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Dedicated park for women to come up in Lucknow under ‘Mission Shakti’ project

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Lucknow: In a bid to support women empowerment, Lucknow Development Authority (LDA) will re-develop Butler Park outside Baradari as Veerangna Park. The park will be totally renovated with pink color selected as a theme.
According to LDA  officials, the renovated park will boast facilities like medicinal plant garden, kids zone, butterfly corner and even a dedicated place for mothers to breastfeed their newly born kids. Apart from that, the benches and outside walls of the park will be repainted in pink color.
The development authority has set itself a budget of Rs 25 lakhs for conducting the renovation work. LDA executive engineer Kamaljeet Singh said, “We are trying our best to complete the project within first week of June. However, we are facing some difficulties in finding workers due to Covid-19 situation.”
The development authority is conducting the project under the banner of ‘Mission Shakti’ an initiative launched by Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath  in October 2019 to empower and  ensure safety of women in the state. The project was initiated by district magistrate and acting vice chairman of LDA Abhishek Prakash.
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Get ready to pay more for purchasing Maruti Suzuki Cars: Read hiked rates

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Maruti Suzuki plans to increase the prices of its vehicles in the July-September quarter as the company has to deal with high input costs. In a regulatory filing, the company said that in the entire last year, the cost of the company’s vehicles continued to be adversely impacted due to the rise in various input costs.

“Hence, it has become imperative for the company to pass on some impact of the above additional cost to customers through a price rise,” it said.

The company further added that the price rise has been planned for the second quarter of this fiscal and the increase shall vary for different models.

It had earlier raised prices for different car models in April. Several vehicle makers have raised prices amid the pandemic as input costs have increased. Further, the decline in sales amid the pandemic has also impacted the industry.

However, with the situation easing across various states, restrictions are likely to ease and automakers would move back to normalizing the operations.

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