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Nagpur: Here’s what would remain open and close during extended lockdown till March 31

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Guardian Minister of Nagpur Dr Nitin Raut on March 20 declared an extension of the existing lockdown (March 15 ? March 21) from March 22 till March 31. During the extended lockdown the Guardian Minister has allowed some relaxations. NMC too has too issued an order stating whats allowed and whats not during the extended lockdown.

Also read : Nagpur lockdown extended till March 31 but with some relaxations

Here’s a list of what would remain open and close during the extended lockdown from March 22 to March 31:

– Educational institutions including schools, colleges, coaching classes, etc., will remain closed. These institutions will however be able to operate online. In case of emergency or very important work, only 25% of staff can be called.

– Competitive Exams will be conducted
– All social, religious, political events are banned.
– Weddings at laws/halls are banned.
– Religious places will remain closed. However, cleaning of such places is allowed with only five persons in attendance.
– Weekend markets will remain closed.
– Restaurants/eateries will be able to operate till 7 pm with online delivery permissible up to 11pm.
– Hotels/lodges will be able to operate at 50% capacity.
– Swimming pools will remain closed.
– All kinds of sports institutions will remain closed.
– Government offices will be able to operate at 25% capacity.
– Private establishments will be able to operate at 25% capacity.
– Malls/theatres will remain closed.
– Gardens will remain closed
– Public transport buses will be able to operate at 50% capacity. Four/three-wheelers with 1 passengers and two-wheelers with 1 riders will be allowed.
– Gyms will remain closed.
– Private shops will be able to operate till 4 pm.
– Milk shops/dairies will be able to operate till 7 pm.
– Libraries will be able to operate at 50% capacity
– Health services, Medical stores, newspapers, media services, petrol pumps, gas agencies, goods transport, construction work, factories, banking services, mail services, insurance services, electricity services, cold storage services, farm produce market, Mahatma Phule market, Santra market will not fall under the 4 pm rule.
– More than five persons cannot gather at a public place.
– Establishments, which have been allowed to remain open will have to operate keeping COVID-19 norms in mind
– For March 28 and March 29 (Holi festival) separate guidelines will be issued.    

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NMC permanently caps size of idols installed during celebrations

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Amar Ashok Jajoo | Nagpur

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Nagpur Municipal Corporation has taken a bold step towards a greener environment. NMC Commissioner Radhakrishnan B on Friday passed an order and permanently capped size of idols installed during festive celebrations in the city. By doing so, NMC has not only set an example but has also probably become the first municipal body in the country to take such a step.

As per the order passed by the NMC commissioner mandals will not be allowed to install an idol larger than 4 feet x 4 feet and for individuals the allowed size will be 2 feet x 2 feet.

Speaking to a daily, Radhakrishnan B said that the step was being taken or prevent the city’s bodies from getting polluted. He also informed that NMC will provide artificial tanks for the immersion of idols.

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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

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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

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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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