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Centerfalls in Lebanon was designed by Alain R. Stephan Architects.

Mitsubishi India Wins Large Order for Tech Park

Mitsubishi Elevator India Pvt. Ltd. (IMEC) has won an order for 178 units at a technology business park in Bengaluru, the company announced on June 13. It said the deal represents the largest-ever single order for an elevator company at an information technology park in India. The elevators will use Mitsubishi’s state-of-the-art, patented “MelEye” monitoring system. The equipment will be sourced from Mitsubishi global factories in Japan and Thailand. All will meet 2-hr. fire rating specifications.

The passenger elevators will employ eight-car group operation with destination-control systems and access control in the elevator lobbies. They will be fitted with touchpad panels that offer convenience and improved visibility. The passenger elevators will have taller entrances and specially designed car ceilings with LED light fixtures. The service elevators will be outfitted with specially designed, robust car operating buttons and scratch-resistant
cabin finishes.

With about 2,500 tech startups — including Infosys and Wipro — Bengaluru is India’s IT capital and is often referred to as the country’s “Silicon Valley.” The IT park is being developed by M/s Bagmane Developers Pvt. Ltd. of Bengaluru. IMEC has previously installed about 200 units at various projects by the developer around the city.

Delhi Amends Lift Rules to Allow Private Inspection

The Delhi Lift Rules of Delhi were amended in June to allow private individuals or agencies to test and certify elevators, which city officials hope will help address an inspector shortage, various news outlets, including The Hindu, reported. There are only approximately 12 inspectors for thousands of elevators. Under the new rules, inspectors must:

  • Have a degree or diploma in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or the equivalent from a recognized institution
  • Have at least five years’ experience
  • Be younger than 65
  • Submit a copy of their Aadhaar number (government-issued Indian ID) and provide proof of residence or office location in Delhi

Fujilift Order for Lebanon Shopping Resort

Fujilift tells ELEVATOR WORLD it has won an order for 10 elevators and 28 escalators for Centerfalls in Lebanon, “the first and biggest designer outlet resort in Lebanon,” offering designer-outlet shops, restaurants and services. It is being developed by SIDCOM and Design International, and was designed by Alain R. Stephan Architects. Centerfalls is scheduled for delivery in May 2018. The news comes on the heels of Fujilift’s announcement that it had opened a factory in Mkalles, Lebanon, with an annual capacity of 1,000 units (EW, July 2017).

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