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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.

BIS hallmarking regulation effective in Lucknow, Kanpur & 17 other districts in UP now

Violation of the rule by jewellers may lead to hefty fines or even jail time

After multiple postponements and various discussions with the stakeholders, the Bureau of Indian Standards Hallmarking Regulations has finally come into effect in 19 cities of Uttar Pradesh including Lucknow and Kanpur from December 1. Notably, this regulation, which was implemented across the country by the union government in June 2021, is applicable in 256 cities across India. If a jeweller violates this rule, they will have to pay hefty fines or even serve jail time up to one year.

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Showcase your talent & win exciting prizes at The Artist Barefoot Open Mic event in Lucknow!

The Artist Barefoot is presenting an Open Mic in Lucknow on December 5 & you can register here

The Artist Barefoot Film Institute and Creative Studio in Lucknow is all set to host an Open Mic event on December 5 and it has us hooked on its dramatic extravaganza! A Big Projects association platform, TAB's open mike stage is your chance to get in the spotlight, no matter what your talent is.

With a scope wider than any show in the city, Open Mic by The Artist Barefoot, slated to be held this Sunday is roping poets, comedians, singers, dancers and even magicians from across Lucknow and if you want to part of the lin-up or audience, we've got the deets covered for you.

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New travel guidelines implemented at Jaipur Airport amid Omicron threat

The move comes after the Centre issued guidelines to combat the variant

The health department in Jaipur has listed a new set of guidelines for the Jaipur Airport authorities in order to keep a check on the spread of the new variant, Omicron. Jaipur being a major tourist spot in the country stands at high risk and therefore travellers flying to and from the airport will now have to adhere to new guidelines.

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BMC drafts a phased plan to develop MHADA layouts in Mumbai's western suburbs

The BMC plans to improve water supply, conditions of roads in the first phase of its suburban development plan

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has drafted a new master plan to improve basic amenities across Mumbai's western suburbs, in a structural format. This graded civic development plan will be targeting the residential MHADA pockets of Gorai, Charkop and Borivli areas in the city. As per reports, the BMC will focus on essential water supply and the condition of roads among other plans in the initial phase of the overall facelift.

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New elevated road to be built to ease traffic at Polytechnic & Munshipulia in Lucknow

This project of the National Highway Division of PWD has got consent from the Union Ministry of Road Transport

In a bid to help ease the traffic woes at the Munshipulia and Polytechnic intersections, the National Highway Division of the PWD will build a new elevated road. This road will help reduce the traffic load at these intersections and hence prevent jams. Approximately ₹170 crores will be spent on this project, which has been approved by the Union Ministry of Road Transport.

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Women in Rajasthan to get 'Back to Work' with the new employment scheme!

According to the officials, widows, abandoned or divorced women and the victims of violence will be prioritised over others

In an attempt to assist women in restarting their career, the government of Rajasthan has launched a new scheme for all those who were forced to quit their jobs due to unfavourable circumstances. As per the announcement made recently, the administration aims to provide employment to about 15,000 women in the next three years under the ambit of 'Back to Work' campaign. Moreover, with the help of private sector, work from home opportunity will also be available for the women who are interested but can not go to the workplace thereby enhancing the mission of women empowerment in the state.

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Amid Omicron scare, India puts its plan to ​resume International Commercial air service on hold

Notably, India was about to resume commercial international passenger air services from December 15

According to the latest circular issued by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) India, the government of India has put its initial plan of reopening international commercial flights on hold. With the discovery of a new and more transmissible strain of COVID, the administration has stepped into action to prevent and eliminate the risk of transmission of this variant in the country. Notably, India was about to resume international passenger air services from December 15 after a gap of about twenty months, however this decision stands suspended in view of the current Omicron scare.

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