The heat action plan will be announced at its usual time by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC), around April 7, confirmed mayor Gautam Shah.
It is to be noted that the temperatures are soaring in various parts of India including Gujarat, however the Municipality shows no signs to rushing the dates to implement the heat action plan. “Since the IMD has predicted the temperatures to come down in a day or two, we are not anticipating announcing it ahead of the scheduled date. During previous years too, it had been announced in the first week of April. So we are following the same schedule,” said AMC health officer Dr Bhavin Solanki.
The heat action plan, an early weather warning system (15 days in advance) for heat waves, is aimed at having an edge over the existing two-day advanced prediction by the Meteorological Department.