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Jaipur Development Authority to develop Silvan Park as the largest green space in city outskirts

The new park will be developed at the cost of ₹10 crores approximately.

The Jaipur Development Authority is aiming to increase the city's green cover index with its plan to develop the 113-hectare extension of Silvan Park on Agra Road. Pegged to stretch as big as the iconic Central Park in Jaipur, the new open space will add on to the city's foliage, significantly. As per reports, the new park will be developed at the cost of ₹10 crores approximately.


A theme-based park is on the cards for Jaipur

The Jaipur Development Authority has pipelined the construction of various parks in different city zones to bolster the idea of sustainable development amidst city expansion. Besides their green advantages, these open spaces will be dubbed as a means to redeuce travel time in the city. As per reports, the work to develop the upcoming park at Agra Road will begin as soon as the consultancy firm prepares the final design.

According to a JDA official, the new park will be an extension to the existing Silvan Park and is being conceptualised to be one of the biggest parks on the city outskirts. The presentation to develop the space was given on November 3, wherein a land parcel near Kanota was also earmarked to start the development.

A theme-based set-up is on the cards for the new green space, suggested reports. Over 50,000 shrubs and trees will hoist the park's greenery, which will include a wide variety of indigenous species as well.

Master Plan 2025 & Jaipur green foliage extension scheme

The installation of green spaces is also being promoted to reduce pollution in Jaipur. It has been highlighted that less than 10% of areas in the city are under the green cover. This is significantly lower than the mandatory 20% subscribed by the Master Plan of 2025. The JDA has been involved dynamically to meet these requirements and earlier, it was planning to develop woodland parks and plant trees here. However, the plan was soon discarded in wake of unsatisfactory results.

As per the Master Plan, the entry roads from Delhi, Sikar and Agra were also supposed to hold a green corridor, stretching for at least 30-45 meters on either side of the route. However, the plan could not be taken off due to a land crunch, read reports. The current plan is both effective and feasible, added officials, and will define boundaries in new colonies to plant trees here in a bid to increase the green spread.

SGPGI in Lucknow to get a helipad; Air-ambulance service to begin soon!

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Augmenting the existing medical infrastructure in Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow's Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute (SGPGI) is all set to start air ambulance services soon. As per the official report, the administration has given a go ahead for this new facility and the construction of helipad is about to begin by 2022 January. Notably, the PGI administration has already filed a detailed project report for this upcoming facility.

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Eternal Hospital in Jaipur performs more than 3000 TAVI/TAVR procedures!

Notably, this path-breaking procedure was performed for the first time in Rajasthan in 2016, at Eternal Hospital.

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Goa issues fresh guidelines for travellers in wake of Omicron rise

The new guidelines cover both Domestic and International passengers.

The Goa government has laid down new rules for domestic and international travellers. The tightened security is a result of the rise in cases of the Omicron variant of Covid-19, across the country. Previously, the government had issues guidelines that specifically applied to international passengers from the 12 'high-risk' countries.

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Traffic to remain affected for 3 days in Lucknow on account of 'Swarnim Vijay Varsh' Event

Here's a list of route diversions in Lucknow due to the upcoming 'Swarnim Vijay Varsh Event'

Lucknow's traffic management system has been altered on account of the 'Swarnim Vijay Varsh Event', commemorating the golden Jubilee (50-years) of India's stellar victory during the 1971 Bangladeshi Liberation War. Set to be held at Vidhan Sabha on Thursday, this mega celebration will result in intense roadblocks in the heart of the city. As such, the Lucknow administration has devised two action plans, namely A and B, to avert any traffic inconvenience and regulate vehicular movements with ease. Check all route diversions here:

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Omicron in Rajasthan: 9 people in Jaipur test positive for the new COVID variant!

With 9 cases in Jaipur, Omicron variant of COVID enters Rajasthan!

On Sunday, nine people in Jaipur tested positive for the Omicron variant of COVID19. As per the reports, these residents of the Adarsh Nagar were found positive for the new strain of the novel coronavirus during the genome sequencing of the samples at the Sawai Man Singh Hospital. With these additions in Rajasthan, the cumulative count of this 'variant of concern' in India has reached 21 now.

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Indian Navy unfurls World's Largest National Flag in Mumbai

The exhibit coincides with Navy Day Celebrations

On Saturday, the Western Naval Command exhibited the world's largest national flag at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai. The flag overlooks the Gateway of India. This move is a part of Navy Day celebrations, and is meant to commemorate Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav i.e. 75 years since Independence.

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Amid Omicron scare, 5 new patients tested positive for COVID in Lucknow on Sunday

All patients are in home isolation & are being monitored through the COVID Command Centre.

Amid the rising fear of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, 5 new cases of Covid-19 (Older variants) have gripped Lucknow. This new tally includes three cases from the same household and a single independent case from Vibhuti Khand which record an inter-state travel history. Notably, one more case was detected in Indira Nagar. All patients are under home isolation and being monitored through the COVID Command Centre, added reports.

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