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Hitachi receives batch order for 14 elevators in Mumbai

Posted on May 28 2014 | IBNS

New Delhi, May 28 : Hitachi Elevator Asia Pte. Ltd., and Hitachi Lift India Pvt. Ltd., on Wednesday jointly announced that they have been awarded a batch order for 14 units of elevators.

Hitachi Elevator Asia Pte. Ltd., is the supervising company for Hitachi's elevator business in Southeast Asia, India and the Middle East; while Hitachi Lift India Pvt. Ltd., is an elevator and escalator marketing and service company in India.

This order includes 4 units of 6 m/sec ultra-high speed elevators, which will be some of the fastest elevators in India.

These ultra-high speed elevators will be installed on a premium 72-story residential project known as Nathani Heights, which will be located in Mumbai.

Nathani Heights, is scheduled for completion in 2016 and will be located in the upmarket Mumbai Central area, which is on the west coast of India.

The 72-story residence will be one of the tallest residential buildings in Mumbai.

In addition to the residential units, the luxury complex will also include a commercial facility, a fully equipped gym, a swimming pool, a mini theatre and other amenities.

Hitachi's 6 m/sec ultra-high speed elevators will be equipped with many state-of-the art features including earthquake operation functionality, which enables lifts to evacuate rapidly to the nearest floor when its sensors detect that the building is swaying as the result of an earthquake.

Another feature, Hitachi's 'Destination Floor Reservation System,' enables users to register their destination floors in advance before the car arrives, so that elevators can be allocated to users based on their destination floors.

By combining passengers going to the same destination floors, this system alleviates congestion and increases overall vertical transport efficiency in the building.

The building will also have several other high speed elevators, including a 4 m/sec speed glass lift, which will be the fastest scenic type elevator of its kind in India, the officials noted.

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