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Tourism industry likely to grow in Agra after getting air connectivity under Udaan scheme



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Agra: The tourism industry is expecting a major boost in business with Agra getting air connectivity to Bengaluru, Bhopal, Lucknow and Varanasi from May under the government’s Udaan regional connectivity scheme.

Airport officials said low-cost airline Indigo is keen taking advantage of the scheme in order to connect the Taj city with major destinations in India.

Agra is currently connected by air with Jaipur and Khajuraho.


Good news for people of Agra as city going to get better air connectivity with Udaan scheme:


Work on a new Rs 400 crore terminal building at the Kheria airport, now renamed Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya airport, is expected to begin soon.

In the past, there have been several initiatives to increase Agra’s air connectivity with international destinations, but according to local tourism industry players “interest-groups and the Delhi lobby of travel agents and hoteliers” somehow always managed to stall the plans.

Agra Civil Aviation Society Secretary Anil Sharma said Agra’s international airport project was also hijacked by politicians to Jewar in Bulandshahr district.



Doctors in UP warn those wearing dubious ‘Corona cards’




 Doctors are now warning people against wearing ‘Corona cards’ available in the market that ‘promise’ safety against the Coronavirus infection if worn around the neck.

Dr. Kamala Srivastava, a medical practitioner in the state capital, said, “I am shocked that the government has not bothered to ban the sale of these Corona cards that come with fancy names like ‘Shut Out Corona’, ‘Corona out’ and ‘Go Corona’. These cards have not been approved by any medical authority and we do not know what is inside. Some of them smell like camphor.”

The cards are worn around the neck, claiming to provide a protective shield against the virus. These are worn around the neck like the identity cards.

Dr. Vikas Mishra, associate professor, G.S.V.M. medical college in Kanpur, said there is no word or guideline about such cards from either the ICMR or the WHO.

“People are happily wearing these cards and moving around in crowded places which exposes them to the infection. Believing that any unverified and untested product would save one from the virus is foolishness and also exposes people to the danger of catching the infection,” he added.

Medical stores are earning a handsome amount and owners say these cards are selling like hot cakes. The price range of these cards varies from Rs 75 to Rs 130, but people are purchasing them without knowing whether they are really beneficial or not.

Vikram Singh, a medical store owner, said he himself does not know what is inside the card as it is fully packed and gives out a camphor-like smell.

“The sales have gone up dramatically since the past two months. We are now selling 50 to 60 cards every day, even though there is no expiry date on them,” he said.

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