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A brand new fleet of 75 AC electric buses inaugurated in Lucknow today!

A significant step towards curbing air and noise pollutions, these buses will also ease intra-city commute for regular travelers.

Ending a long wait for the city folks, a brand new fleet of 75 electric AC buses today was inaugurated in Lucknow today. Launched at Indira Gandhi Pratishthan in Gomti Nagar, these buses will be deployed across 10 different routes in the city. Besides being a significant step towards curbing air and noise pollution levels, the introduction of these buses will also ease and enhance intra-city commute for regular travelers.

Buses to run on THESE 10 routes in Lucknow

Under the first phase of the project, 700 electric buses are being introduced across Lucknow and other state districts, including Varanasi, Prayagraj, Gorakhpur, Kanpur, Jhansi, Ghaziabad. Manufactured at a cost of ₹45 lakh each, these buses provide the facility of air-conditioned and noiseless travel. As per the current plans, the new buses will run on these 10 routes in Lucknow-

Route No.Route
1Dubbaga to Integral University
2Ambedkar University to Virajkhand
3Dubagga to Avadh Bus Station
4Dubagga to BBD University
5Dubagga to Virajkhand Via Sitapur Bypass
6Madianv to Alambagh
7Dubagga to AKTU University
8Virajkhand to Alambagh
9Dubagga to Ambedkar University
10Gudamba to SGPGI

Buses to usher a new travel experience for Lucknowites

The vehicles are equipped with CCTV cameras and panic buttons for ensuring the safety of the passengers. In addition to this, they also have adjustable seats, fast charging devices and fire equipment. Further, a special ramp has also been added for the benefit of specially-abled individuals. With a host of advanced features, the buses will bring a new travel experience for Lucknowites.

Initially, the buses took two and a half hours for complete charging. Now, the latest technology has helped in the reduction of this time to 45 minutes. The authorities have set up four charging points in the city at Dubagga, Ramram Bank Chauraha, Rajajipuram and Virajkhand. Once fully charged, the new AC buses will run for a total of 200 Km. After the buses start operations, the public transport system in the city will be surely revamped.

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New war rooms to be set up in Lucknow, Kanpur & other major cities in UP to combat air pollution

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Kanpur Metro covers 3,900 metres in its maiden trial run!

The three-coach train covered a distance of 3,900 meters by completing three laps of the 650-meters-long test track.

The Kanpur Metro conducted its first trial run along the depot test track on Monday, ahead of the RDSO trials slated next month. Reportedly, the brand new three-coach train of the Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation fleet covered a total of 3,900 meters by completing three laps of the 650-meters-long test track. As per the project timeline, the Kanpur metro division is expected to commission public services by the end of this year or early January, next year.

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Thane Creek Flamingo Sanctuary in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region gets final ESZ notification

The boundaries of the Thane Creek Flamingo Sanctuary has been declared an eco-sensitive zone (ESZ).

Nestled in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, the boundaries of the Thane Creek Flamingo Sanctuary has been notified as an eco-sensitive zone (ESZ). As per reports, the decision was rolled out by the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change to stop the ascending rate of construction activities in the 48 square kilometre (sq km) wide biodiversity-rich area. A new ESZ managing committee has further been set up by the ministry to regulate activities eco-tourism, infrastructure expansion and prohibit the establishment of new polluting industries in the protected zone.
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