Back in 2019, the authorities of the city had built a Kanpur Boat Club worth 11 crores to conduct water sports on the Ganga Barrage but the inauguration didn't take place due to administrative issues. Last week, the Divisional Commissioner of Kanpur, Raj Shekhar, visited the Boat Club in the city and ordered the officials to ensure that the proceeding work was sped up to meet the timelines issued by the state government. Now the Kanpur Boat Club is finally expected to be thrown open to the public next year as it is being assumed that remaining work will conclude in December.
If you're planning a weekend getaway from Lucknow or maybe Kanpur, soon, you'll be able to add Kaushambi city to your list of places as it is now gearing up for major reforms. The Uttar Pradesh Tourism Department is planning on developing various tourism sites, including Kaushambi, associated with Buddhism under the banner of 'Swadesh Darshan'. This city will be connected with the 'Buddhist Circuit' and shortly, it'll have the potential of becoming a major tourism hub in UP.
To improve the green cover of Kanpur, the city which ranks quite high in the pollution index, 14,500 saplings have been planted on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti at Jageshwar Hospital, Kanpur South. This area is now being identified as an 'oxygen playground ' and the administration has hopes that it will contribute in improving the environmental situation of the city in the future.
Rajendra Jalan, a Kanpur-based shoe manufacturer associated with the city's leather industry for decades now, has come up with a feasible and exclusive idea to curtail pollution levels. He is manufacturing eco-friendly shoes out of special khadi cloth, cork-mixed rubber from Kerala, latex foam, jute and special nylon threads while advancing the cause of Aatmanirbhar Bharat.
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Setting up of an expansive metro system in the city of Kanpur is currently under progress and although the pandemic has impacted us to a major extent, the developmental activities seem to be continuing, regardless. 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.
Masks have become an indispensable part of the ongoing pandemic and it is a life-saving equipment, keeping in view the nature of the virus. So in a bid to save the citizens from contracting the disease, the folks at IIT-Kanpur have come up with unique fashionable designer masks. These indigenous masks are said to be effective in countering the COVID-19 infection.
The pandemic and subsequent lockdowns saw the premature death of various small and medium businesses, especially in micro to medium scale category due to a choked economy and a negative overall demand. This is where the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur has emerged as a support system for the MSME sector by creating a business resource platform called the Technopark@iitk. This digital platform helps young and small businesses to avail the world-class, certified services of the Institute's Research and Development.
Kanpur follows rising case-trends of Lucknow; Reports highest CPR with second-highest infection tallies in UP
Kanpur district seems to be following the state capital in terms of infection transmission and identification, reporting a high number of fresh cases every day. The city has emerged with the second-highest tallies of total- 21,141 and active-4,652 cases in the state. Besides these statistics, Kanpur is also ranked at the 3rd position among the list of top 10 districts that are conducting the maximum number of tests in Uttar Pradesh, yielding the maximum case positivity rate of 9% in the state.
The Kanpur Metro Project sails at a smooth pace even as the district deals with the impact and repercussions of the global pandemic. Apart from completing the concourse construction of the IIT Kanpur Station, The Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation has managed to erect about 42 'U' girdles along the 9 km Priority Corridor via duct in just one month's time! On Tuesday, the UPMRCL commenced the construction of Kalyanpur Station concourse by erecting a pre-casted double 'T'-girder of the metro corridor under the Kanpur Metro project. This is the second station, after IIT Kanpur station to use a precast structure to boost civil developmental project, making Kanpur Metro the first metro project in India to use this novel architectural technology.