19 Key areas in Delhi are being revamped under the government’s ‘Walkability Plan’. After this pedestrians will finally be able to take a breath of relief, without having to worry about getting run over or accidentally walking into the oncoming traffic.

Who isn’t aware of the fact that walking on roads in Delhi is like being on a battle field you never know where the hit would come from. People pushing each other, shoving their elbows in diaphragms, bikes and cars trying to drive over the pedestrian. Walking in Delhi is a scary experience! But not for long.

A 2015 study conducted by Delhi traffic police stated that out of 1,622 people who were killed in 1,582 fatal incidents, the number of pedestrians was 684.

Under the ‘Walkability Plan’ of the government, 19 areas, namely- ITO, North and South Campus, Uttam Nagar crossing, the three ISBTs, INA, Hauz Khas, IIT, Nehru Place, Bhikaji Cama Place, Karol Bagh, Saket - Malviya Nagar stretch, Lajpat Nagar, Dwarka Sector 21, Old Delhi and New Delhi Railway Stations, are getting a much needed face-lift.

The remodelling includes redesigning old pedestrian crossings, moving open cables underground for safety and ease, putting up new street furniture, trees being planted to provide shade and greenery, pelican lights, gaps fixed in the already existing footpaths and the construction of new ones. Some areas like Chadni Chowk will also be declared pedestrian only.

The direction to look for immediate solutions to make the experience of pedestrians better has come straight from the Prime Minister’s office. Guidelines for the same are currently being prepared by the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA).

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In order to fill the vacant positions across various departments, Lucknow University will soon roll out the plans for the induction of nearly 200 teachers and academics. As per reports, the varsity administration will conduct recruitment for the posts of Professor, Assistant Professor and Associate Professor. It is expected that the schedule for online registrations will be announced soon and the process will be executed in alignment with the May 2021 orders.

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These sites have been established at medical centres and hospitals where regular care is provided to pregnant women.

In a bid to boost the vaccination program in the city, the authorities in Indore have started a focused drive for pregnant women. Under this initiative, a total of 10 inoculation centres have been set up in Indore. While 5 of these shall cater to the residents in the rural areas, the other five shall aid in the immunisation of urban dwellers. Notably, these sites have been established at medical centres and hospitals where regular care and treatment are provided to pregnant women.

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Thunderstorm & rain in store for Goa today; IMD issues orange alert for July 30-31

Relief work to help those affected by the massive rainfall, is currently underway.

The monsoon spell has cast a widespread effect across Goa, washing the North and South districts with short spells of sporadic rains in the morning today. As per reports, these light to moderate showers will be accompanied by thunderstorms through the day. The showers may clock around 11.5 cm to 20.4 cm in rainfall in the next 24 hours.

As such. the IMD has also warned against very heavy downpour activity in isolated regions. Meanwhile, an orange alert has further been raised for July 30-31 amid forecasts of torrential rains.

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Mumbai Metropolitan region to get 1st data centre under Yondr-Everstone's $1 bn joint venture!

Hyper-scale data centres shall also come up across Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai and National Capital Region (Delhi).

In an attempt to boost the information technology infrastructure of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, a new data centre has been proposed under a joint venture of Yondr and Everstone groups. Reportedly, the two firms have collaborated on a $1 billion project for setting up hyper-scale data centres across different parts of India. The global developer, owner-operator and service provider firm, Yonder aims to scale up the connectivity through its partnership with the private equity company, Everstone.

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COVID testing marks a significant dip in Indore in the 3rd week of July!

The daily count of tests lies in the range of 7,000 to 10,000 while the state administration orders call for 10,000 daily tests.

After the second wave of the pandemic ushered unprecedented problems for Indore, the situation is gradually diffusing in the city. As per the latest reports, the testing figures have marked a significant downfall recording a 12% dip in the third week of July, as compared to the first week. Reportedly, the authorities stated that the sampling has reduced due to citizens' reluctance, changing weather conditions and fewer symptomatic cases at fever clinics.

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