Peep into future: To improve quality of life, head to Indo-German Mela
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Unique and interactive solutions to make your city life better, showcased at the Indo-German Urban Mela, which opened on October 27 at the Indraprastha Millennium Park, is drawing a lot of residents.
The fair has already registered a footfall of over 70,000 people over the past four days.
The 16 pavilions, set in the backdrop of Humayun's Tomb, showcases numerous unique and interactive systems, organisers said.
From Bosch's safety systems that can help avoid road accidents to a children's lab by BASF showcasing experiments to purify water at home using natural ingredients, the pavilions cater to the interest of all age-groups.
"The mela is an initiative to celebrate 60th anniversary of Indo-German ties. Through these interactive pavilions, we aim to provide various options to visitors to better manage their lives in a fast-growing city. The pavilions are not "preachy", rather, they give simple solutions to various problems common in urban living," Senior Project Manager (Communications) Ketaki Golatkar said.
"The highlight of this mela is that it will go a long way in strengthening the bonds between the two countries and pave new ways to take the ties forward," she said.
The pavilion set up by Volkswagen was also drawing huge crowds. On display was miniature of 'MicroCity', one of Volkswagen's research projects.
The MicroCity had electric vehicles to weave through inner city traffic. "The concept of a mini-locality, complete with mini-markets and electric vehicles doing the rounds inside the locality, is really unique and impressive concept. If implemented, our city would definitely be a better place to live in,"said Ram, a visitor.
The pavilion set up by Bosch showcased an "Eco Plus Home". The eco home has virtually zero CO2 emissions.
SAP, another pavilion, showcased smart grids, to explore how cities of the future will use energy to function. "The pavilions were an eye-opener. Before visiting the mela, I never knew that technology can make life different and, that too, in a healthy way," Srikant, a student, said.
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