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Indore Zoo to get new African Zebras under the animal exchange program!

Under the animal exchange program, a pair of African Zebras will be transported from Mumbai Zoo to the facility in Indore.

Animal lovers will soon have an enhanced experience at Indore Zoo with the striking visuals of a new species of fauna. Reportedly, Indore Zoo authorities have initiated plans for welcoming African Zebras to the animal shelter. Under the animal exchange program, a pair of African Zebras will be transported from Mumbai's Veermata Jijabai Bhosale Zoo to the facility in Indore. As per reports, Mumbai zoo will receive the animals from Israel and the entire process may take 2-3 months.

New home being set up for the zebras at the zoo!

It is noteworthy that no other facility in the state of Madhya Pradesh houses this special breed of zebras. Reportedly, the in-charge of Indore Zoo, Dr. Uttam Yadav stated that usual proceedings are halted at the zoo due to the pandemic but the officials have started working on this project to bring the new entrants. Additionally, a designated home for the zebras is being established at the zoo premises. It is to be noted that the admission of the animals requires special permission from the central zoo authority.

Thus, it can be expected that the plan would speed up after the meeting of the zoo authority. As per reports, three pairs of zebras will be welcomed at the Mumbai zoo and thereafter, one pair shall be shifted to the shelter in Indore.

Over 60 species of animals housed at the zoo!

Reportedly, Dr. Yadav informed that the zoo contains more than 600 animals from over 60 species, including elephant Moti and 11 lions. Now, the zebras would amplify the diversity at the zoo and heighten its tourism potential. Attractive in appearance, the African zebras thrive in groups and have a life span of nearly 19-20 years.

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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Railways launch special trains from Mumbai to UP & Bihar to manage the festive rush

Check the full schedule of new trains & timings here:

Keeping in mind the upsurge of festive passenger load, Indian Railways has announced the launch of several special trains from Mumbai to Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Reportedly, the festive fleet will map through Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat too, easing travel for the locals here as well. Check the full schedule of new trains & timings here:

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