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100-year old Chikhalwadi Chawl to be the first site for Mumbai's cluster redevelopment project

Decade-old Chikhalwadi Chawl in Mumbai to be converted into a 36-storey building soon

Furthering the development work in the city, the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) has issued a no-objection certificate to allow the much-awaited cluster redevelopment project of the 100-year-old Chikhalwadi Chawl in Tardeo. After waiting for about 20 years, Mumbai's first chawl is finally ready to be remodelled into a 36-storey tower, in line with the development control regulation 33(9) of cluster development.

Chikhalwadi Chawl houses about 100 families at present

Spanning an area of more than 1.54 acres, this maze of 12 chawls is located behind Bhatia Hospital in Tardeo, South Mumbai. At present, the dilapidated structure houses about 100 families, occupying houses of 180 square feet. As per reports, the builder, RR Chaturvedi from the M/s Shreepati Skies have received the green signal from a dedicated panel appointed by the state. According to the officials, one of the major road blocks in the redevelopment work was the rule of having a 18-metre wide road around the site. However, with the state approval to road with 12 metres of width for cluster redevelopment projects, this site received the nod to start the remodelling work on October 27, this year.

Owners to get a house with around 580 sq ft carpet area

As per reports, the owners of the chawls will get a house with around 580 square feet carpet area. Moreover, for tenements, corpus fund of about ₹6 lakh will also be paid to the possessors of the chawl. Besides, the chawl owners have already received an advance rent of one year from the builders as well. While the construction work on the site is expected to begin by next month, the project is likely to complete in the next four years, suggest the reports.

SGPGI in Lucknow to get a helipad; Air-ambulance service to begin soon!

As per the officials of Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute, this facility is aimed to boost organ transplant across Uttar Pradesh.

Augmenting the existing medical infrastructure in Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow's Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute (SGPGI) is all set to start air ambulance services soon. As per the official report, the administration has given a go ahead for this new facility and the construction of helipad is about to begin by 2022 January. Notably, the PGI administration has already filed a detailed project report for this upcoming facility.

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Eternal Hospital in Jaipur performs more than 3000 TAVI/TAVR procedures!

Notably, this path-breaking procedure was performed for the first time in Rajasthan in 2016, at Eternal Hospital.

Adding yet another feather to its cap, Eternal Hospital (EHCC) in Jaipur has managed to perform the highest number of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation(TAVI) and Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedures in Rajasthan. As per the officials, the hospital has performed this ground-breaking procedure more than 3200 times as of now. Notably, EHCC was also the first hospital in Rajasthan to perform this rare medical feat in the year 2016.

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Goa issues fresh guidelines for travellers in wake of Omicron rise

The new guidelines cover both Domestic and International passengers.

The Goa government has laid down new rules for domestic and international travellers. The tightened security is a result of the rise in cases of the Omicron variant of Covid-19, across the country. Previously, the government had issues guidelines that specifically applied to international passengers from the 12 'high-risk' countries.

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Traffic to remain affected for 3 days in Lucknow on account of 'Swarnim Vijay Varsh' Event

Here's a list of route diversions in Lucknow due to the upcoming 'Swarnim Vijay Varsh Event'

Lucknow's traffic management system has been altered on account of the 'Swarnim Vijay Varsh Event', commemorating the golden Jubilee (50-years) of India's stellar victory during the 1971 Bangladeshi Liberation War. Set to be held at Vidhan Sabha on Thursday, this mega celebration will result in intense roadblocks in the heart of the city. As such, the Lucknow administration has devised two action plans, namely A and B, to avert any traffic inconvenience and regulate vehicular movements with ease. Check all route diversions here:

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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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