Udaipur-Hyderabad flight will be stopped from 29th March

The summer schedule at Maharana Pratap Airport Dabok will start from 29 March to 24 October 2020.

As per the new schedule, the Udaipur-Hyderabad flight will stop operating from 29th March onwards. Besides, the Spice Jet flight to Udaipur-Mumbai will also be stopped.

The summer schedule of Udaipur Airport will have 19 flights from Udaipur to the eight major cities of the country. It is to be noted that no new flight has been extended in this schedule.

On the contrary, the only flight connecting Udaipur-Hyderabad, one SpiceJet flight to Mumbai have been stopped.  Flight to Chennai was stopped earlier.

This has weakened the connectivity of Mewar region with the southern part of India. The only flight connecting Udaipur to a south city is the Udaipur – Bangalore flight.

As per the Winter Schedule, there are currently 21 flights to 9 cities.

The Summer Schedule at Dabok Airport will have:

  • 7 flights to Delhi
  • 5 to Bombay (Mumbai)
  • 2 to Jaipur
  • 1 to Bangalore, Bhopal, Surat, Ahmedabad and Aurangabad each

Air India’s flight service from Udaipur to Aurangabad which started from October 16, 2019, will continue in the Summer Schedule as well. Since there is no other direct connectivity between the two cities, this flight has made it convenient to travel between the cities.

Rajasthan Budget 2020: What’s in it for Udaipur?

  • New industrial area to be built in Udaipur
  • Rs. 75 crores announced for Ayad River Renovation
  • Hospitals affiliated to the Medical College of Udaipur will be developed as Organ Retrieval Center

The Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Ashok Gehlot presented the state budget in the state assembly on Thursday. There were expectations on Dewas Project phases three and four in the budget, but no announcement was made about it.

However, Rs 75 crore has been announced for the Ayad River passing through the city.

To prevent the dirty water from entering into Pichhola, a seven-kilometre sewerage line has been proposed at Sisarama village. Rs. 8 crores 31 lakhs have been sanctioned for this project.

Besides, an allocation of Rs. 25 crores has been made under the Affordable Housing Scheme for the supply of drinking water in the colonies around the city.

A new industrial area will be formed in the city. Organ Retrieval Center to open in RNT Medical College

What’s in it for Udaipur?

  • RIICO will establish a new industrial area in Udaipur.
  • Rs. 75 crores allocated for Ayad River Renovation work.
  • Rs 25 crore allocated for drinking water.
  • To prevent the dirty water from entering into Pichhola, a sewerage line will be put up at Sisarama.
  • RNT Medical College of Udaipur will be developed as an Organ Retrieval Center.
  • Skill Development Centre to be established Udaipur for imparting skill training to the youths from the tribal community.

Rajasthan Budget 2020: 7 Resolutions of Gehlot Government

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot presented the Rajasthan Budget 2020-21 on Thursday, 20 February 2020.

This is the second budget of the Gehlot led Congress government, which came to power in the state in December 2018.

Presenting the budget for FY2020-21 in the Rajasthan, the Chief Minister has mentioned seven resolutions as a base of this Rajasthan Budget 2020.

7 Resolutions of Rajasthan Budget 2020

  1. Nirogi Rajasthan
  2. Prosperous Farmers
  3. Women and Child Welfare
  4. Capable Labourers, Students and Youth
  5. Education
  6. Water and Electricity
  7. Skill and Technology

Highlights of Rajasthan Budget 2020

  • Jan Aadhar Card to facilitate the public in 39 different schemes.
  • 53,151 new vacancies announced.
  • No new taxes announced in the budget.
  • District Lease Committee (DLC) rates reduced by 10 per cent.
  • MSMEs to get 100 per cent exemption from stamp duty.
  • Dearness Allowance (DA) has been increased to 17 per cent from earlier 12 per cent.
  • Jodhpur will have an auditorium on international standards.
  • Rs 75 crore allocated for promoting start-up ecosystem.
  • Jaipur and Jodhpur will have state-of-the-art DNA test labs.
  • Rs 39,524 crore allocated for the Education sector.
  • New police vehicles will be purchased.
  • All the government schools in the state will compulsorily have to conduct parent-teacher meetings.
  • Forest department to get Rs 3 crore for purchasing fire tenders.
  • All the government schools to have ‘No-Bag Day’ on Saturdays.
  • The iStart program of Rajasthan will be extended to BITS Pilani, MNIT, and IIT-Jodhpur.
  • The state capital, Jaipur will have a coaching hub developed on 65000 hectares of land at Pratap Nagar area.
  • Rs. 6220 crores allocated to Public Works Department.
  • All Khadi institutions will be digitised.
  • Rajasthan to get an ultra mega solar park.
  • Rs 100 crore allocated for tourism sector promotion.
  • Jodhpur and Barmer to have skill development centre to help youths find job opportunities.
  • A new board proposed to attract investment.
  • MSMEs to have plug and play facilities.
  • Rs 3 crores allocated for gold medalists and 2 crores for silver medalists in Olympics games.
  • Solar pumps under the Kusum Scheme to get more incentives.
  • Rs 7.2 cores allocated to establish minority women hostels.
  • Nehru Bal Sanrakshan to get Rs 100 crore.
  • Ajmer and Jodhpur to get new homoeopathic universities.
  • 100 new agriculture Mandis to be created.
  • Rs 14,437 crore allocated for the health sector.
  • 300 agricultural equipment hiring centres will be established.
  • Food adulteration to be curbed with new law.
  • Agricultural equipment will be provided on rent.
  • Rs 3,420 crore allocated for the farmers of the state.
  • 15 new medical college to be opened in the state.
  • Nirogi (healthy) Rajasthan to get Rs 100 crores.
  • Osia near Jodhpur, to have a mother and child care centre.
  • Rajasthan gets about Rs 10,000 crore less share of tax estimated by the Centre, from Rs 46,411 crore to Rs 36,039 crore.



Udaipur Bands put up electrifying performances at Forum Rock ON

Electrifying guitars, enchanting rhythms, raging drums and sensational singing – Forum Celebration Mall Udaipur witnessed the biggest musical event in the city, Forum Rock On! “The epic Battle of Bands”.

FORUM Celebration Mall organized a musical fest Forum Rock On! a platform that provided an opportunity for the budding artists from the city to showcase their talent and get a chance to win fabulous prizes.

The competition titled ‘Battle of Bands’ witnessed guitarist, drummers and singers performing live in front of a huge audience at Forum Celebration Mall, Udaipur. These bands were seen performing their best tracks and competing to win amazing prizes. The competition saw various genres of music like rock, fusion, classical music, etc.

Forum Rock On! the rock band competition was classified into two categories ‘Under 18 years’ and ‘Above 18 years’.

Registrations were carried out online & offline. The shortlisted participants were called for auditions on 8th Feb 2020. The grand finale took place on 15 Feb 2020 at Forum Celebration Mall Udaipur.


Forum Rock On

The winners and runner ups from both the categories received gift vouchers worth Rs. 1 lakh. The winners of Forum Rock On! also received an opportunity of video production support for an official music video by Talentsofworld productions.

The winners of the Rock Band Competition were are below:

Under 18
Winner- Vagabonds The Band
Runner Up – MMVM Rocks

Above 18
Winner- Khanabadosh
Runner Up- Swar Unplugged

Pratap Circuit Plan to develop tourist spot related to Maharana Pratap

The tourism department, under the direction of the State Tourism Directorate, has sent a proposal for developing the tourist spots related to Maharana Pratap.

The list includes places like Haldi Ghati, Dewar, Kumbhalgarh, Chawand, Gogunda, Mayara Ki Gufa, Awargarh and Jawar.

The proposed plan includes the following work:

  • Develop a road around Kumbhalgarh Fort along with a pathway for cycling and a walking track
  • Develop parking space outside the fort
  • Develop a museum to promote folk art
  • Light and Sound show at Haldi Ghati
  • A museum showcasing the glory of Maharana Pratap
  • Passenger shade for the tourists at Haldighati
  • Cyclic track from Chetak Samadhi to Rakt Talai
  • Develop a bird-watching park at Khetla Lake in Gogunda
  • Build a road in Maharana Pratap’s armoury at Mayra Caves in Gogunda
  • Build a grand gate at Diver
  • Develop a bird-watching point at the lake in Chawand


नगर निगम का ‘अतिक्रमण हटाओ’ अभियान फिर शुरू – इन जगहों पर होगी कार्यवाही

शहर की सड़कों को चौड़ा करने के लिए शुरू किया गया नगर निगम का ‘अतिक्रमण हटाओ’ अभियान 27 दिन बंद रहने के बाद बुधवार से फिर शुरू किया गया जो मार्च 5 तक चलेगा।

निगम की कार्यवाही के बाद, शहर की सड़कें खुली-खुली नज़र आ रही हैं।

अब तक कीमतराम पेसमूल तिराहे से मार्शल चाैराहे से धानमंडी से मुख्य मार्ग से हाेते हुए देहली गेट तक कार्रवाई हो चुकी है। निगम ने व्यापारियाें काे पाबंद करते हुए दुकानाें के बाहर सड़क के किनारे रखा सामान हटवाया गया। कई जगह अवैध रूप से पड़े 8 ठेले, 25 कैरेट, लाेहे की बेंच, काउंटर जब्त किये।

हालाँकि, धानमंडी क्षेत्र में व्यापारियाें के विराेध का सामना करना पड़ा।

गैरतलब है की निगम ने जब अभियान शुरू किया था तब बिना किसी सुचना के कार्यवाही करने का तय किया गया था। मगर वार्ड पार्षदों के विरोध के चलते निगम ने कार्रवाई राेक दी थी।

अब निगम राेड मैप तैयार कर कार्रवाई कर रहा है। यह रहेगा निगम का अतिक्रमण हटाने का प्लान:

  • 18 फरवरी : शास्त्री सर्किल चौराहे से अशाेक नगर हाेते हुए दुर्गानर्सरी तक
  • 20 फरवरी : सूरजपाेल चाैराहे से सेवाश्रम चाैराहे तक
  • 24 फरवरी : सेवाश्रम चाैराहे से प्रतापनगर चाैराहे तक
  • 25 फरवरी : सेवाश्रम चाैराहे से बीएसएनएल हाेते हुए सेक्टर 6 तक
  • 26 फरवरी : देहलीगेट चाैराहे से काेर्ट चाैराहा हाेते हुए चेतक चाैराहे तक
  • 28 फरवरी : चेतक चाैराहे से आयुर्वेद चाैराहे तक
  • 2 मार्च : आयुर्वेद चाैराहे से महाकाल मंदिर हाेते हुए मल्लातलाई चाैराहे तक
  • 3 मार्च : सुखाड़िया सर्किल से फतहपुरा हाेते हुए साईफन चाैराहे तक
  • 4 मार्च : दुर्गा नर्सरी राेड से यूनिवर्सिटी राेड हाेते हुए यूनिवर्सिटी तक
  • 5 मार्च : दुर्गा नर्सरी राेड से आयड़ राेड़ हाेते हुए बाेहरा गणेश मंदिर तक

Udaipur identified as the 4th best performing Smart City

Udaipur has been identified as the 4th best performing city in Smart City implementation. And on this basis, the city becomes the third city eligible to seek the second tranche of Rs 300 crore towards implementing its smart city projects.

The performance has ensured the city to become the third city in the 100 selected cities to ask for a release of the 2nd tranch of fund for Smart City projects.

The top best performing Smart Cities are selected by the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. This is one of the internal rankings prepared by the ministry.

The ranking list was prepared based on various parameters which included value of tender issued, the value of work order issued, the value of work completed under the smart city project, the value of the certificate of utilization submitted etc.

The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs is in the process of formulating a new method and the performance of the cities would be accessed again.

Smart Cities Mission which was launched in 2015 is aimed at ensuring over-all developments of a city while providing advanced facilities for its citizens. Under the Smart City Mission, 100 smart cities were identified with 5151 projects worth Rs 2,05,018 crore to be executed.

Udaipur to lead the way for Arunachal Pradesh’s Itanagar for Smart City Implementation

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has decided to pair the 20 best performing smart cities as ‘sister cities’ with the poorly performing 20 smart cities.

Udaipur will take Itanagar under its guidance. The sister city Udaipur will have 100-day to help the under-performing Itanagar improve its ranks and performance.

Top-20 Smart Cities

The 20 best performing cities according to internal ranking are – Ahmedabad, Varanasi, Ranchi, Udaipur, Nagpur,  Bhopal, Surat, Kanpur, Visakhapatnam, Vellore, Tiruppur, Vadodara, Nashik, Agra, Dehradun, Davanagere, Kota, Pune, Indore, and Amravati.

Smart City 20-20 Formula

The program of pairing the best performing cities with poorly or under-performing cities has been given the name 20-20 Formula and the pair of two cities are called ‘Sister Cities‘.

Just like Udaipur is paired with Itanagar, similarly, Varanasi has been paired with Amritsar, Surat with Sharanpur and Visakhapatnam is paired with Diu to improve the performance of poorly performing cities. The capital of Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal has been appointed guide Aizwal, Mizoram’s capital city.

According to the 20-20 formula, the ‘sister cities’ have been given a hundred-day challenge to help their respective partners in improving the ranks.

But is our ‘Smart City’ Udaipur, really smart enough to lead the way for Itanagar for Smart City Implementation?

Let’s see how Udaipur takes up this challenge!!!

Gulab Bagh Bird Park to open for tourists from June 2020

The most awaited Udaipur Bird Park at Gulab Bagh will be open for public from June this year.

9 Australian birds, 11 birdhouses, and unique varieties of beautiful Indian birds will be the major attractions. There will also be water grass, landscaping, and water bodies to give the park a natural look.

The Bird Park in Gulab Bagh Udaipur has been developed with an estimated budget of Rs. 350 lakhs out of which major part will be pooled in by the tourism department, along with some contribution by Municipal Corporation and UIT, Udaipur.

There will be varieties parrots, macaws, cacaos, birds of prey, green munia and other birds. Emu will be a major attraction in the bird park. Besides, owls are also going to be part of the other beautiful winged creatures.

सड़क चौड़ीकरण के चलते चेतक से राडाजी चौराहे तक होगा वन-वे ट्राफ़िक सिस्टम

शिक्षा भवन चौराहे से अम्बावगढ़ के राड़ा जी चौराहे तक सड़क चौड़ीकरण का काम 11 फरवरी से शुरू होगा। इसके चलते यातायात व्यवस्था में बदलाव किया गया है।

चेतक से राड़ा जी चौराहे तक वन-वे ट्राफ़िक सिस्टम 11 फरवरी लागू होगा जो की अगले डेढ़ महीने तक जारी रह सकता है। इस दौरान सभी भारी वाहनों को इस मार्ग से जाने की अनुमति नहीं होगी।

हालाँकि डाइवर्जन के कार्य के चलते इस मार्ग से नियमित आने-जाने वालों को कुछ दिनों के लिए परेशानियों का सामना करना पड़ सकता है।

फ़िलहाल शिक्षा भवन चौराहे से अम्बावगढ़ के राड़ा जी चौराहे तक की सड़क की चौड़ाई केवल 7 फीट है। जिस वजह से इस मार्ग का चौड़ीकरण का कार्य ज़रूरी था। इसी के चलते यूआईटी ने सड़क चौड़ीकरण के काम की शुरुआत की जिसके बाद इस मार्ग पर 2-लेन की व्यवस्था होगी।

अगले सप्ताह के लिए यातायात व्यवस्था इस प्रकार होगी:

  • 2-व्हीलर्स, 3-व्हीलर्स और 4-व्हीलर्स अरावली वाटिका मार्ग से होकर राडा जी चौराहे तक जा सकेंगें
  • बसें फतेहपुरा, देवली, रानी रोड और महाकाल मंदिर मार्ग वाले मार्ग से होकर मल्लातलाई जाएँगी
  • नाई-झाड़ोल से आने वाली बसों को केवल महाकाल तिराहा तक आने की अनुमति होगी।
  • यादव कॉलोनी से अंबवगढ़ तक प्रवेश वर्जित होगा।
  • मल्लातलाई से चेतक जाने वाली पर्यटक बसें रानी रोड से फतेहपुरा मार्ग-सुखाड़िया सर्कल होते हुए चेतक सर्कल तक जाएँगी।