7 km pilot project of Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) from Gondal Road chowkdi to Jamnagar Road chowkdi on 150-feet Ring Road is finally gaining some momentum. Rajkot Municipal Corporation (RMC) officials have set June 2011 as the deadline for running BRTS buses on the dedicated corridor.

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Rajkot: After the successful

Rajkot: The 17-year-old tigress Radha at city

Rajkot : This sleepy Saurashtra city has found an innovative way to decongest roads. Rajkot has chosen to fall back on bicycles to tide over
traffic troubles and keep vehicular pollution under check.

This should not surprise many Amdavadis but a recent intra-state passenger traffic study for 2.18 lakh vehicles revealed that a major portion of the commuters travel between Ahmedabad and Rajkot-Saurashtra region. The study was conducted as part of the ambitious Rs 1,100-crore Ahmedabad-Rajkot Access Controlled Corridor.

The Union Ministry of Urban Development has chalked out a quality bus system plan, under which the bus rapid transit system project has started in eight cities