Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Public Bicycle Sharing Scheme

 After success, more stations

Hindustan Times, Pune
Tuesday, March 27, 2018; Pg 03
Public Bicycle Sharing Scheme
After success, more stations

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.
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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Wednesday, 21 March 2018

The Indian Express, Pune Newsline, Pune

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

PMC panel approves long-pending parking policy

Pune Municipal Corporation

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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
'Cycle-sharing scheme has helped me exercise or pedal anytime of the day'
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
Bicycle sharing scheme a hit, moves into top gear in city.
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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