Chandigarh Smart City recently announced the introduction of Battery Operated Carts for Elderly and Differently Abled, Sector-17. The project was inaugurated by H.E Shri. V.P. Singh Badnore, Governor of Punjab and Administrator of U.T. Chandigarh on 20th January 2020 in presence of Shri Manoj Kumar Parida, IAS, Adviser to the Administrator and Shri Kamal Kishore Yadav, IAS, Commissioner Municipal Corporation- Chandigarh.
Chandigarh Green Transportation Initiatives
Chandigarh as a Smart City, has a vision for encouraging public safety and security for the people of the city which is essential to achieve the goal of making the city liveable with a safe transportation system. One of the basic goals is to introduce a model of sustainability and low-carbon mobility options with innovative transportation solutions ensuring last-mile connectivity (through battery operated vehicles, Public Bike Sharing programs), elderly & handicap friendly public spaces. The project ‘Battery operated carts for elderly and differently abled’ has been completed at the cost of INR 0.47 cr. It is envisaged that with the introduction this facility for elderly and differently abled visitors will ease their movement within market area will be further simplified. The aims to provide seamless connectivity in the city centre of sec 17 by substituting it with non- polluting and non-motorized public transport. This service will be more focused in ensuring comfort and convenience to population belonging to certain demographic profile, however, it will play a major role in enhancing the mobility at large in the city centre and a different experience for people visiting sector-17.
Some of the key highlights of the project are mentioned below:
The service of Battery operated carts is free of cost and will help in improving the accessibility in the plaza space for elderly and differently abled and ferry them around the market area based on their requirement. The service hours are from 8.00 AM to 8: 00 PM.
- The E-cart vehicles will be plying in plaza spaces in Sec 17. Routes have been identified for operation of battery operated carts considering the footfall, pedestrian network, parking spots and availability of space for operation. Major landmarks covered are Neelam Cinema, Bank square and Multi-Level Car Parking. The frequency of availability of carts for the users is at interval of every 10 minutes in to and fro direction.
- The Parking cum Charging station for the carts has been built at Multi-Level Car Parking, Sector-17.
- The features in these carts include GPS tracking, LED screen, speakers, magazine holder for information dissemination related to initiatives/ important information by various government institutions.
- The carts engaged in this service have safety features such as fire extinguisher, first aid kit and speed governor to regulate the speed of the cart to less than 20 kmph to ensure safety of the pedestrians.
The project is the first of its kind as it introduces the use of battery operated carts as a feeder service in plaza space. Additionally, the project can be scaled up to serve the purpose of feeder services from bus stop to important destinations. Furthermore, the same can be interlinked with CTU services through mobile based applications.
It's been an honor to welcome James Chopty, Deputy CEO, International Affairs, Egis Group and Pierre Tissier, COO, Egis Rail, at the Gurgaon office. The entire Management Team of Egis India, led by Sandeep Gulati, MD, Egis India, was present for discussions and meetings. A Town hall was organised for all employees of Egis India where they interacted with the senior leaders of the Group.
It was an honor to have the entire management team of Egis India, led by Sandeep Gulati, MD, Egis in India, present at the event with their families. Sabine Bonnard, Chief Human Resources Officer, Egis Group and Liliane Dupont, Director, Corporate International Human Resources and Security, Egis Group, were the Guests of Honor.
Egis Eau and Egis India were the project management consultants as part of Tokyo Engineering Consultants Co. Ltd. Led consortium since 01.11.2009.
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Hon’ble Chief Minister of Odisha, Shri Naveen Patnaik inaugurated and dedicated the Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) located at CDA to the people of Cuttack on 05.12.2018. The STP is a part of INR 3,000 crore JICA assisted Odisha Integrated Sanitation Improvement Project, which aims to improve the sewerage and drainage facilities in Cuttack and the sewerage facility in Bhubaneswar Sewerage District VI. The project will benefit around 11 lakh population in Cuttack in next 30 years. The STP is of 36 MLD capacity.
The Chief Minster also inaugurated the Drainage Pump Station at Police Colony, which has a discharge capacity of 2 Cubic Meters per Sec, which will mitigate flooding during rainy season in its catchment area of Cuttack. Another STP at Matagajapur (16 MLD) along with four other Drainage Pump Stations shall be operational in few months making services available in the remaining areas of the city.
Cuttack is going to get a facelift as the picture of sewerage and drainage systems in this city is being transformed under the project.
Among others, State level Hon’ble Ministers, Local political leaders, Addl. Secretary, D.E.A., Ministry of Finance, Government of India, Commissioner-cum-Secretary, Housing & Urban Development Department, Government of Odisha, Chief Representative, JICA, Chief Engineer, OISIP, JICA, OWSSB were also present during the inauguration. Egis team attended the inauguration function of JICA Assisted project in Cuttack, Odisha, India Inaugurated by Hon’ble Chief Minister of Odisha, Shri Naveen Patnaik on 05.12.2018.
Egis Group may open a Global Design Centre in India. Plans to increase its presence in India
Egis, the Paris headquartered global engineering company, today announced Sandeep Gulati as the new Managing Director for Egis India. Sandeep has more than 24 years of varied experience and was previously Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Alcatel-Lucent and Huawei.
For more than two decades, Egis has been one of the leading global integrated infrastructure and engineering companies in India. It is one of the top three providers of comprehensive solutions for infrastructure engineering and project management in the country.
On the appointment, Remi Cunin, Group COO & Deputy CEO of Egis Group, who specially flew from Paris along with other senior group members for this announcement, commented that “Sandeep has shown outstanding capabilities as a leader in his role as CFO and then as Interim CEO and we strongly believe that he will take the Indian operations to greater and profitable growth trajectory. His strong credentials on governance and compliance are an asset to us. India has been a very important market for the Group and is one of the three pole countries outside France. We have heavily invested (~400 Crore INR) in India for nearly 25 years with capital and technology transfers. And we will continue to do that in the coming years as well. India has great talent pool and we are looking at setting up a global design centre in India, catering to our global clients from India. We are confident that Sandeep will be able to help us successfully execute our future plans in India and make our India operations even more profitable and sustainable.”
Sandeep Gulati, the new Managing Director of Egis India commented, “It is an honour for me to be appointed the Managing Director. Egis’ values of ethics and transparency resonate very well with my DNA and I am confident that we can deliver on the Group’s expectations for India, as India continues to be one of the largest growing markets in the global infrastructure space. Egis India is one of the growth engines of the Group and I am extremely positive about the position we are in at the moment in the country. We have the most diversified portfolio of projects among our peers; having some of the most prestigious projects in the country that comprises of 8 metro projects, 3 airports, 2 smart cities, Chhatrapati Shivaji Memorial & Statue of Unity, Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana & AMRUT in Madhya Pradesh and many other transportation and urban projects. We are ready to consolidate the growth we have experienced in the last few years and also grow organically to be the largest and the most preferred company in our space. For us in Egis, doing business is as important as being ethical. We are hungry for growth but we want to grow the right way, the ethical way. This has been and will always be the largest differentiator for us in the minds of our customers. Watch out this space for more in the coming months…”
Read Egis Contact International and discover our projects worldwide. In this issue, HIGHLIGHTS :
- A special report about Smart cities
- The Citadelle Bridge in Strasbourg (Eastern France) winner in the 2016 French National Engineering Awards
- Meet the team working on the Doha metro in Qatar
- Brazil: a resilient giant
- ... and more to read inside.
As part of the 2014 Business and Environment awards Egis has received the Special Prize of the Jury in the "Biodiversity and Business" category for its Bat Trajectory 3D Mapping Tool. To assist in their protection, teams from Egis Environment and Egis Geoplan designed Bat3Data, an innovative tool enabling improved knowledge of bat flight paths and 3D mapping of their trajectory.
This award is organized by MEDDE (French Ministry for Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy), in partnership with ADEME (Agency for the Environment and Energy Management).