With 39 trains & 117 coaches, Kanpur Metro to have the largest fleet in the state!

Kanpur Metro is expected to be functional for general commuters by the end of January 2022.

Accelerating its plans, the Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation is leaving no stone unturned to ensure that the trial runs of Kanpur Metro are initiated by the end of November 2021. As per the latest announcements, Kanpur Metro is all set to have the largest stock of trains and coaches in the state. While Lucknow currently has 21 trains with 4 coaches each, Kanpur has ordered 39 trains with 3 coaches each, which would total up to 117 compartments.


Construction works nearing completion at IIT, Kalyanpur and SPM stations

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Out of the net aggregate of trains, 29 are supposed to run on the priority corridor while the remaining 10 shall be deployed on the other route. In its maiden run, the metro train shall be operational from IIT to Motijheel passing through eight stations. It is noteworthy that construction work at IIT, Kalyanpur and SPM stations is almost complete and finishing would be finalised soon. Station concourses, platforms and technical rooms have been built in these complexes.

As per the information given by the authorities, Kanpur will get its first set of metro trains from Gujarat in September. After the trial runs are successfully completed by the end of November, the metro trains shall be operational for general commuters from January 2021. It is to be noted that Agra plans to have 28 metro trains with 3 coaches each summing up to 84 chambers.

Managing Director inspects ongoing works of Kanpur Metro

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Inspecting the metro depot being constructed at the Polytechnic, the Managing Director has instructed the authorities to develop empty spaces present in the campus into green zones. Additionally, he also directed the officials to finish the establishment of the receiving station before the designated deadline so that a sufficient power supply can be ensured. Through regular visits to the construction sites, the MD is assuring that no avoidable lags hamper the progress of the project.

Given the uncertain circumstances propelled by the COVID pandemic, the UPMRC's commitment to deadlines is remarkable. If the successive initiatives are implemented at the same pace, Kanpur Metro would surely transform its dreams into reality. Expected to revamp the face of local transport, this rapid transit system would definitely usher in a bright future for the city of Kanpur.

Lucknow's Ekana Stadium makes it to the list of 9 venues proposed by BCCI for T20 World Cup 2021

Lucknow's Ekana Stadium might host T20 World Cup 2021; decision awaited.

Lucknow's BRSABV Ekana Cricket Stadium has found its name in the list of 9 venues proposed by the BCCI for the flagship T20 World Cup 2021, scheduled in India. The venues have been decided upon in an apex council of the national cricket board and includes Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Dharamshala, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai along with Lucknow. The suggestions have been sent to the ICC, which holds the final discretion over the venue selection

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This Earth Day, let's recount THESE 7 steps undertaken by Indore to become India's cleanest city

This day is the perfect occasion when we can talk about Indore, the cleanest city in India, with a little more pride than usual!

Celebrated first on 22nd of April, 1970, 'Earth Day' is a reminder for every single person that the planet's well-being is our constant responsibility and to take a step towards that, we need to start at the grassroots first. This day is the perfect occasion when we can talk about Indore, the cleanest city in India, with a little more pride than usual!

Indore has left no stone unturned to win awards for being the country's cleanest city for four consecutive years now, so we have listed down 7 steps taken by the city, in becoming so.

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'Oxygen Express' begins its run from Lucknow to Bokaro to meet UP's oxygen shortage!

A roll-on roll off service, 'Oxygen Express' is a goods train that will supply Liquid Medicinal Oxygen from Bokaro to Lucknow.

While Lucknow is facing a severe shortage of medical-grade oxygen amid peak COVID surge, the state has requested the Railways for the services of an 'Oxygen Express' in the city. This is a goods train that is operating all over India as a 'roll-on roll-off service' with road tankers in place of regular wagons.

For the Lucknow run, these tankers will shuttle Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) from Bokaro in Jharkhand to Charbagh, Lucknow. Reportedly, the special rail carrying 6-8 empty tankers was flagged off on Wednesday night from Lucknow's railway station and it made its way towards Bokaro, to bring back bulk oxygen to the worst-hit district in Uttar Pradesh.

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Backed by Red Crescent Society, Mumbai's mosques offer free oxygen cylinders to COVID-19 patients

Mosques in Mumbai and satellite regions such as Mumbra, Mira Road, Kalyan & Bhiwandi are now providing free oxygen cylinders.

Several mosques in Mumbai and other regional suburbs, have come forward to ease the availability of oxygen in wake of the acute resource shortage felt across. To shoulder the responsibility of COVID treatment with the already exhausted medical infrastructure, these mosques are facilitating free oxygen cylinders to needy patients, bringing respite to patients and health officials alike. Backed by the Red Crescent Society, the local mosques in Mumbai, Mumbra, Mira Road, Kalyan and Bhiwandi, are also providing home kits to easily set up home support for critical patients.

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COVID infected employees in Lucknow & other UP districts to get 28 days of paid leaves

This decision has been implemented on the basis of Section 2 of the March 2020 Ordinance, relating to Section 2 of the Epidemic Act, 1987.

Amid the COVID distress in Uttar Pradesh, the state government on Wednesday announced a 28-day paid leave for employees, who are quarantined or are under the infection radar- confirmed or suspected. This decision has been implemented on the basis of Section 2 of the March 2020 Ordinance, relating to Section 2 of the Epidemic Act, 1987. Consequently, paid COVID-19 leave, up to 28 days is permissible when such workers submit their medical certificate to the employer or authorised person, at the time of joining duty.

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