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MMRDA redrafts Mumbai Metro Depot layout for seamless & smooth operations

The Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority has changed the location of 2 metro deports in the city

In a bid to draft a seamless layout of the Mumbai Metro operations, the MMRDA has realigned the position of two upcoming rake depots in the city. Reportedly, a meeting conducted on Tuesday finalised to cancel the proposed Line-7 Metro Car Depot at Airport Authorities of India lands at Dahisar. The design of Metro Line 9 will now be adjusted to install a shed at Raid Murdhe at Bhayanar, for Metro Line 7, 7A and 9, read reports. In addition to this, the Metro Car Deport for Line 5 has been moved to the Mauje Kasheli, instead of Kongaon MIDC for easier commute.


Mumbai's major projects get the go-ahead nod

In a review meeting conducted by the State Cabinet Minister for Urban Development Department on Tuesday, the MMRDA finalised a host of decisions regarding the several development projects lined up in Mumbai, including the in-principle approval and grants. Notably, the Comprehensive Transport Study (CTS – 2) Updation (2021-41) and Thane Traffic Impact Study report was also awarded the final go-ahead signal here.

Meanwhile, MMRDA has also taken charge to appoint a consultant to prepare a Detailed Project Report for the table flyover, linking Nariman Point to Colaba and Cuffe Parade. Construction work of this project will be conducted by a contractor, on the basis of the tender. This project is pegged to decongest the traffic on the interior roads of South Mumbai, providing better traffic amenities to the city folk.

BKC in Mumbai to witness commercial, residential & social upgrade

The Development Agency also approved the development projects at the plots located in BKC's G-Block. The land parcels will soon accommodate four commercial, three residential and two social amenities, added reports.

Besides, the work of establishing a concrete main and slip road from Mahim Junction to Dahisar Check Naka on Western Express Highway, along with the solidification of both the lines of the road from Sion Junction to Golden Dyes Junction, Majiwada, Thane was also green-lighted.

Reportedly the meeting was concluded after concerned dignitaries discussed the details of the Balasaheb Thackeray National Memorial that is set to come up on the campus of the Mumbai Mayor residence.

India to resume International commercial air services from December 15!

Notably, the passenger air services were suspended in March 2020, owing to the outbreak of COVID

After a gap of about twenty months, India is all set to resume international passenger air services from December 15, 2021, informed the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Friday. Additionally, as per the revised guidelines issued by the Union Health Ministry passengers need to submit 14 days travel details and upload a negative RT-PCR test report on Air Suvidha Portal before the journey. This announcement comes in time Omicron strain of COVID has been identified in South Africa recently.

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Lucknow University launches mobile application & other facilities for students & teachers

Governor Mrs. Anandiben Patel launched the mobile application along with a number of other facilities during the convocation ceremony of the university on Friday

In an attempt to upgrade its infrastructure, Lucknow University (LU) has launched a dedicated mobile application and a number of facilities for its students and employees recently. Governor of Uttar Pradesh Mrs. Anandiben Patel launched the application among other facilities during the convocation ceremony of the university on Friday. Additionally, open-air gyms have also been set up on the campus of this state-level university.

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Mumbai's Trans-Harbour Link to use 6x longer steel decks for construction

The 'orthotropic steel decks' will catalyse the completion of Mumbai Sewri-Nhava Sheva trans-harbour link project

The magnum opus Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL) is set to become the first infrastructure project in India to use the international fittings of 'orthotropic steel decks' for rapid completion. This equipment is about 6-times longer than the usual decks, ensuring the construction of a longer-spans bridge here, added reports. As per reports, the installation process of the same will begin in December with the MTHL project entering its complex construction phase.

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Ahead of the impending Omicron threat, Goa's tourism sector starts a vigil for 15 days

With air traffic returning to 82% of the pre-COVID post travel relaxation, Goa has retained its title of being the party capital of India

Amid the rising concerns of the new COVID variant Omicron, the tourism sector in Goa is closely watching its likely impact on the state. According to the president of the Travel and Tourism Association of Goa, all the development in this regard will be monitored strictly in the next 15 days to take necessary decisions ahead of the globally-acclaimed Christmas-New Year celebrations in Goa.

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​​MP's first medical device manufacturing park likely to come up at Ujjain

A 200-acre plot at Vikram Udyogpuri has been earmarked for the medical park for its proximity to Indore & Delhi Mumbai Expressway

In a bid to promote Madhya Pradesh's domestic health infrastructure, the state government is mulling over the establishment of its first Medical Devices Parks in Ujjain. As per reports, the move comes under the banner of the Union's 'Promotion of Medical Devices Parks' and is pegged to reduce the cost of medical devices here, promoting independent and affordable health provision across all districts.

Notably, a 200-acre plot at Vikram Udyogpuri has been earmarked for the medical park by virtue of its location, near Indore - the commercial capital of the state and the Delhi-Mumbai expressway.

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Central Railway to start 12 AC local trains on Mumbai's Harbour line from Dec 1

The new AC train services will operate between Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) and Panvel railway station

Starting Wednesday, 12 new air-conditioned suburban trains will be added to the existing local fleet of Central Railways on the Harbour line. Reportedly, these additional services will ply along Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) and Panvel railway station route. According to the General Manager of Central Railways, the first AC train service will start from Vashi to CMST, in the morning.

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RT-PCR test mandatory for all international travellers landing at Lucknow Airport

Check out the new travel guidelines at Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport here:

Amidst the rising concerns of a newly identified Botswana strain of COVID, inbound passengers to Lucknow will have to undertake a mandatory RT-PCR test at Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport from today. While all international commuters will have to take this test upon arrival, domestic travellers will be tested if found symptomatic after the compulsory thermal screening. As per the notification issued under The Epidemic Diseases Act 1897 and the Disaster Management Act 2005 on Sunday, this test will be conducted free of cost for all.

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