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Nishatganj railway & river over bridges to be repaired & restored!

A special framework will be carried out for the execution of this project so as to not halt the traffic for a long duration

In a move to ensure easier commute for the citizens in Lucknow, Public Works Department will repair and restore the rail and river over bridges in Nishatganj. As per the plans, the current issues will be identified and mended while extensive maintenance interventions will be undertaken for the old establishments. The authorities have chalked out a special framework for this project so that work is carried out without halting the road traffic for a long time.

Over 30-year-old bridges to be strengthened

PWD Provincial Division Executive Engineer, Manish Verma informed that these bridges were set up to amplify connectivity between Ashok Marg and Nishatganj. Built over 30 years ago, these facilities have been ravaged during the course of time and now, they need specific measures for repair and maintenance.

Under the planned initiative, the bearings between the pillars of the bridge and the viaduct will be replaced. These bearings make sure that the bridge maintains its strength during situations of high traffic load. Besides, the breakages will also be spotted and repaired. Executive Engineer Manish Verma informed that the authorities are trying to implement this project without stopping the traffic, given the high vehicular count observed on these roads.

Bearings to be changed through a hydraulic jack

As per the scheme, the bearings will be replaced with the help of a hydraulic jack between the pillar and the bridge pier caps. The authorities have informed that the traffic will be stopped, partially or completely, only for a short period of time. Besides, vehicular movements will also be halted in case of heavy traffic.

Both these bridges are used by the commuters to reach areas like Mahanagar, Nishatganj, Ashok Marg, Vikas Nagar, Indira Nagar, Bhootnath, Aliganj and Kapurthala. Given the age of these facilities, they need repair and restoration soon to ensure safe and secured travel for the city folks.

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!

Eat to your heart's content and save big each time, with unbelievable deals on KnockOFF

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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