After a construction phase of 1.5 years, Mumbai's Bandra Station gets a new footbridge

The construction work of the FOB's, skywalks and road over bridges (ROB) were completed while the lockdown was at place and with limited manpower and other issues at hand.

Last week, the Western Railway (WR) authorities set up a new six-metre-wide foot over bridge (FOB) which amounted to a cost of approximately 5 crores, for the ease of commuters at Bandra station. In a statement, WR authorities mentioned, "This new FOB will be of great convenience to passengers as it connects all platforms of the station including east to west through MCGM Skywalk on the west side."

The WR administration took to Twitter and stated, "New FOB commissioned at Bandra station enhancing convenience & safety of commuters. The six mtrs wide & 80 mtrs long FOB connects east to west & all PFs. Converting crisis into opportunity, six FOBs are opened since #lockdown on Mumbai Suburban, further strengthening the infra."

The CPRO of WR was quoted saying, "The new FOB is 80 meters long and its width is 6 meters. This FOB has been constructed at an approx. cost of Rs 5 crore. It is constructed at the place of Old Middle Truss FOB which was declared unsafe in the Audit report of the survey conducted by IIT Bombay. The work on this FOB was started after dismantling the old 4.5 m width FOB in April 2019."

Sumit Thakur, the CPRO, further added that this footbridge is the most heavily used FOB at Bandra station as it connects all platforms including east to west through MCGM Skywalk on the west side. "Hence, this FOB has been constructed adjoining to the existing 6m wide FOB, and now with the commissioning of this FOB, the total width of middle FOBs in Bandra has become 12m which will also help in maintaining social distancing even in rush hours." The construction work of the FOB's, skywalks and road over bridges (ROB) were completed while the lockdown was at place and with limited manpower and other issues at hand.

UP launches 1535 women help desks across all state police stations under Mission Shakti's wing

Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh inaugurated the help desks in the state on Friday.

Uttar Pradesh's domestic initiative to improve and secure women safety under the umbrella of the Mission Shakti campaign gains momentum as 1535 women help desks launch with immediate effect across all police stations in the state. These help desks have been set-up with the idea of easing women comfortability in sharing problems and approaching police personals who are usually men.

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COVID-19 treatment clocks 70% success rate with Remdesivir, plasma steroid combination in Goa

Goa to increase testing capacities to conduct 2,000 to 2,500 tests daily.

Obtaining a treatment strategy with the combination of antiviral Remdesivir, plasma and steroid treatment for COVID-19 patients, the state of Goa has attained a 70% success rate informed the Health Minister on Friday, and further stated that Goa will continue the successful treatment protocol along with a continually evolving arrangement to administer and treat post COVID-19 complications with a holistic approach and proper follow-ups.

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To mark RK Laxman's 100th birthday, Jaipur's Merry Lands School to install the 'Common Man' statue!

This iconic character has been an ideal representation of the dreams, hopes and aspirations of an average Indian.

To mark the centenary year of RK Laxman's birth, The Merry Land School in Jaipur's Malviya Nagar area has planned on installing the statue of one of his most popular fictitious character, the Common Man. This iconic character has been an ideal representation of the dreams, hopes and aspirations of an average Indian and this model statue will further commemorate Laxman's special connection with the city of Jaipur.

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Brewtiful Times in Lucknow are back with The Drowning Street's Beer Bladder Burst challenge!

This weekend, chug unlimited beer at The Drowning Street for ₹599 only.

Dear beer-lovers, book your date this weekend for The Drowning Street in Lucknow. The restobar has come up with an offer you just can't let pass- unlimited beer at just ₹599! But, here's the catch- you beer supply stops the minute you get up for a pee break. So, if you are someone who chugs beer like water and boasts of great bladder control, rush to The Drowning Street in Vibhuti Khand, Gomti Nagar and chug all that you can!

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A pall of gloom has descended on travel and tourism stakeholders in Rajasthan with the state Tourism Department indicating the world-famous Pushkar Fair is headed for cancellation this year in wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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