Future Cities India 2020 Competition Finals

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The Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India and Bentley Systems, Incorporated has launched the 2008-2009 Future Cities India 2020 competition finals. Currently in its third year, the competition encourages students to help prepare India’s cities for the year 2020 by providing design solutions to real-world infrastructure challenges. This year’s competition challenge focuses on Indian Railways’ recently announced plans to redevelop 22 of its centuries-old railway stations into world-class facilities. Students must create a conceptual design plan to upgrade the New Delhi Railway station, the first facility on Indian Railways’ redevelopment schedule. The program, which is open to all students attending schools in New Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR), is sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Bentley Systems. Additional co-sponsors this year include McGraw-Hill Education and The American Center. Scott Lofgren, global director of Bentley’s BE Careers Network, said, “Infrastructure sustains our world and serves as the interface between people and our planet. It provides the critically important

facilities, services, and installations needed for the functioning of our society and the well-being of its people. Each team in the 2008-2009 Future Cities India 2020 competition must address three requirements for designing the conceptual solution:

• Use the existing land and infrastructure to best advantage,

• Accommodate internal access zones, with separate parking zones at Paharganj and Ajmeri Gate terminals,

• Use environmentally responsible materials.

During a preliminary competition held last week, a panel of distinguished judges that included Dr. Purnima Parida of the Central

Road Research Institute, Ms. Meenakshi Singh of the National Capital Region Planning Board, Mr. Anuj Maitrey of Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Limited, and Mr. Kapil Mangla of Nirman Architects & Interior Designers, selected the following 15 student teams to participate in the Future Cities India 2020 competition finals: Team 1 KV Tagore Garden, Team 1 Manav Bharti International School, Team 1 Modern School Vasant Vishar, Team 1 APJ School Sheikh Sarai, Team 2 APJ School Sheikh Sarai, Team 1 APJ School SAKET, Team 1 Oxford School, Team 1 Convent of Jesus & Mary School, Team 1 APJ School Noida, Team 1 APJ School Pitampura, Team 1 Vasant Valley School, Team 1 Father Agnel School, Team 1 APJ School Faridabad, Team 1 AIS SEC 43 Gurgaon, and Team1 AIS Saket.Winners of the finals competition will be awarded scholarships and trophies, and the teachers and technical professionals who serve as counselors and

mentors will receive awards and recognition


For more information about the Future Cities India 2020 competition, visit

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