FROM THE EDITOR In the early eighties, when I wanted to open a bank account in a Mumbai western suburb, I visited a few banks and selected the one which looked reasonably neat and had clean chairs to sit and wait. The parameters for choosing your bank may be very much different today, but the
In the last couple of years, high tech washrooms with self rotating sanitized toilet seats, sensor based lighting systems, luxurious self-cleaning combination toilet bidet that warms up when in use, remote controlled hand-free motion sensor operations, music and built-in speakers have created waves world over. While many are awe-inspired by the improved washroom luxury, the pressing need for hygienic...
To stop soil and water from entering a building or to minimise tracking of contained soil and water into the building and to provide a safe surface for traffic, a proper entrance matting system is imperative, especially during monsoon. In any premises, the first line of defence against contaminants and particles entering inside the building
The IPC – Integrated Professional Cleaning – has been maintaining its leadership position in the cleaning sector. A constant drive for innovation sees the company winning the main product awards globally. At the Pulire Verona 2011 show, the Group’s GreenTube (manufactured by the Group’s American subsidiary IPC Eagle) won the top innovation award. The announcement came when the Group...
Mumbai has been facing a solid waste management crisis for years. In order to move towards a sustainable future by adopting integrated solid waste management approach, the Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) of the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) has joined hands with private contractors. The municipal corporation spends roughly र1160 per tonne on collection, transport and disposal...
First it was OBHS (On-board housekeeping services) for the selected long distance trains and now it is cleaning of the rakes in a fully automatic washing plant. At last, passengers traveling by long distance train (especially the trains starting from Lokmanya Tilak Terminus, Mumbai) will get some respite from the paan stained window sills and
Namrata Marwaha, Executive Housekeeper, the Leela Palace Kempinski, New Delhi, has been with the group for the last three decades spearheading the housekeeping divisions of various Leela properties. Namrata is passionate about building & motivating her team and bringing in creative ideas in housekeeping.
While celebrating ‘World Environment Day’ in June, the Udaipur Municipal Council (UMC) along with a few other NGOs focused on lake cleaning. Speaking to CIJ Municipal Commissioner Balmukund Asawa said, “Udaipur has four main lakes: Pichhola, Rang Sagar, Swaroop Sagar and Fateh Sagar. These lakes are integral part of Udaipur’s lake system because they are
In a major initiative of Virtual Info Systems Pvt Ltd (VIS), leading FM companies and FM heads from various sectors have come together to discuss various issues before the Facility Management Industry in India. A panel has been formed with professionals including Naushad Panjwani, Executive Director, Knight Frank India; Yash Kapila, Head-IFM, West Asia, JLL;
The Southern Railway (SR) has decided to pay more attention to cleanliness and maintenance of the coaches by engaging authorised service agencies, including the private players in pest control who would regularly be maintaining the coaches. Besides, the SR would also establish a ‘modern’ laundry in the city to clean superior quality linen. The SR