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Mumbaikars to get smart electricity meters with Tata Power's new project

Besides regulating bills, the meters would also help in assuring optimal electricity usage.

In a bid to promote better regulation of electricity consumption and billing, Tata Power has initiated a scheme to install smart meters across Mumbai. This would allow the consumers to gauge their energy usage besides providing for an enhanced way to get accurate bills. As per reports, the mega-firm has already set up 7,000 smart meters and is now attempting to enhance the scope of the project so that a large count of residents can be benefited.

Mumbai's metering infrastructure to be automated

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Reportedly, the new meters allow the consumers to take note of their energy consumption with the help of data analytics tools. With the help of this, citizens can monitor their usage in a comprehensive way, thereby assuring optimal usage. As per reports, the president of T&D, Tata Motors affirmed that the company has taken this step after acknowledging the problems faced by the city dwellers last summer. Now, the metering infrastructure shall be completely automated.

As per reports, the smart meters have an in-built setup that directly transmits the information to the billing system. With the help of this facility, the errors become negligible, which generally crop up during the manual reading.

Real-time usage to be monitored via smart meters

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Through the deployment of smart meters, consumers will be able to make note of their hourly, daily, weekly and monthly usage. In addition to this, reports state that the consumers can compare their monthly usage with their own records of the past 12 months. Further, they can also assess their utilisation in comparison with their friends. It is expected that this would encourage them to limit their usage and ensure optimum usage.

Unity Day celebrations underway in Lucknow; know about Sunday route diversions here:

Check full list of route and traffic diversions in Lucknow on Sunday

Traffic movement will be affected in Lucknow on Sunday (October 31) on account of a National Unity Day programme at the KD Singh Babu Stadium. The Deputy Commissioner of Traffic Police, Lucknow, Raees Akhtar has released an order to announce all restricted routes and alternate diversions applicable here. Due to the rehearsals of the event, the traffic movement was affected today also.

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Surgery & casualty wards to soon become functional at South Goa District Hospital

Outpatient departments (OPDs) are already operational at the new South Goa District Hospital.

The multi-storied South Goa District Hospital (SGDH) is being upgraded with new facilities to lessen the load off older hospitals and health institutes. As per reports, the new hospital is likely to house the surgery and casualty departments soon in a bid to clear space at the Hospicio Hospital. Earlier also, all outpatient departments (OPDs) were relocated to the spacious new SGDH for the same reason.

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Mumbai local trains to operate at 100% capacity from today!

The suburban train services were suspended on March 22, 2020 on account of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

After running restricted operations for over a year, Mumbai's local train services are all set to resume with 100% seating capacity from today. This is being done in order to account for the increased flow of commuters on the trains. Till now, the Central and Western Railways had been operating with 1,702 and 1,304 services respectively, which account for 95.75% of their total capacity. Today onwards, this number will go up to 1,774 in the CR division and 1,367 in WR, thus making complete use of the total capacity on the two lines.

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Atal Indore City Transport bags national award for Excellence in Urban Transport

Indore CNG bus fleet is a 'green' step towards environmental protection.

After winning several titles in the cleanliness category, Indore has now managed to create another record for itself. The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has recognised the Atal Indore City Transport run by the Indore Municipal Corporation with an Award for Excellence in Urban Transport. Reportedly, this honour marks Indore as the 'City with Most Innovation Financing Mechanism' for managing its public transport services.

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​Two Paralympics Gold medalists from Jaipur get nominated for Khel Ratna Award

This is the first time in the 30-year-old history of Khel Ratna that 2 players from the city are being conferred the award.

Two Paralympics players from Jaipur have been recommended for the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Award, the highest rank for sports in the country. Notably, this is the first in the 30 year-old-history of Khel Ratna that 2 sportsperson from the same city will be conferred with the award. The two nominated players are Avani Lekhara and Krishan Nagar, who bagged gold medals at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020.

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The Lucknow centre of Sports Authority of India has set up a new weightlifting hall in the city, in order to give a boost to the sport. Spread over 15,000 square meters, this circular building has ample space to allow 100 players to practice at a single time. Pegged to be the largest in India, this hall is equipped with 26 platforms and machines worth 1.5 crores. These platforms can also be increased in number, as per need.

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