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Nagpur Metro makes historic ridership record; over 55,000 commute on Republic Day

Nagpur’s Maha Metro, on 26 January, broke all its previous records of ridership and witnessed 56,406 riders (approx.) combining both, Orange- Aqua lines, in a day alone. The last record-breaking ridership was recorded on 27 December 2020 with a count of 22, 123 riders.
Nagpurians rushed in and were seen standing in long queues to buy tickets for the metro ride on the occasion of Republic Day. Among others, Sitabuldi Interchange station was hugely crowded. A fellow rider Surbhi Dhomne, said, I never saw such huge gathering of people at the metro before. This is very encouraging and would go a long way in boosting Maha Metro ridership.
The entertainment and shopping facilities at the Maha Metro stations levels up the riders overall experience and it adds another charm to the ride, said rider Anant Chopra.


To commemorate the Republic Day and attract more riders, Maha Metro had organised various events and competitions and different metro stations. Drawing, music performances, skating contest, CRPF band and other events added fun and riders were seen having a good time with family and friends.
As per reports, Maha Metro had already prepared themselves to deal with a huge crowd and staff workers including, guards, station workers and housekeeping were stationed on duty. Maha Metro now awaits to break this record as well.

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Contaminated water gushes in 400 homes as nullah overflows in Nagpur’s Besa

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Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur

Residents in several parts of Nagpur woke up to flooded streets and homes after heavy rains for past few days. When we spoke to a resident named Abhiram Shroti, a resident of Besa, who’s flooded house can be seen in the pictures above, he told Nation Next, “This is not the first time we have faced this. Even in 2018 we faced a similar issue in Besa. All the contaminated water seeps in the house from a nearby nullah. Around 400 families around me are facing the same issue. We tried talking to NMC officials and collector but in vain!”

Also read:Human ashes float in water due to incessant flooding at Nagpur’s Kalamna Ghat

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Nagpur’s glam brigade get together for Core Fashion Gala

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Radhika Dhawad | Photographer : Bhavesh Mahalle | Nagpur

‘The Core’ recently organised an event for its group members hosted by Vineet Gupta, Diksha Gupta, Pavan Gulhane, Rasika Gulhane and Ankit Nangia. The party that had a theme of Core Fashion Gala was held at Pablo in Nagpur. Partygoers, particularly women, upped the glam quotient of this party as they came dressed in flamboyant, walked the ramp and danced away to glory.

Also read: Human ashes float in water due to incessant flooding at Nagpur’s Kalamna Ghat

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Abhay Agrawal takes over as Chairman of Nagpur Round Table 83

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Abhay Agrawal with fellow members of Nagpur Round Table 83

Nagpur Round Table 83 (NRT 83) had a change of guard during its 36th Annual General Meeting (AGM) held at Tathasthu Resort in Pench recently. Abhay Agrawal took the charge as the Chairman for the year 2022-2023 from Ajay Chandwani who was the chairman for the year 2021-2022. Other members in the upcoming headboard include: Prateek Minocha as Vice Chairman, Rahul Gugaliya as the Secretary and Shivagya Arora as the Treasurer.

LMF Tr. Prateek Minocha, the outgoing secretary presented the annual report of the work done in the previous year. In the year 2021-22, NRT 83, with its 23 active members, has done some fabulous work in the field of Social Service and Education for the underprivileged children. He informed that the highlight of the year was  the ongoing Sukli village (Hingna) school project with nine classrooms, two toilet blocks and on staff room, five community service projects, two area awards, fundraisers and more.  Some of the highlights of the year were: 

• ₹10,000 was sent towards Kolhapur Flood Relief

• Goody Bag donation of study material to 80 students at Divya Jyoti Centre

• Conditioner Bottle Donation through Tangent India 

• Medical Camp with eight doctors organized at Sukli Village with over 200 consultations given to the residents 

• Over 570 nos of 750 gm Boost Powder donated to Shraddhanand Anathalya, Ghuikhed & Titwa villages and Auto Rickshaw drivers in Nagpur

• Commencement of the School Construction in Sukli Village

During the AGM, outgoing Chairman Ajay Chandwani presented awards and appreciations for the year 2021-22 to – LMF Tr. Jasmohan Singh (Best Attendance Award), LMF Tr. Nischay Sinha (Upcoming Star Award), LMF Tr. Paran Khandelwal (Money Maker Award), LMF Tr. Rahul Gugaliya (Money Maker Award), LMF Tr. Shivagya Arora (Blockbuster Performance Award), LMF Tr. Prateek Munot (Rab ne banadi jodi Award), LMF Tr. Rahul Agarwala (North Star Award), Area HT Sharad Agrawal (North Star Award), LMF Tr. Sahil Jain (North Star Award) among others for fantastic work done throughout the past year.

The AGM was also attended by RT 299 chairman – Tr. Shubham Jain, Area Honorary Tabler – Sharad Agarwal, HT Gaurav Agarwal, Sq Leg Jairaj Lamba, Area 3 Chairman Tr. Vedant Agarwal. 

Elected chairman LMF Tr. Abhay Agrawal proposed his future plans for the coming year in his speech. This year one of the important agenda is to continue momentum in fundraising and support our ongoing Freedom Through Education (FTE) project at Sukli village, Hingna. He also spoke about organising further fundraisers and seeking CSR donations. Members of other Round tables of the city, as well as the ladies of the Table also were present to attend the AGM of Nagpur Round Table 83.

Round Table India is a young men’s organisation aimed at promoting community service and goodwill in national and international affairs. Round table is present in 67 countries worldwide with over 65,000 members. Round Table India has more than 320 Tables (chapters) located in 95 plus cities and towns. Round Table India (RTI) is an organisation of non-political and non-sectarian young men between the age group of 18 and 40 promoting service, fellowship and goodwill in national and international affairs. Working towards the education of underprivileged children, till date, 7890 classrooms have been built across India in, impacting 8.67 million children. Round Table India is a zero overhead organisation and therefore every rupee raised by the organisation goes purely into charitable projects and this year as well Nagpur Round Table 83 will continue its work towards any and all such projects. NRT 83 is a registered trust as well as registered to accept CSR donations.

Also read:Close shave for 16 students as school bus in Nagpur falls in nullah

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