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COVID-19 vaccines first consignment reached Lucknow airport Tuesday evening.

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The first consignment of COVID-19 vaccines is reached Lucknow airport on Tuesday evening, an official said.

For the vaccination drive to begin on January 16, the first consignment of vaccines is arriving in Lucknow this evening, Additional Chief Secretary Health Amit Mohan Prasad said.

The vaccines will be arriving in cold storages in eight other places in the state soon and from there they will be sent to districts and their block level PHCs and CHCs which are the cold chain points for the vaccination, he said.

Additional Chief Secretary, Information, Navneet Sehgal said the vaccination would be done as per the directives of the central government with healthcare workers and volunteers being given jabs in the first phase.

The government on Monday placed firm orders in advanced commitments for over six crore doses of COVID vaccines from Serum Institute of India and Bharat Biotech for inoculating three crore healthcare and frontline workers in the first phase of the vaccination drive scheduled to start from January 16. The cost is Rs 1,300 crore.

 

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The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza was the largest-selling sub-4metre compact SUV in India in March 2021. It was followed by the Hyundai Venue, Mahindra Bolero, Tata Nexon and Kia Sonet. Let us have a look at the sales numbers of all these models for the month of March 2021.

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza – 11,274 units

Continuing its hold over the sub-4metre compact SUV segment, the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza emerged as the best-seller with sales of 11,274 units in March 2021. It is priced between 7.51 lakh and Rs 11.41 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Hyundai Venue – 10,722 units

Following the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza was the Hyundai Venue with sales of 10,722 units in March 2021. The Venue is available in the price range of Rs 6.87 lakh to Rs 11.67 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Mahindra Bolero – 8,905 units

The third best-selling sub-4metre compact SUV in March 2021 was the Mahindra Bolero with sales of 8,905 units. It is offered in the price bracket of Rs 8.17 lakh to Rs 9.14 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Tata Nexon – 8,683 units

At the fourth position was the Tata Nexon with sales of 8,683 units in March 2021. The Nexon’s price starts at Rs 7.10 lakh and goes up to Rs 12.79 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Kia Sonet – 8,498 units

The fifth and final position on the list of the top five best-selling compact SUVs in March 2021 was occupied by the Kia Sonet, which registered sales of 8,498 units. Its price ranges from Rs 6.79 lakh to Rs 13.19 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

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