The decision was taken to ramp up the inoculation drive and overcome vaccine hesitancy.
The Commissioner of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation said that unvaccinated people will be barred from entering into vehicles of the civic transport service, the Bus Rapid Transit System as well as Kankaria lakefront, Sabarmati riverfront, libraries, gymnasiums and sports complexes.
Kumar said in a tweet, “Entry will be allowed only for persons having one or both doses (if eligible) of vaccine for availing various municipal services. Vaccine certificates shall be checked at the entry point of such facilities. To be effective from 20 September, Monday.”
So far, authorities in Gujarat have administered 56,704,892 doses to eligible recipients. Of these, nearly 40 million have received the first dose and the remaining 16,748,118 have received both doses.
Last Friday, on the occasion of PM Modi’s 71st birthday, the BJP state government administered over 2.21 million doses in Gujarat, establishing a new record in daily inoculations.
Of these, Surat administered the highest doses at around 277,000. Ahmedabad administered 231,639 vaccines while followed by Vadodara at 122,986 and Rajkot with 105,829 doses.