Giraffes, Zebras, White lions & Jaguars to be housed in a 'world-class' Mumbai zoo

The Veer Mata Jijabai Bhosale Udyan & Zoo is bound to witness addition of exotic varieties of fauna from around the world.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation is working on multiple projects to revamp the Byculla zoo as per global standards. In the latest set of developments, Mumbai's animal home, originally named Veer Mata Jijabai Bhosale Udyan & Zoo (VMJBUZ), will witness the addition of exotic varieties of fauna from around the world. The civic body has proposed to introduce Giraffes, Zebras, white lions and jaguars in the Byculla zoo.

New Animals to be sheltered in an extension facility around the zoo

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Five years ago, eight Humboldt penguins were brought to the Byculla zoo. After the penguins successfully adapted to the environment in the customized cold shelters created for them, the BMC has now planned on introducing more new animals. The current zoo area would be expanded to include a 10-acre land adjacent to it where the newly brought animals would be provided shelter. As per reports, the Byculla zoo has been given the status of a 'medium zoo' for a period till September 2022 by the Central Zoo Authority.

The Mumbai Municipal Commissioner asserted that the zoo would house more animals sourced from different regions around the world in a staggered manner. To facilitate the latest projects, the BMC has increased its budget allocation for the zoo development though the increment is marginal.

A string of projects to renovate the zoo premises

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According to reports, 10 new animal exhibits have been added to the zoo recently. A part of the bird aviary and enclosures for Otter, Indian Wolf, Sambar and Barking Deer and Nilgai and Four-horned Antelope are undergoing construction which is expected to be completed by the end of 2021. Additionally, the zoo would be gifted with a museum-like facility wherein models of Gateway of India, Sanjay Gandhi National Park, beaches, mangroves will be displayed. This attraction is supposed to be housed on the first floor of the interpretation centre and virtual tours will also be organised for the same.

With the introduction of the new animals, the zoo would surely garner greater audiences. In the future, Byculla zoo can become a model of inspiration for zoos of other metropolitan cities to follow suit.

Lucknow to house first-of-its-kind robotic parking facility in Chowk

Revamping the parking system, a robotic platform shall take vehicles to designated spots in this automatic facility!

In an attempt to reduce traffic snarls on the busy roads of old Lucknow, LDA is working on the establishment of robotic parking in the Chowk area. Being built on the land provided by the fire fighting department, this first-of-its-kind multilevel facility will change the parking system into a completely automatic process with magnetic cards, as stated by reports.

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Phase II of Mumbai's COVID vaccination drive: 29 Private Hospitals to now administer doses

Private hospitals, including Lilavati, Breach Candy and 27 others, have been turned into COVID Vaccination Centres.

Private hospitals in Mumbai have been inducted into the coronavirus vaccination drive, to meet the increased demands of Phase II of the inoculation process. Flagged off on March 1, the second segment of the COVID immunity drive aims to administer the COVID jab to all people over 60 years and those over 45 with specified co-morbidities. Further, 29 private hospitals, including Lilavati, Breach Candy and 27 others, under the authority of PMJAY, CGHS or State Health Insurance Scheme (MJPJAY), have been permitted to work as COVID vaccination centres here. Check out the full list below.

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Efficient & low-cost Metro Neo network to revamp Jaipur's local travel system

Slated to deployed on Bus Rapid Transit System(BRTS) corridor, these vehicles would provide an alternative of easy commute.

In a bid to restore the unused Bus Rapid Transit System(BRTS), the Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation Limited(JMRCL) is working on an initiative to introduce an environment-friendly light rail transport network on this route. Reportedly, JMRC has already submitted a draft to the Rajasthan state administration requesting it to grant approval for the project after evaluating the viability of the entailed provisions.

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Women's Day in Lucknow will be marked by Pedalyatri Cycling Association's cycle-walk-marathon

This Women's Day, Maanvi is also welcoming all women to come forward & share a slice of their life that stirs inspiration in others.

Celebrating womanhood, the Pedalyatri Cycling Association in Lucknow is bringing the initiative of 'Maanvi' to life. With the belief that every day is women's day, the programme focuses on health and fitness and is extending an invitation to all women in the city to be a part of a cycle-walk-marathon. To be hosted on March 7, the event will begin at 6:30 AM from the 1090 Women's Powerline Chauraha, so make sure to mark your calendars!

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Flipkart Marketplace to facilitate contactless grocery shopping in Jaipur

Flipkart Marketplace allows you to buy your supplies from anywhere at any time.

On Tuesday, e-commerce platform Flipkart announced that it will expand its grocery services to about 50 cities via the establishment of a 'Marketplace'. With this, the Pink City is all set to get its own retail unit that will ease the task of grocery shopping here. Additionally, the marketplace will also be available in Kolkata, Pune, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh and Mysore, among others. Reportedly, Flipkart aims to extend its reach to over 70 cities in the next six months.

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