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Aerial inspection of New Delhi-Lucknow-Varanasi bullet train's elevated tracks underway

The high speed 320km/hour bullet train will cover a distance of 800 km, connecting New Delhi to major cities in Uttar Pradesh.

As part of high-tech development, a rapid speed bullet train will soon ply through New Delhi to Varanasi via Lucknow and Prayagraj. Covering an 800 km long route, the high-speed carriage will run at a speed of 320 km/hour and will connect the National Capital to several major cities in UP including capital Lucknow, Agra, Ayodhya, Rae Bareli and Prayagraj. The aerial inspection of its elevated tracks for the project is already in motion.

Bullet Train to facilitate high-speed connectivity

Mapping through several cities in Uttar Pradesh, the New Delhi-Varanasi bound bullet-train is all set to offer high-speed connectivity and ease of travel in Uttar Pradesh. Plying through the elevated corridor, the train will connect New Delhi to the proposed airport at Jewar in Gautumbudha Nagar. Plans suggest that this train will follow a different route than the New Delhi-Howrah track.

The development and aerial inspection of this new 800 km route fall under the authority of National Highspeed Railway Corporation Limited (NHSRCL), which will submit the survey reports to the Railway board in a few weeks, an NHSRCL spokesperson stated. Meanwhile, plans are also underway to build a railway bridge over the Ganges River, ahead of Bithoor to create a corridor facilitating better connectivity.

The new route will connect major cities like Noida, Mathura, Agra, Etawah, Rae Bareli, Prayagraj, Bhadohi, Varanasi and Ayodhya, bringing them virtually closer via the high-speed carriage. From Kanpur, it will connect Bilhaur to Lucknow via Unnao's Bangarmau. Plans are underway to build a railway bridge over the Ganges River, ahead of Bithoor.

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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