Indian Railways initiates first-of-its-kind Tetra-based MTRS for Mumbai local trains

All services plying from Churchgate to Virar will now use this new black box technology to enhance safety and punctuality.

The Indian Railways has commissioned an all-new Tetra-based mobile train radio communication system for local train services, plying from Churchgate to Virar, under the council of Western Railway. A first-of-its-kind technology, it will primarily focus on increasing safety and minimising delays by employing effective coordination. Launched on March 1, 2021, this Tetra-based MTRS has been installed in 200 cabs of 100 local rakes till now.


Lowest call set-up time made possible with Tetra based MTRS

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The Tetra-based mobile train radio communication system has been designed to improve logistical issues on the Western Line subsection from Churchgate to Virar. It will help create a network of communication between motorman or guard and controller or station master. This, in turn, will facilitate coordination between cabs and cab of different EMUs (electric multiple units).

The system's USP is its low-call set-up time- the lowest among all such communication systems in Mumbai. This paves way for bettered connectivity, promoting faster communication and improved coordination. This will help to identify the cause of delays and minimise them. Moreover, the safety of commuters will soar higher with the system in place, read reports

Western Railway to launch fully reserved, special trains to destinations across the country

Corresponding to this new development, the Western Railway Zone Authority has also decided to introduce fully reserved special trains to several destinations, across India. These will include passenger, DEMU and MEMU special services, read reports. Additionally, about 33 special unreserved trains have started to run 65 services since March 4, 2021. These too, will have a composition of the second general class, DEMU, MEMU coaches and will continue to ply until further advice from the competent authority.

Out of these 33, about 29 trains have been lodged under the passenger train category for the benefit of travellers. The remaining 3 trains will run as mail and express trains. While this will benefit travellers, opening alternate avenues of travel for them, the national transporter has urged all train passengers to comply with the COVID norms and protocols suchas wearing face masks and honouring social distancing.

Join hands with Knocksense Plasma Drive & help boost Lucknow's COVID-19 recoveries

Knocksense Lucknow's Plasma Drive is a volunteer registration programme for plasma donation.

Amid the high spike of COVID cases and staggered recovery due to the shortage of resources, Knocksense Lucknow has initiated a Plasma Donation Drive to boost coronavirus treatment across the city. As the name suggests, this is a 'volunteer registration programme' for plasma donation which will help create a database of eligible donors, who have recovered from the infection in the last 2 to 4 weeks. These details can then be availed by people in need, saving plenty of efforts in the hour of emergency.

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Essential vendors to receive COVID jab on priority in Jaipur & other districts in Rajasthan

Vegetable sellers, grocery store owners & people selling other essentials like milk, medicines will be vaccinated first

Keeping in view the steep spurt in COVID-19 cases, the Rajasthan government on Tuesday, issued instructions stating that citizens above 45 years of age, selling vegetables, milk, groceries and medicines, will be vaccinated on a priority basis. This resolution has been undertaken because the state is under a lockdown and those involved in this segment of essential services, might become super spreaders.

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Medicinal oxygen for COVID treatment is now available at Maurari Nagar & Talkatora in Lucknow

Oxygen carrying vehicles across Uttar Pradesh will now be monitored via GPS tracking.

On Tuesday, the Oudh Oxygen Centre in Lucknow conducted an oxygen supply camp for the benefit of several recovering patients. Several people from all across the city flocked to this centre at Talkatora Road, Mawaaiya Industrial area, to supplement their oxygen supplies amid an overall acute shortage. A similar drive was also held at Mauraru Nagar, easing the availability of medicinal oxygen; a major respite in these desperate times.

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Ahead of an expected surge in COVID-19 cases, Goa stocks up its oxygen inventories

The Goa Health Department is chalking out an elaborate plan to ensure oxygen availability to all COVID patients.

Goa is facing a scenario where its oxygen demands are set to double but this has only increased the efforts of the state government to supplement its inventory of oxygen supplies to meet the expected need, informed the Health Minister. Goa has also roped in government and private players in Karnataka and Kerala, leaving no stone unturned to ensure it is able to provide the prescribed medical treatment to all patients under the state's care.

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Indore distributes over 12,000 Remdesivir injections across MP to ensure rapid COVID treatment

Indore District Administration denies permissions to wedding ceremonies amid steep escalation of coronavirus cases.

A large consignment of Remdesivir injections arrived at the Indore Airport on Sunday, carrying about 125 boxes of the COVID treatment drug. This lot collectively made about 12,000 injections available for immediate use. As per the directives of the Chief Minister, the state is undertaking several efforts to ensure that there is an optimum supply of medicines and necessary resources for the treatment of coronavirus infected patients in affected districts. Consequently, the medicine boxes were airlifted from the Indore Airport itself, to ensure immediate availability across other cities.

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