HONEYWELL WINS BENGALURU SAFE CITY PROJECT 

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HONEYWELL WINS BENGALURU SAFE CITY PROJECT 

Project under Ministry of Home Affairs’ Nirbhaya Fund to help prevent and curb crimes against women and girls in public places 

Bengaluru, October 20, 2021: Honeywell Automation India Limited (NSE: HONAUT) today announced it was selected to lead the Bengaluru Safe City project under the Nirbhaya Fund by the Government of India. An initiative of the Ministry of Home Affairs, the project aims to create a safe, secure and empowering environment for women and girls in public places to enable them to pursue all opportunities without the threat of gender-based violence or harassment. The Bengaluru Safe City project is valued at INR 496.57 crore ($67M).

“For more than 30 years, Honeywell has supported India’s growth with differentiated technologies, working to make our cities safer, smarter and more connected,” said Ashish Gaikwad, president Honeywell India and managing director, Honeywell Automation India Limited. “We are honored to be selected for the Bengaluru Safe City project that works to directly address a key concern to improve the safety of all its citizens, especially women and girls.” 

Honeywell will create an integrated Command & Control Center to manage a state-of-the-art video system that features more than 7,000 video cameras deployed at more than 3,000 locations across the city. The video system will provide advanced video analytics, including facial recognition, a “Dial 100” application and drones. Honeywell will also upgrade the city police department’s existing Suraksha app to help improve incident response rate and citizen engagement. 

Bengaluru is among eight cities selected for the Government’s Safe City project, which involves identification of hot spots for crimes against women and deployment of various components, including infrastructure, technology adoption, and capacity building in community through awareness programs.

“Globally, Honeywell helps develop future-ready cities with its wide portfolio of smart and safe city offerings, including a focus on connected safety and security technology,” said Ashish Modi, president, Honeywell Building Technologies, Asia. “In India, we have been a strong partner to the Government’s 100 Smart Cities Mission already with focus on people, process and technology. Our technology-led integrator approach combined with our global expertise in delivering complex integrated solutions is helping city administrators make informed decisions and improve safety for citizens in near real time. We want to now deliver this for Bengaluru city, with the goal of turning it into city that’s safer and more resilient.”

The Bengaluru Safe City project will be implemented in phases. Honeywell will operate and maintain the security infrastructure for five years. 

Honeywell’s smart city systems connect more than 100,000 IoT sensors and touch the lives of more than 100 million people. The company’s solutions help create actionable insights that city authorities and municipalities can use to improve their situational awareness, economic development and quality of life for residents. Honeywell has delivered similar projects under the Smart Cities Mission across multiple states, including Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, and Maharashtra, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, and Gujarat, to name a few. 

 

About Honeywell India

Honeywell (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 technology company that delivers industry-specific solutions that include aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings and industry; and performance materials globally. Our technologies help everything from aircraft, buildings, manufacturing plants, supply chains, and workers become more connected to make our world smarter, safer, and more sustainable. All of Honeywell’s global businesses have a strong legacy in India, built over the last eight decades. Honeywell’s India commitment is evident in three state-of-the-art manufacturing and engineering operations, and four global centers of excellence for technology development and innovation. Honeywell employs ~13,000 people across different locations including Bengaluru, Chennai, Dehradun, Gurugram, Hyderabad, Madurai, and Pune.  

 

About Honeywell Building Technologies

Honeywell Building Technologies (HBT) is transforming the way every building operates to help improve the quality of life. We are a leading building controls company with operations in more than 75 countries supported by a global channel partner network. Commercial building owners and operators use our hardware, software and analytics to help create safe, efficient and productive facilities. Our solutions and services are used in more than 10 million buildings worldwide.

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HONEYWELL TO SET UP 10 OXYGEN GENERATION PLANTS TO SUPPORT GOVERNMENT’S FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19; COMMITS 4 IN MAHARASHTRA 

 

  • Each 600 liters per minute (LPM) plant can support a 150+ bedded hospital and comes with 1-year warranty and 2-year extended annual maintenance plan
  • Oxygen generation plants being established in Government hospitals in Pune, Ratnagiri and Solapur in Maharashtra, and in Karnataka, Haryana and Uttarakhand

 

Pune, India, October 7, 2021 Honeywell Hometown Solutions India Foundation (HHSIF), the philanthropic arm of Honeywell, a Fortune 100 company, today announced it is setting up 10 oxygen generation plants of 600 liters per minute (LPM) capacity in government hospitals across India. In Maharashtra, these plants are being set up in Pune, Ratnagiri and Solapur districts to support healthcare infrastructure in preparation for an anticipated third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The first such plant was inaugurated today at Late Droupadabai Murlidhar Khedekar Hospital, Bopodi, Pune.

 

“Honeywell is pleased to partner with the government to strengthen healthcare infrastructure in the collective efforts to manage patient care during the pandemic,” said Ashish Gaikwad, President, Honeywell India. “Timely and adequate oxygen supply can help save lives and is an essential medical aid for COVID-19 patients. We are pleased to announce the setting up of 10 oxygen generation plants of 600 liters per minute (LPM) each in remote districts of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Haryana and Uttarakhand to enable inclusive healthcare for all.” 

 

This initiative is a part of HHSIF’s commitment to set up 10 oxygen generation plants under the supervision of Americares, across Maharashtra, Karnataka, Haryana and Uttarakhand.

 

“Honeywell’s support has been focused and timely. These oxygen generation plants will help save lives during COVID-19 crisis and will serve to improve the quality of critical care at the government health facilities for years to come,” said Shripad Desai, MD and Country Director, Americares.

 

Each plant has a capacity to generate 600 LPM, enough to cater to the needs of a hospital with more than 150 intensive care units (ICU) beds. The oxygen generated onsite will be directly supplied to hospital beds, including those in ICUs. Honeywell is also funding the annual maintenance contracts of these plants for two years to ensure they function smoothly after the one-year warranty period has lapsed. 

 

The oxygen generation plant in Pune was inaugurated in the presence of several government officials including Mr. Murlidhar Mohol, Mayor, Pune; Ms. Sunita Wadekar, Deputy Mayor, Pune; Mr. Vikram Kumar, IAS, Commissioner, Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC); and Mr. Hemant Rasne, Standing Committee Chairman, PMC.

 

“The Pune Municipal Corporation has been actively working on a contingency plan for a possible third wave. In the last few months, we have received great support from Honeywell in helping our efforts to contain the pandemic and enhance the healthcare infrastructure through multiple actions like setting up COVID Care Centers, oxygen concentrators and medical supplies. We are pleased with the latest support of setting up an oxygen generation plant for the Pune hospital that helps with a sustainable solution for the long term,” said Mr. Murlidhar Mohol, Mayor, Pune. He further added, “It is thoughtful of Honeywell Hometown Solutions India Foundation to help Pune become self-reliant in the fight against the pandemic.” 

 

Elaborating on the same, Mr. Vikram Kumar (IAS), Commissioner, Pune Municipal Corporation, shared, “As we know, the city has been the worst hit due to heavy case load of pandemic and we are continuously fighting to strengthen our healthcare infrastructure. We have been well supported by Honeywell and they have done some exemplary work in the last few months to support us in our endeavor to build better healthcare infrastructure. The oxygen generation plant donated by Honeywell has helped in bringing life-saving oxygen supply to patients in Pune.”  

 

The second wave of the pandemic put immense pressure on the country’s healthcare infrastructure. The government has put in place a multi-fold strategy in anticipation of a third wave. Honeywell, through its corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts, is helping the government build healthcare capacities. Earlier, HHSIF set up COVID care centers in Nainital, Gurugram, Delhi and Pune, and established 10-bed ICUs in Mumbai and Bengaluru. The company also donated 1,000 oxygen concentrators, 10 ventilators, 10,000 N95 respirators, and 2,500 PPE kits to various government and private hospitals across the country.  

 

Honeywell partnered with the Defence Research Development Organization (DRDO) and with the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research–Indian Institute of Petroleum (CSIR–IIP), to supply molecular sieve adsorbents (zeolites) to accelerate setting up of Medical Oxygen Plants (MOP) in the country. 

 

In Maharashtra, specifically, Honeywell set up an ICU facility at the Dahisar COVID-19 Jumbo Centre in Mumbai and established a 20-bed COVID care centre at the Employees State Insurance Corporation Hospital in Bibwewadi, Pune. Honeywell also donated 120 oxygen concentrators, ventilators, N95 respirators, and PPE kits in the state.

 

About Honeywell India

Honeywell (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 technology company that delivers industry-specific solutions that include aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings and industry; and performance materials globally. Our technologies help everything from aircraft, buildings, manufacturing plants, supply chains, and workers become more connected to make our world smarter, safer, and more sustainable. All of Honeywell’s global businesses have a strong legacy in India, built over the last eight decades. Honeywell’s India commitment is evident in three state-of-the-art manufacturing and engineering operations, and four global centers of excellence for technology development and innovation. Honeywell employs ~13,000 people across different locations including Bengaluru, Chennai, Dehradun, Gurugram, Hyderabad, Madurai, and Pune.  

 

About Honeywell Hometown Solutions India Foundation (HHSIF) 

Honeywell Hometown Solutions India Foundation (HHSIF) is a not-for-profit organization that deploys Honeywell’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts in five critical areas: education and skill development, gender equality, natural resources and the environment, holistic rural development, and disaster management. HHSIF’s programs include Honeywell Student Empowerment Program an upskilling program in deep science subjects for women and youth to build a future-ready workforce; creating Honeywell Model Villages by promoting holistic rural development; incubation and seed capital support to startups in deep science through Honeywell Start-up Support Program; Honeywell Center for Advancing Girls in Science at Avasara Academy to promote STEM education among girls; lake rejuvenation and establishment of global center of excellence for clean and affordable energy and Honeywell COVID-19 relief. 

 

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