Articles tagged under: SMC

SMC asks all who visited RKT market in two weeks to go for home quarantine

March 25, 2020
SMC asks all who visited RKT market in two weeks to go for home quarantine

Surat: A person working in RKT market in Surat was confirmed as coronavirus positive case. Surat district administration and Municipal Corporation have made appeal to all those who visited RKT market in last two week to go for home quarantine. सुरत के RKT मार्केट में काम करने वाले एक व्यक्ति का रिपोर्ट #COVIDー19 पोझीटीव आया गया है।पिछले दो सप्ता...Read More

SMC using mobile app to track home quarantined persons, violation to invite fine, institutional quarantine and police case

March 22, 2020
SMC using mobile app to track home quarantined persons, violation to invite fine, institutional quarantine and police case

Surat: Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) has developed a mobile app to track those who are sent to home quarantine. Those in violation will face a police case and also need to pay fine. SMC Commissioner Banchhanidhi Pani in his order said, 'the citizens will require to inform SMC about foreign returned persons on toll free number 1800 123 8000 or those who are returned from abroad will need to file a self declaration form on SMC website compulsorily. Such persons will need to follow home q...Read More

Congress leader arrested following NBW by court in 1992 riot case

March 14, 2020
Congress leader arrested following NBW by court in 1992 riot case

Surat: Iqbal Belim, opposition Congress party's whip in Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) was arrested today after the local court issued non bailable warrant against him as he failed to appear in court repeatedly and also didn't respond related notices served to him. Belim has been sent to jail for now. Belim is accused in the case pertaining to year 1992 riots in the city. DeshGujaratRead More

Slums protected by High Court stay blocking third railway line plan of Railways

February 16, 2020
Slums protected by High Court stay blocking third railway line plan of Railways

Surat: Western Railway has submitted a proposal for four lines of railway track between Dahanu to Surat. At present the works are underway between Virar and Dahanu. Similarly, laying of third line between Surat and Udhna is also being planned. However 16 slums on the route are blocking this project. Railways is now planning to shift these slums to other place as they are blocking the plan of five km long third railway line. Pillars of over bridge can not be built unless slums are shifted...Read More

Night vision cameras proved helpful in Katargam building collapse incident

January 19, 2020
Night vision cameras proved helpful in Katargam building collapse incident

Surat: New night vision cameras bought by Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) proved very useful in Katargam building collapse incident yesterday. Local fire brigade jawans could see two persons stuck under rubble of collapsed building through night vision camera and rescued them. The building had 35 persons inside before it collapsed. However they had left the building timely. The building was served notice by SMC, however due to dispute between the owner and tenant, it was not repaired. Desh...Read More

SMC purchases 7 jumping cushions, acoustic listening headphones

January 15, 2020
SMC purchases 7 jumping cushions, acoustic listening headphones

Surat: Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) has purchased jumping cushions which can be used to jump from the building caught by fire. SMC chairman Anil Goplani was among those who tested the cushion by jumping on it from some height. SMC has purchased seven jumping cushions. It takes just 60 seconds to fill air in 94-kg 15x8 ft jumping cushion. Each zone fire station has been given one such cushion. SMC has also purchased life detector seismic and acoustic listening device headphones to listen the...Read More

SPV to be formed to execute Tapi Riverfront project in Surat

January 08, 2020
SPV to be formed to execute Tapi Riverfront project in Surat

Surat: A 13-member Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) is likely to be formed for Tapi river front project which is going to be executed at an estimated cost of Rs. 3904 crore. Government nominated director will become chairman of this body while SMC commissioner will be its managing director. There will be total 13 directors including Mayor, Collector, Dy Mayor, SUDA chairman SMC standing committee chairman, city engineer of SMC, dy Commissioner (Roads), Dy Commissioner (Finance), superintendent engi...Read More

Surat fire brigade team rescue people stuck in Merry Go Round ride

December 25, 2019
Surat fire brigade team rescue people stuck in Merry Go Round ride

Surat: Over 50 people including women and children were rescued tonight from a giant wheel ride which suddenly got stuck due to breaking of its shaft in a fair in Mora village on Hazira road on the outskirts of Surat city in Gujarat, In-charge Deputy Chief Fire Officer Dipak H Makhijani said. Makhijani said that a hydraulic platform and a turn table ladder were used for the rescue operation. He said that the rescue operation started at around 0740 pm. The giant wheel ride was almost 30 ...Read More

ACB nabs broker of woman Councillor of SMC taking bribe of Rs 50,000 on her and her husbands behalf

December 10, 2019
ACB nabs broker of woman Councillor of SMC taking bribe of Rs 50,000 on her and her husbands behalf

Surat: The Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) of Gujarat police today nabbed a broker of a woman corporator of the Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) for taking a bribe of Rs 50000/- from a person for not pressing ahead with the petition of demolition of the construction on his land. The ACB was conducting raids to nab the woman corporator of Udhna-Bhathe ward 18 Kapilaben and her husband Palkesh Patel on behalf of whom the bribe was accepted by one Hitesh M Patel on a roadside close to ...Read More

Two die in gutter during cleaning task in Surat

December 03, 2019
Two die in gutter during cleaning task in Surat

Surat: Two laborers died of gas suffocation in a gutter during the cleaning task in Nani Ved area of Surat city on Monday evening. Both were hired for cleaning job by a contractor without necessary safety precautions applied. The victims were identified as Kishor Moti Surkha and Vijay Bhaiya. They died in govt. run Surat Municipal Institute of Medical Education and Research(SMIMER) hospital during treatment after Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC)'s fire service staff rescued them from inside the...Read More

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