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US to offer support for sustainable transport solutions for Allahabad, Ajmer and Visakhapatnam

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By Newsgram Staff Writer

Three Indian cities are set to get support from the US to unclog their traffic woes.  The US Department of Transportation has agreed to offer sustainable transport solutions for the cities of Allahabad, Ajmer and Visakhapatnam.

Bilateral cooperation in the field of transportation was discussed during a meeting between the visiting US Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx and Minister of Urban Development M.Venkaiah Naidu here today.

The two sides focused on cooperation on the transportation elements of smart cities including efficient public transportation systems, Intelligent Transport Systems, Traffic Information and Control, multimodal integration and capacity building and training in the field of urban transportation.

Naidu gave a detailed account of initiatives being taken in the urban sector including building of 100 smart cities, New Urban Rejuvenation Mission for 500 cities, Housing For All, Swachh Bharat Mission etc, with the objective of enhancing the quality of lives of the people in urban areas and enabling cities to drive economic growth.

Foxx, who was earlier Mayor of Charlottee, North Carolina during 2009-13 stressed that efficient urban transportation based on proper planning and execution holds the key to making cities more livable. He said the US Government is focusing on promoting regional transport solutions. He described the initiative of building 100 smart cities in India as ‘very exciting’.

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US Superbug Infections Rising, but Deaths Falling

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated about 36,000 Americans died from drug-resistant infections in 2017

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Multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis bacteria. (Credit: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). VOA

Drug-resistant “superbug” infections have been called a developing nightmare that make conquered germs once again untreatable.US

So there’s some surprising news in a federal report released Wednesday: U.S. superbug deaths appear to be going down.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated about 36,000 Americans died from drug-resistant infections in 2017. That’s down 18% from 2013.

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So there’s some surprising news in a federal report released Wednesday: U.S. superbug deaths appear to be going down. Pixabay

Officials credit an intense effort in hospitals to control the spread of particularly dangerous infections.

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But while deaths are going down, the report says infections overall increased nationally. And while superbugs mainly have been considered a hospital problem, they are appearing much more often elsewhere. (VOA)