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MMRDA plans to extend the Eastern Freeway in Mumbai with an elevated road project

This scheme has been undertaken with the rationale of providing easier and direct commute to an increased vehicular load.

As part of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) plans, the Eastern Freeway will be extended via elevated roads from the Shivaji Nagar end to the Ghatkopar signal. The elevated roads will traverse Kamraj Nagar and Ramabai Colony. A former plan called for extending Shivaji Nagar Road until Ghatkopar, but it was postponed because it would have destroyed mangroves. However, the project will now resume.



New development to cater to increased vehicular load

The Vilasrao Deshmukh Freeway in Mumbai, popularly known as the Eastern Freeway is set to get a new upgrade with an elevated road project on cards. The current route links South Bombay to Chembur via a 16.8 km-long road and once extended, the stretch will terminate at Ghatkopar. This scheme has been undertaken with the rationale of providing easier and direct commute to an increased vehicular load.

Reportedly, the Eastern Freeway has been built on the land acquired from the Mumbai Port Trust. The route was opened to the public in 2014 to provide a direct-mode travel facility from the central suburbs to the island city. Standing as one of the strongest pillars of the city's transit infrastructure, the Eastern Freeway has two northbound lanes and two southbound ones.

Meanwhile, the MMRDA is further deliberating over a tabled plan to build an elevated road from Ghatkopar to Thane. As per reports, this project has been proposed by the Minister for Urban Development and MMRDA chairperson Eknath Shinde to cater to the increased traffic in the said region. The MMRDA Commissioner has also backed the elevated road project, read reports.

Third train set for Kanpur Metro arrives in the city

Kanpur Metro is expected to start its commercial services by the end of this month

Adding to the existing fleet of the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation, the third three-coach metro train set arrived in Kanpur yesterday. Reportedly, with the successful completion of the trials undertaken by the Research Design & Standard Organisation (RDSO), Kanpur Metro is expected to start its commercial services by the end of this month. As per the officials, the fourth train set will arrive in the industrial city tomorrow.

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SAI Lucknow to conduct Women's Hockey selection trials for NCOE on Dec 6 & 7

As per the notification issued by the Sports Authority of India, girls aged between 14 and 18 can apply for this selection trial

The Sports Authority of India (SAI) is all set to conduct countrywide selection trials of the Women's hockey team for National Centre Of Excellence (NCOE) this month. As per the report, the trial will be organised at Netaji Subhas Regional Centre, SAI in Lucknow on December 6 and 7, 2021. In line with the existing COVID scenario, a negative RT-PCR report, not older than 72 hours is mandatory to enter the premises. Read on to know the other details of the upcoming women hockey selection trial for NCOE.

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Mumbai-Nashik local train to facilitate better connectivity within Maharashtra soon!

If approved in the trial run this month, the Nashik-Kalyan Main Electrical Multipurpose Unit (MEMU) local train service will be launched by the new year

Good news for the residents of Mumbai as after a long wait the Nashik-Kalyan Main Electrical Multipurpose Unit (MEMU) local train service has finally been approved by the authorities now. As per the reports, if the Mumbai-Nashik local gets a positive report at the trial run this December, it will be launched by the new year. With the addition of a local train on this route, the Indian Railway aims to boost intrastate connectivity in Maharashtra.

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Goa issues guidelines for foreign travellers amid Omicron concerns

The move comes in light of surge in global Covid cases because of the new variant

On Tuesday, the Goan Government issued guidelines for all international passengers coming to the state. To prevent the spread of the Omicron virus, the passengers will have to undergo mandatory RT-PCR testing and self-isolation.

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IMD issues 'yellow alert' in Mumbai amid forecasts of heavy rains on Wednesday

These showers are likely to extend for the next 24 hours in Mumbai

Mumbai, Thane and Palghar woke up to isolated light showers accompanied by low temperature on the first day of December. As per reports, the IMD has issued a yellow alert in these regions for Wednesday amid forecasts of a moderate to isolated heavy monsoon spell through the day.

According to the MeT department, these unseasonal rains have been spurred due to western disturbances, intensified by a low-pressure area over the east-central Arabian Sea off Maharashtra. These showers are likely to extend until Thursday, added reports.

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New Action Plan launched to combat the threat of Omicron in UP

According to the plan, RT-PCR tests will be conducted on all passengers travelling from abroad, and their samples will be sent for genome sequencing

A special team of doctors and health experts, that had been formed during the second wave of Covid-19, has now formed a new action plan to prevent the spread of the new Omicron variant in Uttar Pradesh. As part of the plan, the team of doctors from the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGI), Lucknow, has come up with precautions that the state needs to take, after taking into account the new variant's effects post-vaccination.

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11 new AC e-buses to run between Rajajipuram & Deva Sharif in Lucknow from December 1

These new e-buses will be available at a gap of every 15-30 minutes

Public transportation in Lucknow is undergoing a change with the introduction of a new fleet of e-buses. These zero-emission buses are also being run on new routes in the city, boosting connectivity and making daily commute, a hassle-free task for the locals. Starting December 1, citizens will be able to catch the new AC e-buses while traveling from Rajajipuram to Deva Sharif. A total of 11 such buses will be plying on this route and travellers can catch one every 15-30 minutes.

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