Kanpur News

In a bid to boost women employment in the city, RTO Kanpur has floated a proposal to initiate the services of women-operated autos under the label of 'Women's Special Pink Auto'. These vehicles will ferry only women commuters, creating a sense of security among them as they opt for means of public transport. As per reports, the project will be granted the final nod by the Regional Transport Authority, in a meeting scheduled on January 28.

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In recent times, Kanpur has often recorded alarming measures of the air quality index. With an aim to reduce the ascending levels of air pollution in the city, Kanpur Municipal Corporation is soon planning to implement a list of measures to control the situation. Reportedly, the organization has received a grant of more than 70 crores for this purpose.

Roads to be refurbished; air purifiers to be installed

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The Kanpur Municipal Corporation is working on schemes to combat air pollution in alignment with the development works of Prayagraj. There are plans of setting up a new electricity-powered crematorium at the Bhagwatdas Ghat. The new centre would add to the two existing ones(the second centre is not operational) at Bhairon Ghat and the one at Bhagwatdas Ghat. In addition to this, an electric centre for the efficient disposal of remains of the animals is also in line. This facility would come up at the waste disposal centre in Bhausingh, Panki.

The proposed plan also seeks to revamp the 2 dozen dusty roads of the city and install Urban T air purifiers at around 10 road crossings. The areas surrounding the main drains across the city would be converted to tiled surfaces to prevent the spread of the dirt. As per reports, the chief engineer has asked executive engineers to chalk out more proposals for pollution control and efficient waste disposal in adherence to the given budget.

New fountains to be set up; old ones to be repaired

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The current project also includes the construction of new fountains and renovation of the old ones. For this, the municipal corporation has prepared a list of spots for setting up fountains which include Baradevi Chauraha, Gol Chauraha, Shyamnagar Chauraha, Bakarganj Chauraha, Azaad Chauraha, Ratanpur amongst others. Additionally, the fountains at the main road crossings of Kidwainagar, Ghantaghar, Norona, Phoolbagh, Bhagwatdas, Swaroop Nagar, Bakarmandi, Govind Nagar, Shastrinagar, Kakadev and others are to be repaired.

The Divisional Commissioner conducted an inspection recently at the Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Memorial Airport to witness the progress of the upcoming terminal. This survey expanded over the models of pivotal construction work of the terminal and aircraft taxi area, including power, sewage, road and generator back-up. As per construction agency officials, about 25% of work has been completed here, while the remaining will be get completed by May this year. In view of this timeline, an airport official stated that commissioning of the airport could be planned in September 2021.

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Bringing great acclaim to the prestigious institution, the bandage developed at IIT Kanpur has made it to the list of top 10 amazing inventions of India published in London's Global Business Magazine. The innovative bandage not only provides a quick cure to the injuries on the external body but also prevents the spread of infections.

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A proposal drafted by the Unaided Private Schools Association to resume offline classes for classes 6 to 8 has been approved by the state of Uttar Pradesh. As a result, all schools in Lucknow and other parts of the state are preparing themselves ahead of the issuance of an official order for the same. As tabled, students of classes 6 to 8 will be permitted to attend offline classes, starting next week on January 18 (Monday), with parental consent.

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Kanpur received its first consignment of 'Covishield' vaccine on Wednesday, three days ahead of the pan-India COVID-19 inoculation drive. Reaching the city airport from the Mumbai International Airport, this batch of 64,000 doses was received by the Additional Director Medical Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday afternoon. From there on, the vials were transported to the CMO office at Ramdevi, under high security for safe storage.

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Taking into account the convenience of passengers, the Railway authorities have taken up a decision to run a special train between Delhi and Kanpur, which will run on Sundays from both directions. Starting from January 17, the 04161 Mail Express service, known as the Kanpur Central-Anand Vihar Terminal Weekly Special will leave the city on at 7:50 AM and will reach Delhi at 6:20 PM on the same day.

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Keeping up with its ambition to boost the software technology industry of Uttar Pradesh, the state government has announced its decision to institute IT parks in all divisions of the region. Supported by the Software Technology Parks of India, this pioneering venture aims to revolutionise the state's economy. After the commencement of the projects in 4 districts of the state, the recent developments are taking place in the Saharanpur region.

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In a bid to prepare Uttar Pradesh for a glitch-free covid immunisation process, the state government conducted a third mock trial at 15,000 centres across the state on Monday. Slated to be the final dry run, this drill will test the state's preparations for the vaccination drive, ahead of the actual roll-out. As per reports, the Chief Inspector inspected the details of the trial at Lucknow's Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee (Civil) Hospital. A similar, virtual inspection has been scheduled for the vaccination centres in Gorakhpur, Varanasi, Meerut and Siddhartha Nagar.

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The zoological garden at Kanpur has pull-down shutters indefinitely as samples of Redfowl, who fell dead here on January 6, tested positive for the infection of bird flu. As reported earlier, about 10 dead red junglefowl died at the zoo premises within a span of three days, raising alarms among the authorities and state administration.

Immediate response measures, in tandem with the Centre issued alert over avian influenza, directed the zoo officials to ensure that the remaining birds are culled by Sunday evening. District Magistrate also stated that the Zoo, and areas within 1-kilometre vicinity have been declared as a containment zone and the sale of chicken meat and eggs has been banned in an area of 10 kilometres.

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New year'21's new liquor policy brings good news for tipplers in Uttar Pradesh. The prices of your favourite booze are set to get cheaper as the state government has announced a cut on excise duty. But that's not all! Apart from the reduction in prices of several items, there are a lot of changes that come in with the new policy.

Along with waiving off the excise duty, the new policy will make it mandatory to obtain a license to keep liquor more than the prescribed limit at home. Besides this, the COVID-cess on wine, low alcoholic beverages and foreign liquor has also been slashed down by half, thereby reducing the cost significantly.

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