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Heavy rainfall leaves Lucknow waterlogged yet pleasant weather a silver lining

As per the weather forecasts, light to moderate showers are expected in the city for the next two days.

With the early onset of monsoons, two days of heavy downpour have been observed in Lucknow. Due to incessant rains through the past 24 hours, residents across some major spots in the city have been troubled by the issues of waterlogging. While the city stands equipped with an adequate drainage system, rains coupled with thunderstorms have led to rising water levels on the roads. Local dwellers are finding it difficult to step out due to umpteen obstructions.

Accumulated rainwater hampers vehicular movements in Gomti Nagar

While the pleasant weather of the last two days has brought the much-needed respite from the summer heat, the city folks are now disturbed by a new issue of waterlogging. Across frequented roads and residential colonies, the collected water caused troubles for both the pedestrians and the vehicles. When the residents of Gomti Nagar stepped out in their cars, to enjoy the soothing scenes, clogged streets became an impediment for them.

As per the weather forecasts, light to moderate showers are expected in the city for the next two days. Additionally, certain areas may also experience heavy rains. It is noteworthy that Lucknow marks the early arrival of monsoons for the second year in a row!

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As we move ahead in the 21st century, weather conditions continue to become even more unpredictable amid soaring mercury levels. Thus, it is important to acknowledge the need for preserving our scarce natural resources and rainwater harvesting can be an important step in this direction. While some homes in the city have taken the necessary measures for rainwater conservation, substantial effects can only be seen in the presence of widespread awareness and sustained efforts.

Surgery & casualty wards to soon become functional at South Goa District Hospital

Outpatient departments (OPDs) are already operational at the new South Goa District Hospital.

The multi-storied South Goa District Hospital (SGDH) is being upgraded with new facilities to lessen the load off older hospitals and health institutes. As per reports, the new hospital is likely to house the surgery and casualty departments soon in a bid to clear space at the Hospicio Hospital. Earlier also, all outpatient departments (OPDs) were relocated to the spacious new SGDH for the same reason.

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Mumbai local trains to operate at 100% capacity from today!

The suburban train services were suspended on March 22, 2020 on account of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

After running restricted operations for over a year, Mumbai's local train services are all set to resume with 100% seating capacity from today. This is being done in order to account for the increased flow of commuters on the trains. Till now, the Central and Western Railways had been operating with 1,702 and 1,304 services respectively, which account for 95.75% of their total capacity. Today onwards, this number will go up to 1,774 in the CR division and 1,367 in WR, thus making complete use of the total capacity on the two lines.

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Atal Indore City Transport bags national award for Excellence in Urban Transport

Indore CNG bus fleet is a 'green' step towards environmental protection.

After winning several titles in the cleanliness category, Indore has now managed to create another record for itself. The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has recognised the Atal Indore City Transport run by the Indore Municipal Corporation with an Award for Excellence in Urban Transport. Reportedly, this honour marks Indore as the 'City with Most Innovation Financing Mechanism' for managing its public transport services.

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​Two Paralympics Gold medalists from Jaipur get nominated for Khel Ratna Award

This is the first time in the 30-year-old history of Khel Ratna that 2 players from the city are being conferred the award.

Two Paralympics players from Jaipur have been recommended for the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Award, the highest rank for sports in the country. Notably, this is the first in the 30 year-old-history of Khel Ratna that 2 sportsperson from the same city will be conferred with the award. The two nominated players are Avani Lekhara and Krishan Nagar, who bagged gold medals at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020.

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The Lucknow centre of Sports Authority of India has set up a new weightlifting hall in the city, in order to give a boost to the sport. Spread over 15,000 square meters, this circular building has ample space to allow 100 players to practice at a single time. Pegged to be the largest in India, this hall is equipped with 26 platforms and machines worth 1.5 crores. These platforms can also be increased in number, as per need.

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Railways launch special trains from Mumbai to UP & Bihar to manage the festive rush

Check the full schedule of new trains & timings here:

Keeping in mind the upsurge of festive passenger load, Indian Railways has announced the launch of several special trains from Mumbai to Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Reportedly, the festive fleet will map through Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat too, easing travel for the locals here as well. Check the full schedule of new trains & timings here:

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