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Uttar Pradesh: These three cities will soon have metro facility

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n the coming years, travelling in different cities of Uttar Pradesh to get a lot better and convenient as various metro rail projects are coming up in the state. On Monday, the state government of Uttar Pradesh has made a provision of Rs 1,175 crores in the state budget presented in the assembly for different metro rail projects, according to a PTI report. For the Kanpur metro rail project, there is a provision of Rs 597 crore in the budget presented by Finance Minister Suresh Khanna. For the trial run commencement of the first section between IIT Kanpur and Moti Jheel, a target has been set from 31 July 2021 and the commercial run from 30 November 2021.

Apart from the Kanpur metro rail project, there is a provision of Rs 478 crore in the state budget for the Agra metro rail project. For starting the trial run of the project’s first phase from Taj East gate to Jama Masjid, the target has been set for 31 July 2021, while its commercial run from 30 November 2021. Besides, an amount of Rs 100 crore has been earmarked in the budget for Gorakhpur, Varanasi and other metro rail projects. Also, for the construction of the Delhi – Ghaziabad – Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) corridor, the government has made a provision of Rs 1,326 crore in the budget, the report said.

The Kanpur metro rail project includes two corridors. One is 23.785 km long ITT to Naubasta corridor, which is partly elevated and partly underground. It covers 14 elevated stations and eight underground stations in total. The other corridor is 8.60 km long Agriculture University to Barra-8 corridor, comprising of four elevated stations and four underground stations. The Agra Metro rail project consists of two corridors with a total length of 29.4 km. The metro rail project will link major tourist attractions across the city like Agra Fort, Taj Mahal, Sikandra with bus stands and railway stations.

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‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Peaky Blinders’ star Helen McCory dies due to cancer

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British film, television and stage actress Helen McCrory has died aged 52 from cancer, her husband and fellow actor Damian Lewis said on Thursday. McCrory “died peacefully at home surrounded by a wave of love from friends and family”, Lewis wrote on Twitter, calling his late wife “beautiful and mighty”.

“We love her and know how lucky we are to have had her in our lives. She blazed so brightly,” the actor added, explaining she had died “after a heroic battle with cancer”.McCrory was best known as a star of the hit BBC crime drama ‘Peaky Blinders’ and for the role of Narcissa Malfoy in the “Harry Potter” films, as the mother of the boy wizard’s school-aged rival.

She played Cherie Blair, the wife of former British prime minister Tony Blair, twice in both the “The Queen” (2006) and “The Special Relationship” (2010), and played fictional British interior minister Clair Dowar in the James Bond film “Skyfall” (2012).

Born in Paddington in west London in 1968 to a Welsh mother and Scottish-born father, McCrory was the eldest of three children. She attended school in southeast England and spent a year living in Italy before studying acting at London’s Drama Centre.

A lengthy acting career followed, which saw her play a multitude of roles on the small and big screen, as well as on stage. McCrory and Lewis, who starred in the US TV series Homeland, married in 2007. The pair met performing in the Shakespeare play “Much Ado About Nothing” as comedic protagonists Beatrice and Benedick.

 

In 2011, she told the Independent newspaper she had eschewed celebrity but was honoured to have played such interesting roles. An actor’s job, she said, was to “reassure the audience that life, as muddled and as wonderful as it is, is worth living”.

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