On view at the KHOJ Studios,
S-17, Khirkee Extension, Malviya Nagar.
15th – 19th of July ’13
11:00 am to 6:00pm
6:30pm: Talks by Navdeep Asija (Eco-Cabs) & Ashok B. Lall (Aapki Sadak)
AAPKI SADAK: A consultative project of urban design by architects, designers and artists and the local community for offering solutions in alternative mobility through the pedestrianisation of economically diverse localities between Malviya Nagar Metro Station and the BRT in south Delhi.
Bio of the Speakers
Navdeep Asija is the founder of dial-a-cycle rickshaw concept known as Ecocabs and won the 2011 National Award of Excellence by Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India.
Mr. Asija is pursuing his Ph.D. for Road Safety from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and currently works for the Indian government as a consultant.
Asija’s largest impact is in the development of the Ecocab concept, which is a dial-a-cycle- rickshaw equivalent to normal cab services accomplished with gasoline-powered automobiles. The recent development of advanced IT tools and the spread of cell phones have made it possible to balance the supply and demand of passengers and rickshaw taxis via a distributed fleet and automation. Asija demonstrated the concept of Ecocabs first in Fazilka, a District headquarter of the Punjab State, which is located near India-Pakistan Border.
The rickshaw program reduce greenhouse gas emissions by reducing the use of fossil fuels for transporting passengers, while at the same time reducing the startup costs for entrepreneurs performing taxi services.
Ashok B Lall studied architecture and fine arts at the University of Cambridge, UK and at the Architectural Association, London. He is Visiting Professor at the Guru GobindSingh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU) and Chair for Design and Technology at the Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Instutute for Architecture (KRVIA) at Mumbai.
Ashok B Lall Architects was established in 1981 and has won a number of awards for architectural competitions and specializes in low-energy sustainable architecture. Recent projects include Sehgal Foundation, Gurgaon and Development Alternatives World Headquarters, New Delhi. The firm is currently engaged in several initiatives for the improvement of the public realm in cities and design for affordable housing. It was awarded “City that Learns Award” by the Futures Istitutute in the Living Cities Design Competition.