Hold your breath guys! Deepika Padukone’s first look as Rani Padmavati is out and it is surely a perfect sync with the commencement of the auspicious festival of Navratras.
The Mastani of Bollywood star took to Twitter and shared the first look of herself from Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus ‘Padmavati’.
The makers came up with the look and she posted it on her social media handles, captioning it in Hindi, which says, “On the auspicious occasion of Navratras, meet Queen padmavati Devi.”
Two posters that are set to bring in royalty to its truest sense, sees Deepika as Ran Padmavati, in her ghaghra-choli and exquisite jewelry.
Yesterday, the film’s lead cast Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor announced, “Queen Padmavati will appear at sunrise” on their social media accounts.
Helmed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the movie stars Deepika as Rani Padmavati, Shahid as Raja Rawal Ratan and Ranveer as Alauddin Khijli.
The flick is all set to release on December 1.
Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) expects more rakes to be made available for the Mumbai Monorail project by December this year. It is still unclear when the city transit project will be fully operational. “At present, only six out of the 10 rakes delivered by LTSE are available for operational purposes. Two more are expected to be available by December 2018 and another two by February 2019,” a spokesperson for MMRDA said on Wednesday.
The authority added the delay is on account of the contractor’s inability to arrange spare parts for the trains.
LTSE is the consortium of Larsen & Toubro and Scomi Engineering. The first phase of the Mumbai Monorail has remained shut since last year after a fire accident in November, as MMRDA did not restart operations. “Due to non-availability of spare parts of RSTs, the number of working trains has been reduced for sustainable operations,” MMRDA said in its response.
MMRDA said efforts are on to open the second phase of Mumbai Monorail at the earliest. However, the authority did not share a timeline for the same. Meanwhile, MMRDA is also in the process to evaluate bidders for the operations and maintenance contract for Mumbai Monorail. “Tenders have been invited and offers are under evaluation,” the monorail authority said.
MMRDA is also negotiating new ridership rates with LTSE, the current operator. “LTSE has requested for new trip rates,” MMRDA added. Under the construction contract for the Mumbai Monorail, LTSE was to construct and then operate the transit system for the first three years for a fixed per trip fee. According to sources, the earlier rate was Rs 4,000 per trip, on which the company now seeks a hike.
Source : BS