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Citizens in Lucknow will soon be able to book online bus tickets via UPSRTC's new mobile app!

The new UPSRTC mobile application is expected to bring in great convenience and ease for travellers

Facilitating a smoother and economical customer experience, Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) is coming up with a mobile application that will help people book advance tickets at an extra charge of ₹8. At present, passengers have to pay around ₹20 to ₹30 extra while booking seats through the official website of Uttar Pradesh roadways. Reportedly, this service will be made available to the public from January 2022.


ETMs to promote cashless transactions

In an attempt to promote cashless transactions, UP's transport corporation has ordered around 13,500 Electronic Ticketing Machines for its existing fleet of 12,500 buses. With the help of these hi-tech machines, passengers will be able to pay the fare through debit and credit cards while traveling. UPSRTC has partnered up with M/s Orion Pro Transit Solution Pvt Ltd- a Mumbai-based IT company to provide a smooth and transparent digital ticketing system for the next five years.

Furthering transparency in the system, these machines will be used to track the exact location of the buses along with the tickets and payment details of the commuters. Reportedly, to monitor these details, a command centre is being set up at the Uttar Pradesh Roadways Headquarters in Lucknow as well.

Service to start in Lucknow & Ghaziabad in 3 months

Reportedly, in the first phase, this service will be initiated in Lucknow and Ghaziabad within the next three months. Additionally, as per the Principal Manager of UPSRTC, passengers will soon be able to travel cashless in roadways buses of the state by booking seats through the upcoming application.

Purportedly, information regarding the cost of tickets, timetable and other facilities available at various bus stations will also be made accessible to the travellers through this application. As per the reports, under the ambit of the 'One Nation One Card' scheme of the union government, the facility of different transportation modes will also be available through the same card in the near future. Hence, the new UPSRTC mobile application is expected to bring in great convenience and ease for travellers by also reducing the booking price at the same time.

PWD to widen & repair road leading Chandrika Devi Temple from Sitapur Road in Lucknow!

Public Work Department will partner up with district administration and police department to conduct an anti-encroachment drive on this route as well

Soon the residents of Lucknow will be able to travel to Chandrika Devi Temple with ease, as the road leading to the temple will be widened and repaired by the administration soon. In an effort to facilitate easier and smoother traffic movement, the Public Work Department will undertake repair work on the road leading to Chandrika Devi Temple from Sitapur Road. Apart from the repair work, the authorities will also widen the 11.45 kilometre long road as well. According to the reports available at present, the work on this project is expected to start this month.

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Goa launches new 5-year electric mobility policy aims to adopt 30% e-vehicles by 2025

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IIM Indore & MP govt join hands to promote products made by self-help groups run by women

With this new project, Madhya Pradesh is working on its dream to become self-reliant very soon.

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​Small cities without zonal plans in Rajasthan may regularise colonies under 'Shahar 2021' campaign

Cities with less than 1 lakh population, not having a zonal plan will get relief under this meausure.

All cities in Rajasthan, even those that do not have a zonal plan, are likely to witness the regularisation of colonies on agricultural land during its six-month-long 'Shahar-2021' campaign. As per reports. the state is currently mulling over a proposal to generate lease deeds in about 184 cities here, that have less than 1 lakh population. Once passed, the order will bring relief to smaller cities that do not meet the High Court instated criteria for the process of regularisation, read reports.

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Upcoming cloverleaf road to ease traffic woes in Lucknow's Rajajipuram area

The road will be completed by March 2022 and will be made at a cost of ₹16 crores

In a bid to streamline intense traffic locks at the Alambagh-Chowk railway overbridge (ROB), the Setu Corporation has started the construction of a one-way road in Rajajipuram in Lucknow. This construction of this cloverleaf road is expected to complete by March 22, enhancing mobility for over 3 lakh vehicles that frequent the area. As per reports, the ₹16 crore project was approved and sanctioned in March 2021 only, however, could not proceed due to the second wave of coronavirus.

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Omicron enters Maharashtra as Dombivli resident tests positive

This is the fourth confirmed case of Omicron in India

On Saturday, a 33- year old resident of Kalyan-Dombivli tested positive for the Omicron variant of Covid-19. The man had travelled in from South Africa via Delhi. He is currently kept under isolation at a Covid Centre in Kalyan-Dombivli. He had earlier complained of mild fever but is now asymptomatic. This makes Maharashtra the third state in the country, after Karnataka and Gujarat, to have reported a case of the new variant of concern.

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Walled City's Heritage Walkway to get a facelift by Jaipur Municipal Corporation soon!

Jaipur Municipal Corporation has taken up the repair and beautification work of more than 120 dirty lanes of the Heritage Walkway

In an attempt to improve the appearance of the Walled City, Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC) has decided to undertake a beautification project of a selected number of lanes in the area. As per the reports, the civic body is working to repair and beautify more than 120 lanes of the famous Heritage Walkway. While the repair work was already set in motion earlier, the outbreak of COVID had put a barrier in its progress. With the work being resumed by the JMC now, this project is likely to conclude by February 2022.

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