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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.

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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