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Second sector of 'New Kanpur City' scheme to be built on 5 hectares of Hindupur village

The new Kanpur City Scheme is being rolled out in 7 villages; planning has been underway since 1996.

Kanpur Development Authority has decided to include about 5 hectares of Hindupur Village land under the banner of the second sector of the New Kanpur Scheme. As per reports, preparations are already underway for the first sector, made on 80 hectares of land across Bari Akbarpur Cachar, Singhpur Cachar and Gangpur Chakbda villages. The development strategy has been devised for 7 rural blocks between Mainavati to Singhpur and Singhpur to Kalyanpur.


The course of 'New Kanpur City' scheme


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In the development pipeline since 1996, the New Kanpur City Scheme has gone through a turbulent timeline. While the plan files were closed midway, the project was revived by the KDA in 2017 with the ambition of developing 200 hectares of land. Of this, the agency could acquire 111 hectares and released 26 hectares of land due to court cases. Presently, it holds authority over 85 hectares of land, with 80 dedicated for the first sector and 5 units for the second phase.

Besides this, the project also encountered another setback in the form of a ban on passing a layout. It was then that the engineers and project officer, on account of their personal relations, constructed buildings here without permissions. The KDA board conducted a review meeting in this prospect directed to mark the names of negligent engineers and enforcement officers, however, no action has been yet initiated.

On the order of the board, the KDA will now formulate a sector-wise scheme. The idea will be propelled by inspection of the vacant land near acquired land at the villages, by the Tehsiladat, two other agency officials and accountants. The said constituted team will mark the expanse of vacant space, so that it can be directly sold to the concerned farmer or private owner. It has also been finalised that the land space left after the completion of the two sectors of the scheme will be developed and sold as pockets.

Sea Tourism is all set to sail in Mumbai with a host of new projects in the pipeline

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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.

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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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