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India's first electric highway likely to be built on the Jaipur-Delhi stretch by March 2022

The move will promote the usage of e-vehicles, effectively reducing automobile emissions.

In a green upgrade, the Jaipur-Delhi expressway is expected to get India's first-ever electric corridor to power e-vehicles. As per reports, the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has reached out to a foreign company to build the new e-highway and the project is likely to shape up by March '22. The proposed plan is pegged to promote the usage of e-vehicles in the country, categorically reducing pollution caused by automobile emissions.


Many eco-green highways will be launched across India

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Along with the Delhi-Jaipur route, the upcoming Delhi-Mumbai Expressway is also been considered to be equipped with an electric highway, similar to the one in Sweden. Like electric railways, this new provision will charge buses, cars and other road vehicles on electricity, informed Union Road Transport and Highways Minister.

According to the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), the e-route connecting Jaipur to Delhi will reduce the commute time between the two cities to approximately two hours. The NHAI also expects the Sohna elevated road, which is presently under construction, and the Sohna-Dausa stretch of Delhi-Mumbai Highway to be completed by March next year to facilitate wireless commute.

As per reports, the Union Ministry is already in talks with a Swedish firm to harness the development in the country. The department has also urged foreign investments to progress civil work at 22 green expressways, 7 of which will be launched soon.

What is an electric highway or road?

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An electric road or highway is an e-road which provides overhead electric cables to the vehicles plying on it. Typically, only commercial vehicles get access to overhead power lines, while the public charging provision on the ground level may be utilised by any vehicle travelling on the road.

The move is set to reduce the load of petrol and diesel-run vehicles, bringing e-vehicles to the forefront. Altogether, the infrastructure project will support a new era of transport amenities in India, elevating it to the league of developed countries, round the globe.

PVR Maison multiplex to be launched at Jio World Drive in Mumbai on October 22

PVR Maison to screen its first show in Mumbai on Friday

As all cinema halls across Maharashtra prepare for a reopening on October 22, an announcement by the PVR cinemas on Wednesday has added to the excitement of the theatre buffs in Mumbai. The multiplex chain is all set to launch its six-screen PVR Maison at the Jio World Drive in BKC on Friday, the same day as other cinemas revive services after the long COVID hiatus. As per reports, the unit will follow all pandemic related protocols and operate at only 50% of the 882 audience seating capacity.

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Find products & handicrafts from all over the country at Khadi Festival & Silk Expo-2 in Lucknow

Khadi Festival & Silk Expo 2021 will be in place till October 30 at Indira Gandhi Pratisthan

Among the festivities of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav in India, a series of programmes have found their ground across the country and the ongoing 15-day Khadi Festival and Silk Expo 2021 in Lucknow is part of the same. Taking place at the Indira Gandhi Pratishtran in Gomti Nagar, the event kickstarted on Saturday, October 16, and will continue until October 30. Head out to this extravagant show right away and let its colourful exuberance light up your festive preparations in a jiffy.

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Lowest tally of daily COVID cases recorded in Maharashtra in 17 months

Reportedly, a dozen districts across Maharashtra recorded zero cases of coronavirus infections.

Maharashtra has witnessed a dip in daily fresh cases in a long while, with 1,485 new instances reported on Monday. The state has managed to mark the lowest daily count and the total tally now stands at 65,93,182. Moreover, as per reports, about a dozen districts and a few municipal corporations across the state marked zero fresh cases on Monday.

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Witnessing a sharp decline in the number of COVID cases in the state, the Government of Uttar Pradesh has decided to call off the existing pandemic-mandated night curfew in all districts including Lucknow. In order to trap and tackle the spread of Coronavirus infection, a night curfew from 11 PM to 6 AM had been active for a long time now. As per reports, the relaxation order issued by the administration today, is effective immediately.

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The second volume of IIT Kanpur's Heritage Olympiad to begin soon

The primary objective of this Olympiad is to tailor the conceptual definitions around heritage education according to the Indian context.

Cultre, supported by Start-up Innovation and Incubation Centre (SIIC), an IIT-Kanpur incubatee, is all set to launch its second Heritage Olympiad on November 14. This nationwide competition aims to combine heritage with education in the conventional curriculum by making it more accessible to the students at school level. Notably, Heritage Olympiad is India's first online olympiad on culture and heritage that aims to sensitise young minds to India's rich and multi-faceted cultural heritage.

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The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation has got a new and exciting offer for Lucknow's travel junkies and beach bums. After receiving multiple requests from prospective travellers, IRCTC has now launched a tour from Lucknow to Andaman Island, set to begin from 19th November. Passengers will be travelling by air, with a connecting flight via Kolkata, to and from Port Blaire.

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First in UP, Kanpur Metro to use 6 Tunnel Boring Machines together to pace up construction work

TBMs from Lucknow & Turkey will be used to construct 6 tunnels of the Kanpur Metro corridor.

Moving the Kanpur Metro construction at a fast pace, the Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC) has decided to focus on the underground tunnel work here. This move has come after the installation of the underground metro station about 21 meters below the ground, read reports. For this, Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) will be deployed in the city to ensure that the underground route stretches at the same level, throughout. Notably, this is the first time in Uttar Pradesh when 6 TBMs will be used simultaneously to complete the construction within the slated deadline.

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