Blueair says 2016 Will See Its Disruptive Indoor Air Purification Technologies Making Health Enhancing Breakthroughs

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Bangalore, December 31, 2015 – Blueair today said it will leverage its global consumer insight programs, best practice research, development and production processes and smarter connected indoor air cleaning technologies during 2016 to meet new global demand for safer, healthier environments. Blueair is the world’s leading independent indoor air purification brand with millions of air purifiers being used in homes, workplaces, commercial premises such as hotels, and government institutions in over 60 countries, including India, China, the USA, South Korea, Japan and Europe.

 

“Blueair intends to usher in a new era of safer indoor air environments at home and work by overcoming the limits of national governments to tackle air pollution in real time, at home or work,” said Blueair founder and CEO Bengt Rittri.

 

Vijay Kannan, India Head of Blueair India said, “We are aiming to boost our retail network in 2016 to keep up with the demand for air purifiers in India. Past 9-10 months, there’s been an explosion in demand and we are expecting similar trend next year as well.”

 

In early January 2016, Blueair will launch the world’s first fully working, fully connected indoor air monitoring, control and purification system to remove health-sapping airborne pollutants to 1,500 journalists, bloggers and analysts at the annual Showstoppers Media Event at CES, January 6, 2016, in Las Vegas, USA.

 

Mr. Rittri said, “The launch would spearhead a series of blockbusting new Blueair technologies and products planned for release throughout 2016 designed to help people harness intelligent air defense systems to combat allergies and other maladies that threaten health and lower productivity.”

 

Noting that air pollution is now recognized as a huge environmental disaster behind rising respiratory diseases and millions of deaths worldwide, Mr. Rittri pointed to a new Chinese study by scientists at Shanghai’s Fudan University – published by the Journal of the American College of Cardiology – that found using an air purifier ‘efficiently reduced’ fine particles in indoor air and led to improved heart and lung function.

 

“We’re going the extra mile to develop air purification solutions that give women and men – as individuals or parents of young children, whether in Beijing, Delhi, London or Los Angeles – the peace of mind they deserve about the air they breathing,” said Mr. Rittri.  “With Blueair, people everywhere can feel confident we’re not taking lightly the trust they place in us to protect them and those close to them with superbly performing air purifiers that give compelling wellbeing benefits.”      

 

The Company was founded by Mr. Rittri twenty years ago in Sweden with the ethos that clean air is a basic human right. We are working relentlessly to empower consumers to transform the quality of the air they breathe with smart new technologies that create safer havens at home or work or protect them outdoors from air pollution threats.

 

 

About Blueair

Sold in over 60 countries around the world, Blueair delivers home and office users clean indoor air for enhanced health and wellbeing faster than any competing air purifier. Thanks to its high-performance tech­nology, energy economy, and eco-friendly design, a Blueair air purifier works efficiently and silently to remove up to 99.97% of allergens, asthma triggers, viruses, bacteria and other airborne pollutants.http://www.blueair.com

 

COAI lauds the Jharkhand Communication Towers and Related Structures Policy

Aimed at promoting ICT and IT-based communication projects, the state has shown the way to all Governments on how good policy can trigger growth  

 

Bangalore, December 30, 2015COAI today welcomed the Jharkhand Communication Towers and Related Structures Policy, 2015, that has paved the way for seamless mobile telephony and an efficient communications network in Jharkhand. Aimed at strengthening the communications and information infrastructure in the state, the new policy is indicative of the state government’s intent to achieve greater and inclusive connectivity in Jharkhand, especially in rural and remote areas.

 

One of the most forward looking tower policies in the country, the State’s policy makes provision for a Single-Window Clearance System to clear all new and pending applications for installing new mobile towers in the state. The Policy also allows for mobile towers to be set up in all types of residential, multi-storeyed, industrial and institutional buildings, and on open lands, a move that will give operators and mobile service providers the resources they need to ensure uninterrupted flow of mobile telephony services in the state. The Policy also specifies rational charges for setting up new mobile towers, including nominal registration charges such as INR 20,000 to the Municipal Corporation, INR 15,000 to Nagar Parishads and Nagar Panchayats, and INR 10,000 to Panchayat Samiti areas to install a mobile tower.

 

This move augurs well for the citizens of Jharkhand as the benefits of increasing teledensity on overall economic development ‎has been well established. Citizens can now look forward to increasing opportunities arising from internet connectivity and online applications that help with education, health and government services.

 

Lauding the move, Mr. Rajan S Mathews, Director General, COAI, said, “We welcome the Jharkhand Towers and Related Structures Policy, 2015, which is a very positive development for the industry. Besides allowing towers to be set up on residential buildings and open lands, the Policy also has a provision for setting up towers atop government and semi-government buildings. This is in line with the views of the Hon’ble Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, and will definitely put Jharkhand among the top most well connected states in the country. We urge other states governments to implement similar conducive mobile tower policies.”

 

The Jharkhand Tower Policy has come as a breath of fresh air for the industry, which has for long been affirming the need for a uniform tower policy in the country to enable the setting up of a robust communication network that will help operators to not only battle challenges like call drops, but also put in greater effort to taking the country closer to the Government’s ambitious plans of a Digital India.

 

 

About COAI

COAI was constituted in 1995 as a registered, non-governmental society. COAI’s vision is to establish India as the global leader of innovative mobile communications infrastructure, products and services and achieving a national teledensity of 100%, including broadband. The association is also dedicated to the advancement of modern communication and towards delivering the benefits of innovative and affordable mobile communication services to the people of India.

www.coai.in

SBI Pinkathon powered by Women’s Horlicks- Empowering Indian Women comes to Bangalore for the consecutive Fourth edition!

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SBI Pinkathon powered by Women’s Horlicks- Empowering Indian Women comes to Bangalore for the An initiative by the United Sisters Foundation and promoted by Maximus Events & Media Solutions, India’s biggest women’s run to be held in the city on Bangalore Sunday, January 31, 2016

ü  SBI Pinkathon powered by Women’s Horlicks– Bangalore will have around 11000+ women participating.

Bangalore, December 29, 2015:  SBI Pinkathon powered by Women’s Horlicks – Empowering Indian Women, India’s biggest women’s run is coming to Bangalore for the fourth edition on Sunday, January 31, 2016. Online registrations are open at www.Pinkathon.in for the 3km, 5km & 10km Volini multi-category run. For 21km drop a mail on info@Pinkathon.in .

United Sisters Foundation & Maximus Events along with super model, actor, fitness enthusiast, avid barefoot runner and Pinkathon founder Milind Soman formally announced the launch of the 4th edition run in Bangalore at a press conference at The Living Room, JW Marriott, and Bangalore. Present at the conference were eminent dignitaries like Nisha Millet, India’s Olympic level swimmer, Rajni Mishra, CGM SBI, LHO Bangalore who expressed their wholehearted support for the noble cause.

Expressing delight on the launch of the fourth edition of SBI Pinkathon powered by Women’s Horlicks in Bangalore, founder Milind Soman said,“We are very excited to bring Pinkathon to Bangalore, once again. We are confident the city and its people will support us and help make this run a success. Pinkathon is more than a Marathon. It is the seed of change and the beginning of a movement that is carried forward by a growing community of empowered women across India, who share a belief that a healthy family, a healthy nation and a healthy world begins with empowered women. The first step in empowerment is taking control of your own health, respecting yourself and understanding and celebrating the value you bring to your family and society. Empowerment is not a gift of society; it is a gift you give yourself.”

The recently titled Ironman Triathlete further added, “Fitness is liberating. If a culture of regular exercise and fitness must take root in India, our women need to become aware about the benefits of fitness. They need to be able to get out and run, which doesn’t happen enough due to various cultural reasons. We now organize Pinkathon in eight cities. More than 10,000 women run at each of these events over the 3km, 5km, VOLINI 10km and 21km distances. They run in running gear but also in sarees, salwar kameez, hijabs or whatever attire they deem fit and keeps them comfortable. Over 66,000 women ran Pinkathon in 8 cities in 2015.”

Rajni Mishra, CGM LHO BENGALURU  said, “We, at State Bank of India, are proud to be a partner in this great initiative for women called the SBI Pinkathon powered by Women’s Horlicks. The Pinkathon has been created to drive awareness on social causes…SBI also appeals to all men in city to ensure that their loved ones participate in the SBI Pinkathon. We need your wholehearted support. Hope to see you there!” 

 

Renowned Nisha Millet, India’s Olympic level swimmer said, “It’s a pleasure to be associated with SBI Pinkathon… I feel that SBI Pinkathon is an important platform that encourages women to come out of their shell and talk about their fight with cancer. It gives them a chance to show the world how tough they are to stand against all odds and truly be winners. I wish Milind all the success in this noble endeavour and urge the women of Bangalore to participate in huge numbers.”

Reema Sanghavi, Managing Director, Maximus Events further added “We begin 2016 with Bangalore Pinkathon. SBI Pinkathon will be held in 7 cities besides Hyderabad, Chennai, Guwahati, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Pune, and Bangalore. The multi-city national event has received an overwhelming expression of support with over 60,000 women of all ages, across different walks of life from 8 cities in 2015. This number is expected to cross 75,000 in 2016 with 8 cities. The campaign will be supported with an integrated communication plan which includes several pre- event activities like training runs for baby wearing mothers, first time women runners and cancer survivors. There will also be an extensive online campaign to reach out to the masses and help the movement grow.”

In the SBI Pinkathon powered by Women’s Horlicks, visually impaired girls would be participating in the different category run. To prepare them for the main day, unique training sessions are designed with the help & coordination of sighted runners. SBI Pinkathon powered by Women’s Horlicks is organising special training runs in various parts of Bangalore for those registered participants who have requested training for the main day. There will be other differently able will also participate in SBI Pinkathon Bangalore 2016 on 31st January.

Bajaj Electricals will be planting 1000 trees to commemorate the SBI Pinkathon going green in Bangalore.  With the SBI Pinkathon’s one of a kind initiative, our Medical Partner Mazumdar Shaw Cancer Centre will be providing a Medical tag for every single participant of SBI Pinkathon Bangalore 2016. This medical tag will provide a free Mammogram to all the participants above 45yrs of age & a free medical examination/ Bone density Test check-up for those who are under 45yrs.

Roshini Kumar, 22 years cancer survivor was announced as the mascot for 3 km run and Nagarathna R Bhat visually impaired runner was announced as the mascot for 5 km run and RJ Disha from Red FM for the VOLINI 10km. They were presented with the first bib and is being currently trained for the run.

Milind Soman also highlighted the concept of Pinkathon Ambassadors in every city who are passionate, extraordinary, committed men & women connecting for one cause, health for every woman. Each Pinkathon Ambassador is a part of the Pinkathon core team and registers all the women in their circle of influence. Pinkathon inspires everyone that together, we will do more. Various initiatives are undertaken by the Pinkathon Ambassadors to connect with women across various strata of the society. Pinkathon goes to School is another interesting concept to encourage Mother-daughter teams to run together. The idea is to encourage health & fitness at every age.

Pinkathon in Bangalore has received huge response from corporate sponsors like State Bank of India, Women’s Horlicks, RED FM, Mazumdar Shaw Cancer Centre, Bajaj Electricals, OYO rooms and Volini.

The focus of the India’s biggest women’s only running event, is to encourage an active lifestyle and overall fitness amongst women, while creating a much needed awareness about breast cancer and bone health and encourage thousands of new or first-timer women to take up running.

All proceeds raised from the event will be used for the expenses incurred in organizing and marketing the event, and by the Women’s Cancer Initiative in its fight against breast cancer.  There is a special registration offer with your registration of Rs.655 you can register your mother/daughter/household help for free. This offer is valid up to­­­15th January 2016 all participants will get free Mammograms from panelised hospital. The official website for Pinkathon is www.Pinkathon.in through which participants can register online. Twitter Handle: @Pinkathon10k

Photo Caption: (From Left) Nisha Millet, India’s Olympic level swimmer, Dr. Pragnya Coca, Medical Oncologist, Rajni Mishra, CMG SBI, Nagarathana R Bhat, Visually Impaired Squad from Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled, Milind Soman, Creator of Pinkathon. 

Fourth edition!

Bentley Systems Honors Peter Blake of Hatch with Lifetime Achievement Award

Attendees at London Year in Infrastructure 2015 Conference Applaud Visionary Leader for a Career Dedicated to Advancing Use of Innovative Technologies

 

Bangalore – The Year in Infrastructure 2015Conference – 2 November 2015 – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, today presented J.P. (Peter) Blake, Director, Project Delivery Group for Hatch Chile, with its Lifetime Achievement Award. Blake was recognized for his exceptional vision, numerous career achievements, leadership, and effectiveness as a change agent, having tirelessly advocated throughout his career for improving infrastructure workflows through the better application of advanced technologies. Equally important, he was honored as a great friend and mentor to the infrastructure community at large.

 

Blake has served Hatch for more than four decades, playing a key role in its initial forays into CAD implementation and then 3D modeling, as well as managing assignments in equipment design, project engineering, and project management. Hatch is an employee-owned professional services firm that provides consulting, information technology, engineering, process development, and project and construction management to the mining, metallurgical, energy, and infrastructure sectors. Hatch has six decades of project experience in more than 150 countries, 10,000 people in 65 offices, and currently manages over $35 billion in projects.

 

Randy McMeekin, Hatch’s Managing Director of Engineering, said, “Peter is one of the most visionary and innovative people that we’ve had in the company. To me, he’s been a trusted advisor and a great mentor to this day.”

 

In recalling their work together in the late ’90s on a project for Stillwater Mining, McMeekin remarked, “He had the vision that to achieve schedule, we could go with a very lean engineering approach – that is, we would not make any paper deliverables. Against a lot of resistance from the project team, he drove us to the point where we actually built an entire smelter from a 3D model. That was true innovation.”

 

McMeekin continued, “I think many of the visionary thoughts that Peter had 30 years ago are now standard in the industry. Peter saw it a long time ago, that the world needed data and a 3D environment, that software was always getting better and bandwidth was always going to get better.”

 

Commenting on his long business relationship with Blake, Bentley Systems Senior Vice President Rob Whitesell said, “Peter is always thinking about what is the next big idea, how we can apply technologies from different areas to answer an engineering problem. He breaks that down in a way that is really easy for us to understand and is a great partner to work with. Moreover, he is a very warm individual, very personable. Peter is the kind of person who will take you into his home for dinner – definitely a relationship person. It’s always been a big part of doing business with him.”

 

Fiatech Director Ray Topping said about Blake’s many contributions to Fiatech and its work transforming the world’s infrastructure delivery and operations, “Peter has been active on the Fiatech board of directors for many years, dating back to before I became the director five years ago and served with Peter on the board. In 2012 and 2013, Peter led the Fiatech organization as board chairman, and during that time we developed and published our three-year strategic plan, delivered many industry advancements in our Fiatech projects, and had strong membership growth. His inspirational leadership and inclusive approach brings companies together, even competitors, for the greater good of the capital projects industry, for which he has tremendous passion.”

 

In presenting the award, Bentley Systems CEO Greg Bentley said, “Through his steadfast confidence in advanced technology to drive significant improvement in work processes, and with remarkable vision that has kept him one step ahead of the crowd, Peter Blake has been an effective change agent for our industry as a whole. But even more than that, he has been instrumental in influencing technology companies – including Bentley Systems – to further improve our offerings, patiently guiding us and helping us understand how we could improve product features and functionality. More importantly, he taught uswhy we should do it, emphasizing all the while that more advanced technology was needed ‘yesterday!’ For this, and for all Peter Blake has done through his important contributions to improving quality of life through infrastructure, he well deserves our Lifetime Achievement Award. Thank you, Peter Blake.”

 

Peter Blake said, “I am honored to have been selected as the recipient of this award, and am deeply humbled by all of the kind words expressed about me. What hasn’t been said is that my work seeking opportunities to drive improvements in an industry whose future is perennially made brighter thanks to advances in technology has been an exciting journey for me. I particularly enjoyed working with technology companies like Bentley that were willing to listen to industry needs and actively seek creative solutions to filling them. My thanks go to all who have stood with me as we forged ahead with change for the better.”

 

About J.P. (Peter) Blake 

During his more than 40 years with Hatch, Peter Blake has been instrumental in championing and guiding the firm’s transition to CAD and later 3D modeling on a global basis. He also has had managing assignments in equipment design, project engineering, and project management. His career experience includes projects in a broad range of areas, from feed systems, power trains, refractories, and off-gas systems to hot metal and slag handling systems for high power electric smelting furnaces, and the design and installation of hydrometallurgical works. Blake served as chairman of Fiatech for two years beginning in May of 2012, advising its board of advisors in all aspects of the organization, including strategic planning and project selection and funding. Blake holds a degree in engineering from the University of Waterloo.

 

About Bentley’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Bentley’s Lifetime Achievement Award honors individuals whose collective extraordinary achievements and contributions over the span of their respective careers have left a lasting legacy from which the infrastructure community has greatly benefited. It is presented on the occasion of the recipient’s “retirement.” Past recipients since 2000 have included Tom Lazear, Chairman of California-based Archway Systems, the longest-serving Bentley Channel Partner, and Walter Lee Evey, former Program Manager of the Pentagon Renovation Program who headed reconstruction of the Pentagon after 9/11.

 

About Bentley Systems

Bentley Systems is a global leader in providing architects, engineers, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators with comprehensive software solutions for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure. Bentley users leverage information mobility across disciplines and throughout the infrastructure lifecycle to deliver better-performing projects and assets. Bentley solutions encompassMicroStation applications for information modelingProjectWise collaboration services to deliver integrated projects, and AssetWiseoperations services to achieve intelligent infrastructure – complemented by worldwide professional services and comprehensive managed services.

 

Founded in 1984, Bentley has more than 3,000 colleagues in over 50 countries, more than $600 million in annual revenues, and since 2008 has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions.

 

Additional information about Bentley is available at www.bentley.com and in Bentley’s annual report. For Bentley news as it happens, subscribe to an RSS feed of Bentley press releases and news alerts. Visit The Year in Infrastructure 2015 Conference website for highlights of Bentley’s premier thought-leadership event, being held November 3-5, 2015, in London, U.K. To view a searchable collection of innovative infrastructure projects from the annual Be Inspired Awards, access Bentley’sInfrastructure Yearbooks. To access a professional networking site that enables members of the infrastructure community to connect, communicate, and learn from each other, visit Bentley Communities.

 

To download the Bentley Infrastructure 500Top Owners ranking, a unique global compendium of the top public- and private-sector owners of infrastructure based on the value of their cumulative infrastructure investments, visit BI 500.

 

It’s time, for a “HARRY NEW YEAR”!

Bangalore, December, 2015: Ride in 2016 on a wave of drunken and chilled-out party scene at the city’s favourite watering hole and Singapore’s iconic bar and cafe- Harry’s. Immerse yourself in an experience which is going to be nothing less than one word – Crazy. A vibe that you won’t want to miss!

 

Crank your night up with a heavy dose of Commercial, Bollywood and Electronic music and an open bar that offers premium alcohol, beer, wine and unlimited appetizers.

 

Expect the unexpected as this may be one of its purest throwback nights in history.

 

Highlights for all outlets:

·         Special DJ playing English and Bollywood music

·         Open Dance floor

·         Unlimited food & drinks*

·         Inclusive of all taxes and Service charges

 

Where: Harry’s Bar and Café

Date: Thursday, 31st December, 2015

KOROMANGLA: Harry’s bar and café, No.1 SJR Primus, Adjacent to Raheja Arcade, Opposite Forum Mall

Contact: Robert Mathew r.mathew@harryssingapore.in

Mob: +91 98866 63810

WHITEFIELD: Harry’s bar and café, S-10 Level 2, Phoenix Market City, Mahadevapura

Contact: Pavan Changappap.changappa@harryssingapore.in

Mob: 09886217788

INDIRANAGAR: Harry’s India Pvt Ltd., No. 2006, First Floor, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar, Above Copper Chimney Restaurant

Contact: Samson Stephen s.stephen@harryssingapore.in

Mob: +91 96208 13000

Dr. Nagendra Swamy Appointed Group Medical Director of Manipal Hospitals

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Bangalore, December 28, 2015: Manipal Hospitals has announced the appointment of Dr. Nagendra Swamy as the Group Medical Director of Manipal Hospitals. Having over 30 years of rich experience in Health care management with various National and International Organizations, in his new role, Dr. Swamy will represent the interests of clinicians and the clinical activities of the organization. He will facilitate & identify clinical specialties to be introduced and emphasized in each Unit in discussion and consultation with the COO/ Regional Heads; devise and implement strategies to attract and retain clinical talent; Initiate standardization of Clinical protocols/audit/outcomes/clinical indicators/medical ethics and institutionalize processes to measure adherence.  

 

In addition to this new role, Dr. Swamy will continue to be responsible as Chairman of the Quality council, Management of teaching hospitals, Nursing Operations, President for private hospitals and nursing homes association (PHANA) and will continue to lead the ‘Build Manipal Way’(BMW) Project and will chair the Medical advisory Board. 

 

Dr. Swamy’s contribution has been immense and highly laudable for significantly enhancing the quality standards (“18C”) across network of Manipal Hospitals. Apart from the Quality initiatives, Dr. Swamy has successfully front ended the entire AAHRPP accreditation process for medical research. ‘Manipal Hospital -Bangalore’ and ‘Kasturba Hospital –Manipal’ are the first Indian hospitals and sixth in Asia to be awarded accreditation by the Association for Accreditation for Human Research Protection Programme (AAHRPP), USA.  “

 

Dr. Swamy is a member Accreditation Board for Healthcare Sector Skill Council –India, President- Private Hospitals and Nursing Home Association (PHANA) and Co-Chairman, Tourism & Wellness Expert Committee of the BCIC. He is also a recipient of various coveted awards including the Doctor’s Day Award conferred by Government of Karnataka and also awarded as distinguished alumni by Manipal University.

 

Manipal Hospitals

 

As a pioneer in healthcare, Manipal Hospitals is among the largest hospital network in India serving over 2 million patients annually. Its focus is to develop an affordable tertiary care multispecialty healthcare framework through its entire multispecialty delivery spectrum and further extend it to homecare. With its flagship quaternary care facility located in Bangalore, India, 8 tertiary care, 7 secondary care and 2 primary care clinics spread across India and abroad, today Manipal Hospitals successfully operates and manages 5,200+ beds. Manipal Hospitals provides comprehensive curative and preventive care for a multitude of patients from across the globe. Manipal Hospitals is first in India to be awarded accreditation by the AAHRPP for ethical standards in clinical research activities. It is also NABL, NABH and ISO certified. Manipal Hospitals is also the most respected hospital company in India and the most patient recommended hospital in India by consumer survey.

PVR brings back the IMAX magic and its biggest Gold Class in the Silicon Valley of India

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Celebrates the launch of the 9 screen property with a magnum opus show of Star Wars parade at the new cinema~

 

Bengaluru, 28th December, 2015: Celebrating its 20 years of journey, PVR brings yet another stupendous cinematic innovation to Bengaluru, the Silicon Valley of India. PVR, one of the top cinema exhibition companies in the world, celebrates the launch of its newly constructed 9 screen multiplex at VR Bengaluru, Whitefield. Being the technological hub of the country, Bengaluru has an audience which has a huge inclination towards technology and has an inherited refined taste. Therefore, PVR has brought the ultimate blend of luxury and technology with another IMAX equipped audi and four Gold Class screens along with premium mainstream cinemas at the same platform for the movie lovers. With this addition, PVR continues to be largest multiplex of the city with 57 screens across 7 properties in the city.

The launch will also witness the Stormtroopers march marking the release of the new movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens in the presence of Mr Ajay Bijli, Chairman and Managing Director, PVR Ltd.; Ms Niharika Bijli, Director, Special Projects, PVR Ltd.; and Mr Gautam Dutta, CEO, PVR Cinemas.

At the launch, Mr Gautam Dutta, CEO, PVR Ltd said, “Bengaluru’s love for cinema is charismatic. It is the dynamism of the market that keeps us assertive for bringing innovations and global standard of cinematic experience to the city. The city has truly become a Mecca of cinema watching. The city has an inherent taste to watch movies in a refined format. And with the massive response that we received post our first IMAX in the city, we are definite that our second IMAX would churn out much more appreciation from our customers. Through our second IMAX in Bengaluru, we would like to rekindle the magic of IMAX experience for our patrons. ”

Mr. Rohit George, MD, Xander added, “At Virtuous Retail, our mission is to connect communities and create new social hubs for urban Indian consumers. Inspired by the city’s heritage, VR Bengaluru, our latest flagship development is designed as a center of innovative retail, well-crafted and curated experiences, and exciting dining and family entertainment formats. We are delighted to partner with PVR Cinemas to present a truly differentiated cinema offering to the city of Bengaluru with India’s largest Gold Class setting, IMAX and Private screenings”

IMAX being the ultimate movie watching experience is arguably the best sound and picture quality in the world. Strategically located at the heart of the city, the multiplex is situated at VR Bengaluru, Whitefield, serves as the haven for many multinational IT companies. Spread across 61,140 sq ft of area, the cinema has been designed whilst keeping the dynamic market in mind.

Huge 3D posters of cult movies like Everest, Avengers, X- Men along with Bollywood blockbusters have accentuate the lobby appearance. The pre foyer area is triple height with touch panel quick tix and movie info kiosks with plasmas, artworks, poster boxes displaying movie info, trailers and other information. The lobby is also outfitted with comfortable seating, dim lights, giving an elite and classy ambience of PVR cinemas. The multiplex promises to cater to 1393 patrons. Enabled with state of the art interiors, themultiplex also offers 3D technology with 7.1 channel surround sound, a separate IMAX audi and four unique Gold Class audis.

 

 

 

For the first time, PVR has also developed a gourmet menu including gourmet hot dogs, salads, baked fries, apart from the a la carte Gold Class menu to satiate the need of food connoisseurs. The healthy menu is specially urbanized to tickle the taste buds of movie aficionados.

Adding further, Mr Ajay Bijli, Chairman and Managing Director, PVR Ltd said, “We are extremely excited to have come up with another multiplex in Bengaluru. With no dearth of entertainment in the city burgeoning with massive shopping malls, pubs, art galleries & auditoriums, PVR has strategically planned its seventh property for the people to catch up their favorite movies. We hope that with our premier offering (Gold Class, IMAX) the customers here are thoroughly entertained.

I would also like to thank Sugam Vanijya Holdings Pvt. Ltd., our mall developers who have provided us with such a prime location. We are looking forward to a massive response from the city.”

PVR plans to expand with equal penetration in both tier II and tier III cities. Presently PVR has more than 480 screens successfully running in the country and aims to cross the mark of 500 screens soon. With this launch, PVR screen count rises to 491 screens at 109 properties in 44 cities in India.

 

About PVR Limited

PVR is one of the largest and most premium film and retail entertainment companies in India. Since its inception in 1997, the brand has aimed to redefine the way people watch movies in India. PVR currently operates a cinema circuit comprising 491 screens spread over 109 properties in 44 cities across India. The company currently serves 66 million patrons across India.