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New fleet of 20 e-buses to drive zero-pollution public commute in Kanpur

14 buses of this fleet were launched at Ahirwan; 6 others were deployed at Rania in Kanpur Dehat

The Kanpur city public transport system got an all-new electric green upgrade on Saturday with the launch of 20 e-buses here. As per reports, 14 of this fleet were deployed at Ahirwan while the other 6 were inaugurated at Rania in Kanpur Dehat on the first day of the new year. The buses are expected to drive zero-pollution commute in the city, bringing state-of-the-are travel amenities to around 16,000 passengers daily, in the future. At present, a footfall of around 10,000 persons has been logged-in these services.

33 e-buses to function as metro-feeders in Kanpur

The Kanpur Divisional Commissioner Raj Shekhar inaugurated around 14 e-buses at the Electric Bus Depot stationed the Ahirwan in addition to 6 others at Rania to streamline daily-commute on the Panki route. This fleet of 20 buses has been dedicated to operating as metro feeders in the coming times, the Divisional Commissioner announced. With this, a total of 33 e-buses in Kanpur will now be integrated with the metro system, thereby improving the last-mile connectivity of the newly launched high-speed rail corridor here.

As of now, around 40 e-buses are plying across Kanpur, ferrying up to 10 thousand travellers daily. With the addition of the new fleet, 60 buses will round up the e-bus consignment. By March 2022, this figure is expected to rise to 100, realising the 'Clean, Green & Resilient Kanpur' dream in the city. It may be noted that a total of 100 smart buses were promised to the district by the state last year, to ensure the movement of world-class, pollution-free traffic in the city.

Kanpur to get new charging stations

Parallelly, the Kanpur Nagar Nigam has undertaken the responsibility of installing e-bus charging stations, in wake of these rising e-bus units in the city. For this, the civic body has shortlisted several busy areas of the city, where the prominent locales of Swaroop Nagar, Kalyanpur, Mall Road, Parade, Kakadev, Kidwainagar, Jareeb Chowki and Fazalganj will get e-stations in the first phase. Presently, a single charging station of the 'Smart City Mission' is operational in Kanpur at the Ahirwan Deport.

Here’s a list of route diversions applicable in Lucknow tomorrow due to Republic Day celebrations

The traffic authorities have blocked certain routes and have created major route diversions across the city on Republic Day. The route diversions are said to be effective from 6 AM.

The traffic authorities in Lucknow have blocked certain roads and created route diversions for the smooth flow of traffic during the Republic Day parade. The commuters are advised to plan their commute accordingly. Read on to know more.

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New ₹900 crore annual budget plan approved to bolster civic development in Mumbai

A ₹900 crore annual plan has been approved to bolster development in Mumbai city & suburban districts

In light of the upcoming BMC elections in Mumbai, the Maharashtra Government approved the annual district plan budget, allowing a sum of ₹900 crores for the development of Mumbai city and suburbs. Reportedly, this yearly budget has been further segmented into two categories - ₹250 crores for the city and ₹650 crores for the suburban districts. The plan was approved during cabinet review on Monday and will be notably streamlined for use in the next year.

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Goa University postpones final year PG & UG offline exams in wake of COVID rise

The Goa University administration on January 13, 2021, announced to postpone the examinations by three weeks.

Citing the recent hike in COVID cases in the state as a primary concern, the Goa University administration on January 13, 2021, postponed the varsity examinations. According to this announcement, all final year UG and PG offline assessments have been pushed back by three weeks. The Goa University also altered the duration of the term break, preponing it to extend between January 24 to 29, 2022.

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Lucknow charts COVID-19 recovery; fresh case tally sees a dip for second consecutive day

Around 1818 fresh COVID cases were reported in Lucknow on Monday, down from 2326 on Sunday

Pointing towards a recovery trend, fresh infections in Lucknow have dipped for two consecutive days on Monday, bringing a huge respite to the city. Around 1,818 new coronavirus cases were reported here on January 24, down from 2,326 cases on Sunday and 2660 on Saturday. With 2402 recoveries, the healing wave surged stronger than the daily transmission load, adding to the pandemic relief here. However, a single virus-related fatality indicated that the COVID threat has not completely subsided.

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DGCA extends suspension of international passenger flights in India till February 28

DGCA announced the suspension of scheduled international passenger flights to and from India till February 28, 2022

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Aviation regulator, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on January 19, announced the suspension of scheduled international passenger flights to and from India till February 28, 2022. While scheduled passenger flights have been suspended in India since March 2020, several special passenger flights are under operation between India and 40 other countries since July 2020. These aviation services are being regulated under an air-bubble agreement to ensure COVID security

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21 Omicron sub-lineage 'BA.2' cases reported in Indore

Of this new load, around 6 are children.

Amid the rampant fears of Omicron spread in the country, 21 infections of BA.2, a sub-lineage of the Omicron variant have doubled the threat in Indore. Of this load, six happen to children including a one-day-old infant. As per reports, all cases of the sub-mutation have been traced at a private laboratory in Indore, in the last 18 days. Since the new variant is relatively new, doctors and healthcare experts are conflicted over the severity of the infection caused by it.

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Painting UP Green! Four 'Vedic Paint' manufacturing sites to be set up in the state soon

The four paint units will be set up at Barabanki, Varanasi, Ballia and Meerut

In a strive to promote the use of greener solutions in Uttar Pradesh, the Khadi & Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has undertaken the task of setting up 4 'Vedic Paint' manufacturing sites in the state. Vedic paints are naturally procured alternative paints, that are more eco-friendly than chemically sourced materials, making them a smarter and greener choice. As per the Khadi Commission Director, these novel units will be set up at Barabanki, Varanasi, Ballia and Meerut, to boost the pillars of sustainable growth and development in UP.

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