Monday, 31 December 2018

Street Design : The SMART way

Street Design : The SMART way
Connectivity   Convenience   Comfort   Community   Commerce



Thursday, 5 April 2018

Committed to Cycling 

Municipal 
Commissioner Kunal Kumar with the newly formed Bicycle Department and the public bicycle share companies.

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New Bicycle Department formed at PMC
A Bicycle Department has been set up at PMC to implement the Comprehensive Bicycle Master Plan which was recently approved by the General Body. The mandate of the department is to ensure the development of cycle tracks and cycle parking, oversee public bicycle share systems, coordinate with Traffic Police for traffic discipline for making cycling safer. The Bicycle Department will also take up activities to popularise cycling and to conduct participatory audit by cyclists as the infrastructure gets developed.
This new Bicycle Department at PMC is headed by Mr Narendra Salunkhe, Superintending Engineer, and has 6 staff members, within the Traffic Dept. The Bicycle Department has already been holding weekly meetings with the public bicycle share companies, Road Dept, Metro to plan and coordinate these activities.
According to Mr. Kunal Kumar, Municipal Commissioner, "the formation of the Bicycle Department is part of the commitment made by the PMC to promote bicycling in the city. We are very serious about this sustainable transport mode, and it requires dedicated staff to create and maintain the infrastructure".
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It was a pleasure & an honour for Prasanna Desai Architects, Pune (PDA) to have been associated as an Urban Design Team with preparation of the Pune Cycle Plan along with lead consultant iTrans, New Delhi ( Dr. Anvita Arora ) & CEE Pune ( Ms. Sanskriti Menon )
The two year journey has reached its first mile stone and we are thankful to Mr. Kunal Kumar the Municipal Commissioner, Mr. Srinivas Bonala, Mr. Sanjay Pol & Mr. Narendra Salunke.
We would also like to take this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude to the BAC ( Bicycle Advisory Committee ) consisting of Mr. Ranjit Gadgil ( Parisar ), Mr. Harshad Abhyankar ( ITDP ), Mr. Ajay Phatak, Mr. Jayant Joshi, Mr. Binoy Mascharenhas ( WRI ), Mr. Vikas Thakar and Mr. Rutul Joshi for their guidance & support throughout the preparation of the cycle plan for their guidance & support throughout the preparation of the cycle plan.

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Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Public Bicycle Sharing Scheme

After success, more stations

Hindustan Times, Pune
Tuesday, March 27, 2018; Pg 03

Monday, 26 March 2018

IID Anchor National Awards 2017


We are very Happy to share with you the news that,
IIID Anchor National Award 2017 presented
'IIID Design Excellence National Awards 2017' to Prasanna Desai Architects ( PDA ) on March 26, 2018,
Under the category of ' Affordable Design for The Masses ' for
Project - Smart City - Healthy Aundh, Street Redesign Project, Pune.
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This project was initiated and conceived under the stewardship of Municipal Commissioner Mr. Kunal Kumar as a part of the Mission Smart City as a quick-win project and was launched by the Hon. Prime Minister of India Shri. Narendra Modi ji on 26 June 2016.
The lead design was conceived by Architect and Urban Designer Prasanna Desai with the team from Pda along with IBI. The project was executed by a team of engineers from the road department of PMC Pune led by the HOD Mr. Rajendra Raut and Mr. Shramik Shevate DE, Mr. Ashish Pawar, JE & Mr. Vijay Patil, JE.
The project was coordinated by PSCDCL ( Smart Pune ) team. The project management consultant M/s. Pave-Tech Consultants supervised the site and was executed by M/s. Nikhil Constructions ( NIKHIL GROUP ).
The time to time support by the CEO of the Smart City, PSCDCL, Mr. Rajendra Jagtap was instrumental in completion of the first phase of the project.
The success of the project is also credited to a long term sustained research and support by organizations like Parisar ( Mr. Sujit Patwardhan and Mr. Ranjit Gadgil ), ITDP ( Ms. Shreya Gadepalli and Ms. Pranjali Deshpande Agashe ), Centre for Environment Education ( Ms. Sanskriti Menon ) and Pedestrian First ( Mr. Prashant Inamdar )
The support and valuable suggestions received time to time, from various organisations like Aundh Vikas Mandal ( AVM ), West Aundh Welfare Association ( WAWA ) and Aundh Traders association were helpful and encouraged us through the span of the project.
The project was fully backed and led by the local corporators without whose support the execution wouldn’t have been possible.
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Saturday, 10 March 2018

On March 10, 2018 at Pune Smart City, ABB Pilot Project accompanied by Prof. Ranjana Mittal and Prof. Uday Kapre of School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi


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Monday, 5 March 2018

We believe that bicycles are wheels of change and this Women's Day we are happy and proud to share these positive sights from Pune city.
Happy Cycling 😊
Happy Women's Day!

The Indian Express, Pune
Monday, March 5, 2018
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'Cycle-sharing scheme has helped me exercise or pedal anytime of the day'
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Nearly three months after its launch in various parts of Pune, the city that is slowly but steadily regaining its past glory and tag of "the city of cycles", more riders are now seen switching to this green mode of transport.


   

The Indian Express, Pune
Monday, March 5, 2018
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Bicycle sharing scheme a hit, moves into top gear in city.
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BICYCLE-SHARING schemes launched by private firms in central parts of the city in association with the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) are proving popular among residents, mostly youngsters who are using them for short trips, exercising as well as out of novelty. Two firms - Bengaluru-headquartered Zoomcar (PEDL) and Chinese firm OFO -- have started cycle rental service in the city by deploying about 1200 cycles.
These cycles can be seen in areas like Aundh, Baner, Balewadi, Shivaji Nagar, Deccan, Pimple Saudagar and Pimple Nilakh. The cycles have also been deployed in educational institutes such as Savitribai Phule Pune University and College of Agriculture, Pune which have sprawling campuses.


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Thursday, 22 February 2018

Pune Smart City, ABB Pilot Project with Vinu Daniel


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Visit to Aundh Street by Dr.Sameer Sharma, Addl Secretary MoUD 

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PDA Team explaining the concept, process & design to Dr.Sameer Sharma
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PDA Team explaining the concept, process & design to Dr.Sameer Sharma
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PDA Team explaining the concept, process & design to Dr.Sameer Sharma
Dr. Sameer Sharma understanding the details from Execution Team. 

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Dr. Sameer Sharma taking a look at Public Bicycle Sharing scheme

Saturday, 10 February 2018

P.A.C.E. - 2018, IPS Academy, Indore

P.A.C.E. - 2018 (Planning, Architecture, Construction and Engineering) 

at

IPS Academy, Indore

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City Bhaskar, Indore
Friday, 9 February, 2018

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P.A.C.E.- 2018, IPS Academy Indore


P.A.C.E.- 2018 (Planning, Architecture, Construction and Engineering) 

at 

IPS Academy, Indore


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Nayiduniya, Indore

Friday, February 9, 2018


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Monday, 5 February 2018

PEDL Launched


PEDL launched 

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JM Road and FC Road 
on
2 February, 2018

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500 Public cycles and 25 locations... More Cycle Happiness for Punekars!
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Friday, 2 February 2018

Let’s make India Walkable

“Let’s make India Walkable ”

Grab an opportunity to be a part of National level sustainable Urban mobility network.
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WALKABILITY PROGRAM

by

SUMNet INDIA

Sustainable Urban Mobility Network

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Calling Students of Architecture, Urban Design, Planning and
Engineering to contribute to city’s urban Development.

Work with NGOs, Architects, Urban designers, to document
streets, take part in Public consultations. Interact with the experts
from various fields.