AHMEDABAD: A delegation from Japan was in Vadodara on Wednesday to explore the feasibility of semi high-speed rail development in the country.

The delegation's visit to the Vadodara railway division comes on the background of the decision of Indian Railways to consider increasing the speed of trains from the existing 160 kilometres per hour (Kmph) to 200 Kmph on Delhi-Mumbai route.


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.

The study aims at analyzing the physico-chemical parameters of pond water (pre and post monsoon season) in Vadodara city and calculate water quality index.

Urban revolution: 20 new trendsetters to redifine India by 2030India is on the threshold of an urban revolution, the scale and speed of which is unprecedented. It took nearly 40 years for the urban population to rise by 230 million but it will take only half this time to add the next 250 million. Cities will be central to India's economic growth.


Vadodara/Surat: Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) stormed the annual awards for implementation of the JnNURM scheme by winning three key awards.
The city got awards for project implementation, improvement in water supply and waste water sector, and implementation of pro-poor reforms. Surat was the another city from the state to get an award for best services to the urban poor.

Esther David

Lately, since we have been reading and seeing changes in the river Sabarmati in the context of the riverfront development project, rivers are very much on the mind. So, while going to Vadodara, it was interesting to study the scenery between both cities.

Vadodara: No smoking area' if you see this board at government offices in Vadodara, Surat and Ahmedabad, thank the RTI applicant from a city-based NGO. His RTI seeking information from all government offices in 12 cities in the state on whether these offices have put up No smoking' in their office premises forced them to act.

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In 2006