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Western Railway to launch 8 more AC local trains in Mumbai from Monday; check schedule here

This new trains will boost the daily AC service frequency from 12 to 20 on the Western Line

Starting Monday, 8 new AC suburban trains will be added to the air-conditioned local fleet of Western Railway in Mumbai. These additional services will ply along the Churchgate-Virar corridor, amplifying the daily luxury train frequency from 12 to 20 services. The move is set to establish a better AC train network in Mumbai, boosting convenient train travel for all.


2 New AC locals at peak hours to stagger train traffic

The Western Railway on Friday announced that it will run 4 new AC services in the up and the other 4 in the down direction, from November 22. Two trains of this new fleet, one in each direction, will be deployed to stagger the crowds during peak hours. Notably, the additional AC trains will be scheduled at strategic hours to ensure maximum benefit to the people. Here's the train distribution:

In the up direction (towards Churchgate)

  • 1 slow train will run from Virar to Churchgate
  • 2 slow trains between Borivali and Churchgate
  • 1 slow train from Goregaon to Churchgate
The first AC service of the day will depart from Virar to Churchgate at 8:33 AM.

In the down direction (towards Virar)

  • 1 fast train from Churchgate to Nallasopara
  • 2 slow trains from Churchgate to Borivali
  • 1 slow train from Churchgate to Goregaon
The last AC services will leave from Churchgate to Nallasopara at 8:27 AM.

As per reports, two regular slow suburban services, between Churchgate and Bandra, will stand cancelled from November 22 to accommodate the new AC schedule.

Traffic to remain affected for 3 days in Lucknow on account of 'Swarnim Vijay Varsh' Event

Here's a list of route diversions in Lucknow due to the upcoming 'Swarnim Vijay Varsh Event'

Lucknow's traffic management system has been altered on account of the 'Swarnim Vijay Varsh Event', commemorating the golden Jubilee (50-years) of India's stellar victory during the 1971 Bangladeshi Liberation War. Set to be held at Vidhan Sabha on Thursday, this mega celebration will result in intense roadblocks in the heart of the city. As such, the Lucknow administration has devised two action plans, namely A and B, to avert any traffic inconvenience and regulate vehicular movements with ease. Check all route diversions here:

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Omicron in Rajasthan: 9 people in Jaipur test positive for the new COVID variant!

With 9 cases in Jaipur, Omicron variant of COVID enters Rajasthan!

On Sunday, nine people in Jaipur tested positive for the Omicron variant of COVID19. As per the reports, these residents of the Adarsh Nagar were found positive for the new strain of the novel coronavirus during the genome sequencing of the samples at the Sawai Man Singh Hospital. With these additions in Rajasthan, the cumulative count of this 'variant of concern' in India has reached 21 now.

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Indian Navy unfurls World's Largest National Flag in Mumbai

The exhibit coincides with Navy Day Celebrations

On Saturday, the Western Naval Command exhibited the world's largest national flag at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai. The flag overlooks the Gateway of India. This move is a part of Navy Day celebrations, and is meant to commemorate Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav i.e. 75 years since Independence.

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Amid Omicron scare, 5 new patients tested positive for COVID in Lucknow on Sunday

All patients are in home isolation & are being monitored through the COVID Command Centre.

Amid the rising fear of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, 5 new cases of Covid-19 (Older variants) have gripped Lucknow. This new tally includes three cases from the same household and a single independent case from Vibhuti Khand which record an inter-state travel history. Notably, one more case was detected in Indira Nagar. All patients are under home isolation and being monitored through the COVID Command Centre, added reports.

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PWD to widen & repair road leading to Chandrika Devi Temple from Sitapur Road in Lucknow!

Public Work Department will partner up with district administration and police department to conduct an anti-encroachment drive on this route as well

Soon the residents of Lucknow will be able to travel to Chandrika Devi Temple with ease, as the road leading to the temple will be widened and repaired by the administration soon. In an effort to facilitate easier and smoother traffic movement, the Public Work Department will undertake repair work on the road leading to Chandrika Devi Temple from Sitapur Road. Apart from the repair work, the authorities will also widen the 11.45 kilometre long road as well. According to the reports available at present, the work on this project is expected to start this month.

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Goa launches new 5-year electric mobility policy aims to adopt 30% e-vehicles by 2025

The 5-year plan will create 10,000 direct & indirect jobs in Goa's e-mobility sector

The Goa government on Saturday introduced its new 5-year electric mobility promotion policy to drive towards 30% EV adoption by 2025. Titled Goa Electric Mobility Promotion Policy 2021, the plan aims to create 10,000 direct and indirect jobs in the state, powering e-development. As per reports, the policy also aims to upgrade all diesel marine vehicles to enable a mix of solar and electric fleet, in line with the practices of sustainable energy consumption.

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IIM Indore & MP govt join hands to promote products made by self-help groups run by women

With this new project, Madhya Pradesh is working on its dream to become self-reliant very soon.

Working towards the goal of making women self-reliant, the Government of Madhya Pradesh has decided to initiate a unique scheme to promote the products made by women's self-help Groups, across the state. This step will help in the financial growth of these women. The administration has partnered up with the Indian Institute of Management Indore to provide assistance to the SHG women. Reportedly, the Panchayat and Rural Development Department had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with IIM Indore on Thursday, for the same.

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