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Beginning this Saturday, the NDMC (New Delhi Municipal Corporation) will be offering 225 SmartBikes to traverse the city in style- while preserving the environment. The bikes will be available for rent from 23 bicycle stations in the city and one can easily cover short distances in central Delhi.

Initially, the SmartBike stations will be located within a 5 km radius of the commercial center of Delhi in locations such as Connaught Place, Janpath, Delhi High Court, Akashvani Bhavan and LIC Building. The plan is to expand to 50 bike stations and over 500 SmartBikes all across the city by January 2019. Each of the stations will be placed about 500 metres apart to help in case of an emergency.

The aim is to connect the entire 46 km sq NDMC area by the end of this programme. A benefit of the SmartBikes is that it encourages people to save the environment, to take on a healthy lifestyle and eventually decongest the intra city roads of Delhi. Eventually, the government aims to expand the programme to Chennai on an even larger scale.

According to officials, the bikes’ components have been imported from Germany and will be assembled here in India. They possess advanced technologies such as automatic LED head lamps and rear lamps, GPS tracking, GSM capability and WPAN (wireless personal area network), a QR code based system for unlocking the bike from it’s station and a continuous connection to the main server.

The bicycles can be connected to via an app. The app is used for registration on to the programme for a mere ₹1. At commencement, the bike stations will be manned by experts who will guide users through the process of using the stations and the three geared bikes. Eventually, the plan is to make it a completely unmanned, seamless network.

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Check full list of route and traffic diversions in Lucknow on Sunday

Traffic movement will be affected in Lucknow on Sunday (October 31) on account of a National Unity Day programme at the KD Singh Babu Stadium. The Deputy Commissioner of Traffic Police, Lucknow, Raees Akhtar has released an order to announce all restricted routes and alternate diversions applicable here. Due to the rehearsals of the event, the traffic movement was affected today also.

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Surgery & casualty wards to soon become functional at South Goa District Hospital

Outpatient departments (OPDs) are already operational at the new South Goa District Hospital.

The multi-storied South Goa District Hospital (SGDH) is being upgraded with new facilities to lessen the load off older hospitals and health institutes. As per reports, the new hospital is likely to house the surgery and casualty departments soon in a bid to clear space at the Hospicio Hospital. Earlier also, all outpatient departments (OPDs) were relocated to the spacious new SGDH for the same reason.

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Mumbai local trains to operate at 100% capacity from today!

The suburban train services were suspended on March 22, 2020 on account of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

After running restricted operations for over a year, Mumbai's local train services are all set to resume with 100% seating capacity from today. This is being done in order to account for the increased flow of commuters on the trains. Till now, the Central and Western Railways had been operating with 1,702 and 1,304 services respectively, which account for 95.75% of their total capacity. Today onwards, this number will go up to 1,774 in the CR division and 1,367 in WR, thus making complete use of the total capacity on the two lines.

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Atal Indore City Transport bags national award for Excellence in Urban Transport

Indore CNG bus fleet is a 'green' step towards environmental protection.

After winning several titles in the cleanliness category, Indore has now managed to create another record for itself. The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has recognised the Atal Indore City Transport run by the Indore Municipal Corporation with an Award for Excellence in Urban Transport. Reportedly, this honour marks Indore as the 'City with Most Innovation Financing Mechanism' for managing its public transport services.

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​Two Paralympics Gold medalists from Jaipur get nominated for Khel Ratna Award

This is the first time in the 30-year-old history of Khel Ratna that 2 players from the city are being conferred the award.

Two Paralympics players from Jaipur have been recommended for the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Award, the highest rank for sports in the country. Notably, this is the first in the 30 year-old-history of Khel Ratna that 2 sportsperson from the same city will be conferred with the award. The two nominated players are Avani Lekhara and Krishan Nagar, who bagged gold medals at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020.

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The Lucknow centre of Sports Authority of India has set up a new weightlifting hall in the city, in order to give a boost to the sport. Spread over 15,000 square meters, this circular building has ample space to allow 100 players to practice at a single time. Pegged to be the largest in India, this hall is equipped with 26 platforms and machines worth 1.5 crores. These platforms can also be increased in number, as per need.

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