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Police stations in Lucknow to be equipped with new CCTV cameras to ensure stricter vigil

600 CCTV cameras will be installed in 40 police stations for better surveillance in the city!

Standing true to its title of being the 'First CCTV City in India', Lucknow is all set to get new closed-circuit cameras to promote transparent operations in police stations. Around 600 CCTVs will be installed at 40 police stations of the Lucknow Police Commissionerate to keep strict vigil here. As per reports, this decision is part of the bigger plan, under which surveillance cameras will be set up at 1753 police stations, across various districts in UP.

Each police station in UP to be equipped with 15 CCTV cameras

The Uttar Pradesh administration has constituted a State Level Oversight Committee to ensure the arrangement of a bolstered CCTV security across all districts here. The programme has been designed to amp up the surveillance network of the state and equip each police station with about 15 cameras, instead of the present 4. The ₹300-crore project will extend for 3 years, where only ₹100 crores of the budget will be released annually.

The proposed cameras will have 18 months of DVR capacity, which will also record camera audio. The cameras installed as of now neither keep a DVR record nor capture audio, added reports. These advanced features will solve all complaints related to any ill-behaviour of the police with the common man, making them feel safer. Proper surveillance at the police stations will ensure safe and honest proceedings.

CCTV system of surveillance to kickstart by November

The CCTV upgrade scheme is pegged to thoroughly cover all premises of the police station and ensure round-the-clock surveillance. This step will make the police personnel accountable and even help in cutting down on several corrupt practices. All cameras will be linked to the police headquarters in Lucknow, where officials will be able to keep a track of all activities, via direct online footage.

The work of the installation of CCTV cameras is expected to start soon after the District Level Oversight Committee submits their reports to the state. As informed by sources, the system of surveillance of high tech cameras will kickstart operations all districts by November this year.

List of SOPs issued for colleges in Mumbai ahead of the scheduled reopening on Wednesday

Check out the details of the guidelines issued by the University of Mumbai for its affiliated colleges here

Degree colleges in Mumbai are all set to resume offline classes from October 20. Ahead of the reopening, the University of Mumbai has issued new SOPs to ensure safety for all staffers and students. Amongst various other steps, the college authorities have been asked to take ensure social distancing, follow the mask norm, and maintain hygiene. Read on to check out other details:

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LMC to fight air pollution in Lucknow with new anti-smog guns!

Notably, Lucknow Municipal Corporation had purchased 3 anti-smog guns last year as well.

Lucknow Municipal Corporation will deploy vehicles equipped with new anti-smog guns to combat the growing levels of air pollution in the city. The anti-smog guns will ensure proper visibility during the foggy season by improving the quality of air significantly and making it more breathable for the citizens here.

Notably, as per the World Air Quality Report 2020, Lucknow was ranked as the ninth most polluted city in the world. It has been reported that the level of pollution rises significantly during the winters due to the drop in temperature paired with high moisture content apart from other common factors. This deadly combination leads to the trapping of particulate matter in the atmosphere, thereby deteriorating the air quality.

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Sale & use of green firecrackers allowed in Jaipur & other Raj districts

The cracker ban is lifted in all districts, except the ones that fall in the NCR area.

In a bid to promote an ecological festive season, the Rajasthan government has permitted the sale and use of only green firecrackers, in all regions execpt those falling under NCR. Additionaly, the ban will remain in force in cities with poor air quality.

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Zero COVID fatalities reported in Mumbai on Sunday, for the first time in 20 months!

The latest development has brought in a new respite to the citizens and authorities alike.

After a difficult year marred by the pandemic, there is finally some good news for the people of Mumbai. For the first time since the onset of COVID on March 26, 2020, the metropolitan city has reported zero fatalities. While the city is already on the path to recovery with a decline in cases each day, the latest development has brought in a new respite to the citizens and authorities alike.

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New flights to ease connectivity from Indore to Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Delhi & Hyderabad from October 31

These flights are part of the winter schedule approved by the DGCA

As per the new winter flight schedule approved by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, 25 new flight services will be started to ease connectivity from Indore to Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad. The daily flight movement between Indore and Delhi is set to increase with the induction of 16 new flights on this route. 10 new flights on both Indore-Ahmedabad and Indore-Mumbai routes along with at least 8 other services between Indore- Hyderabad, will also be functional from October 31.

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Jaipur's Mridul Agarwal creates history by scoring the highest-ever percentile in JEE Advanced!

Reportedly, more than 30 students from Jaipur have qualified the Joint Engineering Exam this year.

Jaipur's 18-year-old Mridul Agarwal, who appeared for the Joint Entrance Examination Advanced (JEE) Advanced from the IIT Delhi zone, is the all-India topper this year. Bringing laurels to the Pink City, Mridul has created a history by getting 96%, the highest-ever percentile in the examination. Moreover, over 30 students from the city have qualified for this entrance examination this year.

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Put an end to your quest for steal deals & hangout places in Lucknow with KnockOFF!

Eat to your heart's content and save big each time, with unbelievable deals on KnockOFF

You must have heard stories and read poems about how people cross a thousand oceans and climb mountains to find love. But you don't have to go to any great lengths if the love of your life is food. All you've gotta do to reunite with your one true love, is go to your phone's App Store/Play Store and download the KnockOFF app. Easy right?

Eat to your heart's content and save big each time, with unbelievable deals on KnockOFF. So, if you are on the lookout for some steal deals today, at the most happening places in Lucknow, scroll away and take your pick:

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