Chandigarh, February 18, 2022: KONE Elevator India, a fully owned subsidiary of KONE Corporation, as part of it’s Green Dream Project to sensitize the general public on key environmental issues, today inaugurated the latest wall paintings with special visual montages created in Chandigarh.
In collaboration with the Green Dream Foundation, KONE Elevators India initiated the Green Dream Project last year for the betterment of the community through measures that will bring in sustainable development across India. The ongoing project uplifts otherwise neglected walls, delivers a powerful message in a very effective manner, and offers good job opportunities for talented artists from different parts of the country.
The latest areas to get the sparkling facelift are the Manimajra underpass and ISBT Sector 17-22 subway, spanning 14000 sq feet. The walls were inaugurated today by Amit Gossain, Managing Director, KONE Elevators India, Smt. Sarbjit Kaur, Mayor, Chandigarh, Anindita Mitra, IAS, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation Chandigarh and Ashish Sachdeva, Founder & President, Green Dream Foundation.
Speaking at the inauguration, Amit Gossain, Managing Director, KONE Elevators India said, “Our Green Dream Project aims to sensitize the general public on key environmental issues – such as pollution, the need to save water, waste management, circular economy, sustainable development and so on. As an eco-conscious organization, these issues are close to our heart. We believe that using this unusual visual medium to convey our message will make it more impactful and memorable.”
”The idea behind this project was to get across this core message and make people more mindful of their actions. As a happy consequence, it also served to beautify several neglected walls – in line with the Swachh Bharat Mission. We are particularly thankful to the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh for their support in redeveloping the painted areas by installing CCTV cameras, litter bins, lights, etc. to inculcate good practices”, he further added.
Ashish Sachdeva, Founder & President, Green Dream Foundation, said, ”This "first of its kind" initiative in Chandigarh could only be realized by alignment of multiple stakeholders to SDG 17 that is Partnerships for the Goals. The unique idea of redeveloping the subways through multiple interventions is already gaining great feedback from the visitors. We look forward to executing more of such socially inclusive projects aligned to the vision of Swachh Bharat Mission 2.0.”
At KONE, our mission is to improve the flow of urban life. As a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, KONE provides elevators, escalators and automatic building doors, as well as solutions for maintenance and modernization to add value to buildings throughout their life cycle. Through more effective People Flow®, we make people's journeys safe, convenient and reliable, in taller, smarter buildings. In 2021, KONE had annual sales of EUR 10.5 billion, and at the end of the year over 60,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. in Finland.
About KONE India
KONE’s presence in India dates back to 1984 and today it is the leading elevator company in India. Based in Chennai, KONE India serves customers all over the country through its 50+ branches and provides sustainable People Flow™ solutions for India’s rapidly growing cities. It employs 5000+ people in the country.
KONE’s production unit in Tamil Nadu near Chennai produces elevators for the Indian market as well as for Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal and Sri Lanka. Chennai also has three training centers where KONE’s installation engineers and field mechanics are trained to meet KONE India’s strong reputation for high quality and uncompromised safety, as well as the expectations of Indian customers, when installing and maintaining elevators and escalators. KONE’s global technology and engineering center in Chennai and Pune, is one of the eight global R&D center, is a testing and research hub, which supports the latest technology and development of future KONE solutions. For more information, please visit www.kone.in
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