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Message from the CEO

Dear all,

Last week, I had the opportunity to visit Germany for Berlin Energy Transition Dialog, a multi country ministerial panel discussion on energy and the transition towards economic viability and better efficiency to reach COP21 targets.

We visited Feldheim, Germany's first community to become completely energy self-sufficient. A village with 40 homes and 140 residents, it generates electricity using windmill, solar, and biogas sources - till date, they have not had a single minute of power outage. The village has 42 wind turbines generating 500KW to 3 MW. A biogas plant generates 530 KW using pig and cattle manure. They pump excess power back to the grid and so far 160,000 MWh has been sent to the grid over the last 8 years!

I also saw  the world’s biggest windmill - the Enercon E126, which generates 7.5MW of power ! Enercon produces 17 windmills in a week. Quality, performance and efficiency are critical and the turbines have been running for around three decades without outage! Germany’s efforts over several years have resulted in over 30% of energy from renewables and they are targeting 50% energy from renewable sources by 2030.

Here is an opportunity to implement the green energy vision set by ELCITA and lead by example. By encouraging and enforcing companies to commit to using renewable energy and facilitating its availability and management, ELCITA can do our bit for a greener future.

- Rama N S

New Property Tax cycle starts

ELCITA organised an open house on the proposed Infrastructure Development Fees for the Assessment Year 2016-17 and a number of companies/property owners participated. Their inputs is under consideration by the ELCITA committee.

The new Financial Year will start on April 1st; Property Tax demand notes will sent to members in April. Request those with Property Tax dues from previous years to pay at the earliest, to avoid further escalation of interest.
LED Bulbs at subsidised prices for e-city employees
The Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme (DELP) will provide high quality 9W LED bulbs at an affordable rate to consumers. Under this scheme, 9W LED bulbs will be provided to consumers at an affordable rate, which at present is Rs.100 per bulb. The LED bulbs carry a technical warranty for 3 years against any defects. The market price of these bulbs is between Rs.350 – Rs.450. Consumers can save between Rs.120 - 180 on power bills annually, and thus recover the cost of the LED bulbs in 8-9 months!

A Kiosk will be set up in ELCIA parking area inside old Ramakrishna Hospital Complex from 31st March 2016, for all employees/members on full payment upfront basis, to buy up to 10 LED bulbs of 9 Watt for Rs. 100 for each bulb.

To set up a kiosk in your firm,  contact Mr. Sumanth H Nayak, Mob No: +91-9148551877
Campaign on banning single use disposables
* Awareness Campaign at ELCITA Premises
A large number volunteers conducted a plastic ban campaign on the 3rd of March 2016, with the support of ELCITA. They visited shops at e-city and neighboring panchayats.  ELCITA issued a notice, in line with the Karnataka Government’s Plastic Ban notification to all shops/eateries/hotels/restaurants/small retail shops within ELCITA to stop the use of single use disposables. Panchayat officials from Doddathogur and Konappana Agrahara also joined the team to create awareness on the same in their respective panchayats.

Volunteers from many companies within ELCITA from Infosys and other firms, along with ELCITA employees, Solid Waste Management activists including SWMRT members, and Residents Association members from communities around Electronic City came together for the campaign.

The ban came into effect on the 20th of March 2016. We had invited the traders for a meet at the ELCITA office on the 17th of March to understand their plan and challenges on implementing the ban within their respective premises. The ELCITA SWM team is closely working with the eateries/hotels and shop owners to implement the same in letter and spirit.
Tree Plantation
* Tree Plantation at East Phase
Saplings of 70 native fruit bearing, flowering trees were planted at Electronics City East Phase entrance to increase the green cover at e-city. The NGO Trees for Free along with volunteers and ELCITA team participated.
ELCITA Works update
* Cyient Road Drain
* HP Road Widening Work
Completed
  • Construction of 20 feet deep well Rainwater Harvesting Pit 33 Nos at Various locations – Completed.(West Phase & East Phase)
  • 12 e-toilets Installed at various location of Electronics City and Operational– Completed.  (West Phase & East Phase)
  • HP Avenue Road Widening work from bus stop to HI power. (West Phase)
  • Supply & Erection of Shed for Organic waste processing plant at KIADB Land – Completed. (East Phase)
  • Construction of 300 KLD Conventional STP in ELCIA Park Completed Trail run in progress (West Phase)
In progress
  • M/s mayaPRAXIS had a presentation on the preliminary feasibility study on Skywalk system for Electronics City West Phase.
  • Construction of Drains, laying of Pavers, Kerb stones and Drain cover slabs
    • From Wipro Gate 5 to Wipro Gate 16 (West Phase)
    • From C-DOT to D-Mart Road Junction. (West Phase)
    • From Fire Station to Canara bank Junction
    • Along Bhavani Industries Road. (East Phase)
    • Along Quasitum Road. (East Phase)
    • Adjacent to KSSIDC Compound wall
    • Adjacent to RajKamal Industries
    • Drain from 300KLD STP to outside
  • Providing and laying of Asphalting using 60/70 grade bitumen along
    • From Wipro Gate 5 to Wipro Gate 16 (West Phase)
    • From Tesslove to Edizi Tool Road (East Phase)
  • Providing & Laying WMM Road from MSME Building to Exit Gate.
  • Installation of 4 E-Toilet at various location of Ecity (West Phase & East Phase)
  • Property Inventory, Asset Management and Development of Web-based GIS Application Software for e-Governance and Management of Electronic City Industrial Township Authority (ELCITA), Bangalore. (West Phase & East Phase)
  • Construction of Compound wall at Wipro Gate no 12 A (West Phase)
  • Construction of Compound wall at Wipro Gate no 5 (West Phase)
  • Construction of Compound wall next to Shriram properties (West Phase)
Tender Under Evaluation
  • Providing and laying of Asphalting using 60/70 grade bitumen along
    • Velankani & HP Avenue Road
    • Café Corner & JP IT Park Road
    • Bhavani Industries & Quasitum Road
  • Providing and laying Concrete Pavements along Doddanagamangala Village Road
Contracts Awarded
  • Providing and laying of Asphalting using 60/70 grade bitumen from
    • C-DOT to D-Mart Road Junction
    • Fire Station to Canara bank Road
Contracts on the Anvil
  • Providing and laying of Asphalting using 60/70 grade bitumen from HP Avenue – RHS
  • Construction of Drains, laying of Pavers, Kerb stones and Drain cover slabs along TCS Road
  • Providing UGD to connect industries in cluster 2 & 3 to the 300 KLD STP
  • Construction of 500 KLD STP in KIADB Land, Electronics City East Phase
News updates
Bangalore’s 2016-17 budget
Promise of starting intelligent transport system this year, 800 crores for new storm water drains, suburban rail and more in the Karnataka Budget. Read more

BBMP Budget Full book 2016-17
BBMP Budget Speech 2016-17
Two lakh B khatas in Bengaluru, only 37 Akrama Sakrama submissions!
March 22nd was the last date for filing Akrama Sakrama applications. Only 37 applications were filed seeking regularisation of unauthorised buildings in BBMP limits in last one year, though 1500 forms were issued!
Read more
Make way for solar auto rickshaws
If auto rickshaws in the city are blamed for polluting, here's a simple solution to replace the diesel/gas consuming autos.

The pilot project was launched officially in Bengaluru on March 5, 2016 and it will run on a trial basis. The auto rickshaw, ElecRic, as the name goes runs on solar power, emits nothing and cost Rs 2 lakh only.

Umesh Chandra, one of the directors of the company says, "ElecRic can go 110 km with five hours of charge if batteries are charged fully one time. The maintenance cost of a solar auto rickshaw will cost Re 1 per kilometre while it is Rs5 per km for an auto running on other fuels."

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Non-KA vehicles can now ply without fear beyond 30 days
In a huge relief to owners of non-Karnataka registered private vehicles, the Karnataka High Court on Thursday declared as “unconstitutional” the new law that compelled them to pay lifetime tax if they use such vehicles in Karnataka beyond 30 days.

Read more
e-citizen

I’m a web developer trainee and I work in a digital media consultancy at Electronics City since 6 months. I stay at Tin Factory and come to work everyday by carpooling. I feel that the Electronics City Industrial Estate has got the best roads in Bangalore. And, I love the food in e-City which is way cheaper than the food in other parts of Bangalore.

I like my workplace a lot and I enjoy working on challenging projects everyday. Ever since I joined my company, it has been an incredible learning experience. As a web developer, I’m responsible for building quality websites and fulfilling the project requirements.

My hobbies are playing guitar and listening to devotional songs. I love munching on a plate of shawarma every evening. And, going on the Elevated Flyover at the end of every day takes away the pain travelling through the traffic of Hosur Road.


* e-citizen is a series that portrays different facets of people working in Electronics City.

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