Chief Minister Shri Narendra Modi, while dedicating Induchacha Flyover near Jashoda nagar today, reiterated State’s commitment to provide Pucca-houses to the urban poor. Coming true to the aspirations of the poor-people, State has implemented a special housing scheme under which Dwelling-units are to be constructed on the slums, on Public Private Partnership Mode. Necessary survey will be conducted in slum areas within the stipulated time-frame.

Golden Jubilee gift to the citizens of Ahmedabad, Induchacha Flyover is constructed at the cost of Rs. 22 Crores by A.M.C. The bridge is named after Shri Indulal Yagnik, who dedicated his life to Maha Gujarat Movement. Befitting tributes to the great leader on the special occasion, when Gujarat is celebrating her golden-jubilee. Shri Modijee had laid stone for the flyover in Sept- 2008.

It is likely to ease traffic congestion; CM observed that the success of B.R.T.S is a good sign; public transport system is growing its acceptance among people He listed out State’s priority providing amenities in the urban areas. Considering the fast paced development of Ahmedabad, State has laid great emphasis on urban infrastructure. Referring to the conspiracy under which Western World is not leaving a single opportunity to retard India’s development on behest of Climate-Change. America is applying undue pressure and Congress remains mute spectator. CM regretted the helplessness of Union Government. Central Government does not view the issue of price-rise as a crisis. Union Government has totally failed in curbing prices, added CM.

CM gave the blue print of Green-Ahmedabad- in the eastern parts of the city; the 20 K.M long canals would solve the problems of Kharicut-canal. Golden Jubilee celebrations provide an opportunity to redeem our pledge and commitment to the development. It is heartening to note that 3 Metros of Gujarat has found place among the first 25 Metros of India.

Shri Modijee regretted the environment of Political Untouchability, which remains the legacy of Congress Rule. Present Government has adopted a resolution to recognise the contribution of great leaders, however, they subscribe to different ideology or party, they are respectable for us, and they inspire us.

Speaker of Assembly, Shri Ashok Bhatt observed that Induchacha spent his life for the cause of labourers. He admired Gujarat Government’s initiative of naming flyover as Induchacha Flyover.

Mayor Shri Kanaji Thakor outlined the theme of development and progress made in infrastructure facilities.

Chief Whip Shri Pradipsinh Jadeja, M.P. Dr Kirit Solanki, Office Bearers of Municipal Corporation, Municipal Commissioner Shri I.P.Gautam, Standing Committee Chairman Shri Asit Vora, Corporators were among the others who attended the inaugural function.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a meeting to review the status of preparedness to handle the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Various aspects relating to medicines, oxygen, ventilators and vaccination were discussed.

The Prime Minister said that together India had defeated Covid last year & India can do it again, with the same principles but faster speed and coordination.

The PM stressed that there is no substitute to testing, tracking and treatment. Early testing and proper tracking remains key to reduce mortality. He also said that local administrations need to be proactive and sensitive to people’s concerns.

The Prime Minister directed that close coordination with States must be ensured in handling the pandemic. He said that all necessary measures must be taken to ramp up the availability of hospital beds for Covid patients. The Prime Minister also directed that additional supply of beds through temporary hospitals and isolation centres should be ensured.

PM spoke about the need to utilize the full potential of India’s pharmaceutical industry to meet the rising demand of various medicines. He reviewed the status of supply of Remdesivir and other medicines. The Prime Minister was briefed on actions taken to address the issue of availability of Remdesivir. Through the efforts of the Government, capacity and production augmentation for manufacturing of Remdesivir has been ramped up to provide around 74.10 lakh vials/month in May while the normal production output in January-February being just 27-29 lakh vials/month. Supplies have also increased from 67,900 vials on 11th April going up to over 2,06,000 vials on 15th April 2021 which are being particularly focused on states with high caseload and high demand. He took note of the ramped up production capacity, and directed that issues relating to real-time supply chain management to States must be resolved urgently in coordination with the States. The Prime Minister directed that use of Remdesivir and other medicines must be in accordance with approved medical guidelines, and that their misuse and black marketing must be strictly curbed.

On the issue of supply of medical oxygen, the Prime Minister directed that the installation of approved medical oxygen plants should be sped up. 162 PSA Oxygen plants are being installed in 32 States/UTs from PM CARES. The officers informed that 1 lakh cylinders are being procured & they will be supplied to states soon. The officers briefed the PM that they are in constant supply with 12 high burden states in assessing the current and future requirement of medical oxygen. A supply mapping plan for 12 high burden states till 30th April has also been undertaken. The Prime Minister also said that supply of oxygen required for production of medicines and equipment necessary to handle the pandemic should also be ensured.

The Prime Minister also reviewed the status of availability & supply of ventilators. The Prime Minister noted that a real time monitoring system has been created, and directed that concerned State governments should be sensitized to use the system proactively.

On the issue of vaccination, the Prime Minister directed all officials to make efforts to utilize the entire national capacity, in public as well as private sector, to ramp up vaccine production.

He was joined by Cabinet Secretary, Principal Secretary to PM, Union Home Secretary, Union Health Secretary, Pharma Secretary. Dr V K Paul, Niti Aayog was also present.