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Summertime respite for Kanpurites: 10 new Deluxe AC buses to run on city roads!

The authorities have decided to set up bus boxes across 63 locations in the city in a bid to reduce accidents.

Ushering good news for Kanpur folks, 10 new air-conditioned deluxe buses will soon be added to the city's fleet. Reportedly, it is expected that the latest vehicles will be functional from August and the total count of buses will be amplified to 40, at the inter-state Jhakarkatti Bus Stop after that. Further, reports state that the buses will be equipped with hydraulic gates and the driver will operate them through a centralised system.

A move to enhance services for regular commuters

It has been reported that the buses will have a list of special features. While the backside of the vehicle will have two emergency windows, a manual glass break system will assist in escape in case of fire. Besides, it is noteworthy that the seats can be adjusted based on the requirements of the passengers.

Given the increasing count of passengers, the count of AC buses is being increased to assure enhanced services for the commuters. As per reports, the administration has already approved the proposal and the new buses will be deployed in the Kanpur region soon.

Bus boxes to be set up across 63 spots in the city

In another innovative initiative, the authorities have decided to set up bus boxes across 63 locations in the city. This facility will help in solving traffic problems in the city, by providing specific spots to the buses for taking more passengers. Given the large number of buses that run on city roads daily, this new development will help in mitigating the possibilities of accidents.

Currently, the drivers halt their vehicles at any spot on the road while the Transport Directorate has already issued instructions against this. Thereby, the DCP Traffic has asked the Municipal Corporation officials to establish bus boxes. While bus stops were set up earlier, their usage withered away with time and now, bus boxes will be instituted at the same locations.

Equipped with seats, charging points & drinking water facilities

It has been reported that the bus boxes will help travelers to protect themselves against the sun and the rains. Additionally, seating facilities, mobile charging points and drinking water will also be available here. As per reports, bus boxes will be set up at 9 Number crossing, Clock Tower, Kidwai Nagar, Fazalganj, Gol Chauraha, Naubasta, Panki, Sachan Chauraha, Deep Talkies and other a lot of other places.

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Check full list of route and traffic diversions in Lucknow on Sunday

Traffic movement will be affected in Lucknow on Sunday (October 31) on account of a National Unity Day programme at the KD Singh Babu Stadium. The Deputy Commissioner of Traffic Police, Lucknow, Raees Akhtar has released an order to announce all restricted routes and alternate diversions applicable here. Due to the rehearsals of the event, the traffic movement was affected today also.

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Surgery & casualty wards to soon become functional at South Goa District Hospital

Outpatient departments (OPDs) are already operational at the new South Goa District Hospital.

The multi-storied South Goa District Hospital (SGDH) is being upgraded with new facilities to lessen the load off older hospitals and health institutes. As per reports, the new hospital is likely to house the surgery and casualty departments soon in a bid to clear space at the Hospicio Hospital. Earlier also, all outpatient departments (OPDs) were relocated to the spacious new SGDH for the same reason.

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Mumbai local trains to operate at 100% capacity from today!

The suburban train services were suspended on March 22, 2020 on account of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

After running restricted operations for over a year, Mumbai's local train services are all set to resume with 100% seating capacity from today. This is being done in order to account for the increased flow of commuters on the trains. Till now, the Central and Western Railways had been operating with 1,702 and 1,304 services respectively, which account for 95.75% of their total capacity. Today onwards, this number will go up to 1,774 in the CR division and 1,367 in WR, thus making complete use of the total capacity on the two lines.

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Atal Indore City Transport bags national award for Excellence in Urban Transport

Indore CNG bus fleet is a 'green' step towards environmental protection.

After winning several titles in the cleanliness category, Indore has now managed to create another record for itself. The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has recognised the Atal Indore City Transport run by the Indore Municipal Corporation with an Award for Excellence in Urban Transport. Reportedly, this honour marks Indore as the 'City with Most Innovation Financing Mechanism' for managing its public transport services.

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​Two Paralympics Gold medalists from Jaipur get nominated for Khel Ratna Award

This is the first time in the 30-year-old history of Khel Ratna that 2 players from the city are being conferred the award.

Two Paralympics players from Jaipur have been recommended for the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Award, the highest rank for sports in the country. Notably, this is the first in the 30 year-old-history of Khel Ratna that 2 sportsperson from the same city will be conferred with the award. The two nominated players are Avani Lekhara and Krishan Nagar, who bagged gold medals at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020.

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The Lucknow centre of Sports Authority of India has set up a new weightlifting hall in the city, in order to give a boost to the sport. Spread over 15,000 square meters, this circular building has ample space to allow 100 players to practice at a single time. Pegged to be the largest in India, this hall is equipped with 26 platforms and machines worth 1.5 crores. These platforms can also be increased in number, as per need.

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