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Here are the new guidelines for international passengers traveling to Mumbai

Detection of a new COVID strain has led to the changes in travel norms for international passengers landing in Mumbai

International commuters from a list of selected countries arriving at the Mumbai airport will have to undergo a mandatory RT-PCR test from September 3, as per new orders by BMC. These passengers will have to pay ₹600 for the test upon arrival at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport. The order was issued by BMC, based on the guidelines provided by the Government of India for international passengers. The detection of a highly infectious new COVID strain C.1.2, has led to this change in the new guidelines.

China, UK & other countries on the alert list

BMC has ordered a mandatory RT-PCR test for the commuters arriving from UK, Europe, Middle East, South Africa, Brazil, Bangladesh, Botswana, China, Mauritius, New Zealand and Zimbabwe. This self-paid test, priced at ₹600 has been made mandatory post the discovery of new mutations in COVID strain.

Testing capacity increased up to 600 tests per hour!

As per reports, all the necessary arrangements for RT-PCR tests and registration at the airport have already been taken care of by the authorities. As per the civic body, testing capacity at the establishment has been increased to 600 passengers per hour, for the effective execution of the regulation. Apart from the mandatory test, self-declaration forms and undertakings are also to be submitted at the airport by all the passengers. A 14-day home quarantine has also been made compulsory for all, post-arrival at this international airport.

RT-PCR test not mandatory for other passengers: BMC

All other passengers, not travelling from any of the aforementioned countries, do not have to undergo the compulsory RT-PCR test upon arrival or while transiting. These passengers only have to present a negative RT-PCR report, conducted within 72 hours of the journey.

Kanpur Traffic Police announces road diversions at Mall Road in line with metro development work

Traffic will be regulated on the diverted route from 4 PM on Saturday to 6 AM on Monday.

The Kanpur Traffic Police Department has announced its road diversion plan to ensure glitch-free commute in the city during the course of metro development work. Reportedly, the Kanpur Metro Rail Corporation has decided to set up a cross-arm intersection at the Motijheel Station of the Priority Corridor. This ongoing construction work will stretch till 6 AM on September 27 and all vehicles passing through this site will be redirected.

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The new data centre will come up in Noida's Sector-28

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