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With the introduction of Metro in Lucknow, public transportation has undoubtedly become more convenient. However, a metro cannot take you to the nooks and corners of the city and when it comes to that, we do feel the need of better means of transportation. Also, the metro is yet to expand to more parts of the city, which is why one cannot totally depend on it.

When we talk about the buses in the city, they are mostly in dilapidated conditions and it's not something people wish to travel in. However, that is about to change with the introduction of 100 new electric buses.

It seems that the authorities have finally taken note of the public transport situation in Lucknow and we will finally have something that's worth our money. Not only will the buses be beneficial for the environment but Lucknowites can also use them to easily and economically get across the city.

What's the update?

e-bus flagged off in Lucknow

Often, when travelling in a generic bus in Lucknow, you don't really feel safe- the bus is rickety, old and could conk off at any moment. Additionally, most of the buses do not even have many of the state of the art facilities that are seen on newer buses.

In that light, the authorities have opted for 100 new electric buses for Lucknow city. Earlier this year, Lucknow public transport authorities inducted 40 similar electric buses to the entire fleet. The new buses and are completely state of the art and offer comfort that Lucknowites aren't used to. As of now, the letter of approval has been sent out for the 100 buses.

What hurdles must be faced?

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When it comes to making a viable electric bus network within a city like Lucknow, there are a lot of factors that have to be taken in. For one, you have to set up the entire charging and standby stations. Though the Kaiserbagh bus adda has ample space, it does not have the infrastructure to sustain an electric bus.

In order to make sure that the buses run smoothly, there will be a hub at Dubagga by January. This hub will have all the required charging stations and maintenance facilities to ensure that the electric buses run for as long as possible.

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Check out the details of the guidelines issued by the University of Mumbai for its affiliated colleges here

Degree colleges in Mumbai are all set to resume offline classes from October 20. Ahead of the reopening, the University of Mumbai has issued new SOPs to ensure safety for all staffers and students. Amongst various other steps, the college authorities have been asked to take ensure social distancing, follow the mask norm, and maintain hygiene. Read on to check out other details:

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Lucknow Municipal Corporation will deploy vehicles equipped with new anti-smog guns to combat the growing levels of air pollution in the city. The anti-smog guns will ensure proper visibility during the foggy season by improving the quality of air significantly and making it more breathable for the citizens here.

Notably, as per the World Air Quality Report 2020, Lucknow was ranked as the ninth most polluted city in the world. It has been reported that the level of pollution rises significantly during the winters due to the drop in temperature paired with high moisture content apart from other common factors. This deadly combination leads to the trapping of particulate matter in the atmosphere, thereby deteriorating the air quality.

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The latest development has brought in a new respite to the citizens and authorities alike.

After a difficult year marred by the pandemic, there is finally some good news for the people of Mumbai. For the first time since the onset of COVID on March 26, 2020, the metropolitan city has reported zero fatalities. While the city is already on the path to recovery with a decline in cases each day, the latest development has brought in a new respite to the citizens and authorities alike.

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New flights to ease connectivity from Indore to Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Delhi & Hyderabad from October 31

These flights are part of the winter schedule approved by the DGCA

As per the new winter flight schedule approved by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, 25 new flight services will be started to ease connectivity from Indore to Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad. The daily flight movement between Indore and Delhi is set to increase with the induction of 16 new flights on this route. 10 new flights on both Indore-Ahmedabad and Indore-Mumbai routes along with at least 8 other services between Indore- Hyderabad, will also be functional from October 31.

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Jaipur's Mridul Agarwal creates history by scoring the highest-ever percentile in JEE Advanced!

Reportedly, more than 30 students from Jaipur have qualified the Joint Engineering Exam this year.

Jaipur's 18-year-old Mridul Agarwal, who appeared for the Joint Entrance Examination Advanced (JEE) Advanced from the IIT Delhi zone, is the all-India topper this year. Bringing laurels to the Pink City, Mridul has created a history by getting 96%, the highest-ever percentile in the examination. Moreover, over 30 students from the city have qualified for this entrance examination this year.

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Put an end to your quest for steal deals & hangout places in Lucknow with KnockOFF!

Eat to your heart's content and save big each time, with unbelievable deals on KnockOFF

You must have heard stories and read poems about how people cross a thousand oceans and climb mountains to find love. But you don't have to go to any great lengths if the love of your life is food. All you've gotta do to reunite with your one true love, is go to your phone's App Store/Play Store and download the KnockOFF app. Easy right?

Eat to your heart's content and save big each time, with unbelievable deals on KnockOFF. So, if you are on the lookout for some steal deals today, at the most happening places in Lucknow, scroll away and take your pick:

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