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In line with the accelerating rate of COVID in Lucknow and the entire state, all schools and colleges in Uttar Pradesh will remain closed till January 30. Notably, all educational institutes were directed to discontinue offline classes till January 23, however, as per the order released by the state administration it has now been extended for another week. Read on to know more about the order.

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After experiencing unusually cold weather this week, Lucknow and other cities of Uttar Pradesh are likely to witness a further dip in temperature in the coming days. As per the prediction by the Indian Meteorological Department, Lucknow will not witness any respite from severe cold waves in the next 48 hours. Notably, the MeT has issued a warning in the northern parts of the country regarding the temperature drop expected in the next five days.

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Under the ambit of the Smart City initiative, Kanpur Municipal Corporation is coming up with a one-of-its-kind complex in the city soon. Located at the Palika Stadium campus, this will be the first-ever indoor sports complex in Kanpur. With the completion of the Sports Convention Centre of Phase 1, this ambitious project is in its final leg of construction now. Read on to know more about Kanpur Municipal Corporation's sports project here.

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With 3,517 new cases reported on Wednesday, the surge in COVID cases continues in Lucknow. This has brought up the total number of active cases in the city to 16,943. According to the daily health bulletin released by the administration, one casualty related to coronavirus was also marked in the city on January 19. Read more to know about the current status of coronavirus in Lucknow and other districts of Uttar Pradesh.

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In an attempt to add to the existing beauty of Lucknow, the administration has recently renovated and beautified a pond in Gayatripuram, Phoolbagh Colony. Remodelled at a cost of around ₹4.04 crore, this pond serves as a new picnic spot for Lucknowites. Offering an impressive scenic view, this picnic spot is said to benefit over 2 lakh people residing in the nearby areas.

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The area around Kukrail Nullah in Lucknow is all set to be developed on the lines of the Gomti Riverfront. Interestingly, the popular 'Kukrail Nullah' is actually a 28-kilometre long tributary of the Gomti river. Originating near Niwajpur Dasauli village, this water stream terminates in Gomti near the Fun Republic Mall. This development project will not only bring back the lost glory of this stream but will also add another hang-out spot in the city.

Over the course of the last 50 years, this tributary has lost its sheen due to the 17 large drains, that have been releasing waste here. Notably, the administration is gearing up to infuse new life into this dilapidated stream and give this spot a facelift through this redevelopment project.

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In an official order released by the Ministry of Housing Affairs on January 6, Kanpur was ranked in the Top-10 Smart Cities of India, for the month of December. The erstwhile Manchester of East has bagged the 8th position in the nation and 3rd in the state, bringing a moment of pride for the city dwellers.

Reportedly, Kanpur has shown immense progress in just one month for it was standing at rank 13 as of November. The city is now looking to make another quantum leap in the coming month with a host of newly launched projects under review.

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In a bid to improve Lucknow's ranking in Swachh Sarvekshan 2022, LMC is taking strict measures to amp up the sanitisation work across the city. Under the ambit of the Smart City Project, the civic body has begun the installation of new underground dumpsters. These bins will be installed at multiple locations in the city and are a great way to augment the garbage disposal system.

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