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With the arrival of 'driverless' trains, Mumbai metro gears up for an upgrade

Mumbai's 'driverless' metro project is 20% more economical than its international counterparts.

Mumbai's local travel system is all set for an upgrade, with new driverless metro trains. Mumbai's Charkop Metro Carshed will receive these self-regulating trains on January 27.

The Urban Development Minister of Maharashtra announced that the city is all set to get its first set of natively developed driverless metro trains from Bharat Earth Movers Ltd., Bengaluru. He also added that the self-mechanized train would function along the two new metro routes from May this year, after all initial tests are conducted.


Mumbai's project 20% more economical than its international counterparts

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"This will be a driverless Metro train, running automatically. But, in order not to panic or make passengers feel unsafe, for around six months initially, they will be operated by a motorman. The trains will have a max speed limit of 80kmph," informed the Minister. The innovative trains will operate on Metro route 2A connecting Dahisar to DN Nagar and Metro route 7 linking Dahisar to Andheri East. The latest intervention would take place 11 years after the country's financial capital got its first 11Km long metro line.

The Urban Development Minister stated the construction of the new metro lines has expedited and the project is in the final stages of implementation by Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA). The BEML will produce around 390 coaches, consisting of 65 rakes with 6 coaches each for the proposed 340-km long Mumbai Metro network. The cost of the 'driverless' metro project stands at ₹ Rs 3,015 crore - which makes it 20 percent more economical than the similar ones executed internationally. Each coach will have a seating capacity of 52 individuals and the total capacity of each train is around 2,280 passengers. While 6 rakes will be delivered in the next six months, the rest shall follow over the coming three years.

Equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technology

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The Minister also assessed the latest world-class technology and provisions for passenger safety and security in addition to the amenities offered in each train. The trains have state-of-the-art technology like VVVF, Train Control and Management System for speed control and safety, the optical fibre in each coach for Internet, and coaches designed with an aim to conserve energy and switch to alternative non-conventional energy in case of power disruption. All trains are air-conditioned with automatic doors, passenger announcement and information system, anti-skid floor to prevent slipping, fire-fighting, CCTVs in train and on platforms, an emergency help button, etc.

​Students of DAVV in Indore to turn ideas into business models with the help of ISCDL

Indore Smart City Development Limited has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Devi Ahilya Vishwa Vidhyalaya, valid for 2 years

Aiming to support and nurture the startup ecosystem in the city, the Indore Smart City Seed Incubation Centre will now help the students of Devi Ahilya Vishwa Vidhyalaya (DAVV) turn their ideas into successful business projects.The Indore Smart City Development Limited (ISCDL) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the DAVV for the same. Notably, ISCDL will provide handholding mentorship to the budding entrepreneurs of the university by helping them right from the primitive stage.

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Purvanchal Expressway to get world's largest painting on Dec 20 to mark Kakori Martyrs' Day

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In a bid to commemorate the occasion of Kakori Martyrs' Day, the administration of Lucknow is all set to make the largest painting in the world on the newly inaugurated Purvanchal Expressway on December 20. The state government will pay homage to the freedom fighters by painting the images of Ram Prasad Bismil, Ashfaq Ullah Khan, Rajendra Nath Lahiri and Roshan Singh on the expressway. Notably, the Kakori Martyrs' Day is celebrated every year on December 19 to mark the sacrifice of the rebels who fought to death in the quest for our independence.

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Commercial activities at Amber & Nahargarh Forst in Jaipur face a complete ban

The light & sound show held at the Kesar Kyari at Amber foothill has also been called off until further notice

This tourist season, travellers and visitors will no longer be able to indulge in any commercial activity at the Amber and Nahargarh Forts in Jaipur. The archaeological department on Tuesday issued an order, in compliance with the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to ban all mercantile setups here.

The NGT had previously declared all businesses in the Nahargarh Wildlife Sanctuary & Fort area as illegal, resulting in their pack-up effective from December 1, this year. Besides, the light and sound show held at the Kesar Kyari at Amber foothill have also been shut until further notice read reports.

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New 'ultra risk' travel category instated in Maharashtra as state revises airport norms

Fully vaccinated domestic travellers no longer need to produce a negative RT-PCR test report on arrival in Maharashtra

Amidst revision of state travel norms, the Maharashtra administration has instated a new 'ultra risk' category for flyers arriving from South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Eswatini and Lesotho. Besides them, all international travellers of other passengers with a travel history in the last 15 days from Omicron infected 'high risk' countries will have to undergo mandatory 7-day institutional quarantine on arrival.

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Amplus Solar introduces the HomeScape range in Lucknow to power a lifestyle upgrade

Homescape by Amplus Solar blends fashion with feasibility to add value to your lifestyle and savings to your account!

Going big on power savings with Smart Solar at home is Lucknow's new standard of style! Homescape by Amplus Solar meets all these needs and how! It's an innovative solar pergola is designed to suit the aesthetics of your home perfectly. Be it an open backyard, garden, front porch, or terrace - this versatile premium range becomes a part of your home as you need it.

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'Kapda Bank' to be set up in Lucknow to help the poor stay warm this winter season!

Under the ambit of this project, anyone can donate new or used clothes to the underprivileged people by contacting the nearest zonal office

District Administration along with the Lucknow Municipal Corporation has come up with a unique initiative to help keep the poor and destitute people warm this winter. As per the announcement by the District Magistrate of Lucknow, 8 zones in the city have been listed for setting up the 'Kapda Bank'. Under the ambit of this project, anyone can donate new or used clothes to underprivileged people by contacting the nearest zonal office.

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Omicron alert in Rajasthan as 4 travellers from South Africa test COVID positive

The patients are presently isolating in Jaipur

After the reports of 2 confirmed Omicron cases in Karanataka, health officials suspect a variant infiltration in Rajasthan too as a family of 4 South African travellers tested COVID positive here. As per reports, the samples of these patients have been forwarded for further tests to confirm if these are cases of mutation. In the interim, the family is isolated in Jaipur.

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