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Inter-state bus services by UPSRTC suspended across Lucknow & all other districts!

The intra-state facilities of UPSRTC shall remain functional with 50% capacity.

In a bid to prevent a further hike in COVID cases, the UP government announced its decision to suspend all inter-state bus services offered by Uttar Pradesh Transport Corporation on Sunday. Announcing this order, the officials stated that the intervention will block the contamination from seeping into the rural areas of the state. While the inter-state services have been stopped, the intra-state facilities of UPSRTC shall remain functional with 50% capacity.

COVID help desks set up at railway stations and bus stops across the state

The Additional Chief Secretary Information, Navneet Sehgal was quoted saying, "The buses of Uttar Pradesh Transport Corporation will no longer be sent to other states." Further, he mentioned that current guidelines for intra-state services will continue to be in place and all such facilities will operate with 50% occupancy. It is to be noted that the officer made no remarks about the entry of buses, arriving from different states in the country.

"We have set up COVID help desks at every bus stand and railway stations to check the health of the people coming from other states. If found sick, they are being given medicines and are being quarantined," the official stated. During the current uncertain circumstances, migrant workers are returning back from different states in the country. In view of this, the state government is working on multiple measures to prevent them from being agents of accelerated infection.

Widespread COVID testing programs in UP from May 4

Strengthening the battle against the pandemic, the UP government is going to implement extensive COVID testing drives in the state from May. Under this initiative, households across rural and urban areas shall witness rapid antigen diagnostic tests. Through this program, the state administration envisions a comprehensive execution of its formula of 'testing, tracking and tracing'.

Unity Day celebrations underway in Lucknow; know about Sunday route diversions here:

Check full list of route and traffic diversions in Lucknow on Sunday

Traffic movement will be affected in Lucknow on Sunday (October 31) on account of a National Unity Day programme at the KD Singh Babu Stadium. The Deputy Commissioner of Traffic Police, Lucknow, Raees Akhtar has released an order to announce all restricted routes and alternate diversions applicable here. Due to the rehearsals of the event, the traffic movement was affected today also.

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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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