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Mumbai local trains to shuttle faster with new modifications in tow!

The punctuality of local trains has nearly improved to 100% with the removal of permanent speed restrictions.

Mumbai's lifeline commute, the locals are set to race at a new speed with the removal of the permanent speed restrictions (PCR). Reportedly, the Western Railway has successfully removed various operation constraints on Mumbai suburban section to enhance the mobility and safety of the services. The railways claim that this move has improved the punctuality of trains from 95% in 2019-20 to 99.3% in 2021-22.


Local trains on Western Line to run 3.5 minutes faster

The Railways has removed the PSR of 20 kmph at Marine Lines station on the western line. This would save around 2 minutes per train or approximately 560 minutes in a day. The frequency of trains along the Bandra-Khar section will boost by 1.25 minutes with the removal of PSR of 60 kmph here. This will significantly save 307 running minutes of local services, read reports.

The speed at Crossover 145/146 at Dadar has also been doubled, from 15 kmph to 30 kmph for enhanced functionality. This will help to hasten the arrival and departure of trains on platform no. 6 at the station.

In another modification, the three-line crossover at Santacruz has been limited to a two-line system to enable a speed jump from 15 kmph to 30 kmph, for similar advantages. A senior official of the Western Railways has said that the relaxation of Permanent Speed Restriction from 35 kmph to 50 kmph on the harbour line has resulted in increasing punctuality of trains by saving 2 minutes per train.

Meanwhile, the shunting time at Mumbai Central has been reduced by 30 minutes. This move has come in correspondence with the extension of shunting neck for 25 coach new trains, the Chief PRO of Western Railway elaborated. This modification will help improve the functionality of local commute in the city, lining faster suburban train services at the public's disposal.

ISL defending champions Mumbai City FC to represent India in AFC Champions League 2022!

As per reports, the fixture dates of Mumbai City's ACL matches and the venue for the group stage games will be announced later

Mumbai City, the defending champions of the Indian Super League 2021 is all set to represent India in the AFC Champions League (ACL) 2022. The draw for the group stage declaring the names of all the contesting teams were revealed in an event in Kuala Lumpur on Monday, informed the club. Notably, the islanders have been placed in Group B alongside Al Jazira of UAE, Al Shabab of Saudi Arabia and the Air Force Club of Iraq in the upcoming ACL. As per reports, the fixture dates of Mumbai City's ACL matches and the venue for the group stage games will be announced later.

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Here's how the Kanpur Metro is making intracity commute safer in times of pandemic!

A boon for the residents of Kanpur, this metro system was inaugurated for public use on December 28

Taking public transport during the current circumstances is a big challenge, given that there is hardly any room to practice social distancing in them. While staying indoors is the need of the hour, there are many situations when travelling just cannot be avoided. And Kanpur Metro has come right in time to save the citizens from this ordeal. Not just safe from COVID but this particular mode of transportation offers safety in every aspect, and to each individual. Here's why the metro is ensuring a safer commute to the citizens:
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Here are the updated travel guidelines for passengers traveling to Mumbai from UAE

Travellers arriving from UAE spared from RT-PCR test & 7-day home quarantine in Mumbai

International passengers from the United Arab Emirates including Dubai arriving at Mumbai airport are no longer required to undergo a seven-day home quarantine or take the RT-PCR upon arrival now. As per a notification issued by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation on Sunday, the new directives will come into effect from midnight January 17. All the SOPs applicable to countries other than those in the at-risk category are now applicable to UAE, read reports.

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Severe cold & dense fog in store for Lucknow & other UP districts for next 3 days, predicts IMD

As per the prediction made by the MeT on Sunday, a 4-degree drop in temperature will be recorded in Uttar Pradesh in the next three days

Winter chills continue unabated in Lucknow as cold waves intensify in the northern part of India. Severe cold and dense fog conditions are likely to grip Lucknow and other districts in Uttar Pradesh for the next three days, informs the Indian Meteorological Department. As per the prediction made by the meT on Sunday, a 4-degree drop in temperature will be recorded in the state in the coming days. Read on to know more about the weather forecast of Uttar Pradesh.

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All educational institutes in Lucknow & other UP cities closed till January 23

Notably, the state government had earlier ordered the discontinuation of offline classes in schools across Uttar Pradesh till January 16

In view of the rising COVID cases, all educational institutes including schools and colleges have been closed in Uttar Pradesh till January 23. Notably, the state government had earlier ordered the discontinuation of offline classes in schools across the state till January 16. Extending the order for another week, the administration has directed schools and colleges to conduct online classes this week.

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MyBMC Assist WhatsApp chatbox launched in Mumbai; read on to know more about it

Mumbaikars can avail the services by messaging 'Hi' on 8999228999

Have you ever thought about how easy would life be if you could order your license on your phone, just like you order yourself a cuppa-noodles? Well, in a revolutionary move, BMC Mumbai has turned your once impossible dreams into a reality, with the launch of BMC’s Chatbox. MyBMC Assist is here to rescue Mumbaikars from the hassle of making multiple visits to the government offices by offering around 80 services at the click of a button.

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Covid Scare- Rajasthan shuts down schools, colleges; imposes weekend curfew!

The fresh guidelines are aimed at tightening restrictions on public movement and activities as cases of the covid-19 and its new Omicron variant are spreading rapidly across the state

In the wake of rising Covid-19 cases, the Rajasthan Government has announced the closure of all schools and colleges till January 30. Along with this, the State Government has also imposed a weekend curfew and has put curbs on the number of wedding guests, bringing the number down from an earlier 100, to 50.

Marriage halls found to be defying the norms are ordered to be sealed for seven days.

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