Kanpur Metro project in full swing; 258 pile caps placed already on the utility corridor

The casting of U-girders, pier caps and double T-girders is advancing as well.

One of the most densely populated cities of Uttar Pradesh and an industrial hub, Kanpur's ever-increasing population is directly proportional to the swelling number of vehicles which lead to massive congestion. To meet these long-term traffic demands of the city, the construction of Kanpur Metro with a 6-car train configuration which is similar to that of Lucknow and other cities is in progress. Presently the UP metro team has successfully developed more than half of the pile caps on the 9 km priority corridor stretch, between IIT Kanpur and Moti jheel area.


167 U-Girders have been cast; 84 of them is already in place

Out of the overall 506 pile caps of the utility corridor, 258 of them have been prepared. These pile caps are constructed first, so that the pillars can be erected on them. The work of stowing the base of the beam for the tracks at the IIT Metro station is progressing speedily as well and a track beam as far as 20 meters has been laid down already.

The casting of U-girders, pier caps and double T-girders is advancing as well. 167 U-Girders have been cast, out of which the construction of 84 U-Girders have been successfully concluded. The construction of double T-girders is also going on continuously to form the basis of concourse level at Kalyanpur and SPM metro stations.

According to reports, by the year 2024, Kanpur will be home to an overall count of 39 metro trains. These trains will run between 30 stations located on two routes in the city and if the pursuit continues to be seamless, the trials will be held by the 31st of July, 2021. The civil construction work of the Kanpur Metro utility corridor is moving forward even during this pandemic and reportedly, the European Investment Bank (EIB) has recently sanctioned a loan of Rs.5,551.99 Cr for this venture. This metro project is expected to lessen the traffic congestion on the roads and pollution levels too, can be brought under control after its commencement.

Explore the tranquil side of Lucknow as you walk along THESE 5 ghats of River Gomti!

Every ghat in Lucknow offers a different aspect for visitors to explore.

As per folklore, the story of Lucknow traces its origins to the times of Ramayan and expanding upon this rich cultural heritage, are the ghats of Gomti River, situated in Lucknow. Famous among locals for their architectural nuances and placid scenery, these ghats play myriad roles- ranging from cremation sites to backdrops for film shootings.

Hence, it is only appropriate that a list of these tranquil banks is created, for all those who feel like exploring the City of Nawabs in its entirety. So tag along with us as we catalogue 5 of the famous ghats of Lucknow, that you should know about and visit when the situation permits!

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Walk-in vaccination allowed in Goa for 18-44 age group from June 13

The state authorities as yet, are aiming to vaccinate approximately 250 citizens daily.

To foster rife immunisation against the COVID contagion in the state, the Goa government on Friday, undertook a resolution to launch Tika Utsav 3.0, from June 13 onwards. Additonally, holding the state's ultimate goal of achieving herd immunity in the near future, the authorities have now allowed walk-in registrations for the 18-44 age group. Further, the government is actively taking steps to ensure that the upcoming inoculation campaign covers 100% first dose inoculation for all citizens in the region.
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Ventilator beds to be set up at Lucknow's RMLIMS for infants amid fears of third wave

The hospital has deployed extensive efforts aiming to protect young lives, in every possible way.

Alarmed by the anticipation of the third pandemic wave and its expected effects on children, Lucknow's Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences had started multifaceted preparations. As per the latest developments, the healthcare centre will now be providing ventilator facilities for young infants weighing as little as 2.5 kgs. Usually, such resources are not available for newborns but the hospital has deployed extensive efforts aiming to protect lives, in every possible way.

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Know about Poee, the legend from Goa's 'breadtime' tales!

Here's a little history about this flour-dusted masterpiece and the places where you can find the best of it.

Amidst the natural bounties of Goa, are oodles of hyperlocal stories, secrets and facts, that are not too accessible by the travellers but to the locals of course. Several dishes, recipes, ingredients, constitute a significant part of these local tales. However, when people think of Goan cuisine, they seldom go beyond the grips of dishes that are a part of the mainstream coastal cuisine.

Visitors completely fail to recognize the importance of Goan varieties of bread in face of the state's inclination towards rice as a preferred side to their bowl of Xacuti or Sorpotel. Goan markets house several sorts of fresh bread but amidst all, Poee is the one which is well-regarded by all. Also spelt as Poi, here's a little history about this flour-dusted masterpiece and the places where you can find the best of it.

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Lucknow University staff to bear the educational expenses of pandemic-orphaned pupils!

The Vice Chancellor took the responsibility of one such student on Friday and appealed to other professors to take similar steps.

Initiating a new welfare program, it has been said that the Vice-Chancellor and other professors at Lucknow University will bear the educational expenses of students who have lost one or both parents to the pandemic. Under this scheme, the VC took the responsibility of one such student on Friday and requested other professors to take similar steps. As per reports, the Registrar, Chief Proctor and the Dean of the Students' Welfare Department will now bear expenses of one child each.

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Local train services halt across some major routes in Mumbai due to heavy downpours!

As per the Central Railway, the speed of trains have been reduced along certain lines, in view of the rains.

With the early arrival of the monsoons, heavy rains have enveloped the city of Mumbai, causing obstructions across a range of daily public activities. As per the latest developments, the continuous downpour has interrupted the run of local trains at some major spots in the city. Reportedly, the services were suspended between the Dadar-Kurla stretch due to elevated water levels and the operations were also stopped at Sion in view of the waterlogging.

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