Connecting Lucknow to other UP cities, Purvanchal Expressway all set to be launched next month!

Lucknow will be linked to Azamgarh, Mau, Ghazipur, Faizabad, Sultanpur, Ambedkar Nagar and Amethi with the upcoming facility.

Opening a new route of connectivity between Lucknow and Ghazipur, Purvanchal Expressway is all set to start operations in August. As per reports, the 6-lane facility stretches over a length of more than 340 Km, linking Lucknow with Azamgarh, Mau, Ghazipur, Faizabad, Sultanpur, Ambedkar Nagar and Amethi. Reportedly, the project has been executed at an approximate cost of more than ₹22,000 crores with an objective to propel economic progress in the far-flung areas of the state.


95% of the construction work completed at the Purvanchal Expressway

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Reportedly, Chand Saray village near Lucknow's Gosainganj will be connected to the Haydaria village in Ghazipur, located on National Highway-31 with this new road. According to reports, UP Additional Chief Secretary Awanish Awasthi apprised that all lanes of the expressway will be operational by August 15. Notably, the implementation works got postponed by a month but the officials are now making sure to get the facility commissioned as soon as possible.

Besides enhancing the road infrastructure, the new expressway will also help in fuelling development amongst the small towns. Reportedly, the Minister for Industrial Development in the Uttar Pradesh cabinet informed that around 95% of the construction work has been completed while the remaining will be finished in the current month.

Upcoming Ganga Expressway to boost industrial development

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It has been stated that the Ganga expressway works will also be accelerated in September. Reportedly, the ACS informed that the upcoming Ganga expressway would cover nearly 594 Km in length. Given the fact, that Uttar Pradesh is evolving as a hub of industrial investments, better and secure road connectivity has become the need of the hour. Interestingly, internationally acclaimed firms like Microsoft and Samsung are deliberating upon setting up their centres in the state.

The Ganga Expressway will traverse through 12 districts -- Meerut, Bulandshahar, Hapur, Amroha, Sambhal, Badaun, Shahjahanpur, Hardoi, Unnao, Rae Bareli, Pratapgarh and Prayagraj. While more than 80% of the land been taken for the latest establishment, specific interventions will be rolled out soon for the materialisation of further plans.

200 new teachers to be hired via the upcoming recruitment drive at Lucknow University!

The LU management will conduct recruitment for the posts of Professor, Assistant Professor and Associate Professor.

In order to fill the vacant positions across various departments, Lucknow University will soon roll out the plans for the induction of nearly 200 teachers and academics. As per reports, the varsity administration will conduct recruitment for the posts of Professor, Assistant Professor and Associate Professor. It is expected that the schedule for online registrations will be announced soon and the process will be executed in alignment with the May 2021 orders.

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Free medical aid to be provided to the underprivileged in UP under a new healthcare campaign

Any beneficiary linked to this scheme can receive free treatment worth ₹5 lakh at any listed hospital in India.

The state of Uttar Pradesh has launched a new campaign to facilitate free medical aid to the underprivileged. As per reports, the service has been provisioned for the people who are not covered by the security of the Ayushman card of Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (Ayushman Bharat) and Chief Minister Jan Arogya Yojana. A golden card will be issued to the beneficiaries, who can avail of zero-cost treatment worth ₹5 lakh at any of the impaneled hospitals in the country.

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10 special centres set up across Indore for focused vaccination of pregnant women!

These sites have been established at medical centres and hospitals where regular care is provided to pregnant women.

In a bid to boost the vaccination program in the city, the authorities in Indore have started a focused drive for pregnant women. Under this initiative, a total of 10 inoculation centres have been set up in Indore. While 5 of these shall cater to the residents in the rural areas, the other five shall aid in the immunisation of urban dwellers. Notably, these sites have been established at medical centres and hospitals where regular care and treatment are provided to pregnant women.

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Thunderstorm & rain in store for Goa today; IMD issues orange alert for July 30-31

Relief work to help those affected by the massive rainfall, is currently underway.

The monsoon spell has cast a widespread effect across Goa, washing the North and South districts with short spells of sporadic rains in the morning today. As per reports, these light to moderate showers will be accompanied by thunderstorms through the day. The showers may clock around 11.5 cm to 20.4 cm in rainfall in the next 24 hours.

As such. the IMD has also warned against very heavy downpour activity in isolated regions. Meanwhile, an orange alert has further been raised for July 30-31 amid forecasts of torrential rains.

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Mumbai Metropolitan region to get 1st data centre under Yondr-Everstone's $1 bn joint venture!

Hyper-scale data centres shall also come up across Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai and National Capital Region (Delhi).

In an attempt to boost the information technology infrastructure of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, a new data centre has been proposed under a joint venture of Yondr and Everstone groups. Reportedly, the two firms have collaborated on a $1 billion project for setting up hyper-scale data centres across different parts of India. The global developer, owner-operator and service provider firm, Yonder aims to scale up the connectivity through its partnership with the private equity company, Everstone.

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COVID testing marks a significant dip in Indore in the 3rd week of July!

The daily count of tests lies in the range of 7,000 to 10,000 while the state administration orders call for 10,000 daily tests.

After the second wave of the pandemic ushered unprecedented problems for Indore, the situation is gradually diffusing in the city. As per the latest reports, the testing figures have marked a significant downfall recording a 12% dip in the third week of July, as compared to the first week. Reportedly, the authorities stated that the sampling has reduced due to citizens' reluctance, changing weather conditions and fewer symptomatic cases at fever clinics.

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