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Amid spike in COVID-19 cases, Addl CP issues prohibition orders from Feb 18 to March 4 in Nagpur

In the wake of several upcoming festivals, Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime) Sunil Fulari, on Wednesday, issued prohibition order under Section 37 (1) (3) of the Maharashtra Police Act, 1951 from February 18 to March 4.

Since February 15, the Ordnance Employee Union and Lokshahi Kamgar Sangathan have been protesting against the dictatorship of the administration in front of the Ordnance Factory Ambazari, Defence Gate no 3.


On February 18, the farmer unions would conduct Rail Roko Andolan, I n order to protest against Centre’s three farm laws, from 12 noon to 4 pm.


February 19 marks celebration of Shiv Jayanti, the birth anniversary of Maratha ruler Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Cultural programs, processions and wreath-laying ceremonies would take place across different areas of Nagpur.


On the same day, a julus (procession) would be organised by ?Jashn e Khwaja Garib Urs in the city.


On March 3, another protest would be organised from Bhaskar Multipurpose Kukde Layout plot no 242, Bhagwan Nagar to Samvidhan Chowk, regarding the Christian society burial ground.


To ensure public peace and order within the jurisdiction of the entire Commissionerate of Police Nagpur during the above proposed festivals and protests, Addl CP Sunil Fulari and Commissioner of Police in charge of Nagpur city, issued a prohibition order under Section 37 (1) (3) of the Maharashtra Police Act, 1951.


The order prohibits assembly of five or more persons without permission within the prescribed period and from performing the following acts:


1. (a) Weapons, sticks, swords, spears, guns, knives or carrying any item that could be used for inflicting injuries.


(b) Carrying any alkaline substances or explosives.


(c) Throwing stones or missiles or throwing/ carrying such equipment.


(d) To display portraits or images of a person, corpses or related figures.


(e) To make public announcements, use cuss language or playing musical instruments.


(f) To make impassioned speeches, gestures or disguises, or using any such images or signs, placards or any such equipment against authority, that may perceived to be contrary to civility, or policy, or endangering the peace of the state, or which may cause the State government to be overthrown.


3. (1) In the opinion of competent authority, to maintain public order, any gathering or procession shall be prohibited if required within such period by giving a written notice and thereby prohibiting it for the allotted period.


In case of violation, the person would be liable to legal punishment under Section 135 of the Maharashtra Police Act, 1951.


The above order applies to those who are in government or semi-government employment, who have to deal with the following specifics in exercising their powers.


The order would not be applicable on guards, chowkidars under private security, as well as wedding ceremonies. The order further doesn’t apply to funerals or religious festivals.


The order would come into effect from February 18, 2021 at 00:01 hours to March 4, 2021 till 24:00 hours.


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7th fuel hike in 8 days: 1-litre petrol in Nagpur now costs ₹115 per litre, diesel over ₹97 per litre




Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur

With the seventh fuel hike in eight days, the rates of petrol and diesel have made an upswing once again in the country on Tuesday.

People living in Nagpur would now have to shell out ₹114.96 for one-litre petrol while one-litre diesel is retailed at ₹97.73 in the city. Last year in May 2021, the price of petrol crossed ₹100-a-litre in Nagpur city.

However, the government continues to underline that Russias invasion of Ukraine was one of the factors behind the fuel hike.
The fuel prices, for over four-and-a-half months, remained unchanged, during which election campaigns and polling were held in five states namely Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur.

Petrol and diesel prices in Delhi increased to ₹100.21 per litre and ₹91.47 per litre respectively.
While in Mumbai, petrol price stood at ₹115.04 per litre, and diesel increased to ₹99.25 per litre. 

One litre petrol in Chennai would now cost ₹105.94 and a litre of diesel would cost ₹96.
In Kolkata, one litre petrol would be available at ₹109.68 per litre while diesel would be retailed at ₹94.62 per litre.

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Lactation room inaugurated at district collector office in Nagpur




Nation Next Newsroom | Nagpur

Nagpur Smart and Sustainable City Development Corporation Limited (NSSCDCL) and Nagpur District Collector Office jointly installed a Lactation Room having state-of-the-art facilities in the premises of District Collector Office, Civil Lines, on the occasion of Womens Day on Tuesday.

Divisional Commissioner Prajakta Lawangare Verma inaugurated the room in the presence of District Collector R Vimala, Buvesneswari S (CEO, NSSCDCL) and Additional Collector Shrish Pande. The first of its kind facility has also been inaugurated at the premises of Nagpur Municipal Corporation by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari.

As a global health recommendation, infants should be exclusively breastfed for the first 6-24 months of life. By enhancing the public domain of young children and their families to be healthy and more stimulating for early childhood, there is a need to consciously address the needs of young children and lactating mothers. Nagpur Smart City has installed a Room to provide a safe, private, and secure place for women for feeding. The room is equipped with up-to-the-minute facilities and top-grade/ prime quality components.

This is the first of its kind among all the Smart Cities in the nation. The CSR-funded facility is also the first in India to be installed in the premises of Administrative Buildings to promote inclusivity and user comfort in District Collector premises.

The Mother-Child friendly Rooms 4ft x 8ft area comprises of comfortable seating space, adjustable tabletop, mirror surface above the cabinet, storage space for diapers, water boiler, sanitizer, first aid box, disposal unit that encourages inclusivity for working and visiting women with infants. The standalone room also has electrical connection for all fixtures with detachable floor mat that is easy to clean.

The initiative CSR with conceptual design for lactation room has been initiated by Chief Planner of Smart City Rahul Pande and his team. CSR fund is provided by Estoria Builders and Developers Limited. Divisional Commissioner presented a certificate of appreciation to Harshawardhan Nagpure and Sachin Nagpure for the CSR initiative. The programme was conducted by Manish Soni, PRO of Smart City while Law Officer Manjeet Neware proposed vote of thanks. The interns of Nagpur Smart City played essential role in the execution of this unique feature. The team members of Nagpur Smart City were present in the function.

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Nagpur Smart City conducts ‘Placemaking 2.0’ campaign at Mahal market




Nation Next Newsroom | Nagpur

Beautifully decorated streets of Mahal market in Nagpur during 'Placemaking 2.0' by Nagpur Smart City

Beautifully decorated streets of Mahal market in Nagpur during ‘Placemaking 2.0’ by Nagpur Smart City

Nagpur Smart and Sustainable City Development Corporation Limited (NSSCDCL) recently conducted the Placemaking 2.0 trial campaign on the streets of Mahal market in the city with an intention to make the market pedestrian friendly under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav – part II of the placemaking initiative of Smart Cities Mission and Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
NSSCDCL intends to conduct and monitor the intervention on temporary basis, using tactical urbanism as a tool, to understand the perspective of the local stakeholders, behavior and challenges before any permanent intervention.

Citizens in Mahal market in Nagpur during 'Placemaking 2.0' by Nagpur Smart City

Citizens in Mahal market in Nagpur during ‘Placemaking 2.0’ by Nagpur Smart City

During the initiative, various interesting events were in 75 hours as the old Mahal street was changed from being a vehicle oriented and unorganized market to a pedestrian oriented and well-organized market. Several activities were also held during the placemaking event, which included urban Sketching with the Nagpur’s Urban Sketchers group, which documented Nagpur and its heritage through sketches. A heritage walk with Nagpur Mayor Dayashankar Tiwari, Buveneswari S (CEO, NSSCDCL), and other city officials was also conducted.

Cybercrime awareness and a road safety campaigns were also organized. Pedestrians, shoppers, and children played various games such as khokho, badminton, and gully cricket on the street throughout the day.
The initiative was an attempt by NSSCDCL towards reclaiming spaces from vehicles and giving it back to people. For the event, NSSCDCL collaborated with The HabitatArchitecture Urban design Interiors Studio, Another Earthling Studio, Urban Sketchers and ESAF Foundation.

Senior citizens in Mahal market in Nagpur during 'Placemaking 2.0' by Nagpur Smart City

Senior citizens in Mahal market in Nagpur during ‘Placemaking 2.0’ by Nagpur Smart City

For the initiative, NSSCDCL gathered design inputs from the users on the trial interventions. It also conducted stakeholder engagements on site to understand the perspective of the local shopkeepers, restaurant owners, small business owners and residents. Reacting to the event, local stakeholders mentioned that they were happy with the trial and were looking forward to permanently restrict vehicular movement in the area of intervention.

Under Placemaking 2.0, Nagpur Smart City has also activated a smart parking area at Ramdaspeth by installing variable message signboards to display messages related to COVID and environmental awareness.

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