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Pollution levels beyond 'permissible limits' in capitals like Lucknow & Mumbai, despite lockdown

An analysis released on Wednesday by Climate Trends, a Delhi-based climate communications initiative, showed that pollution in many regions remained above the permissible limits, despite the lockdown. This research included major capital cities and further, alarming PM concentration levels were noticed in Lucknow, Mumbai and Delhi.
The analysis was prepared by researchers who compared air quality data during the lockdown period in Delhi, Lucknow, Mumbai and Kolkata, as stated by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).
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Weekend lockdown announced by UP Govt in Lucknow, Kanpur & other districts

Keeping in mind the surging COVID-19 cases in Uttar Pradesh, especially in the state's capital city, the government has imposed a weekend lockdown. Earlier, the authorities had announced a weekly lockdown on Sundays, till the 15th of May but now, the instruction will be applicable on the upcoming Saturdays and Sundays, until further orders. Starting from 8 PM on Friday till 7 AM on Monday, this lockdown command will be in force. It is to be noted, essential services will remain operational.

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UP Govt. to NOT impose a lockdown in Lucknow & other UP districts despite Allahabad HC directions

Although the Allahabad High Court has urged the authorities to impose a lockdown till the 26th of April in Lucknow, Kanpur and 4 other districts, the state government has decided to go against the suggestion. But the concerned government officials have stated that irrespective of the lockdown, they will continue implementing stringent steps to ensure that COVID-19 norms are followed.

Weekend lockdown lifted in Lucknow except for Sundays; UP markets to operate for 12 hours

In a bid to boost the wilting economic conditions at present, the UP government is giving businesses a gateway to operate and restart their economic activities again. With the announcement of Unlock 4.0, the authorities have partially lifted the weekend lockdown scheme where in the shops and markets will remain closed only on Sundays now. These businesses will be allowed to operate for 12 hours, from 9 AM to 9 PM from Monday to Saturday. Even the sanitisation of public areas will be carried out on Sundays only and essential services will still be allowed.

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Cultured happiness and hobbies, Lockdown was a vacation says IIM-Lucknow study!

A study conducted by the Centre of Marketing in Engineering Economics (CMEE) at the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow (IIM-L), in collaboration with Qualisys had a unique take on the imposition of the initial nationwide lockdown. According to the finding of this study, sampled on 931 representative individuals across the country, the lockdown was a vacation in disguise for many in India.

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