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Saturday weekend curfew eased in Lucknow, Kanpur & other UP districts

All businesses in the city can now operate from 6 AM to 10 PM

In a new set of guidelines issued by the state administration on Wednesday, the weekend lockdown in Uttar Pradesh has been relaxed. As per the new directives, curfew will only be applicable on Sundays and public movement will be allowed on Saturdays. All businesses in UP are now permitted to operate from 6 AM to 10 PM (Monday-Saturday), in line with the pandemic safety protocols.


Don't lose guard against the pandemic!

The Home Department of Uttar Pradesh has released an order which realigns COVID curbs and relaxations in Lucknow, Kanpur and other districts here. This decision has been finalised based on the CM's directive to the Home agency to structure new guidelines as per the present-day status of the COVID spread.

It may be noted that the threat of the pandemic has not subsided and relevant precautionary measures still need to be adhered to. The public must wear a mask and maintain social distancing at all times in public spaces. Frequent sanitisation and caution to hygiene are the need of the hour. Besides, eligible beneficiaries are encouraged to get their vaccination as soon as possible to prevent the threat of an infection resurgence - in the form of a 'third wave'.

India to resume International commercial air services from December 15!

Notably, the passenger air services were suspended in March 2020, owing to the outbreak of COVID

After a gap of about twenty months, India is all set to resume international passenger air services from December 15, 2021, informed the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Friday. Additionally, as per the revised guidelines issued by the Union Health Ministry passengers need to submit 14 days travel details and upload a negative RT-PCR test report on Air Suvidha Portal before the journey. This announcement comes in time Omicron strain of COVID has been identified in South Africa recently.

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Lucknow University launches mobile application & other facilities for students & teachers

Governor Mrs. Anandiben Patel launched the mobile application along with a number of other facilities during the convocation ceremony of the university on Friday

In an attempt to upgrade its infrastructure, Lucknow University (LU) has launched a dedicated mobile application and a number of facilities for its students and employees recently. Governor of Uttar Pradesh Mrs. Anandiben Patel launched the application among other facilities during the convocation ceremony of the university on Friday. Additionally, open-air gyms have also been set up on the campus of this state-level university.

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Mumbai's Trans-Harbour Link to use 6x longer steel decks for construction

The 'orthotropic steel decks' will catalyse the completion of Mumbai Sewri-Nhava Sheva trans-harbour link project

The magnum opus Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL) is set to become the first infrastructure project in India to use the international fittings of 'orthotropic steel decks' for rapid completion. This equipment is about 6-times longer than the usual decks, ensuring the construction of a longer-spans bridge here, added reports. As per reports, the installation process of the same will begin in December with the MTHL project entering its complex construction phase.

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Ahead of the impending Omicron threat, Goa's tourism sector starts a vigil for 15 days

With air traffic returning to 82% of the pre-COVID post travel relaxation, Goa has retained its title of being the party capital of India

Amid the rising concerns of the new COVID variant Omicron, the tourism sector in Goa is closely watching its likely impact on the state. According to the president of the Travel and Tourism Association of Goa, all the development in this regard will be monitored strictly in the next 15 days to take necessary decisions ahead of the globally-acclaimed Christmas-New Year celebrations in Goa.

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​​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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