In a first, Western Railway employees in Mumbai & its surrounding areas to work in 2 shifts

WR has already established 2 new offices at Mumbai's Virar and Santacruz area.

Although we're being advised to maintain a distance of 6 feet, Mumbai's crammed public transport paints a different picture. Keeping that in consideration, the Western Railways on Monday, became the first-ever government organization to administer staggered office timings. As per reports, 22,000 railway employees will be working in two shifts- from 8 AM and 2 PM. The authorities are also planning on opening up 2 new offices in a week's time to solve transport issues faced by the staff. This will help in preventing overcrowding problems in its two existing offices at Churchgate and Bombay Central.


Only 10% of staff to work in each satellite office

WR has decided upon 2 shifts- the 1st one starts from 8 AM and lasts till 2 PM and the 2nd one will commence at 2 PM and conclude at 8 PM. Furthermore, WR has already established 2 new offices at Mumbai's Virar and Santacruz area and they are further chalking out plans to set-up 2 other satellite offices in Thane or Kalyan. Initially, concerns were raised by employees and different workers' unions about the safety quotient and travelling issues being faced by the staff.

This venture has now been undertaken to ensure that the employees of the Mumbai Division of Western Railways can visit the offices closer to their homes. This move is majorly aimed at reducing the load in local trains. Moreover, the WR had earlier had made a decision to run 150 additional services throughout the day. From the previous count of 350, now the daily number of trips have been increased to 500. Currently, each local train is carrying a maximum of 700 passengers as opposed to the former tally of 1200-1300 and WR is also running 506 local trains for essential service employees.

Mumbai notes a drop in covid cases; 1209 patients have gone home in the last 24 hours

Private hospitals which earlier had long waiting lists are now witnessing vacant ICU beds.

Mumbai is heading towards recovery on the covid front and at the moment, 804 confirmed cases were reported within 24 hours. In contrast to the reported number of corona victims, 1209 patients have recuperated within a day and gone back home. Within a span of a week, it has been documented that there has been a drop in the number of hospitalized patients who are infected by the virus. Further, in a pleasant turn of events, private hospitals which earlier had long waiting lists are now witnessing vacant ICU beds too, which has provided some relief to the city.

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Rajasthan schools might open from 2nd November for classes 10th-12th

Proposal to reopen schools await the state cabinet's approval.

Schools in Rajasthan may finally start from November 2, in a phased manner. All schools and educational institutions in the state have been under lockdown for the past seven months given the rampant spread of the raging coronavirus. Officials confirmed that classes for students from standard 10th to 12th are likely to start from coming Monday, in the first phase of school unlock.

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The Tourism Department of Goa has slashed down the beach shack license fee by 50%

The government has further approved the extension of the date of payment of the renewal fees and the new date is marked at December 31, 2020.

With the announcement of the much-awaited Tourism Policy 2020, the Chief Minister of Goa has also stated that the license fee for beach shacks has been reduced by 50%. This decision is in line with one of the most important demands of shack owners in the state, who had requested the authorities to waive off or at least cut down on the high license fees. The government has paid heed to the demand, as it is clearly a Herculean task to kick-start tourism activities without hearing out the issues of the shack owners. The government has further approved the extension of the date of payment of the renewal fees and the new date is marked at December 31, 2020.

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New anti-human trafficking police stations to come up in Lucknow & other districts of UP

This is a step to ensure safety of citizens by taking prompt and effective action in trafficking cases.

The capital city of Uttar Pradesh and all the other districts in the state will now boast of anti-human trafficking police stations (AHTU), which would keep a check on the trafficking of women and children. This is a step to ensure the ultimate safety of citizens and these stations will be taking prompt and effective action in trafficking cases.

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Recoveries surge over fresh COVID-19 cases for 2 weeks in Goa, Recuperation ratio zooms at 92.5%

Rate of growth of the coronavirus in Goa has been caught at 0.6%

The state of Goa is generating positive statistics with respect to the impact of COVID-19 on human health in the last 2 weeks now(October 12 to October 25) The daily tallies of recoveries in the state have exceeded the count of new cases for 14 days, clocking negative stats of daily active cases. This comes as a huge respite to the state of Goa which has accumulated over 42,242 infections since the outbreak on March 25.

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