UP Metro Rail Corporation has successfully installed 400 out of the 513 pillars intended for Kanpur Metro's Priority Corridor. Stretching for 9km, from IIT-Kanpur to Motijheel, this is an overhead corridor from where the Kanpur Metro will be flagged off for its maiden run, by next year as per project timeline. Pillars supporting this elevated route have been raised for a 7km section, marking another milestone for UPMRC and Kanpur Metro.


Rapid construction for rapid transport

Civil construction work of the Kanpur Metro has set the pace and an overall rapid development-rate has been targetted to open the metro services as early as possible for the people. In addition to the track-laying, metro engineers have also completed the installation of double T-girders at all 5 stations between IIT-Kanpur and Gurdev Metro Station. This pre-built structure has helped in completing the base work of the concourse-level at these platforms.

All nine stations of the Kanpur Metro Priority Corridor will get double T-girders for a quick, easy and concrete construction, totalling to about 434 such structures. Out of these, around 332 have already been erected; completing major work. Civil engineers, district metro officials and contractors have been lauded by the Managing Director, UPMRC for setting an excellent pace since the beginning of the project.

He further committed to carrying out metro work with efficiency, while constantly developing scopes of increasing limits and capacity. The Managing Director has tagged it imperative to conduct the trial runs in November this year, which will help in achieve its goals, as promised, providing ease of rapid travel to Kanpurites.

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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Auto-rickshaw & taxi rides get costlier in Mumbai

Commuters in Mumbai will now have to pay a minimum fare of ₹21 & ₹25 for all CNG-run auto-rickshaws and taxis, respectively.

The base fare of all CNG-run public commute vehicles, taxis and autorickshaws has witnessed a hike of ₹3 in Mumbai. The decision was finalised in a meeting of the MMRTA last week, chaired by the State Transport Secretary. Effective from Monday, March 1, the minimum rate of travel has been hiked after 6 years in Mumbai and was long overdue, commented the State Transport Minister. Previously, a hike in the base fare was implemented on June 1, 2015.

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