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    Centre will largely benefit senior citizens and the physically-challenged

    Two years after shedding his stake in Metropolis Healthcare Limited, G.S.K.Velu is busy with his next healthcare venture — Neuberg Diagnostics — and has opened Chennai’s first drive-in Phlebotomy (blood collection) centre.

    “Neuberg Ehrlich has opened the first drive-in blood collection centre,” the healthcare entrepreneur told The Hindu.

    According to Mr. Velu, chairman, Neuberg Diagnostics, the drive-in blood collection centre will provide ease, especially for senior citizens and the physically challenged, for quick blood collection even without getting out of the car. If possible, they could briefly get out and give the blood in the drive-in area itself without even getting into the laboratory and waiting in queue. All testing requests can be made through the phone and the validated results can be obtained through the internet.

    Quick testing

    “The entire process can be done in seven minutes and if there is a pre-booking it can be done within three to four minutes and by pre-booking one can save on registration time,” he said.

    Mr. Velu said that the equipment were specially designed to collect samples.

    Neuberg Ehrlich currently has eight centres in Chennai, and the group intends to open 25 centres in the next one year. It also has operations in the UAE, South Africa and Sri Lanka, and carries out over 16 million tests per annum.

    Ehrlich Laboratory, accredited by NABL, Government of India and CAP (College of American Pathologist, USA) was recently renamed as Neuberg Ehrlich after it became a part of Neuberg Diagnostics Group.

    source: http://www.thehindu.com / The Hindu / Home> News> Cities> Chennai / by Staff Reporter / Chennai – December 16th, 2017

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    Furniture made in lantana, an invasive weed scrub, by the tribal artisans of western ghats on display for sale at Poompuhar’s Crafts of Tamil Nadu exhibition in Coimbatore. | Photo Credit: M_Periasamy

    Furniture made in lantana, an invasive weed scrub, by the tribal artisans of western ghats on display for sale at Poompuhar’s Crafts of Tamil Nadu exhibition in Coimbatore. | Photo Credit: M_Periasamy

    Lantana crafts of the tribal people of Singapathy, near Kovai Kutralam, is a new attraction at the Poompuhar’s ‘Crafts of Tamilnadu’ annual exhibition at its main showroom in Coimbatore.

    With a view to encourage the tribal people in crafts to eke out a living, the Handicrafts Development Corporation in association with the government is encouraging the tribal artisans to make furniture and other craft materials near Singapathy, said R. Narendra Bose, manager of showroom. Lantana, a weed shrub that invaded from Central and South America is a grave threat to the native flora in the reserve forest. The rapidly growing weed is considered to be a threat to biodiversity.

    The bamboo-like weed grows very fast, covers open ground very quickly and hinders the regeneration of species. It often outgrows other species, which leads to reduction in biodiversity.

    Besides Coimbatore, these types of weed shrubs are found abundantly in the forests at Chennapatna in Karnataka.

    Based on a tip-off given by the trainee IAS officer Sharanya Ari, the Tamil Nadu Handicrafts Development Corporation Limited took interest in introduction of furniture made using Lantana species (bamboo like) by the trained tribal artisans and were on display for sale at the exhibition for the first time.

    “It helps local artisans to create wealth from waste,” Mr. Bose said.

    Sofa sets, corner stand, tea table etc costs much lower than those made of bamboo and other types of woods, he added.

    Aadhi Yogi statue made of coconut shells by artisans and paper crafts made by the inmates of the Residential Industrial Training Centre for Mentally-Challenged Persons at Iruttupallam in Coimbatore are also an attraction at the expo.

    More than 150 products are on display for sale at the exhibition. Poompuhar expects the sale during the exhibition period to cross Rs. 5 lakh.

    The exhibition will be held between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. on all days up to December 16, he said.

    source: http://www.thehindu.com / The Hindu / Home> News> City News> Coimbatore / by R. Arivananthan / Coimbatore – December 13th, 2017

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    Remembered at commemorations in Madras recently were two contrasting Gandhians. One, a man whose family I knew better than him, the other, I confess with regret, I had not even heard of. Of both I learnt so much subsequently, that two items in a column seem pitifully inadequate. If you hear about them again from me it will be because there are so many stories to tell about Dr Chandran Devanesen and Mahakavi Bala Bharathi Sankagiri Duraisamy Subramania Yogiar.

    Both were sons of scholars. Chandran Devanesen was the first professor at Madras Christian College who was the son of an earlier academic there, David William Devanesen, a Professor of Biology who later retired as Assistant Director of Fisheries. Devanesan Senior wrote prolificly on subjects ranging from oysters to Vedanayagam Sastriar, the evangelist poet of Tanjore.

    Yogiar’s father Duraisamy, fluent in Hindi, Persian and Urdu, lectured on the Holy Koran in English. Both imbued their sons with a yearning for knowledge and sharing it.

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    The institution builder

    As the first Indian Principal of MCC, Chandran Devanesen is known for successfully transforming an institution influenced by Scots to one more Indian. But that exercise is not my focus. What is, is the little remembered founding of the North-Eastern Hill University in 1973. Starting from scratch in territory he knew little about, Devanesen developed in Shillong an institution to serve Meghalaya, Nagaland, Mizoram and, for a while, Arunachal Pradesh. He spent a year boning up on the Northeast before heading to it as Vice-Chancellor, but what he remembered best of that time was meeting this Central University’s Chancellor, Indira Gandhi, before leaving for his new home. The Prime Minister told him she trusted his vision and leadership on academic development, but “I can advise you on the tribal dynamics of the Northeast and its diversity.” He learnt more about the area in that one hour with her than in the year spent in libraries, he was to later recall.

    The first Chair he established there was the Mahatma Gandhi Visiting Professorship, the second the Dr Verrier Elwin Chair, remembering that expert on the tribes of much of India. From early in life Devanesen was interested in Gandhi. His doctoral thesis, titled ‘The Making of the Mahatma’, focussed on the first 40 years of Gandhi’s life. The thesis was dedicated to two ardent disciples of Gandhi, Devanesen’s uncles, J(oseph) C and (Benjamin) Bharathan Kumarappa, from the Cornelius family of Tanjore.

    Another significant Devanesen creation was the Estuarine Biological Laboratory by Pulicat Lake he helped Dr Sanjeeva Raj to set up. Devanesen did not live to see it come to naught in the new Millennium when Lake and surroundings, including environmentally sensitive islands, were despoiled by modern development. When he was alive he’d visit the Lab regularly with his family on weekends and return to Tambaram with a basketful of mud-crabs to distribute to faculty families. He considered the crabs, which Pulicat Lake has the highest yield of, the “greatest delicacy” on his menu. His Sinhalese wife Savitri’s Ceylon crab curry was always the “top” non-veg dish at dinners he hosted. Today, these mud-crabs are a ‘top’ export.

    The national poet

    Fair, 6-foot tall, chain-smoking Yogiar was a Gandhian who dressed in silk jibbas and white mull vaishtis and “sang in the voice of Kali”. Devoted to the Devi, he’d compose poetry almost on request but would always say, “The voice is mine/The singer is Kali”. His cornucopia of poetry and prose has been nationalised by Government, but what it’s done with the collection I have no idea.

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    Yogiar was a polymath, described as a “scholar in English (which he spoke impeccably and accentlessly), writer in Tamil, one-time film director, sometime editor and all-time poet.” He was also a freedom fighter who spent nearly two years in gaol. In prison, Yogiar, author of Mudal Devi, wrote, inspired by a Malayalam writer’s work, his own version of Mary Magdalene. He also translated in Tamil Omar Khayyam’s Rubaiyat and in English a part of Kambar’s Ramayanam, titling it Seetha Kalyanam.

    As Editor-in-Chief with India Book House’s publishing division Pearl in the late 1950s, till his untimely death in 1963, he was prolific in translating Tamil and Malayalam classics into English.

    A regular reviewer for The Hindu of Tamil and English books, Yogiar would also analyse Gandhi’s and Periyar’s speeches for various publications, often critically. Several of his contrary views helped Periyar re-think his own. As Editor of Pudumai Pithan and other journals — the restless Yogiar kept changing jobs, from journal to journal, business establishment to establishment — he was known for his critiques of films and literature. But as Kannadasan said, Yogiar’s reviews hurt no one nor were they abusive; they only politely pointed out the faults.

    Inevitably filmdom beckoned. He worked on seven films. Writing story, dialogue and lyrics for the Ellis Dungan directed Iru Sagodharagal (Two Brothers) got him started in 1936. He then directed some of these, including his own Yogi Films’ Anandam (1941) for which he did everything but act or shoot. National poet Yogiar may have been, but his passion was Mother Tamil, which he once lauded: With the Comorin her lotus feet,/ Seven Hills as her golden crown,/ The bubbling Kaveri as her waistbelt,/ And the Three Seas paying obeisance,/ Holding the tall peaks of Vindhyas as Sceptre,/ Having Lanka as a blooming daughter,/ Our deity is Mother Goddess, / And our home is the land of Tamil, / The evergreen Maiden.

    The chronicler of Madras that is Chennai tells stories of people, places, and events from the years gone by, and sometimes, from today.

    source: http://www.thehindu.com / The Hindu / Home> Madras Miscellany> News> Cities> Chennai / by  S. Muthiah / December 11th, 2017

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    Chennai-based industrialist C.V. Karthik Narayanan died on Wednesday morning in Chennai .

    He was 79 and is survived by his wife Uma, son Ram Gopal and daughter Gayathri.

    Narayanan, was Chairman of Ucal Auto Pvt Ltd and an independent director at Sundram Fasteners Ltd (SFL).

    He also spearheaded Standard Motor Products of India Ltd, which was an iconic brand in the 1980’s and 1990’s.

    Narayanan also served as President of Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (earlier called of Indian Automobile Manufacturers and Automotive Research Association of India) in 1980. He also played a key role at Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

    Narayanan is also known for his work in translating Kalki’s epic “Ponniyin Selvan” in to English.The other interesting facets of Narayanan include his love for the mridangam and trekking. He had told The Hindu that he wanted to explore the Chera history.

    “A true friend for many years, an industrialist par excellence, a very exalted person with many and varied skills. We will miss his guidance at SFL,” Suresh Krishna, Chairman and Managing Director of Sundram Fasteners Ltd. said.

    source: http://www.thehindu.com / The Hindu / Home> News> Cities> Chennai / by Staff Reporter / Chennai – December 13th, 2017

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    December 12th, 2017adminRecords, All, Science & Technologies
    LUBDUB : Surgeons have successfully placed a heart in the dog's tummy

    LUBDUB : Surgeons have successfully placed a heart in the dog’s tummy

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    HIGHLIGHTS

    • Heterotropic abdominal heart transplants or piggyback transplant uses discarded hearts of terminally ill patients
    • The new heart placed in the abdomen doesn’t replace the original heart, but supports it in performing its job
    • The technology can be a substitute for expensive heart assistive devices and pumps
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    Chennai :

    Soon, patients seeking a heart transplant could be left with two— including one in the tummy. City-based cardiac surgeons have put an extra heart in the tummy of two dogs to see if it could help those with a weak heart survive. The answer was yes.

    A Frontier Lifeline team has sought the state transplant authority’s permission to retrieve ‘misfit’ hearts from donors for ‘piggyback transplants’ in patients not fit for a full-fledged heart transplant.

    On Tuesday, when a few heart transplant surgeons presented their experiment to other heart surgeons and Transtan officials, they admitted they would have to do larger human trials to see if it will be successful. “We will be forwarding the recommendation to the government,” said Transtan member secretary Dr P Balaji.

    Surgeons discard donor hearts if their pumping capacity is below 30%. On the contrary, many patients with heart failure may not be able to go in for transplants because of multi-organ failure or other complications, said Frontier Lifeline chief Dr K M Cherian. Such patients will require a left ventricular assist device, a mechanical pump implanted inside the s chest to help a weak heart pump blood. “That machine costs up to Rs 1 crore, he said.

    Dr Cherian said, “Instead if we give them an additional heart that is marginally functioning, itcan save money and life,” Doctors call this ‘bio-left ventricular assist device.’ Earlier this year, doctors in Coimbatore did heterotropic heart transplants, where they left an additional smaller heart in the chest cavity of a patient. Doctors say by leaving the heart in the abdomen — and thereby avoiding cutting open the chest — they can reduce surgical risk by several times.
    Heterotropic abdominal heart transplants,leave the patient’s existing organ in place unlike a heart transplant. The new heart doesn’t replace the heart but helps it do its job. “It can be a bridge to transplant until the patients get fit, or it can just be the treatment required,” said heart-and-lung transplant surgeon Dr Madhu Shankar of Frontier Lifeline.

    During the animal experiment, doctors connected the donor heart to abdominal portion of the aorta and other major blood vessels in the abdomen. “In dogs, we found that thisheart worked as ‘assistant’ to the existing heart. While one of them died on the first day because it did not have adequate amount of donor blood, theother was alive for 48hours walking and taking feed,” said Dr Madhu Shankar. Tests and scans done on the animal showed that the second heart was pumping with efficient cardiac output.

    Postmortem on the two dogs showed that their heart muscle was viable. “It indicates the success of the transplant,” said Dr Shankar. The hospital has now sought permission from the ethics committee for clinical trial. “It may take some time before it this becomes a bedside therapy, but we should make a beginning.”

    source: http://www.timesofindia.indiatimes.com / The Times of India / News> City News> Chennai News / by Pushpa Narayan / TNN / December 11th, 2017

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    December 12th, 2017adminArts, Culture & Entertainment, Records, All
    Bhagavatula Seetharama Sharma

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    He had mastered all the three aspects of sangeetham

    Noted singer and nattuvangam exponent Bhagavatula Seetharama Sharma died on Sunday. He was 81, and is survived by his wife, two daughters and a son.

    The artiste was tuning his shruthi in preparation for an arangetram in Bengaluru, when he was said to have suffered a heart attack.

    “He suffered a heart attack and died on his way to hospital. His body would be brought to Chennai and the cremation would be held on Tuesday,” said Deepa Ganesh, one of his disciples.

    Born in Kuchipudi in Andhra Pradesh, Seetharama Sharma developed a profound knowledge in all the three aspects of sangeetham — geetamvadyamand nrityam. Noted carnatic vocalist T.M. Krishna is among his disciples.

    He served in Kalakshetra, dedicated himself to the institution and became an integral part of the majority of Rukmini Devi’s Naatya productions.

    His first public recognition came from the Dhananjayans Bharatakalanjali, Chennai, way back in the 1970s, and he was awarded the title ‘Sangeetagna’.

    Last year, Bharat Kalachar honoured him with a special commemorative and lifetime achievement award. He was also a recipient of the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for ‘Naatya’.

    source: http://www.thehindu.com / The Hindu / Home> News> States> Tamil Nadu / by Special Correspondent / Chennai – December 11th, 2017

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    Two former students of a college in Kodambakkam make it to a special list by Forbes, for their innovations in health care

    While he and his team have developed a compact affordable device to treat pre-natal jaundice, she is working on a software platform to help addicts free themselves of substance abuse.

    Meet Vivek Kopparthi and Akshaya Shanmugam, who now work in the United States.

    A few years ago, they went to the same college.

    Alumni of Meenakshi Sundararajan Engineering College in Kodambakkam, the two have made it to the “Forbes 30 Under 30” list, which recognises excellence in professionals aged under 30. Vivek is on the list released for 2017; and Akshaya, on the one for 2018.

    Social impact

    The son of Srinivasa Rao, a first-generation learner and Mangadevi, who believes employees in her small unit are family, Vivek says he hopes to make a social impact with the device, and is not interested in making money out of it.

    “The World Health Organisation says that in South East Asia India, Myanmar and Africa, roughly 5.4 million infants go untreated for jaundice, every year. Nine percent of them either die or suffer permanent brain damage, every day. Our device, which uses light to treat jaundice, would be among the most affordable in the market, as it based on simple plug-and-play technology that can run on solar power or batteries. The device has just four pieces, no complicated machinery and not much training is required to use it,” explains Vivek, who is co-founder and CEO of NeoLight, a healthcare company that engineers and designs solutions for newborns in need of neonatal medical care.

    Vivek is looking for organisations to tie up with him to supply the devices.

    Akshaya Shanmugam, CEO, Lumme Labs, an alumni of Meenakshi Sundarajan Engineering College in Chennai. Photo: Special Arangement | Photo Credit: Special_Arrangement

    Akshaya Shanmugam, CEO, Lumme Labs, an alumni of Meenakshi Sundarajan Engineering College in Chennai. Photo: Special Arangement | Photo Credit: Special_Arrangement

    Overcoming addiction

    His senior at college, Akshaya was part of team that was recognised for its work on creating a software platform to help addicts shake off their dependence.

    “What we have is a software platform that is capable of collecting data from wearable sensors like smartphones and watches, basically Android devices that help us understand the behaviour of addicts and the triggers associated with the behaviour. Finally, we also give them personalised interventions to help them recover,” explains Akshaya, who has co-founded Lumme Labs and whose first target are smokers.

    “This work is an outcome of research conducted at the University of Massachusetts and the Yale School of Medicine. Our work is funded and overseen by the National Institutes of Health. We have conducted two national-scale clinical trials in which we demonstrated that we can automatically detect smoking with an accuracy of 95% and predict smoking events six minutes in advance,” she explains.

    Their college secretary K.S. Babai, says that she is very proud of the achievements of her students.

    “Both of them did very well in academics when they were with us. We recognise leadership qualities in students and encourage them to organise events where they can showcase their capabilities,” she says.

    source: http://www.thehindu.com / The Hindu / Home> News> Cities> Chennai / by Deepa H. Ramakrishnan / December 08th, 2017

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    December 10th, 2017adminArts, Culture & Entertainment, Records, All

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    V.V. Subrahmanyam’s passion for music celebrated

    The passion, perseverance and love of music of violinist V.V. Subrahmanyam is unmatched, musician T.V. Gopalakrishnan said here on Friday. Mr. Subrahmanyam was awarded the Mudhra Award of Excellence during Mudhra’s 23rd Fine Arts Festival. On the occasion, Sangeetha Mudra Awards were given to vocalist Aditya Madhavan, violinist Vaibhav Ramani and mridangam exponent Krishna Pawan Kumar.

    “That kind of dedication and love for the violin is hard to come by. Whichever speed or sthayi the vocalist sings in, he will effortlessly play. He is an extremely mature musician, who aims to achieve perfection in everything he does,” he said.

    Musician G.S. Mani said Mr. Subrahmanyam also makes an effort to have a deep understanding on various issues. “He asks very tricky questions and sometimes, I just wouldn’t have the answers,” he added.

    Nalli Kuppuswami Chetti, president of Mudhra, recollected how legends, including Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer and M.S. Subbulakshmi, appreciated Mr. Subrahmanyam and deemed him an excellent violinist.

    Mr. Subrahmanyam thanked Mudhra for the award. E.N. Sajith, director, South Zone Cultural Centre, Thanjavur, and Mudhra Baskar, secretary of Mudhra, spoke during the occasion.

    A concert by Mr. Subrahmanyan followed.

    source: http://www.thehindu.com / The Hindu / Home> News> Cities> Chennai / by Staff Reporter / Chennai – December 09th, 2017

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    A few residents’ welfare associations have set to work on the Corporation’s plan for creating a city free of landfills

    The annual general body meeting at a gated community in Perungudi turned out to be stormier than expected. None of the resolutions was passed without a prolonged debate — except for one. Without as much as a squeak, almost everyone agreed that the community should invest in a composting. And, on this unusually “stormy” day, it was surprisingly smooth sailing for this resolution.

    A letter by the Corporation, displayed on a projector-screen earlier, had done the trick. It dwelt on a Corporation mandate that apartment complexes generating over 100 kilos of waste had to manage their waste on their premises.

    After the presentation, a member of Doshi Etopia-II Residential Flat Owners’ Association, cleared his throat to get everyone’s attention.

    “I hope we are all for a resolution to set up a compost unit to process wet waste at our complex,” he said.

    The hall seemed to fill up with raised hands.

    Whether this gated community, which has over 200 apartments, ratifies this resolution in the next few months or takes longer to do so, is beside the point.

    What is significant here is that residents’ welfare associations and voluntary organisations can play an aggressive role in taking forward Corporation’s objectives in waste management.

    They can point out to residents in unequivocal terms what ought to be done and what ought not to be, as spelt out by the Corporation. In this sense, these associations serve as an effective interpreter and mediator to the Corporation.

    On its part, the Corporation has been conducting door-to-door campaigns at colonies and gated communities to create awareness about better waste management practices, especially after October 2 when it made source segregation mandatory.

    “We are focusing on setting up more compost plants; in some divisions, finding the space to carry out this initiative is a challenge. We have identified 11 places where facilities to process biodegradable waste can come up. Compost plants are ready in Zone XI. In Zone XII, a plant is under construction and a mechanised composting machine has been installed in Zone XV,” says S. Gopala Sundara Raj, Regional Deputy Commissioner (South), Greater Chennai Corporation. It may be noted that the Corporation has no immediate plans to slap a fine on those who don’t follow the rules. Given this lenient position, it needs the help of residents’ welfare associations to keep drumming up the message.

    Community initiatives:

    * Two months ago, Vishranthi Coconut Grove Residents Association, a 60-unit community in Tansi Nagar, Velachery, pooled in ₹750 each from every resident to invest in two composting pots, each having a capacity of 600 litres. “Once you pay for something, you want to see what is being done, so we had a majority of residents who were ready to pay for community green bins. Also, many realised this was cheaper and less of a hassle than maintaining a khamba pot at home,” says Priya Shankar, president of the Association, adding that they get help from a vendor who monitors the whole process.

    The Association expects residents to segregate.

    “At least 90 % of the residents are segregating waste and witnessing the benefits of doing so,” says Priya.

    * When it comes to environment-friendly practices, Ceebros Boulevard Flat Owners Association (CBFOA) in Thoraipakkam has been raising its bar regularly. Their latest initiative — Green Spaces — is inspired from the do-it-yourself (DIY) concept from the west.

    Here, residents are required to take their bins to the Green Spaces, where eight to nine bins are placed, and dispose waste on their own. “Cleanliness is a big issue if the bins are not cleared at the correct time from the corridors. Also, finding labour and educating them is a challenge,” says a resident. The gated community with over 300 flats currently has 80-100 residents practising DIY.

    * After a resolution was passed at the annual general body meeting of Ceebros Orchid in Velachery to start segregation of waste at source, the Association distributed segregation kits. The kit, consisting of two bins and one bag, was distributed to each of the 192 flats at the apartment complex.

    A nominal amount was charged for the kit. “Currently, only 60 families follow the practice regularly. We hope to convert the rest by meeting them in person and explaining to them the benefits of environment-friendly practices,” says Swaminathan, a resident of the Ceebros Orchid.

    source: http://www.thehindu.com / The Hindu / Home> News> Cities> Chennai / by Liffy Thomas / December 08th, 2017

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    December 7th, 2017adminBusiness & Economy, World Opinion

    Chennai:

    While competition continues to intensify in the mobility space, it is the humble bicycle that is the next target. Chinese bicycle sharing company Ofo has made its India entry via Chennai.

    Launched in 2014, Ofo offers a ‘non-docking’, bicycle-sharing platform, operated via an online mobile application. The company has over 100 million registered users across 180 cities globally. Ofo will import bikes into India which will be available in Chennai, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad and Indore, Chinese news agency Xinhua reported.

    The company has also been actively looking for talent to build teams for various locations in Asia Pacific and cities like Delhi, Coimbatore and Pune, it is learnt. Emails sent to Ofo did not elicit a response.
    In China, Ofo competes with Mobike, backed by Alibaba rival Tencent. The unicorn’s entry comes at a time when players like Ola and Zoomcar have pilots running in various cities. Earlier this month, Ola announced commencement of Ola Pedal pilots. Zoomcar’s PEDL presently operates over 500 cycles in 4 cities, Bengaluru, Chennai, Pune and Kolkata. PEDL cycles come with features like custom designed aluminum alloy frames and drum brakes, anti-slip chains, airless solid tyres and smart locks. PEDL also has the option for anyone to become a host by allowing cycles to be placed at the individual’s residence in return for various benefits.

    “It is always good to have a competitor as it helps the market to grow. Ultimately, cycles will do better part of multi modal vs stand-alone,” said Greg Moran, cofounder, Zoomcar.
    While welcoming the entry of Ofo, industry observers are circumspect about its sustainability. “It disrupts the way people look at last mile connectivity. However, a lot of issues need to be addressed such as infrastructure support (public restrooms/changing rooms), statutory frameworks and issues arising out of current ecosystems (share autos losing their business),” said KP Krishnan, who runs Cycos, a cycle rental company.

    source: http://www.timesofindia.indiatimes.com / The Times of India / News> City News> Chennai News / TNN / December 07th, 2017

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