Soon drones might be used in Lucknow & 5 other districts of UP to enforce & monitor covid norms

The Allahabad HC has ordered the authorities to closely monitor the wearing of masks for at least the next 30 days.

The Uttar Pradesh government has been directed by the Allahabad High Court to ensure strict monitoring and mandatorily enforce the rule of wearing face masks in six districts of UP, which have been the most affected by COVID-19. The HC on Tuesday said that the crowded areas should be monitored in these districts 24x7, with drone cameras. A division bench of Justice Siddharth Verma and Justice Ajit Kumar, which is keeping an eye on the government's preparedness to deal with the pandemic, said that a similar campaign should be conducted in Lucknow, Ghaziabad, Meerut, Kanpur, Prayagraj and Gautam Buddha Nagar.

Authorities to closely monitor the wearing of masks for at least the next 30 days

The Allahabad HC has ordered the concerned authorities to closely monitor the wearing of masks for at least the next 30 days, given that the COVID-19 cases in the state are again on a rise. Additionally, the order which prohibits the selling of food and drinks in the open, will remain in action for the next six weeks.

Prayagraj Senior Superintendent of Police, Shrestha Tripathi, who appeared in the High Court, said that a team of four constables has been formed to keep a continuous check on the situation. The police force will report to the police station in-charge every four hours and the court has even asked all the officials to monitor the list of constables through mobile phones.

The court even spoke to ICMR's Dr. Nivedita Gupta, through video conferencing about the availability of the corona vaccine and it has been assured that the vaccine would be available in the near future. The next date of hearing has been fixed for December 3.

Flipkart Marketplace to facilitate contactless grocery shopping in Jaipur

Flipkart Marketplace allows you to buy your supplies from anywhere at any time.

On Tuesday, e-commerce platform Flipkart announced that it will expand its grocery services to about 50 cities via the establishment of a 'Marketplace'. With this, the Pink City is all set to get its own retail unit that will ease the task of grocery shopping here. Additionally, the marketplace will also be available in Kolkata, Pune, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh and Mysore, among others. Reportedly, Flipkart aims to extend its reach to over 70 cities in the next six months.

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Auto-rickshaw & taxi rides get costlier in Mumbai

Commuters in Mumbai will now have to pay a minimum fare of ₹21 & ₹25 for all CNG-run auto-rickshaws and taxis, respectively.

The base fare of all CNG-run public commute vehicles, taxis and autorickshaws has witnessed a hike of ₹3 in Mumbai. The decision was finalised in a meeting of the MMRTA last week, chaired by the State Transport Secretary. Effective from Monday, March 1, the minimum rate of travel has been hiked after 6 years in Mumbai and was long overdue, commented the State Transport Minister. Previously, a hike in the base fare was implemented on June 1, 2015.

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Lucknow, the party's just getting started! FREE drinks for all on Munick's 3rd anniversary on March 3

Munick is all set to make a statement with the most vibrant celebration ever and you've gotta be here to be a part of it.

Lucknowites, get ready to party at the town's biggest celebration at Munick Bistro and Bar this Wednesday! It's Munick's 3rd birthday and the frolic here is calling out to all you party heads to have a night of 'high spirits'. Up for grabs is a deal that looks too good to be true, but hey! It is actually happening. Our favourite Bavarian bistro will be serving FREE drinks to all on March 3 and with DJ Neit's catchy music, you sure are to sway all through the night.

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Mumbai's Central Railway Authority has raised the cost of platform tickets to ₹50, in a bid to avoid overcrowding in the premises. The change will be applicable only at the key stations of the suburban train network, that witness heavy footfalls daily. As per reports, the heightened prices have been in effect since February 24 in view of the unprecedented spike in cases, soon after the resumption of local train services for all. The prices shall remain in force until June 15, this year.

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Linking 31k Gram Panchayats to optical fibre, UP expands internet cover in remote regions

The project comes with an objective to equip 58,194 gram panchayats in 75 districts with optical fibre by December 31, 2022.

Renovating the internet facilities at the grassroots, the Uttar Pradesh government has successfully provided high-speed connectivity to 31,149 gram panchayats across the state, under the National Broadband Mission. Linking them with optical fibre, the authorities have ensured a seamless flow of internet services in far-flung regions of the state. Additionally, it is proposed that 14,100 more panchayats shall be connected to internet broadband in the next 2 months.

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