NTPC initiates project to ply Hydrogen-fuel buses on Delhi-Jaipur route

With no emissions & high efficiency, Hydrogen buses shall revamp the inter-city public transport.

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.


Initiative to be amplified only after evaluating the pilot project

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Though the time-frame for the proposed initiative has not been worked upon, it is anticipated to be executed in the near future. The latest buses would start operations as a part of a pilot project, which would evaluate the feasibility and economics of using hydrogen fuel. While it is expected that the project would bring a list of advantages, it will be up-scaled only after assessing the first-round analytics. This includes the cost-benefit parameters and the comparison with the ordinary ICE buses in terms of affordability. In addition to using hydrogen-run vehicles, the government is also exploring the possibilities of using electric buses on the same route.

Electric tractor to be launched in March

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According to reports, the recent plans are not just focused on inter-city public transport. Reportedly, the Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways asserted that the country would witness the launch of an innovative electricity-powered tractor in March. Additionally, Maharashtra is also attempting to use electric buses for intracity public travel in the future.

Given the growing energy needs with a boom in the industry, it becomes important to control our dependence on fossil fuels. Therefore, such inventive schemes become conducive to long-term and viable developments. While this NTPC project is praiseworthy, the country requires more such initiatives that use renewable sources of energy.

Lucknow to house first-of-its-kind robotic parking facility in Chowk

Revamping the parking system, a robotic platform shall take vehicles to designated spots in this automatic facility!

In an attempt to reduce traffic snarls on the busy roads of old Lucknow, LDA is working on the establishment of robotic parking in the Chowk area. Being built on the land provided by the fire fighting department, this first-of-its-kind multilevel facility will change the parking system into a completely automatic process with magnetic cards, as stated by reports.

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Phase II of Mumbai's COVID vaccination drive: 29 Private Hospitals to now administer doses

Private hospitals, including Lilavati, Breach Candy and 27 others, have been turned into COVID Vaccination Centres.

Private hospitals in Mumbai have been inducted into the coronavirus vaccination drive, to meet the increased demands of Phase II of the inoculation process. Flagged off on March 1, the second segment of the COVID immunity drive aims to administer the COVID jab to all people over 60 years and those over 45 with specified co-morbidities. Further, 29 private hospitals, including Lilavati, Breach Candy and 27 others, under the authority of PMJAY, CGHS or State Health Insurance Scheme (MJPJAY), have been permitted to work as COVID vaccination centres here. Check out the full list below.

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Efficient & low-cost Metro Neo network to revamp Jaipur's local travel system

Slated to deployed on Bus Rapid Transit System(BRTS) corridor, these vehicles would provide an alternative of easy commute.

In a bid to restore the unused Bus Rapid Transit System(BRTS), the Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation Limited(JMRCL) is working on an initiative to introduce an environment-friendly light rail transport network on this route. Reportedly, JMRC has already submitted a draft to the Rajasthan state administration requesting it to grant approval for the project after evaluating the viability of the entailed provisions.

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Women's Day in Lucknow will be marked by Pedalyatri Cycling Association's cycle-walk-marathon

This Women's Day, Maanvi is also welcoming all women to come forward & share a slice of their life that stirs inspiration in others.

Celebrating womanhood, the Pedalyatri Cycling Association in Lucknow is bringing the initiative of 'Maanvi' to life. With the belief that every day is women's day, the programme focuses on health and fitness and is extending an invitation to all women in the city to be a part of a cycle-walk-marathon. To be hosted on March 7, the event will begin at 6:30 AM from the 1090 Women's Powerline Chauraha, so make sure to mark your calendars!

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Flipkart Marketplace to facilitate contactless grocery shopping in Jaipur

Flipkart Marketplace allows you to buy your supplies from anywhere at any time.

On Tuesday, e-commerce platform Flipkart announced that it will expand its grocery services to about 50 cities via the establishment of a 'Marketplace'. With this, the Pink City is all set to get its own retail unit that will ease the task of grocery shopping here. Additionally, the marketplace will also be available in Kolkata, Pune, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh and Mysore, among others. Reportedly, Flipkart aims to extend its reach to over 70 cities in the next six months.

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