Axis Bank inaugurates New Branch in Karnataka

Bangalore, August 18, 2017: Axis Bank, India’s third largest private bank, announced the inauguration of its new branch in Rajajinagar, Bangalore that will offer a comprehensive range of banking services like accounts, deposits and loans including savings and current accounts and locker facilities etc.


Axis Bank will leverage the branch to reach out to the customers and empower them with digital offerings and facilitate services through Axis Pay, Axis Mobile application etc. It will consistently educate and encourage the customers to make more use of digital mode of payments for their daily transactions. On digital payment solutions, Axis bank is offering the desired infrastructure across India to conduct cashless transactions. Bank’s QR based scanning solutions has been a great digital platform for small ticket vendors to conduct cashless transactions.

Commenting on the inauguration of the new branch, Mr. Sanjay Silas, President & Head-Branch Banking, Axis Bank said, “We are very happy to inaugurate our new branch in Bangalore. We have witnessed the increasing demand of banking services & products amongst the retail & institutional customers in Karnataka and to bridge this gap we have expanded our existing network to cater the customers and enhanced their overall banking experience.We are committed to bringing superior banking services, with digitally-driven convenience for our ever-increasing customer base.’’

The branch was inaugurated by Mr. D.Kishore Babu – IPS, Deputy Commissioner of Police. The branch shall cater to all basic banking transactions and also specific needs of customers, offering the entire spectrum of banking products and financial services covering Retail, Institutional and Consumer lending. Additionally, it will also offer various unique products to its clientele based on their needs and will consistently pioneer in introducing various products and services in the country.

About Axis Bank:

Axis Bank is the third largest private sector bank in India. Axis Bank offers the entire spectrum of services to customer segments covering Large and Mid-Corporates, SME, Agriculture and Retail Businesses. With its 3,385 domestic branch (including extension counters) and 14,311 ATMs across the country as on 30th June 2017, the network of Axis Bank spreads across 1,976 cities and towns, enabling the Bank to reach out to a large cross-section of customers with an array of products and services. The Bank also has nine overseas offices with branch at Singapore, Hong Kong, Dubai (at the DIFC), Shanghai and Colombo; representative offices at Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Dhaka and an overseas subsidiary at

London, UK. The Bank’s website offers comprehensive details about its products and services.


Bentley Systems and Microsoft Join Forces to Advance Connected Data Environments for Infrastructure Projects and Assets

Azure and Bentley Success Plans Accelerate “Going Digital”!


Bangalore, August 18, 2017– Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, today announced that Bentley’s new AssetWise CONNECT Edition (introduced at the Conference) and ProjectWise CONNECT Edition (introduced at Year in Infrastructure 2015) uniquely support hybrid computing environments across desktops, mobile devices, and in-house servers. And together, ProjectWise CONNECT Edition and AssetWise CONNECT Edition leverage Microsoft’s Azure cloud services to advance beyond common data environments to connected data environments.


During Conference keynotes, Bentley and Microsoft discussed the advancements made possible through their partnership and some of their future priorities working together. CEO Greg Bentley offered user organizations Bentley’s Success Plans for “Going Digital” through Azure to ensure that “BIM potential” created through digital engineering models can be fully realized in infrastructure project delivery and asset performance. The Azure-provisioned connected data environment experiences and benefits realized by Crossrail, Shell, Maryland State Highway Administration, and Mott MacDonald were cited.

The next step for connected data environments is to enable business- and operational-intelligence analytics to have open and live access to information within digital engineering models in order that “ET” (engineering technologies) can be brought to bear with “IT” and “OT” (operational technologies) to improve the throughput, safety, and reliability of infrastructure asset performance.

David Epp, director, global ISV alliances, Microsoft Corporation, described Microsoft’s advancements and potential contributions. Epp said, “One of Microsoft’s key priorities is supporting our partners. We are pleased that Azure is a core component of Bentley Systems’ connected data environment for infrastructure engineering organizations “going digital.” Specific cases such as Crossrail, Shell, Maryland SHA, and Mott MacDonald illustrate this active collaboration. We consider Bentley a leader in technical software, taking full advantage of our growing set of Azure services. We currently record over 100 trillion objects in Azure Storage. We are leveraging this power as well as other capabilities to help Bentley enhance connected data environments to deliver more value through new technologies and innovations. Through our newest Cognitive Services—from PowerBI to Cortana analytics and deep learning—we hope to help accelerate the realization of the ‘BIM potential’ for Bentley users’ digital engineering models. We are proud that Azure can play a strategic role in the advancement of infrastructure project delivery and asset performance through advanced Bentley solutions.”


Azure and Bentley Success Plans

Azure underlies Bentley’s Success Plans for user organizations. Azure and CONNECT Edition hybrid environments enable engineering organizations to virtualize their talent—with worksharing for project delivery and through innovations such as inspectioneering for asset performance. By the same token, Azure cloud service connections enable Bentley Systems to virtualize the contributions of its own professionals anywhere in the world to users’ environments and projects. Enterprise Success Plans can make ProjectWise and/or AssetWise systems administration and ongoing project provisioning the responsibility of dedicated Bentley experts. Project (or Business Unit) Success Plans can virtually embed Bentley engineeringcredentialed application experts within major projects or business units to introduce and propagate best-practice BIM advancements, through shared resources including Automation Center, Components Center, and Optioneering Center. With service levels responsive to an organization’s business objectives and project outcomes, Success Plans accelerate “going digital.”



Crossrail is Europe’s largest construction project, now completing its tunneling and stations under and across London on time and within budget. Crossrail’s “connected data environment,” based on Bentley’s eB technology, manages its engineering and asset information and provides a complete, federated view of its “digital railway.” Designed in a BIM virtual environment integrating over 1 million assets, it connects documents and drawings with Bentley’s comprehensive modeling software. In June of this year, to ensure continuity from construction to operations, Bentley upgraded Crossrail’s AssetWise environment to an Azure cloud service. Crossrail’s BIM successes are regarded in the United Kingdom as an exemplary case study in “going digital.”



Shell, with a Finalist project—Visibility into the Path of Construction for Prelude FLNG—in the Innovation in Construction category, is leading the energy industry in developing innovative ways to improve the affordability of capital projects. Shell selected ProjectWise ConstructSim to enhance its ability to visually plan and execute work safely, to ensure more effective “engineering readiness” through the application of advanced work packaging to improve constructability, and to improve field productivity. Shell chose to provide ConstructSim to its supply chain through an Azure-provisioned cloud service to help its EPCs, implementing the Construction Industry Institute’s Advanced Work Packaging recommendations, in “going digital.”


Maryland State Highway Administration

A Special Recognition Award Winner in Advancing Asset Performance Modeling, the Maryland State Highway Administration’s Motor Carrier Division benefits from a Bentley Success Plan for its Maryland One System for the statewide management and issuance of Oversize/Overweight permits to carriers moving loads through the state. Bentley’s Success Plan provides a reliable, high-performance environment, limits infrastructure costs while enabling continuous improvement, and allows Bentley implementation experts to directly manage the system. About the advancements of “going digital,” Tina Sanders, technical support manager, Maryland State Highway Administration, Motor Carrier Division, said, “Our new Bentley Maryland One System allows carriers anywhere in the world to use any device and browser to apply for Oversize/Overweight permits 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and have them routed, analyzed, and automatically system-issued up to configurable thresholds. We are confident that all clearances are checked, every bridge crossed over is structurally analyzed, and all temporary conditions are considered. This is now done across the state, regardless of jurisdiction, through one single application, while still giving each agency total responsibility and flexibility to manage their road and bridge assets and review processes.”

Mott MacDonald

Mott MacDonald, with two finalists projects this year—a water sector project in the United Kingdom in the Innovation in Project Delivery category, and the FLO JV Northern Line Extension project in London in the Innovation in Rail and Transit category—is advancing its strategy through Bentley’s ProjectWise CONNECT Edition and Azure. Mott MacDonald is taking advantage of Bentley Systems’ Cloud Services Subscription program at enterprise level. Key to Mott MacDonald’s GoDigital strategy is connecting its people through Bentley’s connected data environment in which Bentley and Microsoft are cooperating. Mott MacDonald is working with Bentley, Microsoft, and Deltek as partners for its enterprise-wide GoDigital strategy.

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 betterperforming projects and assets. Bentley solutions encompass MicroStation applications for information modeling, ProjectWise collaboration services to deliver integrated projects, and AssetWise operations 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 2009 has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions.



Two perfect settings for a memorable holiday: The Oberoi, Dubai andThe Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah

Bangalore, 17 August, 2017: Think it’s about time to take that much deserved break and fly away for a vacation? Away from the daily hustle and bustle of life, a dream vacation in the midst of luxury is sure to be on the bucket list of most. Look no further, for the “Luxury Retreat” offer at The Oberoi, Dubaiand The Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah is just what you’re looking for!

The Oberoi, Dubai and The Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah welcome you to experience the double dose of a luxurious vacation. Book a stay for two nights at The Oberoi, Dubai in a Deluxe Suite and two nights at The Oberoi Beach Resorts, Al Zorah in a Premier Room and enjoy great savings.

A contemporary luxury hotel that embodies height, light and space,The Oberoi, Dubai overlooks the iconic Burj Khalifa and is within minutes from Downtown Dubai and The Dubai Mall. The 252 spacious rooms and suites have floor-to-ceiling windows which afford spectacular views of the city’s skyline. Timber floors, rich fabrics, hand-tufted rugs and specially commissioned artwork further accentuate the elegance of the rooms.

Occupying a prime location within the Al Zorah destination, The Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah is unique amongst luxury hotels in Ajman. It boasts a sophisticated design set within mangrove forests, caressed by the gentle sea breeze and in harmony with nature. The resort has spacious rooms and suites with private terraces, while the villas have private, temperature controlled pools. In the hotel’s chic indoor and al fresco restaurants, guests can enjoy the finest, nutritional, international cuisine while taking in panoramic ocean vistas.

Valid until 30th September, 2017, the “Luxury Retreat” offer includes:

·        Deluxe Suite at The Oberoi, Dubai

·        Premier Room at The Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah

·        AED 150 resort credit per room, per night

·        Daily breakfast

·        Complimentary Internet

·        All transfers (to and from the airport and between the hotels)

Terms and conditions:

·        Minimum stay of 4 nights (2 nights at each hotel).

·        AED 1,100 per night (same rate for Single or Double Occupany)

·        Blackout dates: 31st August – 5thSeptember.

For further information on the offer, please call on toll-free 1800-11-2030 or visit

Further Notes to the Editor:

About Oberoi Hotels & Resorts

Oberoi Hotels & Resorts are synonymous across the world for providing the right blend of service, luxury and quiet efficiency. Internationally acclaimed for all-round excellence and unparalleled levels of service, Oberoi Hotels & Resorts have received innumerable awards and accolades. 

A distinctive feature of the Group’s hotels is their highly motivated and well-trained staff that provides exceptionally attentive, personalised and warm service. The Group’s luxury hotels have established a reputation for redefining the paradigm of luxury and excellence in service amongst hotels around the world.