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Increased private cab fares between Mumbai-Pune add to travellers bills & woes!

An AC cab between Mumbai Pune now costs about ₹675, instead of the earlier ₹475.

Regular commuters between Mumbai and Pune will now have to face the brunt of increased fuel prices and the hiked private cab fares. As per reports, an AC cab between Mumbai and Pune now costs about ₹675, instead of the earlier ₹475. Travellers who shuttle between the two cities via roadways in the absence of frequent trains since the advent of the COVID pandemic will now have to shell out more money. Additionally, the cab rates that provide an airport-to-airport drop in Mumbai and Pune have also heightened.

Less trains & increased cab fares add to Mumbaikars' trouble

While railways are pegged to be the cheapest travel option for regular commuters, the lack of services in the pandemic era has pushed the traffic to roads. Currently, only two trains - Deccan Queen and Indrayani Express run between Mumbai and Pune, other rail services like Sahyadri Express and Sinhagad Express which have more stops continue to remain suspended here.

Though this has increased the demand of cabs between Mumbai and Pune, private cab booking is yet to reach its peak. This, reportedly, makes it unfeasible for private cab drivers to provide commute at pre-COVID rates, especially in the backdrop of increased diesel rates.

" I travel to Pune every weekend and the increased rates are going to bring troubles. It will be beneficial for all if the trains start soon or the rates are either capped or regulated in some way.", said Mumbaikar Vaishnavi Sanap.

Notably, there is no spike in the MSRTC bus rates, however, not many travellers resort to this means, suggested reports. While convenience plays a big role, drivers along the Mumbai-Pune-Shivneri bus route have explained how most passengers are lured to private cabs at cheaper fares. The rate eventually rises depending on the number of seats the cabbie is able to fill.

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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