Thursday, 8 August 2019

JK Tyre Launches Smart Tyre Technology ‘TREEL Sensors’

By Tricitynews
Ludhiana 08th Aug:- Revolutionizing India’s tyre market,JK Tyre & Industries Ltd on Thursday announced the launch of ‘TREEL Sensors’, a one of a kind technology-based tool geared towards smart monitoring and maintenance of tyres. The launch strengthens JK Tyre’s position in the Indian market for its high performance truck/bus and passenger car radials.
An industry first move to deliver advanced mobility solutions to commercial and passenger vehicle owners, the launch of ‘TREEL Sensors’ is an outcome of JK Tyre’s recent financial acquisition in TREEL Mobility Solutions Pvt Ltd, a start-up venture. It is also a testimony to JK Tyre’s commitment towards driving innovation within the Indian tyre industry while also nurturing the country’s start-up ecosystem.
Dr. Raghupati Singhania, chairman & managing director, JK Tyre & Industries said that being the pioneers of radials in India, introduction of ‘TREEL Sensors’ is the first such high-tech move towards creating a smart tyre in Indian markets. It provides an enhanced value proposition to vehicle owners, particularly fleets, by reducing their operational costs. Underscoring our commitment to ‘Make in India’, TREEL Sensors are designed, developed and manufactured in our Pune facility and are already in use by fleet owners as part of a countrywide pilot.
Maintaining optimal tyre pressure not only helps the environment but also provides greater safety on road, a cause JK Tyre has always espoused. Aimed to address this, the Company has introduced Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) by offering ‘TREEL Sensors’, which monitor the tyre’s vital statistics, including pressure and temperature.
‘TREEL Sensors’ are now commercially available at more than 700 dealerships across India. JK Tyre also plans to sell the technology solution online via an exclusive e-commerce sales channel to end customers. 

Chandigarh Boys Win India’s Toughest Cross-Country Motorsport Rally

By Tricitynews
Chandigarh 08th Aug:- We drove for 4 days covering 1500 kilometres in the slushy and slippery terrains of South India. With only 3-4hours of sleep every night and a power-packed drive of 12 hours every day, we completed the race. It was a true test of endurance for man and machine alike. This was shared by Harvinder Bhola from Chandigarh, driver, team Harjee Motorsports.
Dakshin Dare is South India’s biggest and India’s toughest cross-country motorsports rally organised every year, for last 11 years. This year’s rally was organised in Karnataka by Federation of motorsport club of India.  The first leg flagged-off in Bengaluru on 28th July, routing through Yellapur and finished at Hubli on 2nd August. This was a route constructed to extract the maximum out of competitors and their cars and push them to their extremes.
Team Harjee Motorsport from Chandigarh with driver Harvinder Bhola and navigator Chirag Thakur participated in T2 category and secured the first position in their own Category (T2 upto 1400cc 4x4 vehicles) and Overall 3rd Position among the total 33 participating cars, out of which only 16 finished the rally. They drove Maruti Suzuki Gypsy 1400cc 4x4 car.
The toughest part of the rally was the continuous pouring of rain that made the track extremely slippery and slushy, shared Harvinder. Sharing an incidence, he said, one of the competing cars got stuck in the slush. We stopped and helped them by towing the car out of the slush with our own vehicle, wasted 5 mins of precious time, risked our own position in the competition. But for us humanity is more important than any competition, said Harvinder
The scariest part for me was when we went sideways on two tyres while taking a turn at very high speed, said Chirag.
Harvinder and Chirag are national-level motor sport rallyist for more than 10 years and each rally brings them new challenges.

DC Reviews Preparations for Independence Day Celebrations

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Chandigarh 08th Aug:- The Deputy Commissioner, Mandip Singh Brar reviewed the arrangements for smooth celebration of 73rd Independence Day- 2019 by taking a review meeting here at with the higher officials of different departments of Chandigarh Administration.
The discussions centered around arrangements of security, parade, tableaux awardees , etc.
It was also decided that a special checking drive will be organised at different areas of the city. Close vigil will be maintained at the strategic locations like markets, bus stands and hotels.
As per the programme, the flag hoisting ceremony would take place at Parade Ground where Governor of Punjab & The Administrator, UT, Chandigarh V.P. Singh Badnore will unfurl the National flag.  After the flag hoisting, Units of the Army, Police, Home Guards, NCC, NSS, and Scout and Guides would take part in the march-past. Besides this, the cultural items on patriotic and national themes with a colourful pageantry shall be presented by the students of various  school.
 The DC also stated that it is a national celebration and an occasion of pride which calls for everyone's participation. He also gave directions for proper seating arrangements for freedom fighters, ex-soldiers and their families and senior Citizens.

Tree Plantation Drive at Leisure Valley-Sector-51

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Chandigarh 08th Aug:- A tree plantation drive was undertaken on today by the Engineering Department at Leisure Valley, Sector-51, Chandigarh wherein Manoj Parida, Adviser to the Administrator U.T. was the Chief Guest and Ajoy Kumar Sinha, Finance Secretary was Guest of Honour. 
All the officers and members of Resident Welfare Association planted saplings during this drive.  The Chief Engineer-cum-Spl. Secy. (Engg.) explained that these saplings were planted in lieu of 541 trees, which are likely to be axed on account of construction of Fly over at Tribune Chowk and 25 trees are to be re-transplanted.  There is a proposal for planting 2799 saplings in lieu of trees to be axed at various locations.  The drive began by planting saplings today at Leisure Valley, Sector-51 wherein 787   saplings will be planted. Thereafter, 958 saplings at Palm Garden, Sector 42, 4811 saplings at Garden of Spring, Sector 53 and 643 at Purv Marg will also planted in future.       
Mukesh Anand, Chief Engineer-cum-Spl. Secy. (Engg.), Members of Resident Welfare Association were also present at this occasion. 

‘Haryana Has the Potential to Become NCR’s Peri-Urban Agri & Dairy Hub: O P Dhankar

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Chandigarh 08th Aug:- O P Dhankar, Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Dairying and Animal Husbandry, Government of Haryana, emphasized on the potential of Haryana to become a peri-urban agri and dairy hub in the region. Shri Dhankar was speaking at the CII Northern Region Conference on Food Processing and Dairy at New Delhi today.
Having proximity to Delhi-NCR, Government of Haryana sees great potential to provide direct selling platform to farmers with an aim for zero-wastage with its recently launched ‘Haryana Fresh’ initiative, emphasized Shri Dhankar. He mentioned the importance to balance quality with branding and marketability when it comes to food and dairy industry.
Rajni Sekhhri Sibal, Secretary, Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying, Government of India, elaborated on the opportunities that lies in the fisheries sector. She asaid that having exported 47,620 crores worth fish in FY2017-18, India’s fisheries sector has been accounting for a 7 per cent year-on-year growth rate. In order to increase our exports, Ms Sibal invited industry in mariculture and sea-weed production with emphasis on technological integration into the process.
Jasmohan Singh, Chairman, CII Northern Region, Agriculture and Food Processing Committee and Managing Director, Frick India Ltd.said that food Processing plays an integral role in linking farmers to consumers. He stressed that food processing industry value adds to the agri and allied sector.
Gokul Patnaik, Chairman, Global AgriSystems Pvt. Ltd. mentioned that North India is a repository of food supply to the rest of the country. He emphasized that Food Processing is the engine that drives agriculture growth and highlighted on the importance of contract farming to solve backward linkage issues and steady investments by private players to resolve logistical issues. He further suggested to decrease GST rate on primary agriculture produce to 0 per cent and 5 per cent for processed food so as to make healthy food consumption a reality across all sections of the society.
A CII report titled “Food Processing & Dairy Industry: Challenges, Solutions and Sustainability” was also released during the conference. The conference was attended by over 130 delegates from the agri and allied industry.