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Boosting employment scope for many, Kanpur to soon get a 250-acre wide Mega Leather Cluster

A budget of ₹451 acres has been allocated to set up the Mega Leather Cluster in Kanpur

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Department of Industry Internal Promotion and the Government of India, have granted an in-principle consent to built a new Mega Leather Footwear and Accessories Cluster in Kanpur. Sprawling across 250 acres of land at Ramaipur in Kanpur Nagar at a cost of ₹451 crores, this establishment will generate up to 50 thousand direct and 1.5 lakh indirect jobs. As per reports, the cluster project is pegged to entail an investment of about ₹5000 crores and the UPDISA has further given consent to provide 240.18 acres of land to propel its institution.

Reviving Kanpur's leather industry at the global scale

In a bid to revive Kanpur's leather industry, the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to venture into a big investment cluster project here. The Additional Chief Secretary, Department of MSMEs on Monday reviewed the work to be done here and stated that the SPV Mega Leather Cluster Development Uttar Pradesh Limited has been set up to support the construction of this agency. As per economic forecasts, the proposed cluster will bring about a ₹13,000 crore annual turnover.

As per the budget allocation, the UP government and the Government of India will pitch in ₹236 crores and ₹125 crores, respectively to build the Mega Leather Park. This sum will be employed to set up the various infrastructure facilities here, including the basic structure. Amenities of road, water supply, sewage, drainage, horticulture, boundary wall, street light, internal water supply, internal stormwater drainage, IT and telecommunication, administrative building, design lab, testing lab, value addition center and a hostel will be instituted here for the entrepreneurs.

The project is set to scale a new dimension in the leather industry, carving out a range of employment and investment opportunities. This project is set to lead the leather industry of Uttar Pradesh to a global platform, with international level infrastructure facilities. Simultaneously, the domestic novelty of the cell would get incentives in terms of better productivity, exports and boosted investments, the ACS added.

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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