After prohibitory orders from the city, Bengaluru Member of
Parliament P. Chikkamuni Mohan, who was originally set to cut the ribbon at the
ceremony, was unable to attend initially. Mohan insisted the ribbon cutting carry
on, so someone else was called in for the job.
The railway invited 32-year-old Chandbi, a laborer who
worked on the site, and her 10-year-old daughter Begumma to inaugurate the new
Begumma cut the ceremonial ribbon and opened the escalator
at platform number four.
ELEVATOR WORLD recently attended the International Elevator & Escalator Expo Tech Forum in Chennai, India. While there, we had the opportunity to visit some sites around the city, including the nearby Johnson Lifts facilities (which will be featured in the next issue of EW India). Here are some photos from our trip.
Preparing for the opening The opening of the Tech Forum
TAK Matthews — always in style
John K. John provided EWI a tour of the Johnson Lifts facilities.
A photo of Johnson Lifts founder Shri K.J. John hangs in the company’s offices.
Anitha, T.Bruce and Marcello sample the local cuisine.
If you get lost in India, the cabs have Jesus riding with them.
Sites around the city…
Obama is everywhere
Snacks on the street
An informative meeting with KONE India Managing Director A. Sankarakrishnan
Managing Director M.K. Panicker and Head of Marketing Shakir Ahmed provide details about the future of Fujitec in India.