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Contracts let for New Delhi, Hyderabad.

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IICC in New Delhi; image courtesy of the Government of India

96 thyssenkrupp Units for India’s Largest Convention Center

Fifty-three elevators, 39 escalators and four moving walks will be provided by thyssenkrupp Elevator India to the India International Convention & Expo Centre (IICC), to be the country’s largest convention and exhibition space upon its completion in mid-2021, India Education Diary reported in July. IICC is being developed by IICC Ltd. and Larsen & Turbo Ltd., and is a Government of India smart-city project taking shape near the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi. In addition to the convention and exhibition space, there will be a multipurpose arena, and retail, commercial, hospitality, entertainment and lifestyle space. The government envisions IICC as a new CBD. thyssenkrupp Elevator India CEO Manish Mehan said the units will have high-end features and finishes, including titanium and gold finishes for elevator cabins and doors and scratch-resistant brush finishes for escalator decking and cladding. Escalators and moving walks are thyssenkrupp’s heavy-duty tugela and orinoco models, respectively.

38 New FoBs Planned for Hyderabad

Officials in Hyderabad are planning to build 38 foot overbridges (FoBs), most of them equipped with escalators, Telangana Today reported in July. The Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister K.T. Rama Rao recently directed the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corp. (GHMC) to make pedestrian-friendly improvements a priority. The FoBs, which will enhance safety for pedestrians crossing busy roads, are planned to be built over a four-month period. GHMC will spend INR102 billion (US$13.7 million) on the structures. Their designs have been finalized and work orders have been issued. Work will commence in six packages.

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