Jaipur

Hailed by the World Health Organisation for its efforts during the COVID pandemic, Rajasthan has actively executed a list of initiatives to contain the spread of the COVID contagion. Now, alarmed by the renewed acceleration of COVID cases in Maharashtra and Kerala, the state government has decided to mandate the presence of a negative report of RT PCR test for all commuters travelling to Rajasthan from these two states.

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Two prominent areas in Jaipur are all set to undergo beautification and modification. Listed under the programme of World Heritage Site, Pink City's Parkote and New Jaipur will receive a litter of new parks and chowpatis, (food lanes) to boost tourist activity here. The new developments are falling under the authority of the Rajasthan Housing Board and are being prepared on the directives of the state government, read reports.

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Rajasthan's home department has issued directives to continue the restraints imposed under sector 144 in all 33 districts of the state till March 21. With regards to this, district authorities and administrators have been instructed to ensure that all the provisions are strictly adhered to.

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Hardly a 30-minute drive from Jaipur will land you in the serene surroundings of Gatore ki Chhatriyan, the majestic mausoleum complex of the royals of Rajasthan. Located in the foothills of Nahargarh (Tiger) fort, this place displays a remarkable blend of Hindu Rajput architecture and Mughal traditions, which is renowned globally. If you are looking for a picturesque background for Instagram worthy pictures, then this is an ideal location for you to visit.

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Hemming the edge of the expansive Thar Desert lies the small town of Churu that calls onto you with its old-worldly, mystic charm. An oasis of relief amid the shifting sand dunes of the vastness, this city transcends an unparalleled grandeur of its archaic havelis and fresco paintings that attract tourists from all over to its doorstep. Standing as the link to the contemporary settlement of today and the magnificent era of the past, this place is known to bring the best of both worlds to you.

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In an attempt to promote eco-friendly means of transport and cut down on the excessive use of imported fuels, the state and central authorities have been trying to explore energy-saving substitutes for powering vehicles. In alignment with this, Jaipur expects to be gifted with an efficient mode of connectivity with Delhi. If the reports are to be believed, National Thermal Power Corporation plans to deploy hydrogen-fueled buses on Delhi to Jaipur route.

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Regarded as the 'greatest literary show on Earth', the 14th edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival 2021, commenced today on its brand new virtual platform. This year, JLF is featuring over 300 speakers and performers, representing around 25 Indian and 18 international languages and over 23 nationalities. Besides, the festival will also accord major literary awards, inclusive of Nobel, Man Booker, Pulitzer, Sahitya Akademi, DSC Prize for South Asian Literature and JCB Prize for Literature. The live virtual sessions will host an array of themes and writers, specially curated for audiences all across the globe.

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Jaipur has been dynamically involved in a list of essential and innovative projects assuring welfare for its citizens. Now, the authorities are trying to mend and expand the water supply amenities, facilitating the city residents with an easy walk to summers. According to reports, Public Health & Engineering Department (PHED) in Jaipur has spotted 14 regions that have no or hampered connectivity to the Bilaspur pipeline. Now, it plans to implement measures that guarantee trouble-free water supply to households in these areas.

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Initiated by Uttar Pradesh Roadways, the Pink City Bus service began its maiden run on Tuesday, connecting the cities of Lucknow and Jaipur. This UPSRTC bus will run all round the week, opening a new avenue of easy commute for people. An economic means of travel, the special bus will race through the entire trip in about 12 hours.

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Bringing good news for cricket fans in the city, Jaipur is all set to witness Group D matches of Vijay Hazare Trophy from February 20. According to reports, the tournament will be marked by matches at SMS Stadium, KL Saini Stadium and Jaipuria Ground. These matches would be played by teams from different parts of the country including Rajasthan, Delhi, Mumbai, Maharashtra, Himachal Pradesh and Puducherry.

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With the COVID-19 pandemic shifting the paradigms of engagement to the virtual world, the 14th edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) will encompass an online programme spread over two extended weekends. The fest will showcase specially curated virtual experiences that will come with a look and feel of the Pink City, stated Sanjoy Roy, the Managing Director of Teamworks and the man behind organising the show.

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