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Indore Municipal Corporation's new budget proposes developments across all sectors of the city!

Given the scope and scale of the proposed projects, rural and urban areas of Indore expect a total revamp.

Aiming to improve all facets of the city's infrastructure, Indore Municipal Corporation passed its annual budget on Wednesday. As per reports, the comprehensive plan ranges from converting 5 city wards into zero-waste zones to installing solar lights at 5 major roads.

Additionally, all households across 5 different wards will be equipped with water recharging systems and 9 tanks will be constructed to meet the water requirements of 29 villages. Given the scope and scale of projects, it can be expected that municipal officials are trying to revamp the rural and urban areas of the city.

IMC's new budget eyes cleaner & greener future for the city

As per reports, more than 100 crores have been allocated for the Swachcha Bharat Mission and new equipment and resources shall be procured from this amount. Further, a construction and demolition waste plant with the capacity of dealing with 500 metric tonnes of scrap materials, is proposed at the trenching ground. While this establishment shall come up based on public-private partnership, a material recovery facility has also been proposed.

Reportedly, 100-kilometre long sewage is planned for the city and the municipal corporation will bear expenses of more than 450 crores to ameliorate the current sewage infrastructure. New machines will be purchased to ensure better treatment of the sewage water under this project, which includes the rural regions also. Additionally, the proposals also entail the setting up of a chlorination tank in the Rau region.

Concessions on advance payment of property taxes extended till 30 Sept

As per reports, the citizens could avail of a 6.25% discount for the advance payment of property taxes for the year 2021-22 till 30 June. Now, the deadline for taking benefits from this scheme has been extended till 30 September and the citizens can pay the tax without an excessive charge by December 31. In addition to this, reports state that the authorities have not introduced new taxes or any hike in the current ones, assuring the welfare of all.

Municipal Corporation amplifies efforts to tackle the pandemic situation

With an objective to curtail the spread of contamination, the proposed expenditure for deploying initiatives in this direction have been doubled, compared to the last year's allocation. Amid a string of proposed initiatives, reports state that masks will be given freely or at subsidised rates across the frequented location in the city. While shopping centres, railway and bus stands shall be provided with amplified supplies of sanitisation equipment, the authorities have also converged their attention on safe disposal of the increased biomedical waste.

Widespread interventions across all sectors

In a bid to strengthen the present facilities in Indore, a sports centre will be set up at an approximate cost of ₹20 crores. Further, the authorities are also trying to upscale the local transport with the introduction of around 400 buses with the inception of new bus stops. Given the widespread interventions planned for the city, it is clear that the Indore Municipal Corporation envisions to propel developments across all sectors in the city.

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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