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Mumbai-Ahmedabad & Lucknow-Delhi Tejas trains resume operations; check details here!

Suspended due to low vacancy earlier, the private fleet will now run to meet the growing passenger demands.

India's first corporate, privately owned trains, Tejas Express got back on track on Sunday, after an 11-month long hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic. Owned by the IRCTC subsidiary of the Indian Railways, Tejas Express has two operations- from Mumbai to Ahmedabad and Lucknow to New Delhi. Earlier, the trains services were suspended due to the outbreak of coronavirus and the consequent low passenger load. However, the private fleet will now run, to meet the growing passenger demands.

Train timings & schedules stand revised

As per the statement released by the IRCTC, the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Tejas Express will run four times a week- Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, with effect from February 14, 2021. The rails will map a route via Borivali, Vapi, Surat, Bharuch, Vadodara and Nadiad stations, during the journey and return, read reports. These AC-Chair cars and executive AC-Chair coaches will bring luxurious comfort to people, wrapped by the efficiency of professionalism.

Train No. 82901/82902 Mumbai Central-Ahmedabad Tejas Express will depart from Mumbai Central Station at 15:50 hours (3:50 PM), reaching Ahmedabad at 22:05 hours (10:05 PM), the same day. The return journey from Ahmedabad will begin at 06:40 hours (6:40 AM), arriving at Mumbai Central on the same day, at 13:05 hours (1:05 PM). As per reports, Tejas Express will also halt at Andheri Station, on a temporary basis, till March 29, 2021. The train timings and schedules have been revised to accommodate the same.

Bookings open for Lucknow-New Delhi Tejas Express

Lucknow-New Delhi Tejas Express will run as train number 82501/82502, from Sunday. The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation has stated that the bookings for all the seats shall be opened for four days in a week- Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, while a 30-day advance reservation period (ARP) for this train shall also be put in place.

Both services will strictly adhere to the COVID-19 preventive protocols and rakes, seats, laboratories will be sanitised frequently for the benefit of the travellers. The IRCTC services started on October 4, 2019, on the Lucknow-Delhi-Lucknow route while the Ahmedabad-Mumbai-Ahmedabad began on January 19, 2020. The private chair cars can ferry up to 700 people in one trip.

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Check out the details of the guidelines issued by the University of Mumbai for its affiliated colleges here

Degree colleges in Mumbai are all set to resume offline classes from October 20. Ahead of the reopening, the University of Mumbai has issued new SOPs to ensure safety for all staffers and students. Amongst various other steps, the college authorities have been asked to take ensure social distancing, follow the mask norm, and maintain hygiene. Read on to check out other details:

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Lucknow Municipal Corporation will deploy vehicles equipped with new anti-smog guns to combat the growing levels of air pollution in the city. The anti-smog guns will ensure proper visibility during the foggy season by improving the quality of air significantly and making it more breathable for the citizens here.

Notably, as per the World Air Quality Report 2020, Lucknow was ranked as the ninth most polluted city in the world. It has been reported that the level of pollution rises significantly during the winters due to the drop in temperature paired with high moisture content apart from other common factors. This deadly combination leads to the trapping of particulate matter in the atmosphere, thereby deteriorating the air quality.

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Zero COVID fatalities reported in Mumbai on Sunday, for the first time in 20 months!

The latest development has brought in a new respite to the citizens and authorities alike.

After a difficult year marred by the pandemic, there is finally some good news for the people of Mumbai. For the first time since the onset of COVID on March 26, 2020, the metropolitan city has reported zero fatalities. While the city is already on the path to recovery with a decline in cases each day, the latest development has brought in a new respite to the citizens and authorities alike.

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New flights to ease connectivity from Indore to Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Delhi & Hyderabad from October 31

These flights are part of the winter schedule approved by the DGCA

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Jaipur's Mridul Agarwal creates history by scoring the highest-ever percentile in JEE Advanced!

Reportedly, more than 30 students from Jaipur have qualified the Joint Engineering Exam this year.

Jaipur's 18-year-old Mridul Agarwal, who appeared for the Joint Entrance Examination Advanced (JEE) Advanced from the IIT Delhi zone, is the all-India topper this year. Bringing laurels to the Pink City, Mridul has created a history by getting 96%, the highest-ever percentile in the examination. Moreover, over 30 students from the city have qualified for this entrance examination this year.

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Put an end to your quest for steal deals & hangout places in Lucknow with KnockOFF!

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You must have heard stories and read poems about how people cross a thousand oceans and climb mountains to find love. But you don't have to go to any great lengths if the love of your life is food. All you've gotta do to reunite with your one true love, is go to your phone's App Store/Play Store and download the KnockOFF app. Easy right?

Eat to your heart's content and save big each time, with unbelievable deals on KnockOFF. So, if you are on the lookout for some steal deals today, at the most happening places in Lucknow, scroll away and take your pick:

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