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MMRDA aims to kickstart trial runs for Mumbai metro corridors 2A & 7 by May end

Trial runs for the 20 km-long second line of Mumbai Metro are likely begin by the end of this month

Mumbai's metro transport is set to receive a major boost soon as the MMRDA has decided to line up the trial runs for corridor 2A and 7 by the end of May. These will extend as the second phase of the metro-mesh in the MMR, connecting Dahisar East to Andheri East and Dahisar to DN Nagar, respectively.

As per the development authority plans, trail runs are likely to begin on May 26 along the 20 km-long stretch between Charkop Kamraj and Aarey Station, covering the two corridors. Reportedly, commercial runs along this sweep will begin by October and the entire line will be commissioned by the end of December 2021.


MMRDA attempts to meet infra-deadlines amid COVID spell

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority has slated the trial runs of the second metro line in the approaching week to meet the scheduled deadlines, despite the pandemic lockdowns, delays and resource crunch. A landmark achievement, these tryouts will bolster the vision of facilitating enhanced connectivity to the city residents.

Reportedly, the corridor length expands up to a stretch of 35.1 km, including 18.6 km of Line 2 A and 16.5 km of Line 7. In the initial run, only 20 km will be tested, where work has been already attained. All rakes commissioned on this line will have six driverless coaches, with up to 380 passengers potential, per coach. The stations along this primary score corridor will be able to accommodate eight coach trains. Meanwhile, the Metropolitan Commissioner informed that other construction work will continue on the remaining line and it will be included in the scope of trial as and when it is completed.

The MMRDA is supervising the implementation of the entire metro web in Mumbai, comprising of a vast 337 km mesh across the metropolitan region. Once fully functional, this system is believed to dissolve the congestion on roads and traffic in the suburban local trains to provide a hassle-free commuting experience to the Mumbaikars.

With mercury dipping to 4.5°C, Lucknow turns colder than Shimla & Dehradun!

As per the forecast by the Indian Meteorological Department, the cold spell, possibly accompanied by thundershowers is set to continue for the next two days in Lucknow

With the intensifying winter chills in Lucknow, the city marked temperatures lower than hill stations like Dehradun and Shimla on Tuesday. The maximum temperature of the city was marked at 12.2°C, which was around 3 degrees lower than that in these hill stations. As per the forecast by the Indian Meteorological Department, the cold spell, possibly accompanied by thundershowers is set to continue for the next two days as well.

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Finals of Syed Modi International 2022 to take place in Lucknow on January 23

The ongoing international badminton competition is taking place at the Babu Banarasi Das Stadium in Lucknow

The finale of the ongoing Syed Modi International 2022 is scheduled to take place on January 23 at the Babu Banarasi Das Stadium in Lucknow. Notably, this international level badminton competition was started on 18 January. After registering a win on Wednesday, Ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu and the Indian Open finalist Supanida Katethong from Thailand are set to clash in the quarter-finals. Read on to know more about the badminton tournament that is taking place in Lucknow.

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An inspiration for all, THIS 77-year-old 'student' from Rajasthan enrolls for 12 board exams!

Interestingly, this is not the first time Hukumdas has grabbed the limelight for showing dedication towards completing his basic education

With a firm belief in the saying that there is no age limit to learning, 77-year old Hukumdas Vaishnav from Rajasthan is all set to appear for class XII examinations this year. Interestingly, this is not the first time Hukumdas has grabbed the limelight for his dedication towards completing his basic education. Read on to know more about the inspirational real-life story of Jalore's Hukumdas Vaishnav.

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UP Elections 2022: Postal ballot facility to be rolled out for elderlies & COVID patients

Postal ballot box will be provided at homes to ensure that senior citizens, COVID-19 patients and the physically challenged persons are able to cast their votes in with ease

Uttar Pradesh State Election Commission has launched a postal ballot facility to ease matters for citizens. Amid concerns over rising COVID-19 cases, the EC stressed that their first and foremost objective is a 'COVID safe election'. The postal ballot box will be provided at homes to ensure that senior citizens, COVID-19 patients and physically challenged persons are able to cast their votes in with ease while ensuring that no citizen of India is deprived of their universal adult franchise.

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3,517 new cases reported in Lucknow on Wednesday

Nearing the 1-lakh mark, the active caseload in Uttar Pradesh has reached a total of 98,238 cases, as of January 19

With 3,517 new cases reported on Wednesday, the surge in COVID cases continues in Lucknow. This has brought up the total number of active cases in the city to 16,943. According to the daily health bulletin released by the administration, one casualty related to coronavirus was also marked in the city on January 19. Read more to know about the current status of coronavirus in Lucknow and other districts of Uttar Pradesh.

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With the completion of track laying work on the Metro Line 2A and Metro Line 7, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) is all set to start its commercial run for the public of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region soon. While MMRDA has completed the work on Phase 1(Dahanukarwadi and Aarey) of this project, the nodal agency awaits the clearance certificate from the Commissioner of Metro Railway Safety (CMRS) now.

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SGPGI in Lucknow issues fresh guidelines for consultations in OPD & IPD admissions

Apart from the RT-PCR, a negative TrueNat test report of COVID will also be accepted at the time of entry in PGI

In view of the rising COVID cases in the city, the administration of Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences has issued new guidelines for admission in the Outpatient Department(OPD) and Inpatient Department (IPD). As per the new rules, a negative COVID test report is mandatory for those intending to get appointments for consultations with doctors or admission in IPD. Read on to know more about the fresh guidelines now applicable at SGPGI in Lucknow.

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