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First 'Make in India' train set for Kanpur & Agra metro flagged off from Gujarat today!

Aligning with the UPMRC's plan to begin Kanpur Metro trials in November this year, Alstom delivered the first prototype train for the ambitious project today. This train set was built at Alstom's rolling stock manufacturing facility in Gujarat's Savli, under the ambit of initiatives like 'Make in India' and 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat'. As per reports, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Managing Director of UPMRC and the Managing Director of Alstom were a part of the unveiling event.

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New helicopter taxi service to facilitate tourism in UP

The Uttar Pradesh tourism department is preparing to initiate helicopter taxis, that will link prominent scenic spots across the state. Based on the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model, this chopper taxi service will majorly cater to the people who intend on avoiding crowds while travelling. The facility is likely to begin by the end of this year, in December.

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UP awarded the best state award in Smart Cities contest 2020

The Smart City Mission has been operating across India for 6 years now. To mark this occasion, the Ministry of Urban Development virtually organised a contest among the 100 cities that come under this project. On Friday, Uttar Pradesh was announced as the best state as it bagged the first prize in the 'Smart Cities' contest. This is the first time that states are being awarded positions for work done under this Mission and it is hoped that this will encourage the officials to work with more fervour.

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