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PVR Maison multiplex to be launched at Jio World Drive in Mumbai on October 22

PVR Maison to screen its first show in Mumbai on Friday

As all cinema halls across Maharashtra prepare for a reopening on October 22, an announcement by the PVR cinemas on Wednesday has added to the excitement of the theatre buffs in Mumbai. The multiplex chain is all set to launch its six-screen PVR Maison at the Jio World Drive in BKC on Friday, the same day as other cinemas revive services after the long COVID hiatus. As per reports, the unit will follow all pandemic related protocols and operate at only 50% of the 882 audience seating capacity.


Global art & luxury for the Indian audience

Inspired by French architecture, the new PVR property in Mumbai will have two LUXE screens and one viewing room for private screenings. In a press release issued by the Roadshow company, the luxury boutique will have feature lounges, libraries with art and grand living rooms with open kitchens and premium food concept.

Maison will bring forward innovation and improvisation to the overall theatre experience and the team is thrilled for the launch after the dip in exhibition sector due to the second wave of coronavirus. The PVR team is hopeful that this year will bring back the theatre-going crowd and the luxury property will play a crucial role in it.

A concept venture, this PVR property has been established to introduce new facets of luxury and comfort to the patrons of the Mumbai and Maharashtra film industry, informed Ajay Bijli, the Chairman and Managing Director of the PVR Ltd. The new property saw global creative collaborations to draw each aspect intricately for catering a delightful experience to the Indian audience. Reportedly, the PVR will have a total of 157 screens across 38 properties in Maharashtra with the opening of the PVR Maison in Mumbai.

Safety precautions at PVR Maison

The company has decided to operate as per the government prescribed guidelines to ensure maximum safety. The theatre will function with 100% vaccinated staff and adhere to all COVID safety protocols, a statement read. The audience capacity has also been restricted at 50% to promote the norms of social distancing.

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The construction project of the upcoming road is estimated to cost around ₹3.75 crores by the Public Work Department.

In a bid to ease traffic congestion near the Awadh intersection in Lucknow, the Public Work Department has decided to construct a puliya at Nahariya on Kanpur Road. Notably, the construction work has also been initiated post the approval of government for this road construction plan. According to an official of the PWD, this project is estimated to cost ₹3.75 crore approximately.

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Missing Leopard cub rescued in Indore after disappearing on Dec 2

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Maharashtra govt slashes rates for COVID test across Mumbai & other state districts

COVID tests rates reduced to ₹500 for lab walk-ins and ₹700 for home testing.

The Maharashtra government slashed the rates for RT-PCR, rapid antigen, and antibody tests for the sixth time on Monday. According to the new rate card, getting an RT-PCR COVID test in any hospital or a laboratory in Maharashtra will cost ₹500, while home sampling will incur ₹700 now. The price for bulk testing by government agencies has also been reduced to ₹350, from ₹500.

The price of a rapid antigen test has been marked at ₹100 if a person goes to a hospital or lab for testing, and ₹250 for home collection. A rapid antigen test would cost ₹150 if it would be carried out in a kiosk or a place of mass collection.

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NCC pays tribute to the bravehearts of 1971 Indo-Pak War at Lucknow University!

On Monday, the NCC Group headquarters at Lucknow organised a felicitation ceremony for the war widows of the 1971 battle.

Notching up the celebrations of the ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’, the National Cadet Corps (NCC) is conducting ‘Azadi ki Vijay Shrankhla aur Sanskritiyon ka Mahasangam’ to honour the brave-hearts of the 1971 Indo-Pak war. On Monday, the NCC group headquarters at Lucknow organised a felicitation ceremony for the war widows of the historic battle at Malviya Hall of Lucknow University. Notably, this mega tribute launched by the NCC on November 28 spans over 75 locations across India and will conclude by December 10.

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Mumbai local trains to shuttle faster with new modifications in tow!

The punctuality of local trains has nearly improved to 100% with the removal of permanent speed restrictions.

Mumbai's lifeline commute, the locals are set to race at a new speed with the removal of the permanent speed restrictions (PCR). Reportedly, the Western Railway has successfully removed various operation constraints on Mumbai suburban section to enhance the mobility and safety of the services. The railways claim that this move has improved the punctuality of trains from 95% in 2019-20 to 99.3% in 2021-22.

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