Amid a string of developments being witnessed at the Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport in Lucknow, an aircraft maintenance hub will be established at this station soon. Once the latest facility is launched, all issues related to the air vehicles will be fixed using domestic resources, without the need for an engineer from Delhi or Mumbai. Besides, it is expected that this centre would also usher an array of employment opportunities for the youngsters.

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After the introduction of the Electric Vehicles Policy across multiple states of the country, Rajasthan is all set to roll out a similar scheme now. Previously, Maharashtra, Delhi, Gujarat and Telangana administrations have worked on parallel interventions and initiated EV policies aiming for a green future. Mahendra Soni, Commissioner, Transport Department of the Rajasthan government informed that the EV policy has been drafted and now, it will be transferred to the finance department for approval.

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After the early arrival of monsoons, heavy rains were witnessed across different parts of Goa in the past few days. Driven by heavy showers, certain parts of both North and South Goa are faced with flood-like circumstances. Reportedly, this includes Sattari and Bicholim areas in the north district Dharbandora in the south district. As per reports, authorities informed that some homes in low-lying regions have submerged underwater and a strict vigil is being maintained now.

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In view of the new COVID mutants surfacing in the country, the Uttar Pradesh government is initiating focused sampling schedules in Lucknow from today onwards. As a part of this exercise, the targeted sampling drives will be conducted in areas that logged a large count of infections during the first and second waves of accelerated infections. Aimed at arresting the third COVID wave in the state capital, this program will be implemented via an extensive plan of action.

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The Indian Meteorological Department has issued an 'orange alert' in the city, which indicates that heavy to very heavy rains are expected in sparsely populated regions in Mumbai today. Further, reports state that the central weather forecaster has announced a yellow alert for Mumbai for Saturday and Sunday, with possibilities of heavy showers at isolated locations. Reportedly, the city has been hit hard by the continued effect of the monsoons, with issues of waterlogging and traffic snarls cropping up throughout the city.

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One of the busiest road intersections in Lucknow, the city's Polytechnic Chauraha near Indira Nagar, faces traffic jams on a regular basis. In view of this, the district administration and the police authorities of Lucknow, have come up with a new plan to convert the road junction into an 'ideal intersection'. Besides alleviating the problems related to traffic jams in the morning and the evening, the latest intervention will also help in saving the time of the commuters.

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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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In view of the gruesome oxygen supply issues witnessed during the second wave of the pandemic, the authorities in Indore have amplified efforts to make the city self-sufficient. As per reports, oxygen plants have been installed across 20 hospitals in the city in an attempt to battle against the anticipated third wave of the virus. Reportedly, the medical facilities have now got an aggregated supply of more than 60 tonnes of oxygen with the launch of the systems.

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