In this centenary year 2011-12 of the civil aviation, India also takes pride of being the 9th largest market in the aviation world and in the forward march, it is expected to become one of the three largest markets in the world by 2020. With the air passenger traffic likely to cross over 300 million (domestic) & 100 million (international) by 2020, the Airport Authority of India is investing heavily in sprucing up Indian airports to meet world class standards. The Mangalore Airport with its newly constructed integrated terminal is leaving no stone unturned to match the cleaning standards of any international airport. On August 1, the cleaning of the new terminal was outsourced to Durga Facility Management Pvt Ltd for mechanized housekeeping services. In an exclusive interview, M R Vasudeva, Director-Airport Authority of India, Mangalore, explains to Mohana M the Airport’s plans to provide international standards to passengers.
Encouraged by the successful experiments by the Kozhikode Municipal Corporation in installing modern e-toilets for women, the Thiruvananthapuram Municipal Corporation has begun to procure these toilets for the city. Biju K, Municipal Secretary, Thiruvananthapuram Municipal Corporation, shares with CIJ the major cleanliness and hygiene initiatives he has taken since he took over charge four months back.
Alfred Karcher GmbH & Co. KG, a leading cleaning equipment manufacturer, has completed 75 years this year. Innovation has been the driving force of the company all way through, said Hartmut Jenner, CEO & Chairman of the Management Board. He spoke to Clean India Journal at Karcher’s booth at ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam. While Karcher’s compact BR 30/4 C scrubber-drier won the CMS Purus innovation award in Berlin last September, its BD 50/40 RS scrubber-drier won the top award in Amsterdam in the ‘Machine, Accessories and Components’ category.