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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Sunday, 25 March 2018


       



IIID Design Excellence 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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