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Goa gears up to fight the third wave of COVID with improved infrastructure & active vaccination

Goa government has increased screening at the Goa-Maharashtra border in wake of the rising Delta plus virus threat.

Goa has adopted a multi-thronged action against the spread of COVID-19 infection, mutations and the rising threat of the 'third wave' in the country. The government has ensured special provisions and infrastructure ahead of the possible surge, on the advice of a committee of experts. The Health Minister has also urged people to get vaccinated, remain vigilant and follow COVID-appropriate behaviour to close down the transmission avenue.

Pediatric intensive care to tackle COVID cases in children

The Goa Chief Minister on Saturday informed that the state has prepared special pediatric intensive care and a neonatal intensive care unit, with trained staff to augment treatment facilities for children with COVID infection. As per reports, a special task force under the authority of the CM has also taken charge of purchasing required equipment, in a concurrent manner. On similar lines, private hospitals have also been directed to mobilise extra beds to ensure bed availability at a short notice.

Besides, the state has also increased screening at the Goa-Maharashtra border amid the looming fear of the Delta plus COVID variant and the rising number of cases in the neighbouring state. The CM also visited the Keri border check post to surveil the mechanisms arranged by the North Goa district administration to streamline the entry of travelers into the state.

"Those who test positive are immediately sent to isolation centres. Only people who are COVID negative are allowed to proceed to their destination," the CM told reporters. Accordingly, private testing labs have been arranged at the borders for on-spot testing to properly implement this.

Active vaccination to prevent COVID

Meanwhile, Goa's Health Minister encouraged people to get vaccinated in a bid to boost immunity across the coastal state. "As we anticipate the third wave, I would like to assure the citizens that we have all the medical infrastructure in place to tackle it. However, it still remains our duty to follow COVID-appropriate behaviour at all times. I also urge all the citizens to get themselves vaccinated," the minister said in a social media message.

Sea Tourism is all set to sail in Mumbai with a host of new projects in the pipeline

Mumbai to get the world's longest sea ropeway & an int'l cruise terminal, among other amenities soon!

In a bid to foster multimodal connectivity across the city, the Mumbai Port Trust has tabled a bunch of projects to ensure bolstered infrastructure growth here. Proposed under the banner of the Gati Shakti Scheme, these plans aim to link two key features of the agenda, i.e cargo and sea tourism and build new amenities for the same. Reportedly, the installation of an Internation Cruise Terminal, a waterfront, a ro-pax terminal and the world's longest sea ropeway, among other provisions, are included within its scope.
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Mumbai's iconic Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus gets an all-new  'Restaurant on Wheels'

The fine-diner has been set up using a discarded rail coach.

Mounted on the rails leading to the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) in Mumbai, an all-new 'Restaurant on Wheels' is here to win hearts and bellies of passengers and locals alike. Launched by the Central Railway, the exquisite fine-diner is a revamped discarded rail coach that promises to offer a unique experience to its patrons. As per railway officials, the Restaurant on Wheels aims to become a popular landmark eatery in South Mumbai, with its one-of-a-kind 'rail themed' setting and ambiance.

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Vintage Machine's 'Inferno Episode 1' is going live in Lucknow this Friday!

Backed by the Rude Box Entertainment, this lit event is bringing you the coolest DJ line up

A buzzing Friday night is on the cards for you all partyholics in town as Inferno Episode 1 is going live at the Vintage Machine in Lucknow on October 22. Backed by the Rude Box Entertainment, this lit event is bringing you the coolest DJ line up and trust us, it's all you need to let down your hair and welcome the weekend! Get ready to groove and have fun, for a chance like this might not knock on your door any time soon again!

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Mumbai's Sion Flyover to remain shut on weekends till January 9, 2022 due to repair work

Check out the alternate routes chalked out by the Mumbai Traffic Police here.

The Mumbai Traffic Police on Friday announced that the Sion flyover will remain closed every weekend, for the next three months, due to the repair work undertaken by the Maharashtra State Roads Development Corporation (MSRDC). The vehicle shutdown here will be clocked from 10 PM on Saturday to 6 AM on Monday, till January 9, 2022. Several route diversions have been put in place by the city traffic police department to allow an unhindered automobile movement during the closure, added reports. Check all alternate track here:

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Amusement parks in Maharashtra to open for visitors from Oct 22nd

Here's a detailed report of all services that have been unlocked in the state so far

After allowing cinema halls and theatres to restart services, the govt has now permitted dry amusement parks in Maharashtra to reopen, Friday onwards. The administration on Monday decided to reopen all dry amusement parks in the state from October 22 after a detailed discussion with the state COVID Task Force and Children's Task Force. Additionally, shops and restaurants have also been granted longer working hours now. Read on to know more about the orders.

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As per new orders by Kanpur Municipal Corporation, citizens will now have to inform the authorities before bringing home a pet. Those failing to do so will have to pay a hefty fine of ₹1200, irrespective of breed and size. The Municipal Corporation is also planning to bring pet clinics under the purview of the license.

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Newly launched e-buses to connect Lucknow to nearby rural areas from October 25

The fares for the e-buses will range from ₹5 for 3 km to ₹37 for more than 25 km

The newly launched electric buses in the city will ply on a new route, connecting Lucknow to the rural areas around, starting October 25. This will be the first time that such a service will be deployed in these areas, wherein commuters will be able to travel to and from the city, in the comfort of new state-of-the-art e-buses. The trials for the same are currently underway.

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