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Kanpur Metro's eco-friendly initiatives are balancing the city's green cover & saving energy!

LED lights and solar panels will be installed at metro depots and stations to conserve energy.

After Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC) has continued this environment-friendly expedition in Kanpur too. Recently, Kanpur Metro's Priority Corridor, running between IIT and Motijheel, has received an ISO 14001 certification for environment management & ISO 45001 approval for safety management. As per this, not only will the citizens of Kanpur receive a convenient mode of transportation but it will also be ensured that this project makes the city greener in myriad ways.

Implementing the latest technology to conserve energy

Special arrangements to efficiently manage and conserve electricity, water and trees, have been made by the authorities overseeing the Kanpur Metro Project. Among the several steps taken to ensure that this metro project is environment friendly, it has been decided that the metro trains will be equipped with Regenerative Braking Technology.

This technology helps in the conservation of energy generated when brakes are pulled, by using it back in the metro system. Other electrical installations at the stations, including lifts, will also implement this technique. The energy thus saved amounts to almost 45% of what was being initially used. Apart from this, LED lights and solar panels will be installed at metro depots and stations to further conserve energy.

Water conservation through recycling

To treat sewage water, the Polytechnic Depot will be equipped with a 'Zero Discharge Facility' where wastewater will be recycled and reused, rather than being directly discharged. There will also be a water treatment plant that will recycle the water discharged from cleaning activities done in places like the kitchen and washrooms.

An automatic washing plant will be installed, which will recycle the chemical-rich water which flows from the repair of trains. Further, around 180 pits will be constructed along the Priority Corridor which shall assist in the task of rainwater conservation, read reports.

Eco-friendly design to maintain greenery

It has also been mentioned that if a situation arises where trees have to be removed due to the underway project, then efforts are made to relocate them to proper sites. If a tree cannot be translocated, then it is felled but 10 saplings are planted in its place instead, to compensate.

Moreover, saplings are also being planted in the centre of the Elevated Corridor of Kanpur Metro, so that the city's green cover is restored. Consequently, it can be stated that UPMRC's approach towards the designs of metro projects, has definitely included an eco-friendly vision.

Sea Tourism is all set to sail in Mumbai with a host of new projects in the pipeline

Mumbai to get the world's longest sea ropeway & an int'l cruise terminal, among other amenities soon!

In a bid to foster multimodal connectivity across the city, the Mumbai Port Trust has tabled a bunch of projects to ensure bolstered infrastructure growth here. Proposed under the banner of the Gati Shakti Scheme, these plans aim to link two key features of the agenda, i.e cargo and sea tourism and build new amenities for the same. Reportedly, the installation of an Internation Cruise Terminal, a waterfront, a ro-pax terminal and the world's longest sea ropeway, among other provisions, are included within its scope.
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Mumbai's iconic Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus gets an all-new  'Restaurant on Wheels'

The fine-diner has been set up using a discarded rail coach.

Mounted on the rails leading to the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) in Mumbai, an all-new 'Restaurant on Wheels' is here to win hearts and bellies of passengers and locals alike. Launched by the Central Railway, the exquisite fine-diner is a revamped discarded rail coach that promises to offer a unique experience to its patrons. As per railway officials, the Restaurant on Wheels aims to become a popular landmark eatery in South Mumbai, with its one-of-a-kind 'rail themed' setting and ambiance.

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Vintage Machine's 'Inferno Episode 1' is going live in Lucknow this Friday!

Backed by the Rude Box Entertainment, this lit event is bringing you the coolest DJ line up

A buzzing Friday night is on the cards for you all partyholics in town as Inferno Episode 1 is going live at the Vintage Machine in Lucknow on October 22. Backed by the Rude Box Entertainment, this lit event is bringing you the coolest DJ line up and trust us, it's all you need to let down your hair and welcome the weekend! Get ready to groove and have fun, for a chance like this might not knock on your door any time soon again!

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Mumbai's Sion Flyover to remain shut on weekends till January 9, 2022 due to repair work

Check out the alternate routes chalked out by the Mumbai Traffic Police here.

The Mumbai Traffic Police on Friday announced that the Sion flyover will remain closed every weekend, for the next three months, due to the repair work undertaken by the Maharashtra State Roads Development Corporation (MSRDC). The vehicle shutdown here will be clocked from 10 PM on Saturday to 6 AM on Monday, till January 9, 2022. Several route diversions have been put in place by the city traffic police department to allow an unhindered automobile movement during the closure, added reports. Check all alternate track here:

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Amusement parks in Maharashtra to open for visitors from Oct 22nd

Here's a detailed report of all services that have been unlocked in the state so far

After allowing cinema halls and theatres to restart services, the govt has now permitted dry amusement parks in Maharashtra to reopen, Friday onwards. The administration on Monday decided to reopen all dry amusement parks in the state from October 22 after a detailed discussion with the state COVID Task Force and Children's Task Force. Additionally, shops and restaurants have also been granted longer working hours now. Read on to know more about the orders.

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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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