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Mumbai Airport sets up a dedicated zone for COVID-19 testing of domestic flyers

Travellers arriving at Mumbai Airport from Delhi, Goa, Rajasthan and Gujarat will be tested for COVID019 at new-special zones

In an attempt to break the chain of COVID-19 transmission due to increased inter-state movement, Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) has created new, special zones to test all domestic passengers from Delhi, Goa, Rajasthan and Gujarat for the coronavirus infection. The airport authorities have stated that all travellers, arriving from these above mentioned places, will be directed to the test zone, located near the baggage carousel, to undertake the COVID-19 test before they leave the airport premises.


Stringent protocol to arrest COVID spread in Mumbai

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According to the order issued by the state of Maharashtra, preventive guidelines have been established to surveil domestic travellers at Mumbai Airport. This order states that passengers arriving from Delhi, Goa, Gujarat and Rajasthan are expected to either furnish negative COVID-19 test report, conducted by the RT-PCR method from any ICMR approved lab or undertake the test upon arrival in Mumbai. The CSMIA, in compliance to this edict, has set up dedicated test zones inside the airport to check the rising coronavirus infection in the city.

In the first two days of the implementation of this new directive, the Mumbai Airport Authorities had tested over 200 passengers, arriving from the mentioned source regions. A statement released by the Mumbai International Airport Ltd (MIAL) stated that none of the 200 passengers tested positive for COVID-19.

The Maharashtra government has exempted armed forces personnel and their families from undertaking the mandatory RT-PCR coronavirus test. This non-inclusion was authorised after the Indian Army informed that they are following strict COVID-19 protocols for all persons arriving at their respective military units.

Testing at Mumbai Railway Stations

In addition to flying passengers, the civic body of Mumbai, BMC, has initiated a similar protocol for passengers at 6 major railway stations in the city following the state established guidelines. In just a couple of days of this protocol, the BMC has tested over 23,000 passengers across the six stations. According to the information, about 13 people were tested positive for the virus and were immediately isolated at Covid Care Centres in the city.

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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