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Green Park Stadium in Kanpur to soon get a visitors' gallery!

The gallery will host a string of memorable tokens like newspaper cuttings, trophies, cricket kits amongst other things.

Famed as one of the most prestigious sports grounds in Uttar Pradesh, Kanpur's Green Park Stadium has witnessed a string of interesting cricket tournaments. Now, this centre is all set for an upgrade with the proposed establishment of a visitors' gallery and the pavilion project at the Old Directors pavilion. As per reports, Smart City Ltd has already approved this scheme and it is estimated that a sum of ₹5 crores will be used for setting up the visitors' gallery.

Stadium to host India-New Zealand test match in November

Notably, an international cricket match will be organised at the Green Park Stadium after 5 years. As per BCCI's schedule, teams from India and New Zealand will be meeting for a test match at this ground, slated to be held from November 25 to November 29. Keeping this and other upcoming matches in view, Smart City Ltd has moved further with the project. Besides the aforesaid additions, the stadium will also get a lift at the press/media pavilion.

HBTU to lend technical assistance for this project

Reportedly, Divisional Commissioner Raj Shekhar toured the site on Tuesday. In addition to this, a team of authorities from HBTU, the Municipal Commissioner, Deputy Director of Sports, UPCA representatives and officials of the Smart City also visited the stadium complex.

As per reports, HBTU has been roped in to offer technical aid for this scheme. Further, reports state that the work related to the visitors' gallery is expected to be complete in the next 4-5 months. Earlier, It was reported that the gallery would host an array of memorable tokens like newspaper cuttings, trophies, cricket kits amongst other things.

As per new orders by Kanpur Municipal Corporation, citizens will now have to inform the authorities before bringing home a pet. Those failing to do so will have to pay a hefty fine of ₹1200, irrespective of breed and size. The Municipal Corporation is also planning to bring pet clinics under the purview of the license.

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Newly launched e-buses to connect Lucknow to nearby rural areas from October 25

The fares for the e-buses will range from ₹5 for 3 km to ₹37 for more than 25 km

The newly launched electric buses in the city will ply on a new route, connecting Lucknow to the rural areas around, starting October 25. This will be the first time that such a service will be deployed in these areas, wherein commuters will be able to travel to and from the city, in the comfort of new state-of-the-art e-buses. The trials for the same are currently underway.

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List of SOPs issued for colleges in Mumbai ahead of the scheduled reopening on Wednesday

Check out the details of the guidelines issued by the University of Mumbai for its affiliated colleges here

Degree colleges in Mumbai are all set to resume offline classes from October 20. Ahead of the reopening, the University of Mumbai has issued new SOPs to ensure safety for all staffers and students. Amongst various other steps, the college authorities have been asked to take ensure social distancing, follow the mask norm, and maintain hygiene. Read on to check out other details:

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LMC to fight air pollution in Lucknow with new anti-smog guns!

Notably, Lucknow Municipal Corporation had purchased 3 anti-smog guns last year as well.

Lucknow Municipal Corporation will deploy vehicles equipped with new anti-smog guns to combat the growing levels of air pollution in the city. The anti-smog guns will ensure proper visibility during the foggy season by improving the quality of air significantly and making it more breathable for the citizens here.

Notably, as per the World Air Quality Report 2020, Lucknow was ranked as the ninth most polluted city in the world. It has been reported that the level of pollution rises significantly during the winters due to the drop in temperature paired with high moisture content apart from other common factors. This deadly combination leads to the trapping of particulate matter in the atmosphere, thereby deteriorating the air quality.

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Sale & use of green firecrackers allowed in Jaipur & other Raj districts

The cracker ban is lifted in all districts, except the ones that fall in the NCR area.

In a bid to promote an ecological festive season, the Rajasthan government has permitted the sale and use of only green firecrackers, in all regions execpt those falling under NCR. Additionaly, the ban will remain in force in cities with poor air quality.

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Zero COVID fatalities reported in Mumbai on Sunday, for the first time in 20 months!

The latest development has brought in a new respite to the citizens and authorities alike.

After a difficult year marred by the pandemic, there is finally some good news for the people of Mumbai. For the first time since the onset of COVID on March 26, 2020, the metropolitan city has reported zero fatalities. While the city is already on the path to recovery with a decline in cases each day, the latest development has brought in a new respite to the citizens and authorities alike.

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New flights to ease connectivity from Indore to Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Delhi & Hyderabad from October 31

These flights are part of the winter schedule approved by the DGCA

As per the new winter flight schedule approved by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, 25 new flight services will be started to ease connectivity from Indore to Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad. The daily flight movement between Indore and Delhi is set to increase with the induction of 16 new flights on this route. 10 new flights on both Indore-Ahmedabad and Indore-Mumbai routes along with at least 8 other services between Indore- Hyderabad, will also be functional from October 31.

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