World Standards Day by IEI ANSC

Port Blair
18 Oct 2017

World Standards Day was celebrated by Andaman and Nicobar State Centre (ANSC) of  the Institution of Engineers (India) (IEI) in association with APWD and Police Department on Tuesday by organising Technical Lectures on the theme - "Standards make Cities Smarter". Architect from APWD, B. V. Krishna Narayan Rao, Planning Assistant, T & CP Unit, made exhaustive presentations on one of the Macro content of the Theme i.e. Smart Buildings & Homes – Security Solutions and Energy Efficiency. While Officer Arjun Prasad, Inspector of Police, Traffic Branch explained on Smart Traffic to–Reduce Traffic and Detect Accidents while dwelling on basic traffic safety, rules and history of gamut of activities   under Traffic branch.  Earlier, Chairman,  ANSC, I EI, Er. D. Sathyamoorthy, FIE, Deputy Chief Engineer (Mech.), ALHW welcomed the engineering fraternity and others present and exhorted the gathering to have a fruitful discussion on the theme of the day. During the Interactive  session, past chairman, ANSC, IEI, Er. Manohar Singh, FIE, retired SE, Electricity Department enquired about whether smart homes and  buildings have any particular norms of plinth area and whether such projects are being implemented in India. Er. Rao informed that many such projects are ongoing in mainland in many major cities in both Home & Building sectors while there was a total absence of such projects in A & N Islands.
The Police Department presenter Inspector Prasad was showered with the department’s take on traffic offenders and their contribution towards a smart traffic system management. Inspector Prasad, informed that in the first phase towards modernisation of traffic in Port Blair city, CCTV cameras have been installed in one location and two more are being planned in the city  to streamline the traffic system and also to identify the traffic offenders. Moreover there are plans of bringing in e- Challan system which will be helpful in challaning without disturbing the flow of regular traffic. Free Left though does not exist in law has been allowed at junctions to decongest traffic but it should be taken with responsibility, he added. This  apart, Er. M. Balamurugan, MIE, past hon. secretary of ANSC, IEI & T & C P, APWD, Er. Usha Stephen, Immediate Past Honourable Secretary of ANSC, IEI and EE, APWD also participated in the interactions. A large number of engineers from various departments were part of the proceedings. The programme brief on the significance of the day and vote of thanks was given by Er. Johnson Abraham, MIE, honorary secretary.