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ICMR approved & UV-based NeelBhasmi to be used for sanitization at Indore Airport

NeelBhasmi is an ICMR approved gadget that will be used at the Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport on a trial basis.

A surface disinfectant device developed by Raja Mamanna Center for Advanced Technologies (RRTCAT) was handed over to the Indore Airport authorities, on Tuesday. 'NeelBhasmi' is an ICMR approved gadget that will now be used at the Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport to disinfect large surfaces and prevent further contamination due to the coronavirus, on a trial basis. Further, it will eliminate the currently in practice manual cleaning, which is tedious, time-consuming and makes use of harmful chemicals.

Indore Airport gets 2 units of NeelBhasmi

In a small ceremony organised at the airport terminal building on Tuesday, 2 units of NeelBhasmi were handed over to the Director of Indore Airport. Further, the Head of Laser Biomedical Applications Division and Inventor of the device, Dr. Majumdar, explained the functioning and operation of the device and also gave a demonstration. He also pointed out that, with the onset of the pandemic, such disinfection technology has become the need of the hour, especially at places where large gatherings occur.

How does NeelBhasmi work?

Developed at RRTCAT, Indore, NeelBhasmi is a UV-C light-based mobile disinfection device that uses 253.7 nm UV-C light generated by low-pressure mercury lamps. This device efficiently utilises UV-C radiation for remote disinfection of the air and other large surfaces, such as furniture, located inside a room.

The efficacy of NeelBhasmi as a disinfection device against SARS-CoV2 was evaluated at two facilities- Bio-safety Level 3 Laboratory in ESIC Medical College in Hyderabad and an ICMR approved laboratory for COVID-19 test. During the tests, myriad materials, kept at different heights over an area of 15 square metres, were tested and NeelBhasmi successfully disinfected all of them.

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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