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Coast Guard vessel 'Sujit' designed by Goa Shipyard Limited, commissioned in Vasco

This vessel will bolster the Indian Coast Guard's operational potential.

On Tuesday, the Indian Coast Guard vessel, 'Sujit', the second in the series of 105 metres off-shore patrol ships, was commissioned in Goa. This vessel will bolster the Indian Coast Guard's operational potential to execute verse maritime functions, as per the claims of a spokesman of the Coast Guard. Sujit was commissioned at the Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) in Vasco, by the Secretary of Defence Production, Raj Kumar and this episode was convened by the Indian Coast Guard Director General, Krishnaswamy Natarajan and others.


Equipped with state-of-the-art technology, Sujit is designed by Goa Shipyard Limited

This off-shore patrol vessel has been designed and assembled by the GSL and is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, navigation and communication tools, sensors and machinery, the spokesman further said. Sujit also boasts of a coherent bridge system, integrated platform and power management systems and high power external fire-fighting. The ship is designed to carry one twin-engine helicopter and four high-speed boats, including two inflatable boats for boarding operations, search and rescue, law enforcement and maritime patrol, he stated.

The spokesperson mentioned, "The ship will be deployed extensively for EEZ (exclusive economic zone) surveillance and other duties as enshrined in the Coast Guard charter." He added that currently, the Indian Coast Guard has a fleet of 155 ships and 62 aircrafts and 35 more ships are at various stages of construction at different Indian shipyards. Reportedly, 16 advance light helicopters are being prepared at the HAL, Bengaluru, which will strengthen the surveillance capabilities of the Indian Coast Guard to deal with any maritime challenge.

Mumbai local trains to operate at 100% capacity from today!

The suburban train services were suspended on March 22, 2020 on account of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

After running restricted operations for over a year, Mumbai's local train services are all set to resume with 100% seating capacity from today. This is being done in order to account for the increased flow of commuters on the trains. Till now, the Central and Western Railways had been operating with 1,702 and 1,304 services respectively, which account for 95.75% of their total capacity. Today onwards, this number will go up to 1,774 in the CR division and 1,367 in WR, thus making complete use of the total capacity on the two lines.

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Atal Indore City Transport bags national award for Excellence in Urban Transport

Indore CNG bus fleet is a 'green' step towards environmental protection.

After winning several titles in the cleanliness category, Indore has now managed to create another record for itself. The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has recognised the Atal Indore City Transport run by the Indore Municipal Corporation with an Award for Excellence in Urban Transport. Reportedly, this honour marks Indore as the 'City with Most Innovation Financing Mechanism' for managing its public transport services.

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​Two Paralympics Gold medalists from Jaipur get nominated for Khel Ratna Award

This is the first time in the 30-year-old history of Khel Ratna that 2 players from the city are being conferred the award.

Two Paralympics players from Jaipur have been recommended for the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Award, the highest rank for sports in the country. Notably, this is the first in the 30 year-old-history of Khel Ratna that 2 sportsperson from the same city will be conferred with the award. The two nominated players are Avani Lekhara and Krishan Nagar, who bagged gold medals at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020.

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The Lucknow centre of Sports Authority of India has set up a new weightlifting hall in the city, in order to give a boost to the sport. Spread over 15,000 square meters, this circular building has ample space to allow 100 players to practice at a single time. Pegged to be the largest in India, this hall is equipped with 26 platforms and machines worth 1.5 crores. These platforms can also be increased in number, as per need.

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Railways launch special trains from Mumbai to UP & Bihar to manage the festive rush

Check the full schedule of new trains & timings here:

Keeping in mind the upsurge of festive passenger load, Indian Railways has announced the launch of several special trains from Mumbai to Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Reportedly, the festive fleet will map through Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat too, easing travel for the locals here as well. Check the full schedule of new trains & timings here:

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Pedal for Patrol: Police to launch new beat cycle patrolling in Indore

Each patrolling contingent will consist of police officers, women along with Nasus members, who will pedal on cycles in their respective areas.

In a bid to augment civic safety in Indore, a police team and city security committee members will soon launch cycle patrolling. The new surveillance force will work on a beat-wise format to monitor even the narrow and isolated areas of the district. Each patrolling contingent will consist of police officers, women along with Nasus members, who will pedal on cycles in their respective areas, read reports.

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