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Kanpur Metro to have 3 coaches per train, expandable up to 1 more in case of increased ridership

Kanpur Metro to conduct trial runs on 'Priority Corridor' in November 2021.

In a recent announcement, the Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation stated that all metro trains plying over the 9 km long 'Priority Corridor' between Motijheel and IIT Kanpur will have 3 carriages each, unlike Lucknow metros trains which have 4 coaches. Each carriage will be equipped with a capacity for 950-1,000 people. However, the UPMRC has also announced that these trains can be expanded by one more coach, totalling up to four carts each, to accommodate increased load of ridership.

Equipped with 'cross-arm' pier cap, metro stations can be extended later

The Kanpur Metro installed its first 'cross-arm' pier cap at the IIIT-K station yesterday, which will help to extend the length of the platform in future. In the first phase of the project, all metro stations in the city have been designed to be 80 m long, which can hold up to 4 train coaches. With these pier caps, on either side of the platform, the length of the station can be stretched over by 60m in the future, to a total length of 140 m. According to the current plans and designs, the stations can hold 4 coach long trains, however, with the extension, the holding capacity will raise to station 6-coach long trains.

The State Metro Corporation has stated that each of its 9 stations will be equipped with four cross arms each, besides the Motijheel Metro Station, which will have about seven pier caps. The arrangements of these pier caps will be the same for all stations except the ones at Metrojheel, given the increased number and SPM Hospital due to the overhead electric line.

The Metro engineers have decided that 2 pier caps will be installed at each, opposing ends of the stations, however, at the SPM Hospital, the pier caps will be arranged to have three cross arms on one side and another one on the opposite side. On the other hand, the UPMRC has assured that the Motijheel Metro Station will have 5 arms on one side and the remaining 2 on the other.

Pollution Control Systems at Kanpur Metro

Besides this arrangement, the Kanpur Metro will focus on environment-friendly and sustainable technology, to curb pollution and any other harm to the environment. As per reports, two anti-smog guns have been deployed on the preparation yard between the casting yard and IIT to Motijheel, which keeps spraying water continuously in the air. Also to control the dust blowing at the construction site on the priority section route, a team of 20 people had been engaged in water-fogging with the help of eight tankers.

Kanpur Metro to schedule a train every 5 minutes

The Kanpur Metro has drafted a schedule which has set the train frequency for every 5 minutes on the 'Priority Corridor'. This route, stretched over 9 km, extending from Motijheel to IIT Kanpur will have 9 stations, one located at every kilometre.

The Kanpur Metro Officials have announced that the construction work is in full swing on this route, which will conclude by November 2021, ready to be tested for the trial runs. Kanpur Metro will kickstart commercial run in December 2021 or latest by January 2022. As per 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.

Internet services suspended in parts of Rajasthan, including Jaipur!

The restriction has been imposed to prevent malpractice in the RPSC RAS Preliminary exam, scheduled for today.

On account of the RPSC RAS Preliminary exams scheduled today, the Rajasthan Government has suspended mobile internet, bulk SMS and social media services in certain parts of the state. These services will remain suspended from 9 AM to 1 PM in the Jaipur Commissonerate Area. Apart from Jaipur, the restrictions will also be active in the Ajmer, Bhilwara and Nagaur districts from 6 AM to 1:30 PM, and in Bharatpur, Dholpur, Karauli and Sawai Madhopur districts from 8 AM to 1 PM.

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All Mumbai local services to return to tracks from October 28

While 100% of services are being resumed, public access to the suburban local trains is still restricted.

In a bid to streamline and regulate the increased passenger load in local trains, the Central and Western Railways have decided to resume 100% suburban services in the Mumbai division, starting October 28. Notably, the Railways have clarified that though all services are being restored, the existing travel restrictions for the general public will continue. Only those recognised and allowed by the government and Ministry of Railways are permitted to travel in the local trains, in accordance with the established standard operating procedures (SOP).

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Kickstart your festivities with Motichoor Laddoos & Kaju Katlis from Ritzz Mithai Vatika in Lucknow

This festive season, Ritzz is offering various attractive and luxurious hampers and mixed mithai boxes!

Apart from being the festival of lights, family and togetherness, Diwali is also a free pass to devour as many of your favourite sweets as you want! And when it comes to the good ol' Motichoor Laddoos and Kaju Katlis, there are only a few places in Lucknow, that we can trust! Keeping intact our festive sentiments and love for sweets, Ritzz Mithai Vatika has been serving us with its unmatched and unchanged quality and taste for years now. And once again, it's that time of the year when we can indulge in our favourite delicacies from this place, guilt-free!

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The 16th National Aerobics, Fitness and Hip Hop Championships are all set to take place in Lucknow from 14-16th of January. The championships will be hosted at the KD Singh Babu Stadium. To promote the sport in the state, a new executive committee for the Uttar Pradesh Aerobics Association has also been formed. The UP Aerobics Association has been given the permission to host the event after receiving recognition from the UP Olympic Association.

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7 new COVID-19 cases of Delta sublineage AY.4 plague Indore

COVID cases have surged by 46% in Indore

Amid the overall pandemic dip, a new subvariant of the COVID-19 Delta mutation threatens to spill new infections and troubles, especially for the people of Indore. As per a genome sequencing report of the National Centre of Disease Control (NCDC), around 7 cases of AY.4 - a sublineage of the Delta variant- have been detected in the district. Notably, the new mutation is presently a 'variant of interest' and not much is known about its transmissibility, virulence and overall severity.

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New war rooms to be set up in Lucknow, Kanpur & other major cities in UP to combat air pollution

The use of all 10-year-old diesel and 15-years-old petrol vehicles has been strictly prohibited.

Gearing up for the fight against air pollution, the govt of Uttar Pradesh has decided to set up war rooms in Lucknow, Kanpur and other major cities. The new infrastructure will be set up under the authority of the Road Dust Management and will keep a check on various sources of pollution. As per reports, similar war rooms will also be set up in NCR districts to improve the overall air quality in UP.

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