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Phoenix Marketcity associates with Green Peace to promote “Car Pooling”


Bangalore, August 27, 2016: Phoenix Marketcity, Bengaluru’s international shopping and lifestyle destination launched two public Art Sculptures to increase awareness about the importance of carpooling. The largest art installation of its kind in India, the pieces of art underline the need to unburden our roads by using public and shared transport.



Phoenix Marketcity associates with Green Peace to promote “Car Pooling”

Phoenix Marketcity associates with Green Peace to promote “Car Pooling”

Phoenix Marketcity associates with Green Peace to promote “Car Pooling”

Phoenix Marketcity associates with Green Peace to promote “Car Pooling”


Phoenix Marketcity stands out for its social impact initiatives through the arts.The mall has brought together artists, art lovers and citizens of Bengaluru to create and raise awareness about important issues. More critically, the public display of socially conscious art brings the medium, the artist and the general public together.


To reiterate the significance of carpooling, a painting workshop for underprivileged children was conducted in association with Green Peace India, who work with a few schools in the city. The children were later treated to an enthralling Drum Jam session with the Beat Gurus. The jam was held around the installation, the idea being to draw their attention to the art. The event highlighted the need for shared transportation for a greener environment and congestion-free roads.


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Phoenix Marketcity takes art route to highlightneed for “Car Pooling”

Phoenix Marketcity takes art route to highlightneed for “Car Pooling”

Phoenix Marketcity takes art route to highlightneed for “Car Pooling”

Phoenix Marketcity takes art route to highlightneed for “Car Pooling”

Phoenix Marketcity takes art route to highlightneed for “Car Pooling”

“Share your Ride, Free the Road”


Bangalore, August 25, 2016: Phoenix Marketcity, Bengaluru’s international shopping and lifestyle destination launched two public Art Sculptures crafted by Amarnath Sharma to create awareness about the importance of Car Pooling.

These art installations are the India’s largest on the subject.

Art is one of the most powerful tools for visual communication. Both installations "In-transit"&"Make Over"are 30 feet by 12 feet and 12 feet by 4 feet in size respectively. The public art installations will aim to do two things –one, use the power of art to send subliminal messages to people who come into contact with it and reiterate the importance of Car Pooling and two, have the potential to become landmark installations in Bengaluru and bringing art to the public. These art installations have been curated for Phoenix Marketcity by Mr. Sachin Kaluskar and developed by Baroda based artist Amarnath Sharma.

Mr. Gajendra Singh Rathore, Centre Director said “Phoenix Marketcity, Bengaluru constantly tries to create awareness on various social causes and environmental sustainability initiatives for our patrons. Being one of the best shopping and entertainment destination, we believe in promoting causes which require immediate attention. We have always favoured the artistic route to do this and are happy to contribute to raising public consciousness wherever we can.”


Mr. Sachin P.Borpade, Assistant Commissioner of Police-Traffic East, said, “Traffic Jams are a common scenario in Bengaluru and other metros.  Along with being inconvenient to the public, frequent traffic jams also cause huge dents in our pockets and on the environment. Carpooling is one of the ways in which people can benefit both as individuals and the community as a whole. We are delighted with the initiative from Phoenix Marketcity where art is being used to send the message to their large customer base.”

 Curators’ note about the installations:
1. In-transit:

In-transit is not just an Art Installation; it’s the mirror to society. It talks about present conditions and future situations if we do not start using methods like car pools to address the problem.  The vertical wall is full of colourful cars moving in different directions. This situation is the future of our present condition.

2. "Makeover"

'Makeover' delves into the concept of Jam versus freedom, urging us to take necessary action TODAY. The road jammed with cars is going upwards at 60 degree angle and ends abruptly. Our uncertain future is waiting for us at the end of the road. Cars are falling from the top of the road and getting converted into scrap pieces.

 About Phoenix Marketcity Bangalore

Redefining lifestyles, Bengaluru’s truly international shopping and lifestyle destination designed for the dynamic and discerning customer, Phoenix Marketcity Bangalore is an architecturally path-breaking, iconic destination located on Whitefield Road, and Mahadevpura.This mall houses an ideal mix of top international and domestic retailers and brands. It is conceived ultimately as a mixed-use hub containing retail and entertainment spaces.

Carrying over the brand legacy of The Phoenix Mills Ltd in Mumbai, which has a proven track record in Mall spaces, Phoenix Marketcity Bengaluru, spread across 1.4 million sq. feet, is a world- class, spacious, well planned mall that aims to give the customer a comfortable shopping and lifestyle experience. The mall creates an epicentre within a city that offers people a complete solution in one destination. The Group has other leading malls like High Street Phoenix, Palladium and Phoenix MarketcityKurla located in Mumbai and Phoenix Marketcity in Pune and Chennai, to its credits.  
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Why Car Pool when you can Bus Pool?

Mr.  Harshit Gohil, Founder- goHop.in

 January 18 2016,  14.50 PM IST || Pocket News Alert

Car pooling is taking a toll in your pocket, petrol & diesel prices are soaring high, Kolkata’s traffic is making you reach late everywhere. Worry not

Presenting a first of its kind Bus pooling application in Kolkata. Carve your way out of Kolkata’s bustling traffic using goHop. goHop is a a peer-to-peer ride sharing service to keep the city moving.  GoHop is trying to solve the problems faced by 4.5 million daily commuters in Kolkata and 70 million daily commuters nation-wide.



What is Bus pooling?

Bus Pooling provides Bus Transportation for daily commuters.. Traffic Jam increases day after day due to the increase in number of vehicles on streets. This costs countries a lot.Losses are due to:

•Lost productivity
• Lost fuel in idle cars

• Accidents
• Pollution
•  Health effects



By utilizing the power of crowd-sourcing & IT can help in providing customized transportation solutions for people which is convenient for them to leave their cars and trust in  buses instead.



Pros of Bus pooling:
•Pocket Friendly- Bus pooling is an economical way of travelling.One can travel through Bus Pooling (apps such as goHop provide such facilities) in extremely affordable ticket prices.



•·         Time saving- It’s more time saving as compared to waiting for a Bus for long hours. One doesn’t have to have to be late for office/colleges with the help of Bus Pooling






• No need to drive your car, travel carefree- With the coming of Bus Pooling one doesn't have to drive their own car, can easily travel without any stress or hassle.


•Pre-booking of tickets, no need to wait for bus for long hours: With the option of pre-booking of tickets, one doesn't need to wait for a bus for not a prefixed duration of time.


•Causes less pollution, environment friendly –. Bus Pooling causes much less pollution when compared to Car’s working on diesel & petrol.


•Reduces  traffic congestion on the roads, and the need for parking spaces.




Bus Pooling offers you a secure, reliable, punctual and economic ride in the city of Kolkata. Did you know that if you drive to work for 2 hours daily, you spend around 2 full days every month in driving? What can you do in a bus in one month instead- read books while travelling, check emails, play games, watch videos on your phone.



What you lose by Driving to work (below are the estimations for a person who drives daily 2 hours between home & work)?




•·  Fuel- As we all know petrol & diesel prices are soaring high. If one travels by car to work, one loses fuel & money which is spent in refilling the fuel tank. So pooling gives you a better and pocket firneldy option to not only save your money on fuel but also it helps saving the environment.



•·  Maintenance & spare parts-  When one drives a car to work, one also needs cost for maintenance & spare parts which can take heavy toll on your pocket.




•   Oil- When one drives a car to work one also needs oil for maintenance purposes. So one loses their hard earned money to maintain a Car.



• Depreciation- that is a reduction in the value of an asset over time, due in particular to wear and tear can vary from car to car, how often it’s driven etc.


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