BEST to introduce 1,000 new buses, to look after the growing number of commuters in Mumbai

This move comes as a great relief to the frequent commuters!

In an effort to ease out the burden of BEST (Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport) in Mumbai, a total of 1,000 new buses will be added to their existing fleet. The new buses will be taken from the state owned Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) in order to provide commuters with more frequent rides.

As of now, buses in Mumbai tend can be seen jam packed due to a shortage, which also acts as a hinderance for social distancing- a crucial aspect in fighting off the COVID-19 virus. With the help of the new buses, the passengers can expect some relief.

Frequent commuters are unable to ride Mumbai local trains; new buses are the need of the hour

BEST provides public transport services to those in Mumbai via 3,000 buses. However, as local trains- the lifeline of Mumbai, are currently being operated only for essential services staff, the number of BEST's buses running at present are proving inadequate.

Not only that, the buses are unable to cope up with the sudden increase in the number of passengers, as many local frequenters are taking buses instead of the locals. Additionally, the buses are also quite risky, as more crowded areas have a higher chance of infecting citizens with the COVID-19 virus.

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With the addition of 1,000 new buses to the fleet, some of the current burden will be lifted off. As of now, the MSRTC has already handed over 200 new buses. If you are an essential worker and have to commute using buses, your commutes will surely be a lot safer going forward.

In an attempt to break language barrier, UP 112 will now respond in regional dialects

Emergency Helpline Number 112 in Uttar Pradesh will now respond to callers in Bhojpuri, Braj, Awadhi and Bundeli dialects.

We all find it much easier to communicate our primary problems in a language that is closer to our identities and expressions than to words and syntax. Thus, in an all-new initiative of the UP 112, the Uttar Pradesh emergency helpline number prepares to respond to its callers in their local dialects.

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In a first for Indore, new regional airline turns the city airport as its domicile base

The services of the new aviation company will take off from Indore next month

The Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport in the city of Indore becomes the base operating centre of new regional airlines that is to kickstart services from November 15. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has provided the new venture with a clearance after inspection, and the airlines has already started to work on the set up and maintenance for the same at the airport premises. The maiden aircraft, imported from Australia, will reach Indore in a week.

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Starting October 26, travellers can book Kanpur-Ahmedabad flight at base fares!

Due to increased public demands, flights to Kolkata & Bangalore from Kanpur, to commence soon.

In an attempt to promote the Kanpur- Ahmedabad flight service, which had been halted so far due to the pandemic, the authorities have planned to cap the flight fare at base price. This promotional activity will commence from October 26 and will continue for a period of one month. During this period, expensive Flexi-fare won't be applicable on the nominal ticket price even when the chances of getting a seat are low.

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Lucknow gets a new walk-in premium liquor store 'Madira', with the coolest vibes ever!

Sometimes, it gets difficult for women to stand in a queue at a theka, but with Madira, women can now purchase their favourites.

Have you been searching for a liquor store which would be your one-stop shop for all kinds of booze hankerings? Then you've gotta check out Madira, here at the City Mall, Gomti Nagar. Madira is Lucknow's first ever high-end alcohol store which is offering a range of assorted premium liquor brands in Vipul Khand, Lucknow. In compliance with the Excise (Settlement of Licence for Premium Retail Vends of FoForeign Liquor) Rules, 2020, Madira is bringing to us a kick-ass experience of liquor shopping & we've got the details covered for you!

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'BHOG' to ensure hygiene of 'prasad' at religious places in Lucknow

Hanuman Setu temple, Aliganj Hanuman temple, Mankameshwar temple, Gulacheen temple in Aliganj and Gurudwara Ashiana, selected for the first phase of BHOG.

The Food Safety and Drug Administration (FSDA) has launched 'Blissful Hygienic Offering to God' (BHOG) project in Lucknow to ensure that devotees visiting places of worship, get 'prasad', 'langar', 'bhandara' and 'bhog' which is not only safe and healthy but also prepared in a hygienic and clean environment. Besides the sterile preparation, special attention will also be given to the hygienic distribution of the same. This new project has been launched ahead of the festivities of Dusshera and Diwali.

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