Articles tagged under: SMC

AAPians changes public garden’s name; SMC restores old name

March 05, 2021
AAPians changes public garden’s name; SMC restores old name

Surat: So what those 27 odd Aam Admi Party (AAP) councilors are doing after getting elected to Surat Municipal Corporation from Saurashtra origin Patel populated areas of city with the help of Patidar agitation outfit? Well, AAP city general secretary's photographs of paying visit to Muslim Madresa were viral in last two days on social media. A claim of AAP councilor that he managed to complete pending road work within 48 hours of getting elected and counterclaim that the claim was fake were ...Read More

Surat: Former Congress councilor Dinesh Kachhadiya joins AAP

March 01, 2021
Surat: Former Congress councilor Dinesh Kachhadiya joins AAP

Surat: Dinesh Kachhadiya, former Congress party councilor who had contested the State assembly election and als contested the recently concluded Surat Municipal Corporation election as Congress candidate today announced his decision to join the Aam Admi Party (AAP), apparently as per an arrangement by Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS). While Patidar quota agitation is over, its political impact could be seen in recently concluded civic polls of Surat. PAAS, upset with Congress over ticket all...Read More

A special situation that favored AAP to win seats in Surat at the cost of Congress

February 23, 2021
A special situation that favored AAP to win seats in Surat at the cost of Congress

Surat: Gujarat witnessed violent quota agitation led by Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) in year 2015. The agitation was mainly about the demand of OBC (Other Backward Class) status to Patels so that they can benefit from OBC quota. A particular area of Surat that has large presence of Patels migrated from Saurashtra was worst hit by violence during quota agitation. As large number of Patels in this area of Surat were upset with ruling BJP, they elected Congress councilors in year 2015 civic...Read More

Grand victory of BJP in Gujarat civic elections, with more seats than 2015

February 23, 2021
Grand victory of BJP in Gujarat civic elections, with more seats than 2015

Gandhinagar: Ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has achieved grand victory in six-city elections of Municipal Corporations in Gujarat, polling for which took place last Sunday. BJP is already a ruling party in these six municipal corporations. The party has been reelected with even more number of seats. BJP has won/achieved lead on 159 out of 192 seats in Ahmedabad, far more than 143 previously. The party has won 69 seats in Vadodara out of total 76, against 57 previously. BJP has ...Read More

SMC election 2021: Ward wise voters turnout

February 21, 2021
SMC election 2021: Ward wise voters turnout

Surat: The city of Surat today witnessed 43.82 per cent polling in civic election for the Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC). Surat had in the previous civic election of year 2015 witnessed 39.64 per cent turnout. In year 2010 election, the city had witnessed 42 per cent (round figure) turnout. Thus today's turnout is higher than previous two polls. Final turnout figures are yet to be announced by the State Election Commission, and therefore there is scope of correction in provisional figures ava...Read More

Schedule of reservation in the office of Mayor for 6 poll-bound Municipal Corporations in Gujarat declared

February 10, 2021
Schedule of reservation in the office of Mayor for 6 poll-bound Municipal Corporations in Gujarat declared

Gandhinagar: As per the Bombay Provincial Municipal Corporations (Reservation in the office of the Mayor) Amendment Rules, 2021, the city of Ahmedabad will get next Mayor from Scheduled Caste (SC) councilors for first two and half years. The city will get woman mayor in the second two and half years period. The city of Surat will get woman Mayor for first two and half years and a Mayor from general category in the next two and half years. Vadodara Municipal Corporation will have a Mayor...Read More

BJP changes two candidates in Surat for SMC election

February 05, 2021
BJP changes two candidates in Surat for SMC election

Surat: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has changed two candidates for upcoming Surat Municipal Corporation. The party has decided to replace Anita Yashodhar Desai with Sonal Sanjay Desai in ward number six and Lakshman Beladiya with Naresh Dhamelia in ward fourteen as its candidates. The decision was taken after party realized that Anita Desai and Lakshman Beladiya were above 60. The party had earlier decided that it would not give ticket to anyone who is 60 or above. DeshGujarat Read More

French minister Barbara Pompili visits Surat

February 01, 2021
French minister Barbara Pompili visits Surat

Surat: French Minister Barbara Pompili was on a one-day visit to the city of Surat, the second largest city of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home-state Gujarat. Minister Barbara Pomili met with players involved in smart mobility and sustainable city projects including e-rickshaw. Minister Barbara Pompili visited the headquarters of Surat Municipal Corporation(SMC) and held meeting with Municipal Commissioner Banchhanidhi Pani and other officials of SMC. She was given presentation on vari...Read More

Details of Surat Metro Rail Project

January 18, 2021
Details of Surat Metro Rail Project

Surat: Surat Metro rail project phase - 1 will as per the Detailed Project Report (DPR) approved by the Government of India in March 2020 come up at a cost of Rs. 12020 crore. It will have mainly two corridors, with total length of 40.35 km. Corridor 1: Sarthana to Dream City will be in length of 21.61 km including 15.14 km elevated and 6.47 km underground. Its route will be covering 14 elevated and 6 underground Metro stations at Sarthana, Nature Park, Varachha chopati garden, Shri Swam...Read More