Mumbai reports 1144 new corona cases within a day; RT-PCR report compulsory for domestic travel

BMC has recently launched spot-testing across all major railway stations to keep a check on COVID-19 cases in the city.

Mumbai witnessed a surge in corona victims with 1,144 new cases on Wednesday, taking the tally of confirmed cases to 2,78,597. As yet, the active cases in the city stand at 13,734 with a death toll of 10,725. The government has made RT-PCR negative report mandatory for the domestic air travellers as well as railway and road passengers arriving from Delhi, Rajasthan, Goa and Gujarat.


BMC launched spot-testing across all major railway stations


BMC has recently launched spot-testing across all major railway stations to keep a check on COVID-19 cases in the city. According to reports, at least 10 passengers among those who were screened at major railway stations within the BMC limits, tested positive for the virus. Around 9,779 passengers were screened by the civic team, out of which, five tested positive at Bandra Terminus, three tested positive at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) and one each at Borivali and Dadar stations.

120 passengers tested negative for COVID-19 at Mumbai Airport

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A total of 120 passengers at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport underwent RT-PCR testing on Wednesday and none of them tested positive. As per the order, passengers arriving by flight should have tested negative 72 hours before scheduled landing in Maharashtra while for those arriving by trains, the corresponding duration was 96 hours. The passengers testing negative at the airport will be allowed to leave while those who are infected, will be sent to the nearest Covid Care Centre and will have to bear the cost of the treatment.

Knock Knock

The spike in the corona curve post the festive season is quite alarming and the state government is imposing restrictions on travel to keep a check on the tally. People need to be careful about the second wave, while maintaining social distance and undertaking the necessary precautions as directed by the officials. Adhering by the rules and restrictions, is the key to fight the pandemic.

Lucknow to get new panic buttons & pink toilets, under Safe City Mission

The panic buttons will allow city dwellers to seek immediate assistance in case of accidents, health issues, theft and other crime.

In a bid to develop smart emergency-assistance systems in Lucknow, new panic buttons will be installed at several intersections in Lucknow. These panic buttons will also be positioned near the 'Pink Toilets' in the city, which are being developed under the 'Smart City Mission'. Prominent areas in Lucknow, such as Hazratganj, Gomti Nagar, Indira Nagar and Alambagh will get the panic-buttons first, read reports.

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Railway's renovation project to bring a World-class, Airport-like station in Kanpur

Proposed project keeps the benefit of passengers as the focal point behind all interventions.

After the Indian Railways successfully completed the redevelopment of the Habibganj station in Bhopal, Kanpur is one of the two stations chosen for the next initiative. As per reports, the Central Railway station is all set for a revamp by the Railway Authority in line with the airport standards. On Friday, a group of officials from different agencies conducted a meeting and deliberated on various issues regarding the renovation project.

IRSDC, RLDA and other central agencies roped in for the project

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The plan for the redevelopment of the railway stations has been prepared by the Ministry of Railways in consultation with the Indian Railway Station Development Corporation (IRSDC), Rail Land Development Authority (RLDA) and other central agencies. With an aim to speed-up the process, IRSDC and RLDA have already started their work to check the technological feasibility and financial viability of the redevelopment project.

As per the current proposal, the exercise will be divided into different stages based on the feasibility reports. While discussing the various areas of renovation, a senior official pointed out that the benefit of the passengers must be the focal point behind all interventions. He added that it is important to consider unusual circumstances like heavy rains or dense fog while working out on the implementations.

Enhancing & upgrading passenger amenities a top priority

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The official further stated that the development works of the station must be envisioned upon the needs and requirements of the next 40 to 50 years. A representative from IRSDC delivered a PowerPoint presentation covering the various facets of the redevelopment project. He emphasised the fact that enhancing and upgrading passenger amenities must be the first priority of the innovative scheme.

India has got its first world-class, airport-like railway in Bhopal which would be inaugurated soon. With the current initiatives in line, the country's rail-travel system is bound to be changed soon.

Set to open for public use in January 2022, Kanpur Metro dives into fine-tuning with vigour

Electrical and fire fittings, civic construction work, underground tunelling work to begin simultaenously for Kanpur Metro

The Kanpur Metro has buckled to boost its construction phase work, streamlined to inaugurate the services for public use by January next year. As per reports, tenders for laying metro-line corridors will be assigned in the coming week and the pivotal construction work will begin by April. The authorities have slated to lay electrical lines, in addition to setting tracks and fire safety provisions simultaneously to holistically establish the system. Marked for November trials, Kanpur too will become a 'metro-city' by 2022.

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Boosting network connectivity​ across the state, Goa to have 62 new mobile towers soon

The latest intervention is a part of the government's Telecommunication Infrastructure Policy 2020.

The Chief Minister of Goa announced a new proposal to enhance mobile connectivity in the state on Saturday. As per reports, Goa is all set to witness the installation of about 62 new mobile towers in the near future. The latest step which comes as a part of the government's telecommunication policy will not only improve network accessibility in the state but also amplify the existing infrastructure.

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IIM-Indore to lead Madhya Pradesh on the path of self-reliance with its expert industrial policies

The backbone of Aatmanirbhar evam Samridha MP, IIM Indore to culture an environment conducive to development.

The Indian Institute of Management Indore will take the pivotal position to lead the state of Madhya Pradesh on its journey to be self-reliant or 'Aatmanibhar'. Harbouring its expertise for the benefit of the state, this institute will help draw new industrial policies which are conducive for culturing the state's landscape to accommodate growing businesses here. This will also facilitate the ease of doing business here which will attract new ventures as well as boost domestic talent.

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