The world’s largest elevator with a capacity to carry more than 200 people was made operational on April 11 at the Jio Convention Center in the Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) in Mumbai, which was celebrated as National Technology Day. It was built by Kone Elevators India.
The elevator is also the heaviest in the world, weighing 16 tons and with a floor area of 25.78 square meters.
“What’s next? How can we make our elevators and escalators smarter, smoother, safer and more intuitive? These are the questions we constantly ask ourselves. And it’s this curiosity that drives us to innovate and create sustainable products and breakthrough innovations. that go to the next level in making the buildings safer, smarter and more intelligent,” said Amit Gossain, general manager of Kone Elevators India, at a press conference on Wednesday. †
National Technology Day is celebrated to commemorate India’s technological progress since May 11, 1998, when the country successfully conducted nuclear tests in Pokhran, Rajasthan.
The nuclear tests in Pokhran were led by aerospace scientist and former President of India, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam. Indian army played an important role in his successful journey.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to Indian scientists and their efforts behind the successful nuclear tests in 1998.
“Today, on National Technology Day, we express our gratitude to our brilliant scientists and their efforts that led to the successful Pokhran tests in 1998. We proudly remember the exemplary leadership of Atal Ji, who displayed extraordinary political courage and statesmanship,” he said on Twitter.
India carried out a total of five nuclear explosions on the army’s Pokhran test track in May 1998. The decision to conduct the tests was taken by the government of Atal Bihari Vajpayee.