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Air passengers in Indore can now travel freely without a negative RT-PCR report

Travellers at the Indore airport are further exempted from showing their vaccination certificate for boarding the flight.

Amid the receding wave of coronavirus in Indore, the district administration has ordained airport authorities to relax certain travel norms. Now, passengers flying to and from the airbase are not required to produce a negative COVID RT-PCR test report to board the flight. Further, they are also exempted from showing their vaccination certificate to gain permission for entry in the airport or the aircraft. Other protocols such as masks and face shields will remain prevalent.


All flights operating from Indore airport to grant the 'no-test' ease

With the onset of the second wave of coronavirus, the Indore administration had made it mandatory for all travellers to show a negative RT-PCR COVID test report, conducted within 24 hours of travel, in order to board the flight. However, in a new set of guidelines intimated by the management, this rule has been slashed completely.

Passengers can now directly get a boarding pass on the basis of their tickets and undertake the travel. All flights operating from the Indore air terminal will grant this ease, read reports.

Earlier, travellers also had to testify that they were COVID safe by the authority of a vaccination certificate. Passengers were permitted to board the flight only after the verification of this certificate. This too has now been withdrawn. The district administration has directed airport authorities and officials to stop asking for this certificate. As such, air travel is open to all - without the obligation of extra documents or certificates to affirm COVID negativity. However, all other safety protocols, such as wearing maks and maintaining safe social distance, will be applicable.

Unity Day celebrations underway in Lucknow; know about Sunday route diversions here:

Check full list of route and traffic diversions in Lucknow on Sunday

Traffic movement will be affected in Lucknow on Sunday (October 31) on account of a National Unity Day programme at the KD Singh Babu Stadium. The Deputy Commissioner of Traffic Police, Lucknow, Raees Akhtar has released an order to announce all restricted routes and alternate diversions applicable here. Due to the rehearsals of the event, the traffic movement was affected today also.

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Surgery & casualty wards to soon become functional at South Goa District Hospital

Outpatient departments (OPDs) are already operational at the new South Goa District Hospital.

The multi-storied South Goa District Hospital (SGDH) is being upgraded with new facilities to lessen the load off older hospitals and health institutes. As per reports, the new hospital is likely to house the surgery and casualty departments soon in a bid to clear space at the Hospicio Hospital. Earlier also, all outpatient departments (OPDs) were relocated to the spacious new SGDH for the same reason.

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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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