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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to inaugurate prominent flyover in Lucknow

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Lucknow: The city will get its second elevated corridor supported on a single pillar technology on Friday. The 2.2km Tedhipulia flyover will be inaugurated by Lucknow MP and defence minister Rajnath Singh and chief minister Yogi Adityanath on April 2. Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari will also be present during the occasion.
Constructed by Uttar Pradesh Public Works Department (UPPWD), this is the second flyover in the city constructed using single pillar technology after Husainganj-Rajendranagar. According to UPPWD officials, the spines and wings for the top deck of the flyover have been installed on single pillars measuring about 3.5 metre wide. As per officials, about 75 pillars have been used for structuring the flyover as compared to 150 pillars which had been used using traditional technique.
Lucknow MP representative Diwakar Tripathi said, “With the use single-pillar technology there will be more space available for the commuters travelling under the flyover especially people commuting towards Kursi Road, Vikasnagar and Gulacheen Mandir. The flyover also stands tall about 8.5 metre from the ground which will also provide ease to heavy vehicles plying below the flyover.”
Construction work of Tedhipulia flyover had started in June 2019 and was slated to be completed within two years of time. Despite the three month lockdown in 2020, the construction work has been completed within the deadline of June 2021 by UPPWD officials.
As per a study conducted by public works department officials, more than 45,000 commuters plying on IIM Lucknow-Munshipulia will be benefitted from the flyover. The flyover is 2.2km long and 21.5 metre wide and has been built at a cost of Rs 96 crore. The flyover will provide hassle free movement for commuters travelling from Jankipuram and Jankipuram extension to Munshipulia, Polytechnic, Khurramnagar, Rahimanagar and Faizabad Road.

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After donating Rs 50 lakh to CM relief funds, actor Rajinikanth urges everyone to follow Covid safety guidelines

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Superstar Rajinikanth on Monday met Tamil Nadu chief minister MK Stalin in Chennai to extend his support to the state’s effort to battle the second wave of coronavirus. The superstar also contributed a sum of Rs 50 lakh to the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. Last week, the newly-elected chief minister had appealed to the public and the private organisations to generously contribute towards relief work during the Covid-19 pandemic.

I request people to follow all the safety guidelines laid down by the government. Only then we will be able to defeat the coronavirus pandemic,” Rajinikanth told reporters after meeting with the chief minister.

And answering Stalin’s appeal, the who’s who of the Tamil film fraternity have been making significant contributions to the CM’s fund. Earlier, Ajith donated Rs 25 lakh and Suriya along with his father Sivakumar and brother Karthi gave a combined cheque of Rs 1 crore for the fund. Director AR Murugadoss ( Rs 25 lakh), actor Sivakarthikeyan (Rs 25 lakh), director Vetri Maaran (10 lakh), actor Jayam Ravi, his brother Mohan Raja and their father Mohan (made a joint donation of Rs 10 lakh), Soundarya Rajinikanth, her husband Vishagan and father-in-law SS Vanangamudi (together donated Rs 1 crore), Sun Pictures (Rs 30 crore) and many others have already contributed to the state’s relief fund.

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