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Maha Metro on mythological track; Yamraj, Chitragupt to address traffic violators in Nagpur

‘Yamraj’ and ‘Chitragupt’ speaking to commuters to raise traffic awareness as part of a campaign Maha Metro in Nagpur

Maha Metro, with an intention to promote the importance of following traffic rules has launched an unique and interesting campaign in Nagpur. As part of the campaign, Maha Metro has given the task to a few actors to play mythological characters such Yamraj, Chitagupt, Bhima, Lord Krishna, etc. on the road and urge traffic violators to follow traffic rules.

‘Yamraj’ makes a helmet-less driver wear a helmet to raise traffic awareness as part of a campaign by Maha Metro in Nagpur

The Maha Metro campaign, which was launched last week, is going on in full swing and seems to be quite a hit. Yamraj? and Chitragupt? from Maha Metro were recently spotted on a busy city road urging helmet-less bikers to wear helmets and car drivers to fasten their seat belts. These mythological characters also went to a couple of schools in Nagpur to promote the importance of adhering to traffic rules.  

Also read: Nagpur Metros first phase to be operational from February 2019

‘Yamraj’ and ‘Chitragupt’ speaking to commuters to raise traffic awareness as part of a campaign by Maha Metro in Nagpur

Akhilesh Halve, DGM, Corporate Communications, Maha Metro told Nation Next: We have started this campaign to raise traffic awareness among the general public. Our people dressed as mythological characters will be telling the commuters to wear helmet, carry valid license, not to ride triple seat, wear car seat belts, not to drink and drive and following other traffic rules.

‘Yamraj’ and ‘Chitragupt’ help raise traffic awareness as part of a campaign by Maha Metro in Nagpur
‘Yamraj’ and ‘Chitragupt’ raise traffic awareness among school students as part of a campaign by Maha Metro in Nagpur

(All pictures have been sourced by Nation Next from Akhilesh Halve)

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Nitin Gadkari graces screening of ‘Me Vasantrao’ at Sudama Theatre in Nagpur

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Union Minister Nitin Gadkari graced the special screening of Marathi movie ‘Me Vasantrao’ – a movie based on the life of Hindustani classical singer and violinist Vasantrao Deshpande.

The screening was held at Sudama Theatre in Nagpur on Sunday evening in the presence family members, friends and the cast of the movie.

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Mayor Dayashankari Tiwari kicks off polio drive in Nagpur

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Nagpur Mayor Dayashankar Tiwari, on Sunday, launched Nagpur Municipal Corporation’s (NMC) door-to-door polio campaign drive. He, along with Deputy Mayor Manisha Dhawade visited Rognidan Centre in Mahal, Nagpur and inaugurated the campaign by giving polio drops to a toddler.
As per NMC officials, ten Zonal Medical Officers and Ten Health inspectors would visit every house in their respective zones, in order to vaccinate children between the ages of zero-five to immune them against polio.
NMC had recognised Sunday as the official day for polio vaccination. Under Polio Ravivar, they plan to vaccinate more than three lakh kids in Nagpur. They also urged Nagpurkars to vaccinate their children at pulse Polio Booths near their homes from 8 am- 5 pm, on Sunday.
NMC Standing Committee Chief, Corporator Vijay Zalke spoke to Nation Next regarding this campaign and said, This year’s polio drive is going to be bigger than last year. We are planning to vaccinate around 3- 3.15 lakh kids. NMC is bearing the cost of infrastructure and execution. The state government provided us with the doses.
He further stated that there were special teams to vaccinate the homeless during night. ?When it comes to the health of Nagpurkars, money is not a factor we should think about, said Zalke when asked about NMC’s current financial crunch.
As per Zalke, vaccination facility would also be available in slums,, factory areas and other outskirts of Nagpur.

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Congress legislator caught watching porn in Karnataka Assembly

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Congress leader Prakash Rathod, on Friday, was caught on camera while allegedly scrolling through few adult content clips in the State Assembly. This turned out to be a huge embarrassment for both, Congress and Rathod as regional channels aired the video, in which he was ?caught in the act.
The MLC member was present in the house during the proceedings of the legislative council. While the house was in session, Rathod was watching adult content on his smartphone.
However, he threw these charges under the bus and said, I was looking for materials for a question I wanted to ask the government in question hour.
?When I was looking for question material, I deleted too many messages as my phone storage was full. What the media has shown or seen, I don’t know. I would never do such things or see such things, he added.
This was not the first time in Karnataka that such an incident had happened. Back in 2012, three Bharatiya Janata Party ministers were caught on camera allegedly watching adult content in the State Assembly. Following the scandal, they resigned from the state government due to public embarrassment.

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