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  • First-of- its kind AFC solution in India using an ‘Open Loop’ Smart Card on cloud based platform 
  • AGSTTL will be responsible for end-to-end management of AFC system which includes supply, installation as well as maintenance 

AGS Transact Technologies Limited (AGSTTL), India’s only and one of the leading providers of end-to-end payment solutions, recently ventured into the mobility business to foster smart travel and will be responsible for end-to-end management of Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) system for Kochi Metro that is being inaugurated tomorrow. By offering an integrated structure of collection, compilation and computing for AFC system, the company aims to provide an efficient and hassle-free experience to the commuter.

AGSTTL’s AFC system is a critical core component of the Kochi Metro system. It includes complex hardware and software installed at entry points of metro stations. This ticketing system uses a combination of Open Loop Smart Cards, Radio Frequency Identification Devices (RFID) and Quick Response Codes (QR Codes) to collect fares from the users minimising the need for cash transactions. This is the first time such an innovative model is being implemented in the country.

“We are delighted to be the technology partners of the ambitious first-of-its kind Kochi Metro Project. At AGSTTL, we believe that technology solutions such as the futuristic Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) System with Open Loop Smart Cards and QR Code tickets will establish a new benchmark for the transit industry and pave the way for smart travel in India”, said Ravi B Goyal, Chairman & Managing Director, AGS Transact Technologies Limited. By offering an integrated structure of collection, compilation and computing for AFC system, AGSTTL aims to ensure that the commuter has an efficient and hassle-free experience. Kochi Metro will lay the foundation to how future metro and public transportation projects are designed in our country with AFC being the preferred mode of transacting within the entire transportation structure”, he added.

Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) had earlier signed a public-private partnership (PPP) pact with Axis Bank for the Automated Fare Collection (AFC) system. The bank has partnered with Asis electronik Ve Bilisim Sistemleri, AS, a Turkish company, for the infrastructure and AGS Transact Technologies Limited for the integration and maintenance in the system.


About AGSTTL Transit Business

Understanding the need for high efficiency solutions in the transit systems AGS Transact Technologies Limited ( AGSTTL) ventured into the transit business in 2016. Through its Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) and Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) offerings, AGSTTL brings together effective models of ticketing, payment and transparency that will lay the foundation for future metro and public transportation projects across the upcoming smart cities in the country.

About AGS Transact Technologies Limited   

 Established in 1992, AGSTTL transformed into transaction management business in 2002 and today, is one of India’s leading end-to-end payment solutions provider with a wide spectrum of highly customised products instated with state-of-the-art technology for the Banking, Retail, Petroleum  and Transit sectors. AGSTTL operates across 700 cities and towns reaching out to over 160,000 customer touch points across India and boasts of an impressive footprint in South East Asia.

Pioneering the change in financial technology space, our three major lines include Banking Automation Solutions, Banking Payment Solutions, Automation Solutions for the Retail, Petroleum and Colour sectors.

Our subsidiaries include Securevalue India Ltd. (SVIL) focused on cash management and vault services, India Transact Services Ltd. (ITSL) offering Omni-channel merchant digital payment solutions and Novus Technologies that offers banking automation and payment solutions in Singapore, Cambodia, the Philippines, Indonesia and Sri Lanka.  With close to 8400 employees, round the clock customer service centers and two manufacturing & warehousing units located in Daman and Puducherry, AGSTTL is committed to provide clear, credible and contemporary solutions to steer how India transacts.

கேரள மண்ணிலும் தமிழீழ உணர்வை வெளிப்படுத்திய அபி சரவணன்..!

கேரள மண்ணிலும் தமிழீழ உணர்வை வெளிப்படுத்திய அபி சரவணன்..!

கேரள மண்ணிலும் தமிழீழ உணர்வை வெளிப்படுத்திய அபி சரவணன்..!
கேரள மக்களுடன் சேர்ந்து ஈழ தமிழ் சகோதரர்களுக்கு அஞ்சலி செலுத்திய அபி சரவணன்..!
மலையாள படக்குழுவினருடன் ஈழ தமிழர்களுக்கு அஞ்சலி செலுத்திய அபி சரவணன்..!
கடந்த வருடம் வெளியான ‘பட்டதாரி’ படம் மூலம், ரசிகர்கள் மனதில் பளிச்சென இடம்பிடித்தவர் தான் நடிகர் அபி சரவணன்.. வழக்கம்போல இவரும் ஒரு சாதாரண புதுமுகமாகத்தான் கடந்துபோயிருப்பார்.. ஆனால் சமூக நிகழ்வுகளில் இவர் தொடர்ந்து காட்டிவரும் அக்கறையும் அர்ப்பணிப்பு உணர்வும் ரசிகர்களிடம் இவரை இன்னும் நெருக்கமாக்கி விட்டன என்பதே உண்மை.
மதுரை தமுக்கத்தில்  நடந்த ஜல்லிக்கட்டு போராட்டத்தில் இரவு பகல் பாராமல் 7 நாட்களுக்கும் மேலாக கலந்துகொண்டதோடு, அலங்காநல்லூர், புதுக்கோட்டை என அந்த மண்ணுக்கே நேரடியாக சென்று போராட்டங்களில் கலந்துகொண்டவர் சரவணன்.. நெடுவாசலில் விவசாயிகள் போராட்டத்துக்கு ஆதரவு அளிப்பதாகட்டும், அந்நிய குளிர்பானங்களை எதிர்த்து தாமிரபரணீயில் நடந்த போராட்டமாகட்டும், இலங்கை கடற்படையால் தமிழக மீனவர் பிரிட்ஜோ சுட்டுகொல்லப்பட்டபோது நடந்த போராட்டம்  என அனைத்து போராட்டங்களிலும்  அபி சரவணனை முதல் ஆளாக பார்க்க முடியும்.
டில்லியில் மாதக்கணக்கில் விவசாயிகள் நடத்திய போராட்டத்திற்காக இங்கிருந்து எந்த ஒரு பெரிய நடிகரும் வாய் திறக்க யோசித்த நிலையில், அந்த விவசாயிகளுடன் விவசாயியாக கிட்டத்தட்ட 10 நாட்களுக்கும் மேலாக  கலந்துகொண்டு தனது ஆதரவை அளித்தவர் தான் அபி சரவணன். பின்னர் அந்த போராட்டத்தின்போது உயிரிழந்த இரண்டு விவசாயிகளின் குடும்பத்துக்கு திரையுலகினர் மூலமாக நிதியுதவியும் கூட பெற்றுத்தந்தார்.
மே-18  என்பது தமிழீழத்தில் உயிரிழந்த நமது தமிழினத்திற்கு அஞ்சலி செலுத்தும் நாள்.. தற்போது இயக்குனர் சுபீர் இயக்கிவரும் “பிரிட்டிஷ் பங்களா” என்கிற மலையாளப்படத்தில் கதாநாயகனாக  நடித்து வரும் அபி சரவணன் அங்குள்ள படக்குழுவினரோடு சேர்ந்து உயிர் நீத்த நம் ஈழத்து சகோதரர்களுக்கு அஞ்சலி செலுத்தியுள்ளார். 
அங்கு படப்படிப்பு தளத்தில் இருந்தவர்களில் அபி சரவணனை தவிர மற்ற அனைவரும் மலையாளிகள்… ஆனால் மனதால் ஒன்றுபட்டு அபி சரவணனின் வேண்டுகோளை ஏற்று மெழுகு ஏந்தி  அஞ்சலி செலுத்தினர் என்பது நெகிழ்ச்சியான விஷயம்.
Regards-KSK Selva PRO

With its pan India presence; Concept PR forays into Kerala market

With its pan India presence; Concept PR forays into Kerala market

With its pan India presence; Concept PR forays into Kerala market 

Ajith Kumar to head Kochi office

Chennai, 23 May 2017:

Concept Public Relations India Ltd, one of India’s largest public relations firm, as part of its expansion plans has entered the Kerala market with an office in Kochi, the business capital of the state. The company has appointed S. Ajith Kumar as Vice President to head business in the region. 

  Commenting on the new move, Ashish Jalan, CEO and Director of Concept PR, said: “Kerala has always been an interesting market and is very important to us. We will soon have our presence in Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode to cover the entire state. As a multi-specialty communication firm with expertise in sectors such as banking and financial services, infrastructure, auto engineering, power, education, healthcare &pharma, sports, entertainment, lifestyle, telecom & technology, and startups, we will provide service to diversified corporate, PSU and Government establishments in Kerala. We are extremely pleased to welcome Ajith to head the business in Kerala. With his rich media and communications experience in both government and the corporate sector, Ajith will drive the growth of the business in Kerala.” Ajith will be reporting to Sunil Nair, Chief Operating Officer–South, Concept PR. 


Talking about his new role, Ajith Kumar said, “Kerala has seen quick growth in business in many sectors other than tourism in the recent years. There is plenty of opportunities for a national agency to deliver high quality service in the state. I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to drive and grow the business in Kerala, and be part of a talented national team.”  

  In his previous stint with the Government of Kerala, Ajith was handling Social Media for Chief Minister of Kerala during OommenChandy’s tenure and was also responsible for managing public relations of Commercial Taxes Department. In the communications field, he has also worked as the Bengaluru head for Zzebra Public Relations. Starting his career in journalism in the mid-90s, Ajith has worked with India Today, India Info, Down To Earth, and has been associated with The Hindu as a freelance writer. Later, he moved to FRLHT, a foundation chaired by Sam Pitroda.  


Warm Regards-JAYARAMAN | P R Executive -Concept Public Relations

ബാഹുബലി-ദ ബിഗിനിങ് പുനപ്രദർശനം : ഏരീസ് പ്ലെക്സിന് അപൂർവ നേട്ടം

ബാഹുബലി-ദ ബിഗിനിങ് പുനപ്രദർശനം : ഏരീസ് പ്ലെക്സിന് അപൂർവ നേട്ടം

Bahubali-The beginning re-release Unique feat for Aries Plex;Conducts housefull shows

  • Aries Plex collected record revenue for Bahubali first part
  • It is the first cinemas in the country having 4K projection

 Trivandrum-based Aries Plex, promoted by Sharjah-based Aries Group, has created yet another milestone in the history of Indian cinema by re-releasing Bahubali-The beginning. Aries Plex, onpe of the largest cinemas in Kerala, with a seating capacity of more than 1515 (700 seats for Audi1 double 4K Atmos) was jampacked on Friday, the first day of its re-release.

Aries Plex collected more than Rs 3 crores when original version of the movie released on 10th July 2015. Aries Plex became the first cinemas in the country which generated whooping revenue in a short span of time. Bahubali is the first film to make such a record collection from single cinemas. Bahubali one of the most expensive films in Indian film history made at a cost of Rs. 250 crore had broken existing box-office collection records.

The re-release of magnum opus movie directed by SS Rajamouli was conducted in connection with the release of second part titled Bahubali: The Conclusion on April 28. Ariex Plex equipped with top-notch infrastructure facilities is the only cinemas in the country with 4K projection at multiplex. Recliners and seats were imported from Belgium.

“Watching visual splendours and technical wizardry in ultra modern ambiance is a unique experience and it is worth cherishing. Bahubali is one of such movies that must be watched only in 4 facility. It is a positive sign that the stakeholders in the film industry are graually embracing advanced technology. We are elated as our efforts to uplift film industry (from production to screening) are reaping benefits,” said Sohan Roy, Chairman of Aries Plex.

He added that movie-goers never get a chance to experience 4K movies in its original quality due to the substandard condition of studios and theatres. “As a solution to this, we floated Indywood consortium comprising 2,000 billionaires and corporate. The project aims at initiating 10,000 new 4K projection multiplex screens, 1,00,000 2K projection home cinemas, film studios, animation/ VFX studios and film schools conforming to international standards. We are planning to expand our operations across the country by the end of 2018,” said Sohan Roy, Founder Director of Indywood.

Sohan Roy who pioneered the concept of building 4K Atmos home cinema in less space was ranked 40 in the Most Powerful Indian leaders in the Middle East, listed by the Forbes Magazine.

Thanks & Regards-Karthika-PR Team, Indywood-Kochi, Kerala

Kerala beauty honoured with Mrs India title Image & News

 Kerala beauty honoured with Mrs India title Image & News

Kerala beauty honoured with Mrs India – Face of South and Mrs India – Intelligent titles at Mrs. India-Queen of Substance 2017

21.04.2017, Cochin: Kerala beauty, Mrs. Lakshmi Atul participated and won the Mrs India – Face of South and the Mrs Intelligent titles at Mrs India – Queen of Substance 2017.

The Beauty pageant organised by Adiva Innovations  is the most reputable beauty pageant in India for married women who strive to be graceful, elegant, charismatic,and honourable in the representation of India both at home and around the world. The competition was organised over three days from 12th to 14th April 2017 at ITC Welcome Hotel, Delhi.

Mrs. Lakshmi Atul was the only representative from Kerala amongst the 44 contestants who competed in the prestigious event. Expressing her delight on winning the titles Mrs. Atul said “I feel extremely honoured and elated to have been conferred with this honour today. Being from Kerala, a state known for its literacy rate and gender equality, being conferred as Mrs. Intelligent have brought me double the joy and jubilation. I just want to let all my fellow women know that marriage is actually the beginning of your journey to all your dreams. It is all about believing in yourself and staying positive.”

Mrs. Lakshmi Atul, is the Vice President of Aries Group of Companies, a multi-national consortium of 45 companies spread over 15 countries. She is also the Vice President of the prestigious Indywood Film Carnival, a film and trade extravaganza conceptualized to integrate and transform the Indian film industry and to place it above Hollywood within 5 years. In addition to the above portfolios, she is also the Head of the Oscar Awards Consultancy and the film festival promotion divisions and is often connoted as the rising star of Aries Group of Companies. 

A University Rank holder in her engineering graduation, a Gold Medal winner in her engineering post graduation, one among five women who hold the esteemed ASNT Level III certification in India and having been shortlisted for the interviews of the Civil Service Examination, intelligence is written all over the profile of Mrs. Lakshmi Atul who has been a qualified professional with over 10 years of industrial exposure.

Throughout her professional career, Mrs Lakshmi Atul has been fortunate enough to have been exposed to various challenging and exciting projects which have helped her realise her potential while grooming her into the confident woman she is now. She worked as the Research Head for the documentary “Dams – the lethal water bombs”, on Mullaperiyar dam which received over 23 international recognitions, “DAM 999”, an international movie which was shortlisted for the Oscar Awards in addition to various international honours, “NAVARASA”, a fashion show based on the concept of navarasams which was held at Cochin, “P25”, a unique collection of 25 innovative projects and products estimated to be  worth US$25 million and “Somali Piracy” a documentary on piracy at sea. She always found the time to contribute as a tutor at Aries International Maritime Research Institute, research for more than a hundred technical programs for Marine Biz TV, anchoring a few in house programs and events and even featured in a handful of TV advertisements. 

Her contributions at the professional front have been enviable and the same is true regarding her societal contributions.  Mrs Atul has been proactive in raising public voice and funds for social causes including the “Saving Sinking Kerala movement” for Mullaperiyar dam. She has been closely associated with the mobilization of resources for the physically challenged and under privileged children and the elderly in our society. She regularly participates in Half Marathons aimed at raising awareness regarding various social issues. She championed a “One Day Salary Challenge” to aid the victims of the Nepal Earthquake which helped amass over 10 lac rupees in aid.

Mrs. Lakshmi Atul has a daring spirit and a gritty determination to achieve her goals and dreams. She is dogged in her efforts and never backs down from a challenge. She is a beacon for women around the world who have an insatiable desire to chase their dreams.

About Mrs India – Queen of Substance 2017

Mrs India – Queen of Substance aims to create & empower role models who will serve as ambassadors to Charity, enrich the perceptions to beauty, and enhance a new strength, energy and spirit for the advancement of women while positively impacting their communities. This is a Pageant that will provide Married Women with a Platform where they would get an Opportunity to Make a Difference to the World. Mrs India – Queen of Substance holds an annual pageant in two different categories to identify Married Indian Women who exemplify Beauty, Talent, Intelligence & Compassion. In addition to being a Hallmark of India and a symbol of Beauty and Success, the Mrs. India – Queen of Substance contest provides a Career spring bound for its participants.

Thanks & Regards-K Govindan Nampoothiry-PR Team, Indywood-Kochi, Kerala

Nivin Pauly’s Sakhavu Audio Lounch Images ,Movie Images & News

Nivin Pauly’s Sakhavu Audio Lounch Images ,Movie Images & News

Sakhavu, the much-awaited Nivin Pauly starrer, is all set to release on April 15. The trailer of the political drama which is directed by actor turned National award-winning director Sidhartha Siva, has already become a rage ever since it was launched on April 1. 

 The audio launch of the movie was held with much fanfare on Wednesday in front of thousands of fans at Alappuzha beach. 

 Early last week, Nivin also held a roadshow in Thalassery as part of promoting the film. “There response has been overwhelming ever since the launch of the film’s trailer. We received a grand welcome from the people of Thalassery and Alappuzha,” Nivin said.

Nivin Pauly’s Sakhavu Audio Lounch Images & Movie Images 

The movie, which will be the first release of Nivin Pauly in 2017, is one of the highly anticipated upcoming Malayalam projects of the year. 

 Nivin will essay two characters Krishnan and Krishna Kumar in Sakhavu. Popular Tollywood cinematographer George C Williams cranks the camera for the film while Aishwarya Rajesh plays is the heroine in the film.

Nivin Pauly’s Sakhavu Official Trailor

Produced by B.Rakesh under the banner of Universal Cinema, Sakhavu also features Gayathri Suresh, Aparna Gopinath, Sreenivasan, KPAC Lalitha and Maniyanpilla Raju. Prashanth Pillai has composed songs for the film.

Thanks & Regards-Suresh Chandra

Chennai turns Thrissur through ‘Aavani Poovarangu’

Chennai turns Thrissur through ‘Aavani Poovarangu’

Chennai turns Thrissur through ‘Aavani Poovarangu’

It is a must to say that there is always a brotherhood bonding sustains between the people of Tamilnadu and Kerala. Though we are separated by language and culture, that brotherhood relationship connects us in all means. The upcoming grand Onam Celebration called ‘Aavani Poovarangu’ by Confederation of Tamilnadu Malayalee Associations (CTMA) will once again prove the strong bonding between Tamilnadu and Kerala. The two days grand festival ‘Aavani Poovarangu’ is about to happen on October 8th and 9th at Pachaiyappas College ground, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai. The official confirmation of ‘Aavani Poovarangu’ was announced on yesterday by the members of Confederation of Tamilnadu Malayalee Associations (CTMA) that includes Sri. M P Purushothaman (President of Honor, CTMA), Sri. Gokulam Gopalan (Chairman, CTMA), Sri. M A Salim (President CTMA), Sri V C Praveen (Chairman – Aavani Poovarangu) and Dr. A V Anoop (Chairman, JAC). ‘Aavani Poovarangu’ will witness the presence of renowned celebrities Director Hariharan, KS Sethuraman, Director I V Sasi (Allauddinum Arphutha Vilakkum), Actress Seema, Art Director Sabu Cyril, Actor Srinivasan and many more film stars.

It is to be noted that ‘Aavani Poovarangu’ is stepping into their 18th year of celebration which also acts as a strong basement for the benefits of both Tamilnadu and Kerala. “So far we have organized 180 heart surgeries. We are happy to know that out of 180, 179 children are alive and active. Thanks to Padmashree Kamal Haasan sir for being our Ambassador… Apart from organizing cultural programs, these social activities are our main responsibilities…” declares V C Praveen, the Chairman of Aavani Poovarangu. 

“It is time to celebrate the brotherhood bonding between Tamilnadu and Kerala. The major motive of our ‘Aavani Poovarangu’ is to build a healthy and loving relationship among both the states….” Says the chairman of CTMA and renowned film producer (Pazhassi Raja, Thoonga Vanam) Gokulam Gopalan.                         

Thanks & Regards-Suresh Chandra

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