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Man dies after falling onto track on Metro station

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New Delhi : A man died after falling on the Delhi Metro track as the train approached, an official said.

The incident at Janakpuri West Station in west Delhi, disrupted services for some time on the busy Blue Line, connecting Dwarka to Vaishali and Noida in neighbouring Uttar Pradesh.

“We cannot clearly call it a suicide as it seems that the man fainted and fell on track rather than throwing himself upon it. The officials are examining the CCTV footage,” a Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) spokesperson told IANS.

The incident occurred at 10.41 a.m. as the train going towards Rajiv Chowk approached the station.

Services remained affected for more than an hour as trains took a longer than usual halt at stations – 15 minutes at the Yamuna Bank station, according to a passenger.

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Budget Session of UP to begin from Feb 16

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Chaired by CM Yogi Adityanath, Cabinet decided to begin The Budget session of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly from February 16. The Assembly session would be significant as the upcoming budget with the Assembly elections in the state due early next year.

The Cabinet also cleared the draft of Uttar Pradesh State Sports University Bill-2021, which will be placed in the Assembly in the Budget Session. 

Besides that, they will be clearing the Uttar Pradesh Data Centre Policy to give incentives to private companies to set up of data center parks and units in the state. The government spokesperson said that these incentives and concessions would be given in purchase of land, stamp duty etc. with extra incentives for those who would invest in Bundelkhand and Purvanchal regions of the state which would promote setting up of at least three Data Centre Parks in the state and 10 data center units.

The Cabinet not only manifested the proposal for allowing expansion of Jewar International Airport near Noida to five runways in a phased manner but also approved the proposal of estimated expenditure of Rs 426 crore for upgrading existing airstrip in Ayodhya district to an airport.

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