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Students below the age of 18 allowed to travel in Mumbai local trains

Ushering in relief for students, the Government of Maharashtra has decided to let students under the age of 18 avail of various services in the state. As per the order issued on Thursday, students that are not eligible for vaccination will now be allowed to travel on the local trains. Apart from this, access to other facilities like entry into malls, multiplexes, temples (in certain districts), auditoriums, restaurants and wedding halls have also been granted to those who cannot take the COVID-19 vaccine yet.

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​Launch of the Mumbai flight from new Sindhudurg Airport paves way for rapid development!

The launch of the Sindhudurg Airport and a flight service from Mumbai, is a milestone development that has brought the two cities closer to each other. Launched as the maiden service under the RCS-UDAN scheme, the flight will be operated by Alliance Air company, read reports. The 72-seater flight covers the 530-KM distance between the two cities in just 85 minutes.

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Maharashtra colleges to reopen from October 20 with over 50% capacity

In view of the gradually declining rate of fresh COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra, the govt on Tuesday announced the reopening of all colleges and universities from October 20. As per the order, colleges can hold offline lectures for over 50% of students who are fully vaccinated. Complete 2-dose inoculation is necessary for 100% teaching and non-teaching staff, the norms elaborated.

Colleges can explore the option of hosting a vaccination camp on the premises to achieve the goal. They can discuss such plans with the local administration, added reports.

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​Fire fighting systems to be upgraded at 16 hospitals in Mumbai; COVID jumbo centres to come up too

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has decided to equip 16 Mumbai civic hospitals with smoke detectors and extractors systems in a bid to avert fire accidents and arson cases at medical institutes. This move comes in wake of the fire tragedy at the SICU of Bhandara Hospital, which claimed the lives of 10 newborns in January this year. Reportedly, the Mumbai Fire Brigade has already completed inspections at the hospitals to upgrade the fire-fighting measures and its findings have now paved way for the installation of new amenities.

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Cinema halls to reopen in Mumbai from October 22 at 50% capacity; check SOPs here

The Maharashtra government has decided to unlock all cinema halls, single-screens and drama theatres as well as auditoriums in Mumbai from October 22, under the watch of strict SOPs. As per the protocols released on Tuesday, all theatres complexes in the city shall function at a limited 50% capacity only. Meanwhile, cinemas in containment zones will remain shut as per COVID safety guidelines. Check all other norms here:

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