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Intracity travel from Rajajipuram to Kalidas Marg in Lucknow to get easier with a new elevated road

The new road will ease traffic congestion at Lucknow's Avadh Chauraha, Mawaiya, Charbagh & Hazratganj

An elevated road passing over the Haidar Canal will connect Rajajipuram to Kabirdas Marg in Lucknow, will be constructed soon, bringing in great relief to commuters in these regions. The road will also connect Agra Expressway to Lohia Path and will mainly help in easing traffic congestions in areas around Avadh Chauraha, Mawaiya, Charbagh and Hazratganj in the city.

A ₹750-crore project to make intracity commute convinient

The construction of the new elevated road has been reportedly demanded in the Defense Minister's letter to the Union Road Transport Minister. Passing through Haider Canal the proposed road will start from Rajajipuram and will connect Charbagh, Hussainganj and finally Kalidas Marg.

As informed by Yogesh Pawar, Managing Director of Setu Nigam, the project is presently in the survey stage and its report will be submitted to the government soon. He also informed that a budget of ₹750 crores has been released for the completion of the project.

It may be taken into account here that the Haider Canal, located at Rajajipuram, is spaced at a distance of 14-kilometre from River Gomti and varies between 40-70 meters in width. Similarly, the drain length is approximately 8.26-km-long from Rajajipuram to Golf Club intersection. From Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg to Purana Qila crossing, 840 meters of drain have been constructed.

Elevated Road Project was visualised 24 years ago

Going by reports, the elevated road project at the Ghaziuddin Haider Canal has been in the city's planning and development pipeline for about 24 years now. The proposal was initially raised to construct a 45 meter wide, 7.41-km-long road from Rajajipuram to Sadar crossing in the first phase, to control and streamline traffic in Lucknow.

Notably, a budget of ₹534 crores, including a 3-feet footpath on each side, and a feasibility report were also outlined for the project in 1998. However, the plan and a revised report were put on hold a year later due to objections and high expenditure.

​​MP's first medical device manufacturing park likely to come up at Ujjain

A 200-acre plot at Vikram Udyogpuri has been earmarked for the medical park for its proximity to Indore & Delhi Mumbai Expressway

In a bid to promote Madhya Pradesh's domestic health infrastructure, the state government is mulling over the establishment of its first Medical Devices Parks in Ujjain. As per reports, the move comes under the banner of the Union's 'Promotion of Medical Devices Parks' and is pegged to reduce the cost of medical devices here, promoting independent and affordable health provision across all districts.

Notably, a 200-acre plot at Vikram Udyogpuri has been earmarked for the medical park by virtue of its location, near Indore - the commercial capital of the state and the Delhi-Mumbai expressway.

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Central Railway to start 12 AC local trains on Mumbai's Harbour line from Dec 1

The new AC train services will operate between Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) and Panvel railway station

Starting Wednesday, 12 new air-conditioned suburban trains will be added to the existing local fleet of Central Railways on the Harbour line. Reportedly, these additional services will ply along Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) and Panvel railway station route. According to the General Manager of Central Railways, the first AC train service will start from Vashi to CMST, in the morning.

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RT-PCR test mandatory for all international travellers landing at Lucknow Airport

Check out the new travel guidelines at Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport here:

Amidst the rising concerns of a newly identified Botswana strain of COVID, inbound passengers to Lucknow will have to undertake a mandatory RT-PCR test at Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport from today. While all international commuters will have to take this test upon arrival, domestic travellers will be tested if found symptomatic after the compulsory thermal screening. As per the notification issued under The Epidemic Diseases Act 1897 and the Disaster Management Act 2005 on Sunday, this test will be conducted free of cost for all.

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Goa to host the 7th Edition of India Int'l Science Festival from December 10 to 13 this year!

The 4-day science & tech fest will be held in a hybrid format

Soon after the IFFI shenanigans, Goa is now prepping up to host the 7th Edition of the India International Science Fair (IISF). Stretching for about 4 days, from December 10 to 13, IISF 2021 will be dubbed in a hybrid format too, with the support and participation of the Government of Goa. As per reports, this mega expo will be held at the SAG Ground, Campal in Panjim.

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Indore Municipal Corporation to upgrade its existing dry waste segregation system soon

With a secondary segregation unit to supplement the existing facility, Indore civic body will soon segregate dry waste into 35 different categories

Taking its cleanliness drive up by a notch, the Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) is now planning to upgrade its existing waste segregation into 35 different categories. As of now, with the help of the automated Material Recovery Facility (MRF) set up at Devguradia trenching ground, the dry waste is segregated into 12 different categories. Reportedly, this facility was established at a cost of about ₹20 crores.

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The state of Maharashtra on Thursday announced its decision of reopening schools for all students from class 1 onwards, starting December 1. From Wednesday, schools will be conducting regular, physical sessions for standards 1 to 7 for the first time in 19 months. With this, all school students in the state, except those in pre-primary and kindergarten grades will be permitted to attend school, under the authority of listed COVID guidelines and SOPs.

Noteworthily, the final decision regarding the reopening of schools in Mumbai will be taken by the BMC Commissioner. This decision will affect about 11 lakh students (from classes 1 to 7 ) in the city.

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Sunburn Goa: Limited capacity event scheduled from Dec 27-29

Only fully vaccinated people can attend the three-day music festival at Vagator in Goa

After being denied permission by the state administration, the organisers of Sunburn have now announced a curtailed version of Asia's largest music festival in Goa. Scheduled to take place from December 27 to December 29 in Vagator this year, this grand music festival premiering the best of Electric Dance Music (EDM), has a big fan base of music lovers from all across the globe. As per the first official statement issued by Percept Live post the announcement made by the Chief Minister of Goa, this decision to tone down Sunburn 2021 has been taken in view of the ongoing COVID pandemic.

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