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Hop aboard the Vistadome coach of the Mumbai-Pune Deccan Express to cruise along a scenic ride!

The Vistadome rakes will feature wide windows, glass tops and rotatable-pushback chairs to enhance the traveller experience.

Redefining train travel, the Indian Railway's Central Railway zone has decided to add a Vistadome coach in the Mumbai-Pune Deccan Special Train, which is all set to hit the tracks from June 26. It is for the first time that such luxury coaches will run along the scenic route, offering a scenic cruise to all travellers, between the two cities. As per protocols amid the COVID outbreak, only passengers having reserved tickers will be allowed to board the special service, in compliance with all SOPs and other safety norms.


Embark on a mesmerising journey through the bounties of Western Ghat

With wide windows, glass tops and rotatable-pushback chairs, the Vistadome coach of the Mumbai-Pune Deccan Express will screen the beauty of the Western Ghats on the Mumbai-Goa route. Presently, such luxury rakes operate only in the Mumbai-Madgaon Jan Shatabdi Special train. However, passengers will now be able to enjoy the experience of travelling amidst the Sahyadri rangers, passing a mesmerising route, shining in its monsoon glory.

The train will pass along the Matheran Hills, near Neral and Songir Hills, near Palasdhari, to the scapes of Ulhas River and Valley, near Jamburg. It will map along through the enchanting waterfalls and tunnels near the Khandala, Lonavla areas and the Southeast Ghat section, an official statement highlighted.

Seat booking available at PRS centres or website

Hitting the tracks from June 26, Saturday, Train No. 01007 Deccan Express Special will be flagged off from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus at 7 AM daily. It will run its course to reach Pune at 11:05 AM on the same day. The return journey will be tracked by Train No. 01008 Deccan Express from Pune at 3.15 PM, every day on Saturday. The train will park at the CSMT in Mumbai at 7:05 PM, on the same day.

Besides a single Vistadome coach, three AC Chair Car coaches, 10 Second Class Seating rakes and one Second Class Seating cum guard's brake van carriage, will be included in the train length. People can book their tickets from today, June 24, at all PRS centres or on the website.

No respite from winter chills in Lucknow; IMD predicts colder days ahead!

As per the prediction made by the MeT, a 4-degree drop in temperature will be recorded in Uttar Pradesh in the next three days

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New in Lucknow: Purple Foods is stirring up city's culinary scenes & how!

Purple Foods debut in Lucknow with their one destination, one stop eatery

Does your agenda this weekend include getting a meal and refreshing drinks with friends/family? Does it also include an argument where you can't agree on where to eat because that one guy in your group is always craving for kebabs, and your best friend wants nothing more than a mocktail to beat the day’s blues and you’d rather have a hearty burger and call it a day!

Well, Lucknowites, in that case, we’ve got news for you! Having marked their debut in the city that loves to eat, only last month, Purple Foods is synonymous with the most indulgent and diverse cuisines all under one roof. They are an instant word-of-mouth hit! An exciting eatery shaking up Lucknow’s culinary landscape by merging high-end food, with authentic familial influences and pan-relish cuisine. Turn over the menu to explore a map of taste-bud-Asia.

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A new Kashmir in town: Jaipur's first Kashmir themed restaurant!

Suman Raina, a Kashmiri Pandit, starts a Houseboat themed Kashmiri restaurant, Zarpar in the heart of Pink city, Jaipur.

Dine in (Dewan Khana) area in Zarpar restaurant

This weekend, explore a Houseboat themed Kashmiri restaurant, Zarpar in the heart of Pink city, Jaipur. Sounds fun, right? Well, it is exciting to visit a place that has been themed on one of the greatest cultures of India. Suman Raina, 45, a Kashmiri pandit, with an aim to promote her own culture in a different city, started working on this restaurant in May 2017. The idea of celebrating your own culture and tradition and making Kashmiris living outside Kashmir aware of their own culture forced Suman to start Zarpar.

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Mashup in Lucknow introduces an unlimited menu, which offers 50+ dishes @₹499/person!

Get your hands on unlimited food, fun & frolic at Mashup in Lucknow @ ₹499/person only!

While we're sure that Lucknowites have fallen in love with the bowling alleys at Mashup already, this posh cafe cum bar is now making an offer that we surely can't refuse! Get ready to be bowled over by the delectable delights at Mashup without burning a hole in your pockets as the folks here are offering an 'eat as much as you like' off their exclusive menu.

If you think that is all, it's only just half of the bargain. Continue reading to unfurl the details of this steal-deal that presents a wholesome mix of lip-smacking food menu with fun on the sides!

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Indian Railways plan to complete Indore-Dahod broad gauge project by June 2024

Ministry of Railways resumes work on the Indore-Dahod railway line project, targets completion by 2024.

Work has restarted on the 204.76 km long Indore-Dahod broad gauge railway line project of the Western Railways, Ratlam Division. The project was put on hold in May 2020. As of last month, the Railway Board has given permission to restart work on the project. The ministry of railways targets the completion of this project by June 2024. The railway line runs Indore to Dahod via Pithampur, Dhar, Sardarpur, and Jhabua.
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Kanpur's first indoor multi-sports  complex nears completion

Boosting the sports infrastructure of the city, Kanpur Municipal Corporation is coming up with an indoor sports complex at Palika Stadium soon

Under the ambit of the Smart City initiative, Kanpur Municipal Corporation is coming up with a one-of-its-kind complex in the city soon. Located at the Palika Stadium campus, this will be the first-ever indoor sports complex in Kanpur. With the completion of the Sports Convention Centre of Phase 1, this ambitious project is in its final leg of construction now. Read on to know more about Kanpur Municipal Corporation's sports project here.

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UP crosses 24 crore vaccination mark; over 68 lakh doses administered in Lucknow!

Uttar Pradesh scales new high and becomes the first state to administer as many as 24.47 crore doses so far

Accelerating the pace of vaccination in top gear, Uttar Pradesh has crossed the 24-crore vaccination mark. As many as 24.47 crore doses have been administered in the state, including 24.26 lakh doses on Thursday. According to the health officials, more than four crore doses have been administered since the start of January which means an average of about 20 lakh doses were being administered every day.

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