Save up 10% on your daily metro travel in Lucknow with a Go Smart Card!

Further to make the services safer for the citizens who commute via the metro, the authorities are promoting the Go Smart Card for a contactless travel experience.

Lucknow Metro has come back on track since last month after a prolonged period of halt due to the coronavirus. In just about a month's time, this mode of public transport has been witnessing steady ridership, just like the pre-covid era in the city. Ever since its resumption, there has been a major emphasis on contactless travel, top-notch hygiene and ample of social distancing. Further to make the services safer for the citizens who commute via the metro, the authorities are promoting the Go Smart Card for a contactless travel experience.

Save up 10% on your rides & avail a FREE one too

The Go Smart Card will enable contactless travel amidst the commuters and cut short on the queues for the tokens, which would further save time and help in maintaining the required distance. This card comes with 10% savings on your total cost of each metro ride and your 11th metro journey will be absolutely free of cost. You can recharge your Go Smart Card online, thereby ensuring a safer travel experience as compared to the process of purchasing tokens. The metro travellers can also use their cards for generating tokens from ticket vending machines for their family members.

Speaking about the escalating ridership, the UPMRC MD Kumar Keshav, was quoted saying, "Today's ridership on 5th Oct. 2020 of Lucknow Metro is 16,976 passengers at 10 PM. Excellent work by whole Operations & Maintenance team. We will achieve full confidence of the people very soon."

The UPMRC is also making use of ultraviolet lights for disinfecting surfaces and installing touch-free foot pedals, to make sure that the highest standards of health and hygiene are met seamlessly. The station premises are being sanitised at regular intervals and the metro trains are sterilised twice a day. The on-ground operational staff are also equipped with gloves, masks and sanitisers, to arrest any spread of the contagious coronavirus.

UP's new export policy to boost the market potential of Lucknow & other districts

The state's contribution to the Indian exports is only at 4.55% per annum.

The Uttar Pradesh government is currently aiming to achieve a one-trillion-dollar state economy by drafting a new export policy to encourage such an endeavor, backed by functional businesses in the state. The new policy will be chalked to increase the exports from the present 1.20 lakh crores to 3 lakh crores annually, by extending several incentives to the exporters in Uttar Pradesh. In order to ensure that the export targets are met, the Uttar Pradesh governement is planning to focus on sectors with high potential.

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3 students from Indore have devised a UV disinfectant which works on edible items too

This UV disinfectant has already been tested and permitted by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Indore.

The need of the hour today, is sanitization and cleanliness because that's the only possible way to combat this contagious virus. So keeping this in mind, three students from Indore, Vansh Boradia, Narayan Pharkya and Priyanshu Airen, have prepared an Ultraviolet (UV) disinfectant, that works even on edible items. This UV device is exclusive and is termed as better than others as it can sanitize edible items; a feature which is missing in the others. This UV disinfectant has already been tested and permitted by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Indore, as stated by the pupils.

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Lucknow University to grant admission to all candidates, in these 2 Masters programmes

1st phase of counselling experiences hardships in filling vacant seats at LU.

The University of Lucknow has decided to grant admissions to candidates applying for Masters in Ancient Indian History and Masters in Yogic Sciences, irrespective of their performance in the entrance test. Pupils scoring zero in this examination will also be enrolled by the varsity, as the number of candidates who appeared for the test was even lower than the seats allocated for the programmes by the University.

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Casinos to re-open in Goa from November 1, check COVID-19 guidelines here

Casinos in Goa to operate at 50% of their capacity.

After being shut for around 7 months, casinos in Goa can finally start business once again, starting November 1. The Goa government has permitted casinos in the state to restart operations, which remained closed so far due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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State Organ Tissue Transplant Organisation to come up at SGPGIMS in Lucknow

Along with government institutions, the Uttar Pradesh SOTTO will also bring private hospitals under its umbrella.

The UP government has decided to set up the State Organ Tissue Transplant Organisation (SOTTO), a state-level body that will advance the process of organ transplant like never before, in the capital city. According to Additional Chief Secretary, Medical Education, "SOTTO that will come up at the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS), aims to formalize the system of organ and tissue procurement and its distribution for transplantation." The ACS further added that the body would also work to train the required manpower and towards the promotion of cadaveric (deceased) organ and tissue donation, which will make it convenient for patients who are in need.

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