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Indore launches targeted 15-day vax drive to innoculate people in high-risk categories

On-spot registrations will be provisioned at the 19 IMC zonal offices during the 15-day course to expedite the vaccination drive.

The Indore district health authorities have decided to launch a special 15-day COVID vaccination drive, targeted at people falling in high-risk categories. The Indore District Immunisation Officer further informed that on-spot registrations will be provisioned at the 19 zonal offices of IMC for these groups, to expedite the inoculation campaign.

These vulnerable groups consist of bank employees, private school teacher, staffers at chemist and petrol pump associations, house help and maids along with fruit vendors, labourers as they are more susceptible to the virus due to increased human contact.

IMC sets up a 600 volunteer group to launch the COVID vax drive

Streamlined with the state's decision to prioritise vaccination of high-risk groups, the Indore district has decided to adopt an aggressive approach to ensure inoculation among population groups for are at a higher risk of catching the coronavirus. The District Immunisation Officer informed that the Indore Municipal Corporation has constituted a team of 600 NGO volunteers to mobilise targetted beneficiaries during the following 15 days.

The local administration has been clearly instructed to administer the COVID jab to all those who claim to belong to the high-risk groups, with or without the support of official documents. Besides this, special vaccination sites will be erected in different parts of the city to inoculate people working at petrol pumps and chemists.

Similarly, bank employees and school teachers will be provided with the COVID jab at dedicated centres, organised within the premises of their institutes. The Immunisation Officer further informed that no directive has been yet received to initiate vaccination among gig workers such as e-services' delivery boys. However, they can also be inducted in the scope of this special drive if instructed so by the District Collector and the IMC Commission, the official concluded.

The Indore district has successfully administered over 12.3 lakh vaccination doses here, since the COVID inoculation launch in January 2021. This tally has been reported as the highest immunisation achievement, across MP.

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.

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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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