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Adani Group all set to takeover managerial responsibilities at Jaipur Airport very soon!

July 18 has been chosen as the 'Commercial Operation Date' when the airport management will be transferred to Adani Group.

As the wave of privatisation envelops the country, the Jaipur International Airport is the latest entity, all set to administered by a privately-owned firm. Reportedly, the central cabinet has approved the privatisation of Jaipur Airport and it will soon be managed by Adani Enterprises. As per reports, the Airport Authority of India has already decided the date for the transfer of managerial powers to the business giant, which supervises the proceedings of some other major airports too.

July 18 chosen as 'Commercial Operation Date'

Reportedly, the Civil Aviation Ministry has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Adani Enterprises. Based on this agreement, the Adani Group will take over the operations at the airport on July 18, which is termed the Commercial Operation Date (COD), in technical vocabulary. It is to be noted that the privatisation of 6 airports across the country was finalised in February 2019. Of these, Lucknow and Ahmedabad airports have been handed over to the Adani Group already.

Officials from Adani Group to observe commercial & operational dealings

A team of officials from the Adani Group are supposed to observe the day-to-day dealings at the airport, before the company takes over the managerial responsibilities. This will be done by establishing a control room to make note of the commercial and operational dealings at the airport.

Given the fact that the employees of Adani Group haven't reached Jaipur Aiport till now due to various circumstantial reasons, it can be expected that COD may be extended further. While the air travelers will witness no significant changes in the first few days, reports state that the fees for lounges, parking lot, food court and placement slot for airlines may be increased later.

Unity Day celebrations underway in Lucknow; know about Sunday route diversions here:

Check full list of route and traffic diversions in Lucknow on Sunday

Traffic movement will be affected in Lucknow on Sunday (October 31) on account of a National Unity Day programme at the KD Singh Babu Stadium. The Deputy Commissioner of Traffic Police, Lucknow, Raees Akhtar has released an order to announce all restricted routes and alternate diversions applicable here. Due to the rehearsals of the event, the traffic movement was affected today also.

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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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