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Bollywood stars to walk the ramp at Jaipur International Fashion Week


Jaipur International Fashion Week that kick  started on February 28, at Hotel Clarks Amer, will witness Pakistani actress Veena Malik with Bollywood stars Geeta Basra, Nisha Kothari and Sayali Bhagat walk the ramp for some of the participating designers.

Nisha will be Aruna’s showstopper. “I wanted somebody from Rajasthan to walk down for me – someone who can connect well with my theme. And I found Nisha, who originally hails from Rajasthan to be a perfect choice to display my traditional, yet contemporary collection based on royal theme,” says Aruna.

Former Miss India and actress, Sayali Bhagat will walk the ramp as the showstopper for Jaipur-based designer Mohit Falod. And Riaz Gangji has zeroed in on the controversial Pakistani starlet Veena Malik as his showstopper. Veena, who is also all set to appear in a swayamvar themed reality show, will be presenting Riaz’s bridal collection. “She has been my brand ambassador since a year now and has walked the ramp for me several times. I will dress her up in a multi-coloured lehenga studded with crystals and embedded with Meenakari and zardosi work,” says Gangji, who also showcased in JIFW 2010.

And now, for designer Archana Kochhar – many names were being speculated as being her showstopper, but it will now be Geeta Basra who will be her showstopper. “Geeta will be my showstopper presenting my bridal resort wear collection at the JIFW. I have decided to give her a beautiful sand coloured sari to wear. She has got the perfect figure for a sari,” says Kochhar.

Also, this edition of the fashion week will see participation from three local designers, among others and two international designers – Lida O’Reily from Mauritius and Yolandra Aluwihare from Sri Lanka.

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The First Line of Jaipur Metro Project is Complete !

Jaipur! The city of Rajputanas is now extending its name to metro city as the “Metro Rail project” is gearing up in Jaipur explicitly. After two years of up-downs and uncertainty, Jaipur’s Metro train project is finally ready to hit the tracks.

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) are the joint nodal agency for this venture which would start work for building the stations and railway lines for the first phase of the project.

This project is concentrating on two routes. The First route of Jaipur metro rail will connect Mansarovar to Badi chaupar via Civil Lines and Chandpole. The length of the route is 9.2km. The approximate number of passengers expected is approx.2 lac per day and the frequency of the metro which will run on this track is estimated to be every 6 minutes as per plan.

The second route will connect Durgapura to Ambabari via Ajmeri Gate and MI Road. The tracks will be elevated till Ajmeri Gate and then will go underground. The length of this route is 23km. The approximate number of passengers is expected approx. 4lac per day and the frequency of the metro which will run on this track is estimated to be every 5 minutes. As per the data the total number of stations touched by metro is 29.

And the present situation is that Construction of the first part of the first line is complete which is from Mansarovar to Chandpole, started on November 13, 2010.

Jaipur will be first city in the country to have an elevated track for the Metro and the Bus Rapid Transport System. While the Metro would run on the elevated track- the two tracks below it would be reserved for the normal city traffic.

So, Jaipurites be ready to be proud on your city and its growth!!

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Metro station and platform at Chandpole ready !


Construction of first platform of underground three stories metro station at Chandpole is complete. This platform is made by Dyefrom wall technique. First part of station that is ticket window area will be constructed in three stories and its platform area will be constructed in two stories.

Dyefrom wall technique

Under this technique, after digging the land for station, fourside wall of six metre width and around 12.5 metre high has been constructed. This inside wall will ensure that the old buildings around the station will not collapse.

Way for train

After coming metro train on elevated track from Sindhi camp to Janana Hospital, it will enter underground tunnel from Police line. This tunnel is ready. There is a platform in tunnel. When the track will be constructed from Chandpole to Badi Chaupar then this tunnel will be constructed towards Badi Chaupar. After completing the construction of station till December 2012, traffic at Chandpole area will come in flow.


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A celebration of photography: Moments 2012

In the dark corridors of MNIT, for ever seer’ there is much to explore, with each swaying curtain a photo is revealed expressing a thousand word description. An yearly photo exhibition Moments 2012 hosted by Malaviya National Institute of Technology kicked off on Thursday. This year the exhibition has grown internationally after receiving the entries from world wide, and the Photography club of MNIT aims to make it a global hit.


For students and amateur photographers this is a lifetime moments where they exhibit their art, hard work, and collective efforts artistically. The Moments photo exhibition is an yearly Photo celebration for the institution and photo freaks since its inception in the year 2007.


This year the exhibition received near about 2000 entries, in which 150 made into final selection. Arprit Modi, the organiser of the event said, “This year the entries were in highest numbers as compared to the last year”. One can see the hundreds of colorful and black white photo’s describing different categories like, Issues, People, Street, Nature, Still Life, Abstract, Campus life, Mobile Photography, Engineering Marvels.


With high competitive spirits the photo judging was also done and in each category first three winners were declared. In overall combining all categories together, Sagar U Shetty, student of 5th year B. arch student stood first, while Siddhartha from Global institute of Technology stood second, and Nirvana Singh from Dhaka got third prize.



This year organising team too displayed their photographs however did not participated in the competition. This strong organising team have enthusiastic members like, Ayush Ahuja, Rahul Joya, Pritishtha Garg, Askash Garg, Aishwarya Grover, Dixshit Vara, Siddhartha Mehta, Navin Pawar, Monica, Gaueav Gurjar, Manish Jain, Lalchand, and Khemraj.




For photo lovers the ‘moments’ 12 for sure is a collection of vibrant pictures which leave a mark on your mind. Mahesh Swami, Faculty Advisor Photography club MNIT said, “Moments is an annual celebration of photographs. Every year we try to make it bigger and better. The exhibition reflects creative streaks these engineering students have”.






Venue   :         MNIT, JLN Marg

Date      :          February 23-27 2012

Timings :          10am-7pm




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Jaipur Metro project to be completed by June 2013: Kuldeep Ranka

The much awaited Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation (JMRC) will complete its project within set deadline of June-July 2013. On Wednesday its Managing Director Kuldeep Ranka said “JMRC has put all the right efforts, and the Project will be completed by the set deadline”.  He said it while addressing the international conference, ‘Metro Expression India’. It was attended by delegates from various countries in New Delhi.


According to Ranka, “Metro projects in Mumbai and Kolkata are running a bit behind the schedule. But in Jaipur, the project is doing well and will be complete by the said time”.  The foreign delegates in the conference also spoke about the Metro projects in their countries. The discussion was also held on the use of different techniques in different countries.


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Ring Road Project: JDA fails to take possession of land

The Jaipur Development Authority’s dream project Ring Road appears to be just a dream now. JDA failed to take possession of land for the project from agitating farmers. On Wednesday, a JDA team went to Mahapura village to demarcate the land but returned empty handed.

According to the sources at the Authority, a team of engineers went to the village on Wednesday to differentiate the land in Mahapura village for ring road project but the engineers were held hostage for one and half hours by the farmers of the village. Not only this, the farmers warned them not to come back until the state government takes a decision on the land issue. Another team was stopped to carry a survey in Gonair, villagers disallowed the team to even enter into the village.

JDA officials and farmers are now looking forward to the meeting with Minister Shanti Dhariwal on Thursday. Mahesh Joshi has scheduled a meeting with the UDH minister. It is to be noted that Mahesh Joshi, Member of Parliament supports is in favor of the farmers. In a statement Joshi said, “The decision is pending since long and now it’s time to reach at a conclusion. The deadlock has to be broken and we should take a middle path which could benefit both parties.”

Ring Road is the solution to avoid accidents from heavy vehicles movement in the city; it is an only alternative of B2Bypass. Jaipur Development Authority is struggling hard to acquire land for its ambitious project.



Rajasthan calling festival to be held in Kerala

Rajasthan Calling Festival, aimed at attracting domestic tourists from Kerala, will be held by Rajasthan Tourism department  from February 24.

The three-day festival to be held at Sree Moolam Club is part of the Rajasthan Tourism’s domestic tourism promotion campaign being held in 22 major cities in the country, Usha Sharma, Principal Secretary and Commissioner, Department of Tourism, Rajasthan, said.

‘With 13.78 lakh foreign tourists and 255 lakh domestic tourist arrivals in the year 2010, Rajasthan is easily one of the most sought-after tourist destinations in India,’ she said.

‘The State’s popularity is primarily owing to its incredible tourism products: its rich heritage, its forts, palaces, lakes, colourful and lively fairs and festivals, golden sand dunes and rich wild life, add to that the adventure sports, wellness tourism, handicrafts, shopping, among other pullers,’ Ms Sharma.


Jaipurite, Rajat Chauhan, wins silver in archery !

Jaipur boy, Rajat Chauhan, on Saturday won silver medal in the Asian Grand Pre-2012 Archery Competition, which is going on at Thailand’s capital Bangkok. Apart from Rajat, silver medal winner in Common Wealth Games, Citty Boma Jignas has also won a medal for India.

This is Rajat’s first international tournament. On Saturday, Compound Archery’s final was held. Both Jignas and Chauhan struck perfectly on targets, scoring 144 out of 150 points. With the both tied together on the same point, were given one more chance to hit the target. Jignas hit the bull’s eye, where as Chauhan missed the target by a whisker.

However, technically both had scored 10 points, but Jignass was given the gold because of him hitting the bull’s eye.  On the other hand, India’s Vipul missed the bronze medal by a solitary point.



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Western Railways to run special trains during summer holidays :)

The Western Railways (WR) will run special trains between Bandra Terminus-Bikaner and Indore-Jaipur during summer vacations for the convenience of passengers.

According to a WR release, Bandra (T)-Bikaner-Bandra (T) Weekly Superfast Special Train No 04728 Bandra (T)-Bikaner Weekly Superfast Special will leave Bandra (T) at 1435 hrs on every Tuesday from April three to June 26 and reach Bikaner at 1230 hrs next day.

Similarly, in return direction, Train No 04727 Bikaner-Bandra (T) Weekly Superfast Special will leave Bikaner at 1500 hrs on every Monday from April second to June 25, and reach Bandra (T) at 1255 hrs next day.

The train will halt at Borivali, Valsad, Navsari, Surat, Bharuch, Vadodara, Nadiad, Ahmedabad, Mehesana Jn, Unjha, Sidhpur, Palanpur, Abu Road, Sirohi Road, Jawai Bandh, Falna, Rani, Marwar Jn, Palimarwar, Luni, Jodhpur, Gotan, Merta Rd, Nagaur, Nokha and Deshnok stations in both directions.

The train will have AC 2-tier, AC 3-tier, sleeper class and II class general accommodation.

Indore-Jaipur-Indore Superfast Special Train No 09727 Indore-Jaipur Superfast Special train will depart from Indore on every Wednesday at 2230 hrs from April four to June 27 and arrive Jaipur at 0800 hrs next day.

Similarly, Train No 9728 Jaipur-Indore Superfast Special train will depart from Jaipur on every Tuesday from April three to June 26 at 2040 hrs and reach Indore at 0710 hrs next day.

This train will stop at Dewas, Ujjain, Nagda, Kota, Sawai Madhopur, Bansthali Niwai and Durgapura in both directions. It will have AC 2-tier, AC 3-tier, sleeper and second class coaches.

The booking of Train No 04728 Bandra (T)-Bikaner Weekly Superfast and 09727 Indore-Jaipur Superfast Special will start from February 20, the release added.