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Bacteria-free in just 15 minutes; Lucknow Metro opts for UV-Ray sanitation of coaches

The ultraviolet radiation technique has been labelled more economical, highly efficient & much safer than manual sanitation.

Marking rider safety as the prime-priority, the Lucknow Metro has once again used new ways to provide maximum assurance to commuters, to ensure safety during the pandemic. Efforts of the UPMRC to UV-sanitise metro rakes, in addition to travel tokens, has registered Uttar Pradesh as the first state across the country to employ such techniques for a safe ride in public transport. As per reports, this innovative method is not only efficient but is also more economic than manual sanitation and can make the trains bacteria proof in just 15 minutes.

Double sanitation for extra safety

The Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation will use a radiation-emitting apparatus, imported from M/s FB TECH, an Indian firm in Jaipur. Certified by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in October 2020, the same system was used by the medical industry to sanitise cinema halls and medical equipment during peak outrage of COVID. Each radiation session of this equipment lasts 7 minutes long, disinfecting all exposed surfaces in its reach. However, to become doubly sure, LMRC will sanitise the metro carriages for 15 minutes to make them absolutely bacteria proof.

For usage, the ultraviolet radiation apparatus has an on/off switch and can be controlled using a remote. As per reports, the machine begins radiation after a minute of being switched on.

UPMRC to sanitise Lucknow Metro using international models

The Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC) observed the sanitation module of the New York Train System, which employed UV lamps to disinfect its trains. Employing similar technology, Uttar Pradesh has become the first Indian state to install instruments on par with international standards.

The Managing Director of the UPMRC reportedly stated that the team has always primed its services to be in sync with the objective to provide convenient and safe means of public transport to the people. Earlier, when the department had initiated sanitation of tokens, the passengers had acknowledged and appreciated its efforts and now, it has planned to use the same technique to sanitise metro rakes, further assuring the riders that their Lucknow Metro was, is and will always be safe for them.

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List of SOPs issued for colleges in Mumbai ahead of the scheduled reopening on Wednesday

Check out the details of the guidelines issued by the University of Mumbai for its affiliated colleges here

Degree colleges in Mumbai are all set to resume offline classes from October 20. Ahead of the reopening, the University of Mumbai has issued new SOPs to ensure safety for all staffers and students. Amongst various other steps, the college authorities have been asked to take ensure social distancing, follow the mask norm, and maintain hygiene. Read on to check out other details:

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LMC to fight air pollution in Lucknow with new anti-smog guns!

Notably, Lucknow Municipal Corporation had purchased 3 anti-smog guns last year as well.

Lucknow Municipal Corporation will deploy vehicles equipped with new anti-smog guns to combat the growing levels of air pollution in the city. The anti-smog guns will ensure proper visibility during the foggy season by improving the quality of air significantly and making it more breathable for the citizens here.

Notably, as per the World Air Quality Report 2020, Lucknow was ranked as the ninth most polluted city in the world. It has been reported that the level of pollution rises significantly during the winters due to the drop in temperature paired with high moisture content apart from other common factors. This deadly combination leads to the trapping of particulate matter in the atmosphere, thereby deteriorating the air quality.

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Sale & use of green firecrackers allowed in Jaipur & other Raj districts

The cracker ban is lifted in all districts, except the ones that fall in the NCR area.

In a bid to promote an ecological festive season, the Rajasthan government has permitted the sale and use of only green firecrackers, in all regions execpt those falling under NCR. Additionaly, the ban will remain in force in cities with poor air quality.

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Zero COVID fatalities reported in Mumbai on Sunday, for the first time in 20 months!

The latest development has brought in a new respite to the citizens and authorities alike.

After a difficult year marred by the pandemic, there is finally some good news for the people of Mumbai. For the first time since the onset of COVID on March 26, 2020, the metropolitan city has reported zero fatalities. While the city is already on the path to recovery with a decline in cases each day, the latest development has brought in a new respite to the citizens and authorities alike.

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New flights to ease connectivity from Indore to Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Delhi & Hyderabad from October 31

These flights are part of the winter schedule approved by the DGCA

As per the new winter flight schedule approved by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, 25 new flight services will be started to ease connectivity from Indore to Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad. The daily flight movement between Indore and Delhi is set to increase with the induction of 16 new flights on this route. 10 new flights on both Indore-Ahmedabad and Indore-Mumbai routes along with at least 8 other services between Indore- Hyderabad, will also be functional from October 31.

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Jaipur's Mridul Agarwal creates history by scoring the highest-ever percentile in JEE Advanced!

Reportedly, more than 30 students from Jaipur have qualified the Joint Engineering Exam this year.

Jaipur's 18-year-old Mridul Agarwal, who appeared for the Joint Entrance Examination Advanced (JEE) Advanced from the IIT Delhi zone, is the all-India topper this year. Bringing laurels to the Pink City, Mridul has created a history by getting 96%, the highest-ever percentile in the examination. Moreover, over 30 students from the city have qualified for this entrance examination this year.

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Put an end to your quest for steal deals & hangout places in Lucknow with KnockOFF!

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You must have heard stories and read poems about how people cross a thousand oceans and climb mountains to find love. But you don't have to go to any great lengths if the love of your life is food. All you've gotta do to reunite with your one true love, is go to your phone's App Store/Play Store and download the KnockOFF app. Easy right?

Eat to your heart's content and save big each time, with unbelievable deals on KnockOFF. So, if you are on the lookout for some steal deals today, at the most happening places in Lucknow, scroll away and take your pick:

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