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Special health camps to ramp up COVID-19 vaccination in Jaipur from October 2

Pink City Jaipur has buckled up to host special health camps on October 2 to pace up the COVID-19 vaccination drive here. The provisional health sites will come up across urban and rural regions in the district under the banner of the 'Prashasan Shehron ke Sang' and'Prashasan Gaon ke Sang' programmes, read reports. Besides, all patients in Jaipur will be able to enjoy the benefit of the free medicine scheme at the primary health centre in the city, to avail of zero-cost drugs.

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Proposed underpass at Jaipur's Laxmi Mandir intersection to have facilities for specially-abled

Jaipur Development Authority is trying to include amenities for the specially-abled, in the proposed underpass at the Laxmi Mandir Junction. Reportedly, the authorities are deliberating upon the probable additions currently and the underpass will be the first to have such facilities, if the ideas turn into workable plans. As per reports, an official informed that the current proposals include the setting up of elevators to aid the specially-abled and wide ramps for wheelchair-bound individuals.

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Jaipur's Sodala elevated road to be lit up with new LED architectural lights

Taking a cue from cities like Mumbai and Amritsar, the Jaipur Development Authority has decided to illuminate the Sodala overhead road with the LED architectural lights. As per the officials, these smart lights can be operated from anywhere with the help of a WiFi (wireless) connection. The colour of the lights can also be adjusted to meet the purpose of decorative lighting during festivals.

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Jaipur's Tonk Road to soon get a new 6-lane underpass at the B2 Bypass Junction

In a bid to facilitate easy and rapid east-west vehicular mobility on Tonk Road, the Jaipur Development Authority has decided to build a new underpass at the B2 Bypass Junction. Standing perpendicular to the Tonk Road, the road is proposed to be a 400-meter-long 6-lane project, ballparked at a ₹155 crore budget. As per reports, the provisions for a safe pedestrian subway will also be set up here.

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Jaipur's innovative mask distribution campaign, the Wall Project, attains 4 lakh beneficiaries

Being one of the most proactive regions in the country, Jaipur has actively been implementing quite a few measures to contain the spread of COVID-19, since the beginning. One such initiative that deserves your attention is the 'Wall project'.

As a part of the state-of-the-art enterprise, Jaipur Development Authority has been distributing masks free of cost to residents across the city. Reaping favourable outcomes, the 'Wall project' has benefitted over 4 lakh people in Jaipur as suggested by the current reports and continues to reach out to more.

Around 5,000 residents collect masks from the wall daily

Reportedly, the innovative idea was initiated about two months ago. Jaipur's civic organisation had established a wall outside its office premises to start free distribution of masks from there. In the past months, the project has evolved successfully in its fight against the pandemic delivering aid to around 80% of its estimated beneficiaries at launch. The wall continuously witnessed the distribution of masks till the Rajasthan government started its COVID-19 inoculation drive and continues to do so till date.

The Jaipur Development Commissioner led the JDA's project for mask distribution and transformed the idea into reality. As per reports, he stated that around 5,000 residents flock to the walk set up at the central location of JLN road to collect masks every day. While teams were responsible for distributing masks earlier, it was difficult to inspect if they were reaching the right beneficiaries. With the erection of this new wall, it was ensured that only the needy users received them. Anybody who is in need of a mask can collect it from the wall, without any hassle.

Taking inspiration from the 'Neki Ki Deewar' Idea

This campaign derives its idea from the Neki Ki Deewar' initiative and is open to donations by philanthropists. The JDC asserted that from their collaboration with the public, the project has delivered benefits to over 4 lakh people so far and continues to do reach out to more and more each day.