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On Friday, BEST announced that all its buses will run at a 'maximum of 15 minutes' frequency from September 1. This decision stems from the regular complaints filed by daily commuters, who had to wait for 30-45 minutes to catch a bus, during peak hours and monsoon season. As such, around 26,000 bus services will be operational in Mumbai at the fixed interval, the BEST general manager stated.

Mumbai buses to run at a 3-15 minute frequency

Taking note of the regular commuter grievance, the Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport has decided to maintain a maximum of 15-minute frequency of buses on all routes in Mumbai. As per reports, the general manager of the city transport service has directed all employed drivers, conductors, bus inspectors and senior officers to keep the fixed interval in order. Departmental action will be taken against the officials who violate the norm, without a genuine reason, he added.

Besides incidents of thick traffic jams or natural hindrances, such as floods, all BEST buses in Mumbai will soon run on a 3-15 minute interval. For this, the transport authority will also initiate planned rationalisation of bus routes and depot management, deployment of buses through live tracking from the Wadala control room. Further, all work related to vehicle repairs and maintenance will be put on a fast track to ensure maximum fleet on the roads.

As per reports, the BEST will also ensure the practice to not line up buses back to back at any stop, to prevent services from reaching at almost the same time, at a particular stop on any route. For this, bus inspectors will be provided with gadgets to intimate the control room about crowing at any bus stop.

Proposal for special bus lanes in Mumbai

Meanwhile, the general manager of the BEST is also working to introduce dedicated bus lanes in Mumbai. For this, several agencies of the metropolis, such as BMC, traffic police and RTO will have to fuse efforts and work in coordination. Dedicated corridors or lanes are a fix for heavy traffic snarls which may cause delays in the bus frequency.

On this line, the experts from the Mumbai Mobility Forum will approach BEST with a proposal for special lanes on traffic-prone routes here. These will include the Western Expressway, Haji Ali, the route between Priyadarshini and the stretch from Kandivali to Haji Ali via the sea link.

The Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS) in Lucknow has started two new facilities for patients suffering from haemophilia and leukaemia. The Haemophilia Physiotherapy Unit and a new ward for Peripherally Inserted Central Cannula (PICC) Line Care Centre have been set up in the Department of Haematology of this institute. As per reports, the PICC centre is built to facilitate painless chemotherapy of leukaemia patients.

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Add more sweetness to your Diwali celebrations with a Delicacy Box from The Hazelnut Factory

This Diwali indulge in the sweetness of a new range of sweets by THF in Lucknow

The Diwali season has already got our hearts craving for those festive munchies and we've yet again traced our steps to The Hazelnut Factory to satiate those sweet-tooth cravings! Well, being the patisserie genius it is, THF has curated a brand new mithai collection, and we're all excited to try the new flavours. These sweet delights by THF, packed in new and elegant boxes make for a perfect Diwali gift for your loved ones!

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Festive shopping can be a hectic task when your checklist is huge and you don't know where to get all that good stuff from. Easing matters for you, we've curated a list of stores in Hazratganj that have the best collections of festive footwear, funky jewellery, clothing and other accessories. Since Diwali and Karva Chauth are just around the corner, you shouldn't be wasting any more time thinking and head straight to these stores to shop from a wide range of collections.

With oxidised and fashion jewellery straight from Colaba and Bandra, Kolapuris from the south and much more, you can expect the best of collections while venturing out on this retail therapy session!

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MMRDA finally launches the last I-girder of the Mumbai Metro Corridor 2A

The MMRDA will now begin the task of laying tracks on Metro 2A.

Touching a big milestone, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has completed the viaduct work along the entire 18.5km pass of Metro 2A. The development agency will now move towards laying of track along with the DN Nagar - Link Road - Dahisar route. The feat has catapulted the Mumbai Metro 2A corridor closer to completion, ushering good news for commuters.

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Be the first to have a Smart Solar Home in Lucknow with HomeScape by Amplus Solar

After all, nothing but the best will work for your homes in Lucknow.

You set the standard. What you choose today, becomes the benchmark tomorrow. Such as the stunningly innovative HomeScape by Amplus Solar. A solar solution created for peak performance and long-term savings, moreover designed to suit your aesthetics. After all, nothing but the best will work for your homes in Lucknow.

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Pre-book your seats to watch the IND vs PAK World Cup Match at The Oasis in Lucknow!

There is NO CAP on how many people you bring to The Oasis screening on a single booking

If your jam song every cricket season is the iconic #MaukaMauka, The Oasis in Lucknow has got a full toss deal for you! Catch the best of the ICC IND vs PAK T-20 World Cup match this October 24, with a special live screening, an array of finger-licking food and crazy fun here! It's time to pump up the adrenaline and cheer your hearts out for this steal deal is all you need to sort your Sunday plans!

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This Karwa Chauth, add a gem to your jewellery collection by SMSJ in Lucknow

Get your hands on their latest collection to add sparkle to your festive look!

With a legacy of almost 4 decades, Swarn Manjhusha Subhash Jewellers is one of the most trusted jewellery brands in Lucknow. With a wide range of diamond jewellery collections and unparalleled craftsmanship, the brand has carved a unique identity for itself in the city and how! Keeping up with the contemporary, SMSJ has now notched things upwards and forwards with their new Karwa Chauth catalogue, perfect for those who're prepping up for a glam-festive look!

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