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Special train with all new LHB coaches to run between Jaipur & Bhopal from today onwards!

This train is a part of an initiative by the Indian Railways, wherein the standard ICF rakes are being replaced with new LHB coaches.

Easing commute between Jaipur and Bhopal, a special train equipped with Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) is all set to be deployed on this route connecting the two cities from today onwards. This train is a part of an initiative by the Indian Railways, wherein the standard ICF rakes of the locomotives are being gradually replaced with new LHB coaches. As per reports, the Jaipur-Bhopal-Jaipur special train (09711/12) will be operational with all new LHB rakes, enhancing travel between the two state capitals.

Train with LHB coaches to run at a higher speed

As per reports, the Chief Public Relations Officer of North Western Railways informed that the train equipped with LHB coaches will undertake its maiden journey from Jaipur on September 23. On the other hand, the train from Bhopal will start its run on September 24. Reportedly, the LHB coaches in the train will consist of AC-second class, AC-third class, second sleeper class, second chair car and power cars. While the total count of coaches will go up, the number of available seats will also inflate.

According to reports, the lightweight LHB coaches can travel at a greater speed, as compared to the conventional ICF coaches. The ICF units can operate at a maximum speed of 110 Km/hr while the new LHB rakes can function at a maximum allowed speed of nearly 160 Km/hr, reportedly.

Jaipur-Lucknow(Gomti Nagar) train to get an extra sleeper coach

Reportedly, the railway authorities had also decided to install an extra second class sleeper coach in Jaipur-Lucknow(Gomti Nagar)-Jaipur train. The train began operations with an additional rake from Jaipur on September 21 and the revamped vehicle took its maiden run from Lucknow on September 22.

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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