Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) Actor Pankaj Tripathi, who hails from Bihar, has made public interest videos ahead of Bihar Assembly Elections.
The election will be held in three phases, on October 28, November 3 and 7. In view of the pandemic, a lot of concrete arrangements have been made at the booths, the actor said.
"Booths will be cleaned, sanitised one day before polling and from time to time on the day of the elections. There are thermal scanners installed at the entrance of all polling stations. Soap, water and hand sanitisers will be provided at both the entrance and exit of the polling booths," he shared.
"Place will be marked in a circle to stand in line keeping in view the social distance that one has to maintain. Gloves given to press the button in EVM (electronic voting machine). Wearing a mask at the booth is mandatory and a lot of preparation has been done so that people can vote fearlessly. The Election Commission has covered all possible ground and now it's upon us as citizens to do our civic duty and choose our leaders wisely," he added.
On the work front, he will be soon seen in the much-awaited web series "Mirzapur 2".
Bengaluru, Nov 25 (IANS) South Western Railway's (SWR) Divisional Railway Manager, Ashok Kumar Verma, on Tuesday flagged off the first export-bound New Modified Goods (NMG) rake from the Hosur railway station to neighbouring Bangladesh.
This is the first NMG rake dispatched by the South Western Railway to Bangladesh.
Speaking to reporters, Verma said the rake consisting of 25 wagons loaded with 100 light commercial vehicles (LCVs) is called "Dost" and has been manufactured by Ashok Leyland. It left for Benapole railway station in Bangladesh.
He said that transportation of automobiles by train is safer and faster compared to transportation by road. "Nont only it is safe and cheaper, but it is also easy to monitor the movement of the consignment in trains with real-time check in practice," he said.
The SWR in a statement claimed that earlier, the Bengaluru division had dispatched two export-bound NMG rakes to Nautanwa (Nepal) from the Penukonda railway station. "Overall, the division has loaded 128 NMG rakes during the current financial year," the statement added.
Verma said the Bengaluru division, which was mainly transporting raw materials and essential commodities, took to loading of automobiles for the first time when it transported 175 tractors from the Doddaballapur railway station to Phuleria in Rajasthan on April 29 this year.
Upbeat about change in the recent policies such as two points unloading of NMG rakes and exemption of terminal charges for automobiles, Verma said that these policy changes have certainly boosted the loading of automobiles by India in Railways.
"In 2020-21, five NMG rakes have been loaded from Hosur. Apart from the rake that left for Bangladesh today, 5,528 two-wheelers have been sent in four rakes to Mandideep in Madhya Pradesh," the Verma said.
The SWR statement added that during the current year, 65 rakes of automobiles manufactured by TAFE, mainly tractors, have been transported by train from the Doddaballapur railway station near Bengaluru.
Till date, a total of 5,600 cars have been transported to Farukh Nagar in Haryana and Nautanwa in Uttar Pradesh from Penukonda in 55 rakes.