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Prominent areas in Lucknow, Kanpur & other UP cities to be equipped with free WiFi services soon!

In a bid to ensure amplified connectivity and internet services across different regions of the state, a large number of cities in Uttar Pradesh will be equipped with free WiFi facilities soon. This includes 17 districts that have municipal corporations besides a list of other regions governed by municipal councils. As per reports, the concerned authorities have issued directives to the district commissioners and other officials for the implementation of this project.

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IIT-Kanpur & Prasar Bharati join hands to revolutionize NextGen broadcasting in smartphones!

IIT Kanpur has inked an MoU with Prasar Bharati, to transform the landscape of radio transmission in tandem with the next generation of broadcasting. In line with this, a Centre of Excellence for Media and Broadcasting Technologies, will be established at IIT Kanpur. The new centre will explore the avenue of Direct-to-Mobile broadcasting capabilities, to streamline radio signals with the global standards of 5G.

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Exam centres of Kanpur's CSJMU to be monitored by observers & tech experts to prevent cheating

The exam centres at Kanpur's Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University will now be monitored by a technical expert, apart from the observer. While this will be applicable for sensitive centres, a control room has been set up from where a team of experts shall monitor more than 450 exam centres populated by almost 4 lakh students. This decision has been taken by the university's administration after a recent case of mass cheating was anonymously reported during the final exams.

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RT-PCR negative report mandatory for those traveling to UP

With COVID cases on a rise again in several Indian states, travel norms in UP have been changed yet again. Passengers traveling to Uttar Pradesh from states having a high COVID caseload will now be allowed entry only after they produce a negative RT-PCR report. The negative certificate should not be older than 4 days. All travelers, irrespective of their mode of commute, be it road, rail, air or private vehicle, will have to comply with this norm. Only those who are fully vaccinated against the virus with both the doses, will be exempted.

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Traffic diversion plans to be rolled out for setting up underground stretch of Kanpur Metro

The next phase of the Kanpur Metro Project will witness the construction of a 4-kilometre long underground line from Chunniganj to Nayaganj. Along this section, 4 underground stations will be established at Chunniganj, Naveen Market, Bada Chauraha and Nayaganj. In order to move ahead with the construction plans, alternate traffic routes would be chalked at all four locations and they would be functional for a period of around 2 years.

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