Trial run of electric buses kick-started in Lucknow for a 'green' future!

Under the pilot project started in Lucknow, 4 buses shall run across 10 different routes, covering the length and breadth of the city.

Initiating a green revamp for Lucknow's public transport system, the trial run of electric buses was flagged off by the state Urban Development Minister on July 20. As per reports, the buses will be soon made operational in 14 other cities of the state too. Under the pilot project commenced in Lucknow, 4 buses shall run across 10 different routes covering the length and breadth of the city. Once the success of the current plan is ascertained, it is estimated that a total of 700 e-buses will be functional.


Equipped with GPS tracking system, CCTV cameras and other amenities

Reportedly, the AC luxury buses have plush seats in addition to the advanced security features. These vehicles are equipped with a GPS tracking system, CCTV cameras, panic buttons and automatic doors. As per reports, commuters will be charged the regular fee, like any other bus, during the first phase. Further, it has been reported that 5 charging stations will be set up in the capital city soon. After one complete charging round, the buses can be functional for 120 km in 45 minutes.

Apart from Lucknow, Kanpur, Agra, Prayagraj, Varanasi, Ghaziabad, Meerut, Jhansi, Aligarh, Moradabad, Bareilly, Mathura, Vrindavan, Gorakhpur and Shahjahanpur, will also get these electricity-powered buses. As per reports, more than ₹900 crores will be spent on this project and each operator will be provided with a subsidy of ₹45 lakh rupees. Once the project moves into the final stage, around 100 buses will be deployed in Lucknow.

E-vehicles to help in reducing the pollution levels

Given the increasing levels of pollution in the city, the addition of these environmental-friendly vehicles will help in reducing sound and air pollution. Besides, the buses will have a list of other modern features like adjustable seats and quick charging facilities, amongst other things. You can check out the 10 routes for the trial runs by clicking here!

​IRCTC's Bharat Darshan tour starting Aug 29 to pass through Jaipur & other prominent cities!

Labeled "Splendors of India", the scheme entails a train journey along a route running through Hyderabad, Punjab, Jaipur & Gujarat.

In a bid to boost tourism across the nation, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd (IRCTC) is initiating a Bharat Darshan special tourist train service. Labeled "Splendors of India", the scheme entails a train journey along a route running through Hyderabad, Punjab, Jaipur and Gujarat. As per reports, this interesting service being offered by the national authority will be functional from 29 August to 9 September.

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Lucknow Cantonment Area road to be widened with translocation of around 250 trees!

As per the available information, 180 out of these 250 trees are aged between 70 to 80 years.

In an attempt to allow easier traffic movement, the 3.7 km long Lucknow-Varanasi road between MB Club to Lalkurti in Lucknow's Cantonment area will be widened through the translocation of nearly 250 trees. As per the available information, 180 out of these 250 trees are aged between 70 to 80 years. Thereby, the officials have to take great care while executing the process and an approximate amount of ₹2 crores will be spent on the project.

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Get early morning doorstep delivery of milk, vegetables & much more with Gyan Fresh App!

Catering to your regular dairy and breakfast needs, Gyan Fresh is now delivering in Lucknow & Kanpur

Amid the troubled times of the pandemic, CP Milks through its brand Gyan Dairy came to the rescue of the city folks with the launch of its mobile-based application- Gyan Fresh. Driven by the love and patronage of consumers, this move was aimed at providing early morning milk and breakfast deliveries. And now, it has revolutionised the business with over 65 lakh successful deliveries!

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Lucknow, Kanpur & other UP districts to now ensure 24x7 availability of ambulance services

Directives have also been issued to improve the response time of ambulances in UP

In a bid to improve the medical infrastructure in Uttar Pradesh, all districts here will now have to ensure a 24x7 availability of the ambulance services. The directive has been issued to ensure an improved medical ferry system in the state ahead of the expectant rise of the 'third wave' of coronavirus. As per reports, relative orders to hasten the response time of these services have also be rolled out accordingly.

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Indore civic body to initiate serosurvey for detecting antibodies amongst kids below 18

As per reports, more than 1800 children from 25 different municipal regions of the city would participate in for the survey.

In an attempt to assess the state of the pandemic in Indore, the officials have planned to initiate a serosurvey amongst children below the age of 18. This process will help in detecting the presence of antibodies among minors and thereby, the officials will be able to gauge the level of immunity against the possible third wave of accelerated infections. As per reports, more than 1800 children from 25 different municipal regions of the city would be roped in for the survey.

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BMC begins door-to-door vaccination trial for bed-ridden people in Mumbai

The first phase of the doorstep vaccination has been rolled out in Mumbai's K-east ward.

The Brihannumbai Municipal Corporation on Friday launched the trial for door-step vaccination to strengthen its immunity drive for the bed-ridden people in Mumbai. As per reports, the first phase of the door-to-door scheme will be tested in the western suburb of Andheri (East), Marol, Chakala and other areas of the K-east ward. The information about these bed-ridden citizens will be aggregated at the covidvacc2bedridden@gmail.com, the civic body stated. So far details of around 4,466 such people have been received.

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