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International flyers landing in Mumbai exempted from quarantine if fully vaccinated!

This rule exclusively applies to international passengers whose destination is Mumbai.

International air travellers arriving in Mumbai will now be absolved from the mandatory institutional quarantine directive, if fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 contagion. According to a tweet by Air India Express, this rule exclusively applies to passengers who have taken both the doses of COVID vaccine and have landed in the city Maximum City. Inspired by 'vaccination passports', this move focuses on strengthening the immunization drive across the state and beyond.

Wait period between two Covishiled doses nixed for particular beneficiaries

The arriving flyers will need to produce both of their vaccine certificates and a self-declaration form at the airport, to take advantage of the new relaxation. Along with this rule for international travellers, the authorities have also announced that Delhi-bound domestic air travellers from Maharashtra will no longer have to carry a negative RT-PCR report. The test compulsion was put into effect in April 2021 for travellers from Maharashtra, owing to the surging second COVID wave in the state.

Reportedly, the Union Health Ministry had written to the states, seeking relaxations for some particular segments including Olympic participants and students travelling overseas for academic purposes. The ministry had requested the concerned authorities to administer the second dose of Covishield to such beneficiaries in an expedited manner while nixing the 12-16 week gap between the two. Further, the Health Ministry had also conveyed the SOPs (standard operating procedure) to the states, for administering the second dose of the coronavirus vaccine.

Drawing inspirations from the notion of 'vaccine passports', this indemnity aims at fostering confidence amid long-distance passengers pertaining to their safety and easing travel anxiety, in light of the current scenario. This move might also persuade other citizens to get inoculated against the virus, as it will corroborate their unhindered movement, be it for interstate or abroad travel.

Mumbai COVID update

As of June 14, Mumbai has recorded 530 confirmed coronavirus patients and the recoveries have been pegged at 464, which has brought down the city's active case tally to 39. Within the last 24 hours, the city has even witnessed 19 fatalities. It is also to be noted that 81,985 vaccine doses were administered yesterday, furthering the immunization drives and the ultimate goal of wiping out the pandemic.

Sea Tourism is all set to sail in Mumbai with a host of new projects in the pipeline

Mumbai to get the world's longest sea ropeway & an int'l cruise terminal, among other amenities soon!

In a bid to foster multimodal connectivity across the city, the Mumbai Port Trust has tabled a bunch of projects to ensure bolstered infrastructure growth here. Proposed under the banner of the Gati Shakti Scheme, these plans aim to link two key features of the agenda, i.e cargo and sea tourism and build new amenities for the same. Reportedly, the installation of an Internation Cruise Terminal, a waterfront, a ro-pax terminal and the world's longest sea ropeway, among other provisions, are included within its scope.
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Mumbai's iconic Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus gets an all-new  'Restaurant on Wheels'

The fine-diner has been set up using a discarded rail coach.

Mounted on the rails leading to the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) in Mumbai, an all-new 'Restaurant on Wheels' is here to win hearts and bellies of passengers and locals alike. Launched by the Central Railway, the exquisite fine-diner is a revamped discarded rail coach that promises to offer a unique experience to its patrons. As per railway officials, the Restaurant on Wheels aims to become a popular landmark eatery in South Mumbai, with its one-of-a-kind 'rail themed' setting and ambiance.

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Vintage Machine's 'Inferno Episode 1' is going live in Lucknow this Friday!

Backed by the Rude Box Entertainment, this lit event is bringing you the coolest DJ line up

A buzzing Friday night is on the cards for you all partyholics in town as Inferno Episode 1 is going live at the Vintage Machine in Lucknow on October 22. Backed by the Rude Box Entertainment, this lit event is bringing you the coolest DJ line up and trust us, it's all you need to let down your hair and welcome the weekend! Get ready to groove and have fun, for a chance like this might not knock on your door any time soon again!

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Mumbai's Sion Flyover to remain shut on weekends till January 9, 2022 due to repair work

Check out the alternate routes chalked out by the Mumbai Traffic Police here.

The Mumbai Traffic Police on Friday announced that the Sion flyover will remain closed every weekend, for the next three months, due to the repair work undertaken by the Maharashtra State Roads Development Corporation (MSRDC). The vehicle shutdown here will be clocked from 10 PM on Saturday to 6 AM on Monday, till January 9, 2022. Several route diversions have been put in place by the city traffic police department to allow an unhindered automobile movement during the closure, added reports. Check all alternate track here:

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Amusement parks in Maharashtra to open for visitors from Oct 22nd

Here's a detailed report of all services that have been unlocked in the state so far

After allowing cinema halls and theatres to restart services, the govt has now permitted dry amusement parks in Maharashtra to reopen, Friday onwards. The administration on Monday decided to reopen all dry amusement parks in the state from October 22 after a detailed discussion with the state COVID Task Force and Children's Task Force. Additionally, shops and restaurants have also been granted longer working hours now. Read on to know more about the orders.

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As per new orders by Kanpur Municipal Corporation, citizens will now have to inform the authorities before bringing home a pet. Those failing to do so will have to pay a hefty fine of ₹1200, irrespective of breed and size. The Municipal Corporation is also planning to bring pet clinics under the purview of the license.

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Newly launched e-buses to connect Lucknow to nearby rural areas from October 25

The fares for the e-buses will range from ₹5 for 3 km to ₹37 for more than 25 km

The newly launched electric buses in the city will ply on a new route, connecting Lucknow to the rural areas around, starting October 25. This will be the first time that such a service will be deployed in these areas, wherein commuters will be able to travel to and from the city, in the comfort of new state-of-the-art e-buses. The trials for the same are currently underway.

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