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Lucknow, Kanpur & other UP districts to get free Wi-Fi facilities at 10 different locations!

It is expected that the scheme will be inaugurated in the first week of October, reportedly.

In line with its objective to ensure amplified internet connectivity across the state, the Uttar Pradesh government has augmented the scope of its program to set up new free Wi-Fi facilities. As per reports, free Wi-Fi services will be provided at 10 spots in the prominent cities while the smaller districts will get this facility at 5 different locations. It is expected that the Chief Minister will inaugurate this scheme in the first week of October, reportedly.


Cities with a population over 10 lakh to get Wi-Fi services at 10 spots

As per reports, Additional Chief Secretary, Urban Development, Dr. Rajneesh Dubey has already issued directives to the executive authorities starting work related to this project. Under this initiative, Wi-Fi services will be provided near bus stands, railway stations, courts, registrar offices, major markets, hospitals and other important locations. While cities with a population of more than 10 lakh will get Wi-Fi at 10 spots, the other ones will get 5 such amenities.

According to reports, the former plans entailed 5 Wi-Fi centres for the major urban agglomerates and 2 such facilities for the smaller cities. Now, the authorities have increased the count of proposed facilities, in a bid to provide enhanced linkage to the virtual platforms and resources. Reportedly, Lucknow, Kanpur, Agra, Aligarh, Varanasi, Prayagraj, Jhansi, Bareilly, Saharanpur, Moradabad, Gorakhpur, Ayodhya, Meerut, Shahjahanpur, Ghaziabad, Mathur and other cities will be advantaged.

Local bodies to sign contracts with the internet companies

Reportedly, the project will be implemented under the Smart City Mission. The ACS, Urban Development has directed district commissioners and executive officials to use the funds from the Smart City Project. In case of unavailability, the plans can be financed through the funds of local district bodies.

For this scheme, the local bodies will enter into contracts with the internet companies. Further, the officials will make sure that the services are available at a high speed and a report will also be prepared for the same. Once the upcoming facilities are set up, a range of benefits are expected for residents across different parts of the state.

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Omicron in Rajasthan: 9 people in Jaipur test positive for the new COVID variant!

With 9 cases in Jaipur, Omicron variant of COVID enters Rajasthan!

On Sunday, nine people in Jaipur tested positive for the Omicron variant of COVID19. As per the reports, these residents of the Adarsh Nagar were found positive for the new strain of the novel coronavirus during the genome sequencing of the samples at the Sawai Man Singh Hospital. With these additions in Rajasthan, the cumulative count of this 'variant of concern' in India has reached 21 now.

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Indian Navy unfurls World's Largest National Flag in Mumbai

The exhibit coincides with Navy Day Celebrations

On Saturday, the Western Naval Command exhibited the world's largest national flag at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai. The flag overlooks the Gateway of India. This move is a part of Navy Day celebrations, and is meant to commemorate Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav i.e. 75 years since Independence.

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Amid Omicron scare, 5 new patients tested positive for COVID in Lucknow on Sunday

All patients are in home isolation & are being monitored through the COVID Command Centre.

Amid the rising fear of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, 5 new cases of Covid-19 (Older variants) have gripped Lucknow. This new tally includes three cases from the same household and a single independent case from Vibhuti Khand which record an inter-state travel history. Notably, one more case was detected in Indira Nagar. All patients are under home isolation and being monitored through the COVID Command Centre, added reports.

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