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Trivandrum Projects VI

by Ajaypp
ivan athu paranjillenkiley ulllooo athbhutham...... can you expect Ernakulam MLA to vote for vizhinjam?? instead this idiot and the stupid ministry has ensured that it will not comeup either at vizhinjam or azhikkal. ORU VEDIKKU RANDU PAKSHI... at azhikkal, the depth is so low that even small vessels are unable to be docked... when thousands of crores are required at azhikkal even for dredging, do you believe that a ship yard can be built at azhikkal, without deepening the channel?? and by simply avoiding vizhinjam for lack of land, they have ensured it will materialise in kerala itself..... ithu ethu thala thirinjavante budhiyano entho?????

The Kerala Government has no say over whether CSL will go ahead with the project at any old location that they propose. CSL is a Central PSU and as it is, is trudging with the evident constraints of it's current location. If it is offered a location with inferior depth and location characteristics w.r.t. Vizhinjam, it will be in its best interest to decline because a politically motivated decision now will lead to the annihilation of the yard in the face of the increasingly stiff competition from private players like Pipavav, ABG and L&T, all of who have significantly superior yards in operation or due to be commissioned shortly.

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    - ajithv, a year ago
  • Then this:
    The national ship building/repair facility will be at Azhikkal: Minister
    The declared reason is the availability of land in Azhikkal (The dearth of land in Poovar is implied!!)
    Mathrubhumi Today



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    What the heck ? Land is available in Poovar - if not it should be acquired .
    Feels like our city is orphan . No one to bobby for us . Really Sad :ohno:[/QUOTE]

    This was a tactic.
    This Govt. was planning to build a shipyard at Vizhinjam and not Poovar.
    Now citing the non-availability of land in Vizhinjam,they hijacked it to Azhikkal.

    Pity!!!!
    For those who voted for our leaders,ministers,....
    - Tri Man, a year ago
  • Thiruvananthapuram, October 22, 2011
    Panchayat passes resolution for ship building yard at Poovar

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    Originally Posted by shelly View Post
    News » Cities » Thiruvananthapuram
    Thiruvananthapuram, October 22, 2011
    Panchayat passes resolution for ship building yard at Poovar

    The Poovar grama panchayat, on Friday, adopted a resolution urging the State government for steps to set up the proposed ship building yard at Poovar.

    The panchayat committee unanimously adopted the official resolution, moved by panchayat president Anto Marceline.

    Citing studies, Mr. Marceline said the site had been found suitable for the project because of its geographical features, water depth of 13 metres, and availability of land on the Poovar-Pozhikara coast. Mr. Marceline said the proposed site was uninhabited, obviating the need for displacement of families. Road and rail connectivity and proximity to the international shipping lane and the Vizhinjam container transshipment terminal were other advantages.


    http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/...cle2560114.ece

    Please read this :

    Poovar ideal for shipyard-cum-port hub: Tharoor

    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Shashi Tharoor MP has taken up the issue of the setting up of a new shipyard and major port proposed by the Ministry of Shipping on the west coast of the country, at Poovar, here. In a letter sent to G K Vasan, Minister for Shipping, Tharoor has made a strong case for selecting Poovar for the proposed project, according to a statement from the MP’s office.

    �Tharoor has enumerated the advantages that Poovar has over other locations in the country.� He pointed out that the construction and development of a new shipyard in conjunction with a new port of international standards� could put the country in an enviable position and project it as a world maritime power.
    http://ibnlive.in.com/news/poovar-ideal-for-shipyardcumport-hub-tharoor/205639-60-123.html

    Then this:
    The national ship building/repair facility will be at Azhikkal: Minister
    The declared reason is the availability of land in Azhikkal (The dearth of land in Poovar is implied!!)
    Mathrubhumi Today



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    In short:
    The panchayat resolution underlines two factors: 1. There is ample land. 2. The land is uninhabited. It means there is no need for evacuation. So it can be speedy and without any hassles to the project or the people around. The support of local administration made it more clear.
    The minister's statement tried to give another picture: Land is not available in Poovar. So it has to be shifted.
    Why is this contradiction?

    None of the leaders at the Vizhinjam function,left or right, made any comment on it!! There is no media to question such decisions, either!!
    - Perinjakkodan, a year ago
  • None of the leaders at the Vizhinjam function,left or right, made any comment on it!! There is no media to question such decisions, either!!

    Friend

    This is selective reporting to malign this government . See the below link -would clear the air:cheers:

    http://www.manoramaonline.com/cgi-bin/MMOnline.dll/portal/localContentView.do?tabId=16&contentId=10501856&district=Thiruvananthapuram&programId=1079897613&BV_ID=@@@

    Shiyard chairman's report regarding the suitable location holds weight than land availability.
    - TVM2020, 7 months ago
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    - vinodtnt, 6 months ago
  • You mean "Veeran" supported government aimed to be maligned by Calicut based "Mathrubhumi"??

    April is still a good 4 months away amigo!!

    Friend

    This is selective reporting to malign this government . See the below link -would clear the air:cheers:

    http://www.manoramaonline.com/cgi-bin/MMOnline.dll/portal/localContentView.do?tabId=16&contentId=10501856&district=Thiruvananthapuram&programId=1079897613&BV_ID=@@@

    Shiyard chairman's report regarding the suitable location holds weight than land availability.
    - pradeeptnair1, 6 months ago
  • You mean "Veeran" supported government aimed to be maligned by Calicut based "Mathrubhumi"??

    April is still a good 4 months away amigo!!

    Most of their circulation is from Malabar .So putting some extra weight towards a location in Malabar than South Kerala.:cheers:
    - TVM2020, 5 months ago
  • Most of their circulation is from Malabar .So putting some extra weight towards a location in Malabar than South Kerala.:cheers:

    partly correct... not that most of circulation is from malabar, but the daily itself is based in malabar... i have also observed mathrubhumi giving top priority to calicut and malabar based mini projects while turning blinds eye towards big tvm based projects.
    - kghari, in 5 months
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    Opposite to Padmanabha temple(Methan Mani)

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    Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple

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    Hats off Pramod Great work
    - dearsumesh, in 5 months
  • The first draft of a master plan for Thiruvananthapuram is expected to be submitted to the government by December 31.

    The new Thiruvananthapuram master plan 2031 will be a document outlining the city's development agenda for the next 20 years, focussing on the land use pattern, traffic and transportation, infrastructure, solid waste management and sanitation, which will be revised every five years. A one-day workshop was convened here by the Corporation and the Town and Country Planning Department on Saturday to discuss the preparation of the plan.

    Officials of various departments; Corporation councillors; chairpersons of standing committees; Corporation officials as well as members of the 19 working groups constituted for giving regional inputs on development issues, trends, area-specific development plans and projects for proposed master plan, took part in the workshop.

    Mayor K. Chandrika, who inaugurated the workshop, said that a dynamic master plan which accommodated the development needs and goals had become very crucial for the capital city, which had expanded into 100 Corporation wards and was projected to develop as a metro.

    Thiruvananthapuram had its first master plan in 1971. Though a revised plan was prepared in 1995, it was not approved by the government. In 2007, the plan was just updated. The new master plan 2031 was a renewed opportunity for the Corporation and planners to prepare a well-researched guideline on how the city should be in the next 20 years and it should address the issues and difficulties posed by the existing master plan, she said.

    More details here (http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-kerala/article2664842.ece)
    - emmesk, in 5 months
  • ^^ - Sounds like yet another plan at a plan for the Corporation as opposed to a real Metropolitan area plan. Wonder why it's being kept a strictly Government only affair. Sounds like a recipe for disaster! Sigh!
    - Ajaypp, in 5 months
  • When is the national games in kerala scheduled? hearing of it for years now, and the stadium being build for that.
    - ajith_124, in 5 months
  • Rs.50 crore for tourism facilities
    S. Anil Radhakrishnan
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    Project includes development of new destinations and circuits

    Kerala Tourism has been granted Rs.50 crore for basic infrastructure development at tourist destinations and development of new tourist destinations and circuits as part of its efforts to attract more tourists to the State.

    Under the scheme, improvement of basic facilities at Kovalam, Ponmudi, Varkala, Ashtamudi, Alappuzha, and Wayanad will be taken up. Development of new destinations and circuits such as the eastern corridor of Malappuram and Kozhikode districts, Nila, Vypeen, Paravoor, Thalassery, and Wagamon has been included in the project.

    Official sources said the government had sanctioned an additional amount of Rs.50 crore in the annual Plan 2011-12 for the scheme through supplementary demands for grants. The Rs.50 crore is in addition to the Rs.107-crore budget allocation to the tourism sector this year.

    The project will be completed this financial year itself, Minister for Tourism A.P. Anil Kumar said


    Town squares at Paravur, the gateway of Muziris, the helipad atop the laterite cliff at Varkala that overlooks the Arabian Sea, more facilities for tourists who come for the Nehru Trophy Boat Race in Alappuzha, and paragliding and other adventure sports at Wagaom figure in the projects identified to the taken up.

    The government has already come up with a blue print for giving a facelift to the famed beach resort at Kovalam. A Rs.10-crore drinking water project would be implemented with the assistance of the Kerala Water Authority to solve the shortage of drinking water in the beach resort, sources said. The existing dilapidated guest house in the hill resort of Ponmudi will be demolished and a new one will be
    - shelly, in 5 months
  • When is the national games in kerala scheduled? hearing of it for years now, and the stadium being build for that.

    2013 is a fair guess at this point although the official date is still 12-12-12 as last announced. The Main Stadium is due to break ground in Jan 2012 and will take 18 months to commission as per current plans. So we could be looking at end 2013 as a potential date. The last Games were in Feb 2011, so 2013 is acceptable given the biennial nature of the National Games.

    It would be best to wait till the world-class stadium is ready to conduct the Opening/Closing ceremonies rather than rush the Games now, IMHO.
    - Ajaypp, in 7 months
  • Thanks Ajay for the Info. Is it coming up inside the university of kerala kariyavattom campus?
    - ajith_124, in a year
  • Thanks Ajay for the Info. Is it coming up inside the university of kerala kariyavattom campus?

    You are most welcome, Ajith. Yes the stadium and associated facilities are coming up in a 31 acre parcel within the Karyavattom. Site prep is already in progress.
    - Ajaypp, in 11 months
  • As many as 13 fully automated e-toilets, a convergence of electronics, web and mobile technologies, will be installed in busy areas along the arterial road of Thiruvananthapuram City and in the beaches of Kovalam using the District Innovation Fund (DIF) and from the MP fund.

    Kowdiar, Vellayambalam, Saphalyam Complex in Palayam, Government Secretariat, Putharikandam Maidan, Gandhi Park, East Fort, Shanghumughom, Eve’s Beach and Asoka Beach in Kovalam are the places where the e-toilets are to be installed. Two e-toilets each are to be installed at Shanghumughom, Eve’s and Ashoka beach at Kovalam, where the tourists frequent mostly and the remaining places are to get one unit each.

    The e-toilets to come up will be the upgraded versions of the ones installed in the museum and Kanakakunnu premises recently. The 13 e-toilets will come in handy for the public, especially the Sabarimala pilgrims, as the city lacks efficient toilet facilities. The civic authorities had also not bothered to take adequate steps to address the public sanitation issue and it continues to be a neglected area as in other cities in the country.
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    - ajithv, in a year
  • Train journey from Kochuveli to Kazhakkoottam. Infosys also can be seen in the frame.

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    - SajithVijayan, in a year
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    Bollards, sentry posts for temple's protection

    Treasures likely to be stored in steel reinforced blast-proof vaults

    Electro-hydraulic bollards, short vertical posts, and road blockers will be installed 50 m away from the four main entrances of the landmark Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple to protect the ancient structure and its rare treasures from any armed attempt to breach its security using vehicles laden with explosives.

    At the press of a button, the bollards and blockers will emerge from their underground casings to the height of at least one meter above road-level. They can absorb impact loads up to 5,000 Kilo Newton, according to the police.

    Bullet-proof sentry posts fitted with light machine guns to return suppressing fire in the event of an armed attack will overlook the roads leading to the main entrances.

    A machine gun mounted armoured vehicle, protected against rocket launched grenade attacks and landmines, and commandos will be on standby round-the-clock to support the sentries.

    RFID tags for visitors

    Visitors to the temple will be issued radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags to help security men track their movements unobtrusively. They will have to pass through an array of x-ray baggage scanners and door frame fitted metal detectors to enter the temple.

    Surveillance cameras will capture the faces of visitors and a computer-based facial recognition system will compare their digital images with the facial features of wanted men, including terrorists and Interpol listed treasure thieves.

    The main entrances and exits will be fitted with turnstiles, a form of gate which allows only one person to pass at a time. Visitors will have to return their RFID tags before they exit the temple. Any attempt to smuggle the tags outside will automatically trigger an alarm.
    Aerial surveillance

    of the sky An aerial radar surveillance system will be mounted near the temple to scan 10 sq km above the heritage locality for incoming flying objects, including planes, helicopters, drones, powered gliders, manned balloons and parachutes.

    A seismograph-linked alarm system will be fixed to detect any attempt to tunnel into the subterranean treasure vaults.

    A large part of the ancient riches are likely to be stored in steel reinforced blast-proof vaults to be built near the ‘Chandana Mandapam' inside the temple.

    The vaults will be armed with a wide range of sound, motion, pressure and heat-triggered alarms and sophisticated locks fitted with bio-metric recognition systems.

    Armoured doors will restrict the approach to the vaults. The walls of the temple will be electrically fenced and a fire sprinkler system, an active fire protection device linked to a water supply network, installed.

    An infrared-beam-based invisible intruder detection system linked to a security camera network will protect the temple's perimeter. They will be fitted with electronic intrusion sensors wired to surveillance cameras and sound alarms.

    City Police Commissioner Manoj Abraham has designed the Rs.25-crore security system, which will be implemented in phases. State Police Chief Jacob Punnose; Additional Directors-General of Police Venugopal K. Nair and K. Chandrasekhar; and Inspector-General of Police K. Padmakumar are supervising its implementation.

    Source: The Hindu
    - RajeshVR, in a year
  • ‘Jersey farms to be made high-tech’

    THIRUVNANTHAPURAM: Agriculture Minister K P Mohanan has said that the Jersey farms at Vithura and Chettachal farms will be made high-tech farms. He was participating in the discussions with workers and officials during his visit to the farms.

    He directed the officials to prepare a draft report. Biogas plant will be set up at Chettachal farm.

    District Panchayat president Ramani P Nair, Socialist Janata(D) district presidsent Charupara Ravi, veterinary director R Vijayakumar, and others also participated in the discussions.

    http://expressbuzz.com/cities/thiruvananthapuram/%E2%80%98Jersey-farms-to-be-made-high-tech%E2%80%99/338516.html
    - RajeshVR, in a year
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    Welgate Organic: Organic Vegetable & Fruits Market And 'Kadalivanam' Nature Friendly Food Court in Trivandrum City

    Trivandrum, November 30, 2011: Welgate group which is famous for CDs and DVDs in Kerala is now catering a new cult in their business structure. The 30 year old business group now started a new business called Welgate Organic at Kuravankonam, one of the most developing corner in Trivandrum city.

    Welgate Organic brings a exclusive heritage food court named 'Kadalivanam'. The food court starts its business from December 1, 2011. The chief attractions in the food court are ..
    1. Organic Vegetable Juice, available from 7am to 9am.
    2. Organic Banana Fry,available from 10am to 12pm.
    3. Nilamboor Biriyani, available from 12pm to 1pm.
    4. Naadukaani Mutton Biriyani available from 1pm to 2pm.
    5. Adivasi Chicken Curry and Tapioca, available from 3pm to 5pm.
    6. Vayanadan Chicken Curry and Chapathi, available from 5pm to 9pm.
    7. Organic Fruit Juice, available from 10am to 9pm.
    8. Sunday Shalom Breakfast, [Rs.100] available on Sundays from 7am to 12pm.

    Also Welgate Organic bringing a special shopping offer. A 10 kg pack contains 21 organic vegetables for Rs.300 and a 10 kg organic fruits pack also for Rs.300.

    From Welgate Organic, one can buy products of various institution like Jaivasree, Gramasree, Vanasree, Wayanad Hills, Idukky valley and Palakkadan organic rice, Adivasi products, wild cardamom, forest pepper, forest honey, Nilgiri leaves, herbal cosmetics and Santhigiri products.

    SOURCE (http://www.trivandrum.co.in/2011/11/welgate-organic-organic-vegetable.html)
    - RajeshVR, in a year
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    - RajeshVR, in a year
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    IFFK 2011 Inauguration: Jaya Bachchan Chief Guest

    Trivandrum,30 November 2011: Ex MP and actress Jaya Bachchan will be the chief guest of the inaugural ceremony of the 16th International Film Festival of Kerala 2011.

    The International Film Festival of Kerala IFFK is the second most leading film festival of India after the International Film Festival of India held at Goa. The IFFK is organized by the Kerala State Chalachitra Academy on behalf of the Department of Cultural Affairs, Government of Kerala every year. The festival will commence from December 9 to 16 at various theatres in Trivandrum.
    - RajeshVR, in a year
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    Government of Kerala has created 233 posts of policemen for the Sree Padmanabha swamy temple security.
    - RajeshVR, in 2 years
  • ‘Jersey farms to be made high-tech’

    THIRUVNANTHAPURAM: Agriculture Minister K P Mohanan has said that the Jersey farms at Vithura and Chettachal farms will be made high-tech farms. He was participating in the discussions with workers and officials during his visit to the farms.

    He directed the officials to prepare a draft report. Biogas plant will be set up at Chettachal farm.

    District Panchayat president Ramani P Nair, Socialist Janata(D) district presidsent Charupara Ravi, veterinary director R Vijayakumar, and others also participated in the discussions.

    http://expressbuzz.com/cities/thiruvananthapuram/%E2%80%98Jersey-farms-to-be-made-high-tech%E2%80%99/338516.html

    so what would be the faith of IGNOU campus ? Is it dropped?
    - shelly, in 2 years
  • Only 25 acres are going to go for IGNOU - Jersey Farm is ~250 acres, AFAIK
    - vinod/kakka, in 2 years
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    Uppidamoodu-Pattoor stretch to be three-lane, not four :bash:

    The Uppidamoodu-Vanchiyoor-Pattoor stretch will be widened only to a three-lane road, instead of the proposed four-lane, following disputes over the felling of 56 trees on the route. The stretch acts as an alternative corridor when the arterial road gets blocked in the city.

    The trees, majority of them rain trees, which are near the Amayizhinjan canal need to be cut to make the road a four-lane stretch under the City Road Improvement Project (CRIP). Also, the canal on the stretch has to be covered with pre-stressed double box like culverts to allow motor vehicles to pass through.

    The Kerala Road Fund Board (KRFB), the executing agency of CRIP, needs the permission of the Forest Department to cut the trees. As this permission is not forthcoming, the authorities say they have no option but to restrict the stretch to a three-lane one.

    They say that a four-lane road would have smoothened vehicular flow when traffic is diverted once marches are taken out to the Secretariat and the Assembly building. They add that there will be a surge in the traffic along the road once the flyover at Melepazhavangadi across the arterial road comes up.

    CRITERION FOR ‘TREE'

    The development of the stretch has assumed significance with the improvement of General Hospital Junction, one of the busiest on the 9.56-km Airport-Asan Square-MLA Hostel Road corridor.

    It has been pointed out that when the CRIP commenced five years ago these trees had a girth under 30 cm, the minimum level required for a plant to qualify as ‘tree'. Hence, officials point out, the Forest Department's approval would not have been necessary for felling the trees then. But, the authorities hesitated, fearing the wrath of environmentalists.

    As per the detailed project report, the General Hospital-Vanchiyoor road, one of the most congested stretches in the capital, is to be made one-way to ease traffic. But, traffic officials have not given approval to the proposal that will ease congestion in front of Holy Angels' Convent.

    The development of the Uppidamoodu-Vanchiyoor-Pattoor road will facilitate easy movement of vehicles to Pattoor and avoid chaos near the old Collectorate and Vanchiyoor, they say.

    http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Thiruvananthapuram/article2680444.ece
    - RajeshVR, in 2 years
  • Kerala Financial Corpn launches e-sale Web portal

    http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/multimedia/dynamic/00852/kfc_852762f.jpgMr Yogesh Gupta, Managing Director, Kerala Financial Corporation.

    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, DEC. 1:
    The Minister for Finance, Law and Housing, Mr K. M. Mani, launched the e-sale Web portal and core financial solution at the Kerala Financial Corporation (KFC) at a function here on Wednesday.

    Tata Consultancy Services has developed the core financial solution to fully computerise the loan accounts and automation of office procedures at KFC.

    PAPERLESS OFFICE

    The core financial solution will make the corporation a paperless organisation in near future, company spokesman said.

    It will also inter-link all zonal offices and branches and undertake automation of transactions, appraisal, disbursement, recovery and also financial and administrative activities. With the new system, customers of the corporation would be able to use the services of the corporation online.

    The offer document of the KFC bond issue of Rs 100 crore was also released by the Minister at the function, which was attended by the Chairman and Managing Director, Mr Yogesh Gupta.

    GREEN-SHOE OPTION

    The bond issue has a green-shoe option of Rs 100 crore. The bonds would be in the nature of debentures with unconditional, irrevocable guarantee of the State Government.

    The bond would be redeemable, non-convertible and taxable, and is rated ‘A-(SO)' by Brickwork Ratings, the spokesman added.

    The face value of each bond will be Rs 10 lakh at 10.24 per cent per annum with half-yearly pay-outs. The maturity of the bond will be 10 years.

    The investor will have the option to redeem the bond at the end of the fourth year at 25 per cent per year from the fourth year to the seventh year. The bonds will be listed on Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE)

    http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/industry-and-economy/banking/article2678246.ece?homepage=true&ref=wl_home
    - RajeshVR, in 2 years
  • Many of the posts in this page are not fit to be in a ‘Projects thread’ and are more suited to General Discussions thread.
    - sudheeshnairs, in 2 years
  • Many of the posts in this page are not fit to be in a ‘Projects thread’ and are more suited to General Discussions thread.

    +1
    - Ajaypp, in 2 years
  • Corporation should have sought professional help, rather than discussing and finalising within themselves...
    - JSPSAJAN, in 2 years
  • Corporation should have sought professional help, rather than discussing and finalising within themselves...

    Huh?
    - Ajaypp, in 2 years
  • Corporation should have sought professional help, rather than discussing and finalising within themselves...

    Huh? Huh?
    - godsownpramod, in 2 years
  • Why are not many private industries,universities or other private investments are not coming to trivandrum compared to kochi and kozhikode .
    - kirankoollad, in 2 years
  • Times of India Trivandrum is now open @ Felicity Square, (6th Floor) Statue
    - yuketrivandrum, in 2 years
  • Why are not many private industries,universities or other private investments are not coming to trivandrum compared to kochi and kozhikode .

    I assume Oracle, Cap Gemini, HCL, ITC, Aegis, Leighton, MPSEZ et al are all public sector firms, as opposed to what?
    - Ajaypp, in 2 years
  • I assume Oracle, Cap Gemini, HCL, ITC, Aegis, Leighton, MPSEZ et al are all public sector firms, as opposed to what?

    To add a few more firms of the "non private variety"

    Infosys, TCS, UST Global, and around more than 100 others of various sizes within technopark .

    Even if we are talking about jewelleries and textile shops , we might have been lagging 3-4 years ago; but not anymore .
    - karunakaranashok, in 2 years
  • Why are not many private industries,universities or other private investments are not coming to trivandrum compared to kochi and kozhikode .

    Your question has came on the same day in which a 7billion USD giant decided to invest in Trivandrum. UST, TCS and Infosys alone are investing around Rs 4000 crores in TVM. If you were considering just malls and textile shops as only private investment then ok, but that also coming to TVM in a big way. What I mentioned above are pure industrial investments that are going to bring around 70,000 direct jobs.
    - Rajesh SM, in 2 years
  • Why are not many private industries,universities or other private investments are not coming to trivandrum compared to kochi and kozhikode .

    The difference between textile/ gold shops and IT companies.

    Textile/gold shops need to give advertisements in a big way for people to get attracted to.

    IT companies would rarely need to give any advertisements for people to get attracted to.... bcoz people come or have to come in search of it.

    And talking about universities/educational institutions, IISER, IIST, the number of eng. colleges, med colleges........ etc. etc. (you may kindly visit the education thread for more info.)
    - 25Dude25, in 2 years
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    Courtesy: Mathrubhumi

    Hope he would 'work' for Trivandrum :).
    - 25Dude25, in 2 years
  • News bus stand and shopping complex at East Fort - one of the highly congested area in the city.

    http://i42.tinypic.com/123r6fr.jpg

    Dont know how long need to wait for the 'completion'..
    - 25Dude25, in 3 years
  • all companies inside technopark is private. But TVM/Kerala do not have any private universities because our politicians are against it.

    Why are not many private industries,universities or other private investments are not coming to trivandrum compared to kochi and kozhikode .
    - psanthosh, in 3 years
  • all companies inside technopark is private.
    What about C-DAC & others? :)
    - ajithv, in 4 years
  • I am not about C-dac. I know ER & DC in vellayambalam. I think they merged and moved to Technopark, Right?


    What about C-DAC & others? :)
    - psanthosh, in 4 years
  • I am not about C-dac. I know ER & DC in vellayambalam. I think they merged and moved to Technopark, Right?
    Now never forget C-DAC,Technopark & 11-11-11
    (http://www.cdactvm.in/news.htm):)
    - ajithv, in 4 years
  • all companies inside technopark is private.

    If technopark is govt run, how can companies inside it be private?
    - vinod/kakka, in 5 years
  • http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/5395/artechlakeview.jpg
    - SajithVijayan, in 5 years
  • http://i39.tinypic.com/5o8b4w.jpg

    Courtesy: Mathrubhumi

    Hope he would 'work' for Trivandrum :).

    GOOD that he noted the need for an access road of int'l standards from karyavattom side.... along with this, may be he can think of getting the NH byepass well litted with technopark companies' collaboration.
    - kghari, in 5 years
  • http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/1148/54579384.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/716/54579384.png/)

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    Discussions are going on for a Personal rapid transit system in Trivandrum.Plan is to include it in 12th Five Year plan and it would be from Vellayambalam to Eastfort. Final decision will be made in a high level meeting with CM.

    Manorama
    - abhilashtvpm, in 5 years
  • I have seen PRT system in operation in Masdar City in the UAE which waw started in November 2010. The system has 10 passenger and 3 freight vehicles serving 2 passenger and 3 freight stations connected by 1.2 kilometers of one-way track. It is in operation 18 hours a day, seven days a week serving the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology. Trips take about 2 and a half minutes (i.e., an average speed of roughly 12mph / 20km/h) and are presently free of charge. Average wait times are expected to be about 30 seconds.

    Many other cities have also expressed their interest in the system.
    Already Amrister adn some city in S.Korea are going ahead with the system
    It will be definitely a boon for Trvm.

    Cheers!!!
    - Kannan46, in 5 years
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    Manorama

    What next, inter-junction Maglev and flying cars? Why can't anyone think of nice, feasible things like BRTS?
    - Ajaypp, in 5 years
  • What next, inter-junction Maglev and flying cars? Why can't anyone think of nice, feasible things like BRTS?

    Ajay,
    BRTS need a dedicated two lane road. Not a good idea in a city where the land acquisition is a herculean task.
    - regiwilson, in 5 years
  • Additional Chief Secretary T Balakrishnan conducted a powerpoint presentation on the project Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system being planned by INKEL and London-based company Ultra.expressbuzz ( http://expressbuzz.com/cities/thiruvananthapuram/meet-calls-for-coordinated-action/339942.html)

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    - RajeshVR, in 5 years
  • ^^ I think it would be nice if the PRT system can connect Eastfort and kowdiar, since kowdiar has lots of foodcourts.
    - Ziyan, in 5 years
  • Ajay,
    BRTS need a dedicated two lane road. Not a good idea in a city where the land acquisition is a herculean task.

    So we put cars in the sky?!! PRT is a system for efficient, local travel which is usually within a dense, mixed-use concept. The PRT concept is very integrally linked with MIT and the MIT Media Lab is perhaps the pioneer in the field of personal, ubiquitous transportation.

    This technology is NOT meant for urban mass transit on a city scale.

    It seems like anyone who comes with any proposal, however crazy, will get instant approval from this Government! I remember some crazy joker had once done the rounds about a "city on stilts", I am sure if he tried once more this Cabinet would instantly approve it and claim a gazillion bucks in savings and a gazillion jobs created. :nuts:

    No one has time for a serious urban and transportation planning exercise in the Trivandrum Metropolitan Area, which should be the logical first step in coming out with the best mass transit and personal travel systems.

    Perhaps I should round up a few sayips from hereabouts and fly down to Kerala to propose intra-city Maglevs and flying cars, I am sure I would get approval in a week!!! :lol:

    Where is this State headed to?! :ohno:
    - Ajaypp, in 5 years
  • Where is this State headed to?! :ohno:

    Modern day Don Quixotes are ruling our state
    - karunakaranashok, in 5 years
  • ^^
    This is nothing but to sabotage the Monorail Project.If they really wanted to implement sensibly,why can't the propose the alignments which is meant for Monorail?,say Thampanoor,Overbridge,LMS.If this is much cheaper why they don't propose this system anywhere else in Kerala,but only in TVM?
    If they wanted this system why can't they choose; Thampanoor, Thycaud, Vellayambalam, Kowdiar, Peroorkada or Palayam, Pattoor, Chacka, Airport or Ulloor, Medical College, Kannammoola, Palayam as the connectivity for Monorail?

    Read the report below.It clearly says,the system proposed is to replace Monorail and of course, NONOrama will boost it.It could've been a replacement for Metro Rail,if necessary as the cost can be reduced considerably as now projected for.

    http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/6914/podj.jpg
    - ajithv, in 5 years
  • (WTF... 10 years to build monorail.Is this guy on weed.) Next proposal will be to give all trivandrumites Segways . Then you don't have to worry about land acquisitions or dedicated tracks . Every one will be happily zipping around the city.
    - RajeshNair, in 5 years
  • Now that INKEL has 'finished' the Palayam market project, they can definitely start dreaming about the PRT system till they get even more wonderful idea.:lol:
    - vinodkk, in 5 years
  • I dont know whether the idea is technically sound.
    I feel that we should have both Monorail and PRT systems in place one complementing the use of the other
    The monorail should pass thru the main streets which are wide and have enough transport volume.Land acquisition can be minimised.
    The PRT routes should be the feeder points coming from arterial roads to the Monorail so that the passengers living in remote areas can enjoy the smooth transportation. I hope that less wider raods can accommodate the PRT system
    Since both run at elevated psotions connectivity will not be a problem. The passenger will have a smooth transfer from the Monorail to PRT or vice versa.

    Cheers!!!
    - Kannan46, in 5 years
  • ^^
    The INKEL's dream will be supported by KSRTC,for sure.Imagine the situation of KSRTC, if Monorail is implemented on the most busy stretch of Neyyattinkara-Thampanoor and Thampanoor-Kazhakkoottam.
    - ajithv, in 5 years
  • http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/9020/captureoax.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/208/captureoax.jpg/)

    NATPAC is in the final stages of the feasibility studies of the proposed Monorail project and is expected to submit the report by January 2012.

    Mathrubhumi
    - abhilashtvpm, in 5 years
  • ^^
    AFAIK,NATPAC has completed all the survey related works.:)
    - ajithv, in 5 years
  • Clouds are still over Monorail :ohno:
    - Damukannappan, in 6 years
  • (WTF... 10 years to build monorail.Is this guy on weed.) Next proposal will be to give all trivandrumites Segways . Then you don't have to worry about land acquisitions or dedicated tracks . Every one will be happily zipping around the city.

    +1. The "inventor" of metro rail in india says much expensive Metro rail in some other district can be completed in 3 years. But monorail in 10 years !!!! :bash:
    - SajithVijayan, in 7 years
  • (WTF... 10 years to build monorail.Is this guy on weed.)

    Definitely not weed. Been there, done that, and no personal Rail Transport vehicles were injured.

    People who cannot ensure delivery and operation of JNNURM buses sit together and come up with "Private Rail Transport". Public Road transport is much better than private rail, but I would really love some of the stuff that they are smoking.

    And public water transport - in Trivandrum. Hopefully, the next kinky idea from Kinkel doesnt shove people through sewerage pipes.

    Is there nobody to standup and say the King is Naked? Seriously - a youngest Tufts PhD was in the room..
    - vinod/kakka, in 8 years
  • So we put cars in the sky?!! PRT is a system for efficient, local travel which is usually within a dense, mixed-use concept.This technology is NOT meant for urban mass transit on a city scale.
    It seems like anyone who comes with any proposal, however crazy, will get instant approval from this Government!
    No one has time for a serious urban and transportation planning exercise in the Trivandrum Metropolitan Area, which should be the logical first step in coming out with the best mass transit and personal travel systems.
    :

    Ajay, you forgot to mention cable cars. wouldn't be difficult considering TRV topography. environmental friendly too :). I thought the city was looking for mass transit solutions which would effectively disperse traffic demand in the shortest possible time, with the largest volume in the most cost effective manner, not an housing colony approach.
    But on a serious note, as you have said, what is needed is a proper transportation plan for the city with at least a 25 year perspective. And since the city is evolving, see what other metros are doing. take both the negative as well as positive aspects of what is happening in other Indian cities and build the plan. Has there been any evaluation if monorail is cost effective or is there a need for a metro or do we augment the existing rail network with an elevated ring/intermediate road (like the 30 km elevated eastern freeway being constructed in Mumbai). Until a holistic view is not taken we would always see piecemeal approach on such large infrastructure issues.
    - viju60, in 8 years
  • One doubt. Any INKEL's project started anywhere till now?
    - SajithVijayan, in 8 years
  • One doubt. Any INKEL's project started anywhere till now?

    Yes in "DREAM".:lol:
    - Rajesh SM, in 8 years
  • INKEL is a perper firm and its projects are in paper always
    - psanthosh, in 8 years
  • http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/6914/podj.jpg[/QUOTE]

    horrible report by this guy misleading people....10 YEARS :nuts:

    This is unbelievable ..... i completly agree with Ajay "where is this state headed to" first a high speed network which i think is not at all a viable or even a practical project in this state :nuts: now this one , cant they just concentrate on the monorail which seems to be the right one for trivandrum city not only for the proposed stretch but also for the other parts of city in future , trivandrum definitly need a mass transportaion system atleast a mono... the NATPAC study is getting extended every month..hope it comes in january ....
    - godsownpramod, in 8 years
  • Is this an upcoming project?
    or is it dropped?

    http://www.jcjrpartnership.com/hotel-two.html
    - Ziyan, in 8 years
  • Pictures of IIST Campus, Trivandrum
    (some of them have been already posted before)
    One of the premier educational institute that makes Trivandrum the true Educational Hub of the State.

    http://i40.tinypic.com/dboco0.jpg

    http://i40.tinypic.com/344usyq.jpg

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    - 25Dude25, in 8 years
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    - 25Dude25, in 8 years
  • http://i41.tinypic.com/2qbzr48.jpg

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    - 25Dude25, in 8 years
  • http://i41.tinypic.com/v5lt9w.jpg

    http://i40.tinypic.com/29m4wlt.jpg

    Pic courtesy: www.iist.ac.in
    - 25Dude25, in 8 years
  • ^^ Nice post Dude :cheers:
    - abhilashtvpm, in 8 years
  • Metro for our city:
    I strongly believe that what we need is a tried and tested transportation system like metro instead of mono rail and all other fancy options. The rails can be on elevated platforms along the road median. The ticket rates are much cheaper and much faster movement. We can think of a metro line from Atingal to Balaramapuram with extensions to the city. Hope our leaders have the vision to do what is good for our city in the long term.
    - Aaromal, in 8 years
  • Metro for our city:
    I strongly believe that what we need is a tried and tested transportation system like metro instead of mono rail and all other fancy options. The rails can be on elevated platforms along the road median. The ticket rates are much cheaper and much faster movement. We can think of a metro line from Atingal to Balaramapuram with extensions to the city. Hope our leaders have the vision to do what is good for our city in the long term.

    Mono rails are the most tried and tested transportation system compared to metro rail across the world. Monorails are most suitable for a just 1Million plus city like Trivandrum. Moreover monorails are making profits in many part of the world while metro are in loss almost everywhere.
    - Rajesh SM, in 8 years
  • Railways seeks Technopark help to develop Kazhakoottam station

    The Kazhakoottam railway station, which is close to the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre and Technopark, has the potential to be converted into a one-of-a-kind facility, said newly appointed divisional railway manager Rajesh Agarwal. Efforts to renovate the station, which is in a dilapidated state, have gathered momentum with the new DRM taking over.

    "Technopark with its IT brands and innovations from the incubation hub has gained attention the world over. Unfortunately, once you leave the IT Park, there is nothing to remind a visitor that such a world-class facility exists. One way to draw attention to the park's achievements would be to develop its station into a monumental location. Only commuter trains stop at the railway station, but many long distance trains pass by making it an ideal trainspotting location," said Agarwal. He puts forth a novel suggestion that the IT companies can pool in money for renovating the station. Since taking over as DRM over a month ago, he has held preliminary meetings with top CEOs of Technopark and presented them with over 50 options as to how they can contribute to refurbishing what he calls an "underdog station''.

    PPT slides were developed taking into consideration inputs from various branch offices of the railway division and showcased at a presentation by the railways to its prospective patrons last week. Various options like engineering, commercial, display, advertising and branding were presented to the companies.

    The Sainik School, DCSMAT media school, PRASAD film lab, VISMAYAMAX and KINFRA film and video park are all located within a five-km radius of the station. "There is tremendous scope for development and value additions. The corporates have crores of rupees earmarked for corporate social responsibility. I think it is a win-win situation for the railways and IT companies," he said.

    Recently, the railways were faced with an out-of-the-blue request from MP Sashi Tharoor's office asking that the Kochu Veli and the Nemom stations be rechristened into Trivandrum North and South. The request was immediately dismissed by the previous DRM, Rajiv Dutt Sharma, saying such a request can only be made by the state government and not a Member of Parliament.

    "We are not proposing any name changes for the moment. Everyone looks forward to the perks and not take accountability for development. We are looking a bottom-up approach for the Kazhakoottam railway station. Once the station is developed other changes can follow," said Agarwal.

    Technopark ex-CEO Mervin Alexander who was instrumental in facilitating the meeting between CEOs at the IT Park and the DRM said he hopes that the present Technopark CEO K G Girish Babu will carry the talks forward.

    TOI (http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/thiruvananthapuram/Railways-seeks-Technopark-help-to-develop-Kazhakoottam-station/articleshow/11032253.cms)
    - abhilashtvpm, in 8 years
  • Mono rails are the most tried and tested transportation system compared to metro rail across the world. Monorails are most suitable for a just 1Million plus city like Trivandrum. Moreover monorails are making profits in many part of the world while metro are in loss almost everywhere.
    Rajesh, that's not quite true. Metros are the preferred urban rail transportation solutions. Mono rails are very few . In India Mumbai is building a mono rail with L&T -Scomi as operators.Should be completed in the next 6 months or so. (But then Reliance ADAG is building 2 phases of the planned 5 phases of the Metro construction in Mumbai with the first node likely to be operational end 2012). Some other cities like Chennai too are going in for mono rail.
    You may be right in stating that for the moment monorail would be a preferred option for TRV.
    But like Ajay had said in one of the posts, the Government should have done a comprehensive transportation master plan. that would have thrown up various options and would have taken a longer term view. I also hope(given Kerala's sensitivity to private/foreign funding) the Government would look at private sector to build this, since funding/operating such projects by the government (except as viability gap funding) would be a non starter.
    - viju60, in 9 years
  • http://epaper.mathrubhumi.com/epaperimages/9122011/9122011-md-tv-13/23914656.JPG

    Construction of Flyover at Thakarapparambu to commence from February
    - RajeshVR, in 9 years
  • Rajesh, that's not quite true. Metros are the preferred urban rail transportation solutions. Mono rails are very few . In India Mumbai is building a mono rail with L&T -Scomi as operators.Should be completed in the next 6 months or so. (But then Reliance ADAG is building 2 phases of the planned 5 phases of the Metro construction in Mumbai with the first node likely to be operational end 2012). Some other cities like Chennai too are going in for mono rail.
    You may be right in stating that for the moment monorail would be a preferred option for TRV.
    But like Ajay had said in one of the posts, the Government should have done a comprehensive transportation master plan. that would have thrown up various options and would have taken a longer term view. I also hope(given Kerala's sensitivity to private/foreign funding) the Government would look at private sector to build this, since funding/operating such projects by the government (except as viability gap funding) would be a non starter.

    It's pretty interesting that I should be composing this reply while sitting in the last class of my Urban Transportation course here at MIT, but if there is one thing that we lean here, it is that there is no one-size-fits-all solution for urban transportation.

    What we call "Metro" is actually a generic name for a whole family of transportation systems classified as Metropolitan Rapid Transit Systems (MRTS). These can be heavy rail systems, as built in Delhi, light rail (as proposed in another city in Kerala) or monorail. We could even argue that BRTS could be bunched along with this, the main difference being that the latter has no fixed/a semi-fixed guideway as opposed to the fixed guideway used by the others.

    The choice of transportation system depends on a wide variety of parameters ranging from urban structure to travel demand to economics. Suffices to say that it is not a simple choice as our politicians and other grey-haired "experts" would have us believe. And a wrong choice could not only mean thousands of Crores of wasted tax payer money but could also damage the urban growth prospects of an entire region.

    Btw, I wouldn't hold my breathe for any urban transit system to be completely private because the numbers don't make sense even in contexts like New York or London, let alone in India! The project could be made more attractive by bundling in real estate development opportunities but the need for public funding is inescapable for any large infrastructure project, whether as direct funding support or through investments in supporting infrastructure because only the public sector has the sort of low costs of capital and investment horizons to truly work with these types of projects.
    - Ajaypp, in 9 years
  • ^^

    Isn't MRTS is Mass Rapid Transit System? :)
    - ajithv, in 9 years
  • Thanks 25Dude25 for the pictures of IIST Campus.
    I remember IISt had a plan to construct an observatory of world class standards in 50 cents land in Ponmudi.
    Is the project completed ? If so is any picture available?

    Cheers!!!
    - Kannan46, in 9 years
  • ^^

    Isn't MRTS is Mass Rapid Transit System? :)

    Yes, sire. Pardon the slip! :)
    - Ajaypp, in 9 years
  • Railways seeks Technopark help to develop Kazhakoottam station

    If Technopark should take care of station upgradation, what's the need for all those babus at the Indian Railways? Privatize the damn thing, and retire! Jeez!

    I wonder if the words "Kochuveli" or "MEMU" ring any bells with Mr Agarwal? Let him bring in tall those hundreds of Crores sanctioned for Kochuveli, Nemom and Trivandrum Central before he expects the private sector to chip in with money.
    - Ajaypp, in 10 years
  • Ajay,
    What is the difference b/w heavy rail and light rail?
    - regiwilson, in 10 years
  • Ajay,
    What is the difference b/w heavy rail and light rail?

    ^^

    You guys really can't figure out that there's no hard and fast definition? Seriously. Yes, I see some of us are sane, but *every single rule* you come up with has exceptions.

    Just eyeball a system and figure out what you want to call it, or what the operators call it.

    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080811082254AA9okO9

    http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=596919
    - RajeshVR, in 10 years
  • QRS MEGAMALL
    http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/63/imag0480m.jpg

    Rajadhani buildings
    http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/7061/imag0478gv.jpg

    Federal bank
    http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/3015/imag0477q.jpg
    - Ziyan, in 10 years
  • NH bypass project set for revival: Tharoor

    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Shashi Tharoor MP, said that the development of the NH-47 bypass stretch between Kazhakkoottam and Karode on the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border was seeing signs of revival.
    He told a news conference here on Saturday that the 43-km stretch, a part of the 212-km-long NH stretch, started in 1974, was still incomplete owing to various reasons.
    He pointed out that the land acquisition had been completed for the 27-km four-lane between Kazhakkoottam and Kottukal, near Vizhinjam. But the project got stuck after the completion of the 22-km bypass between Kazhakkoottam and Kovalam, 15 years ago.
    The land acquisition between Kottukal and Karode (17-km stretch) was stalled 15 years ago. Tharoor said that the project had revived with the approval of the Union Ministry of Surface Transport and the Highways Authority of India. It has been decided to complete the tender process in six months and the land acquisition and claims settlements in one year, he said. The land acquisition will be completed under the NH Act, 1956. The land acquisition and reconstruction will be completed at a cost of Rs 750 crore.
    - RajeshVR, in 10 years
  • does this man only deal with one thing at a time! What about the millions going to waste in the form of the AI Hangar?
    - Pradeep Jacob, in 10 years
  • does this man only deal with one thing at a time! What about the millions going to waste in the form of the AI Hangar?

    At least he is dealing with one thing at a time, as opposed to the current Ministry which seems to be handling nothing all the time!
    - Ajaypp, in 10 years
  • http://epaper.mathrubhumi.com/epaperimages/11122011/11122011-md-tv-12/246296.JPG


    NH bypass project set for revival: Tharoor
    - RajeshVR, in 11 years
  • What about the karamana- Kaliyikavila road widening, any news ? the traffic is getting worse day by day :(
    - 3dsmax, in 11 years
  • What about the karamana- Kaliyikavila road widening, any news ? the traffic is getting worse day by day :(

    I think once kazhakootam - karode highway is completed, it will be able to reduce the traffic in the karamana-kaliyikavila road significantly.
    - Ziyan, in 11 years
  • Is it Dr Tharoor's achievement or is he just claiming credit for the same? Immediate priority now for us ought to be the Hangar, where our money has been sunk. Leaving it unutilised is clearly a case of negligence!
    - Pradeep Jacob, in 11 years
  • Is this a new road or are they planning to widen the existing road. The report has mentioned the dreaded word BOT here. So I am sure there will be entertainments like agitations toll booth Capture etc.
    - RajeshNair, in 11 years
  • Sree Narayana Hridayalaya Hospitals, Bangalore coming to Trivandrum????

    They have asked for 5 acres in Technocity.

    Got this from the pending request section of Technopark's website.

    http://i41.tinypic.com/2n7m7pv.jpg

    If anyone has info on this, pls share.

    link (http://technopark.org/component/content/article/316)
    - 25Dude25, in 11 years
  • Is this a new road or are they planning to widen the existing road. The report has mentioned the dreaded word BOT here. So I am sure there will be entertainments like agitations toll booth Capture etc.

    Not in Trivandrum - Dont we still pay toll on Mamom bridge which was constructed decades ago without agitation? And the bypass is already tolled, AFAIK.
    - vinod/kakka, in 12 years
  • The report has mentioned the dreaded word BOT here. So I am sure there will be entertainments like agitations toll booth Capture etc.
    It didn't mention,it will be BOT Tolled or BOT Annuity.:)
    So we need to wait some more time to get the actual details.
    - ajithv, in 12 years
  • Dont we still pay toll on Mamom bridge which was constructed decades ago without agitation? And the bypass is already tolled, AFAIK.
    There is no toll at Mamom bridge,but once it was.Instead, there is toll at Amaravila Bridge.Toll at Bypass is for Akkulam Bridge.
    - ajithv, in 12 years
  • Is it Dr Tharoor's achievement or is he just claiming credit for the same? Immediate priority now for us ought to be the Hangar, where our money has been sunk. Leaving it unutilised is clearly a case of negligence!

    I personally know that he had been in constant touch with the Union Minister for MoRTH over the last year or so. I have first hand knowledge of at least one letter that he sent and meetings related to that. So if anyone has worked for this project, it is Dr Tharoor as opposed to our worthy State-level politicos who were too busy agreeing in an "all-party consensus" to block the 4-laning. Give credit where it is due, Pradeep.

    As for the hangar, there is little the MP can do if the Union Minister has some vested interest in mind or is simply not interested in saving money for his sinking Ministry.
    - Ajaypp, in 12 years
  • I personally know that he had been in constant touch with the Union Minister for MoRTH over the last year or so. I have first hand knowledge of at least one letter that he sent and meetings related to that. So if anyone has worked for this project, it is Dr Tharoor as opposed to our worthy State-level politicos who were too busy agreeing in an "all-party consensus" to block the 4-laning. Give credit where it is due, Pradeep.

    As for the hangar, there is little the MP can do if the Union Minister has some vested interest in mind or is simply not interested in saving money for his sinking Ministry.

    Well said Ajay..... We should give credit where it is due . Never before we saw anyone from the state/central govt initiating this major road project in the the past 20 years . Hats off Tharoorji:cheers:
    - TVM2020, in 12 years
  • Del
    - TVM2020, in 12 years
  • I personally know that he had been in constant touch with the Union Minister for MoRTH over the last year or so. I have first hand knowledge of at least one letter that he sent and meetings related to that. So if anyone has worked for this project, it is Dr Tharoor as opposed to our worthy State-level politicos who were too busy agreeing in an "all-party consensus" to block the 4-laning. Give credit where it is due, Pradeep.

    As for the hangar, there is little the MP can do if the Union Minister has some vested interest in mind or is simply not interested in saving money for his sinking Ministry.

    Rightly said..we should atleast appreciate when someone is trying something. NH road widening is more critical than hangar unit. Moreover our mallu minister is only in top of airports authority and he can easily get it done if he need. Moreover if tharoor is raising also i dont think they will do because of ego issues with him..
    - kirantvm, in 12 years
  • does this man only deal with one thing at a time! What about the millions going to waste in the form of the AI Hangar?

    Indeed, this man ST is crazy. He must work for all of them, Vizhinjam, Hangar, NH, stadium, etc etc at the same time. Must take a lesson or two from the current Govt., now they are building Mullaperiyar dam as well! :ohno:

    Looks like this poor guy is not permitted to do anything, good or bad , not even his personal decision for a third marriage.:bash:
    - BabuCS, in 12 years
  • Can anyone please inform about the current status of the bmw showroom in trivandrum? I suggested a bmw vehicle to my uncle but he won't buy it if there is no showroom in trivandrum. So please can any one help???
    - Abhijithh92, in 12 years
  • Incase of Monorail the rakes have to be replaced once in seven years, the company which operates it cannot get back the money from monorail operation.

    http://expressbuzz.com/states/kerala/cabinet-nod-for-monorail-in-state/341925.html

    Is this true ?
    - TVM2020, in 12 years
  • http://expressbuzz.com/states/kerala/cabinet-nod-for-monorail-in-state/341925.html

    Is this true ?

    Mass transit projects typically cannot break if their capital costs are considered. However, there are many MRTS projects which operate at over or close to their operational break even point. Dunno where the Hon Minister got his figures.
    - Ajaypp, in 12 years
  • DLF Ltd, the country’s largest real estate company, is set to sell its hotel subsidiary to Kolkata-based Square Four Housing & Infrastructure Private Ltd for Rs550 crore, its third divestment in the last three month as it disposes non-core assets to pare its Rs22,500 crore debt.
    As reported by ET last week, the Delhi-based real estate company had acquired Hilton International’s 26% stake in DLF Hotels & Hospitality forRs120 crore and is now the sole owner of the hotels unit which own land parcels in four cities - Kolkata, Chennai, Mysore and Thiruvananthapuram.

    Square Four will develop the Kolkata and Chennai land parcels for hotel-cum-commercial-cum-residential projects while the land in the other two centres - Mysore and Thiruvananthapuram - will be developed as pure luxury hotels.

    http://blog.propertynice.com/dlf-to-sell-hotel-unit-to-square-four-housing-for-rs-550-crore/
    - RajeshVR, in 12 years
  • AI-Hanger Unit is going to be operational from Dec 16, right???


    http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-kerala/article2707990.ece
    - rahulkr, in 12 years
  • AI-Hanger Unit is going to be operational from Dec 16, right???


    http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-kerala/article2707990.ece

    It wont be Vayalar Ravi, as he has just been replaced by Ajit Singh....now do we wait for his schedule.:nuts:
    - s_bose, in 12 years
  • http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/1259/captureyrcy.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/23/captureyrcy.jpg/)

    Kaumudi


    Rs.1,000-crore project for varsity platinum jubilee

    An international convention centre, an indoor sports complex, a solar energy scheme for the Karyavattom campus, and an institute for defence and strategic studies will be part of a Rs.1,000-crore infrastructure development and academic package that the University of Kerala plans to implement as part of its platinum jubilee in 2012.Vice Chancellor A. Jayakrishnan told mediapersons here on Monday that the varsity would implement the ‘school' system during the jubilee year.In addition to rebuilding hostels on the Karyavattom campus, a 100-bed hostel would be built for foreign students. Two multi-storey buildings would be set up to house the various schools of the university.A front office complex would be built on the Senate House campus for students. A special facility would be set up for running valuation camps.A modern canteen and facilitation centre for women employees and a dining hall would be constructed at Palayam.A 10-storey, two-bedroom apartment complex would be constructed at Karyavattom for university employees.

    Heritage centre

    A heritage centre too would be set up on the city campus.In addition to an open-air auditorium, there would be a rain-harvesting system, a central instrumentation facility, and a biogas plant at Karyavattom.Seventy-five books would be published as part of the jubilee programmes. Seminars, workshops, and a science exhibition were also being planned, Dr. Jayakrishnan said.The Vice Chancellor released the logo of the platinum jubilee programmes. Designed by K.M. Fayaz, an alumnus of the university, the logo shows a scholar leaping forward with a degree in one hand.“One of the roles of a university is social emancipation. I have captured that spirit in the logo,” Mr. Fayaz told The Hindu . The logo was selected by the university from among the 20-odd entries received by it.

    http://www.thehindu.com/multimedia/dynamic/00863/12tvgmd06-varsity-j_863067e.jpg


    Panel formed

    An organising committee, with Governor M.O.H. Farooq, head of the royal family of erstwhile Travancore Uthradom Tirunal Marthanda Varma, and Chief Minister Oommen Chandy as the main patrons, had been formed.


    http://www.thehindu.com/template/1-0-1/gfx/logo-footer.gif (http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-kerala/article2711011.ece)
    - abhilashtvpm, in 12 years
  • 17. Thiruvananthapuram

    Overall competitive score:57.31

    Thiruvananthapuram is India's 17th most competitive city.

    The city, called the 'Evergreen city of India' by Mahatma Gandhi, is a city built on seven hills.

    It is famous for its beaches, monuments and backwater stretches. It is also a major destination for tourist looking for natural beauty and serene greenery

    http://www.rediff.com/business/slide-show/slide-show-1-indias-50-most-competitive-cities/20111213.htm
    - psanthosh, in 12 years
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    Rs 50 Crores project for the istallation of new water pipe line from Aruvikkara to Peroorkada in Trivandrum will be completed in war footage.
    - RajeshVR, in 12 years
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    A Proud moment for all of us.Hats Off to Adv. K. Chandrika

    :cheers:
    - abhilashtvpm, in 13 years
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    - ajithv, in 13 years
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    - ajithv, in 13 years
  • One year old snap (to be precise,13.12.2010) ;)

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    - ajithv, in 13 years
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    - ajithv, in 13 years
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    - vinodtnt, in 14 years
  • http://img546.imageshack.us/img546/442/captureyh.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/546/captureyh.jpg/)

    A Proud moment for all of us.Hats Off to Adv. K. Chandrika

    :cheers:
    Good
    - 3dsmax, in 14 years
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    Stunning pics...awesome
    - 3dsmax, in 14 years
  • Lovely snaps of Our Evergreen city.Vinod and Ajith, Thanks for sharing ....:cheers:
    - abhilashtvpm, in 15 years
  • http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/7530/pattom.jpg

    By wjinujosh (http://www.panoramio.com/user/6524440?with_photo_id=63223822) @Panoramio

    TRULY SPECTACULAR.......ESPECIALLY WITH THE MOUNTAINS IN THE BACKGROUND...IS IT PART OF WESTERN GHATS??? I have not seen such a beautiful picture of our city ever before... onnu chodichotteyyy thamasakkaney,ithil special effects vallathum undo or application of photoshop .... such is the clarity that the entire greenery has come out fully in this picture.... very nice.
    - kghari, in 15 years
  • Hari,
    You are born and brought up in Trivandrum.So,I think that question/doubt is irrelevant.Let some trolls ask such doubts.Why should we?We should not go to their "high" standards. :)
    - ajithv, in 15 years
  • Hari,
    You are born and brought up in Trivandrum.So,I think that question/doubt is irrelevant.Let some trolls ask such doubts.Why should we?We should not go to their "high" standards. :)

    you are right sir, i fully agree with you.....my spontaneous reaction was born out of the excitement on seeing such a marvelous picture of my hometown..to be frank, i showed it to my north indian colleagues also here in delhi, (i had seen in TV similar shots of Hongkong, where you could see skyscrapers in lush green background)....and one more thing.. very rarely can you see and capture western ghats (i still believe mountains in the background are part of western ghats, subject to correction) from tvm city with such clarity....you are lucky enough that you could capture it.
    - kghari, in 15 years
  • http://thiruvananthapuramupdates.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/capture2.jpg

    AI aircraft maintenance facility to be commissioned Friday


    Air India's aircraft maintenance unit, which has been set up to the new international terminal building of Thiruvananthapuram airport, will be inaugurated on Friday, the flag carrier said.

    Set up on a 15 acre plot of land that was given by the state government, the foundation stone was laid by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during the first UPA government's tenure.

    The facility would be commissioned by Vayalar Ravi, Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs who currently holds additional charge of Civil Aviation.

    This Rs.70 crore facility will do the day-to-day maintenance of Boeing 737-800 aircraft used by Air India Express and attend at a time to two aircraft.

    Air India Express, the budget airline of the national carrier currently has 21 aircraft.

    Billed as the state of the art facility, with solar facility it has 10,000 sq.mts of apron besides a 5000 sq m workshop, warehouse and office space.



    :banana::banana::banana::banana:
    - RajeshVR, in 15 years
  • you are right sir, i fully agree with you.....my spontaneous reaction was born out of the excitement on seeing such a marvelous picture of my hometown..to be frank, i showed it to my north indian colleagues also here in delhi, (i had seen in TV similar shots of Hongkong, where you could see skyscrapers in lush green background)....and one more thing.. very rarely can you see and capture western ghats (i still believe mountains in the background are part of western ghats, subject to correction) from tvm city with such clarity....you are lucky enough that you could capture it.

    To the east, there is only Western Ghats and no other mountains. From the rolling hills of Trivandrum city, the terrain retains the same altitude, with its rolling terrain till you hit the base of the Ghats.

    When you are airborne, you can see the Western Ghats on one side, and sea on other.

    It takes only some 10 minutes to cross over the Ghats once you take off from TRV and turn to east.

    Unlike flights from BLR which cut across the Ghats somewhere near Munnar, the MAA flights travel down south and cut across the Ghats in TVM. Years back I was flying to TRV from MAA by Paramount Airways, the aircraft was crossing over the ghats and from there I could see the ghats at one end, sea at the other, the white highrises popping out from the green cover near the blue sea etc. The scene was awesome.
    - sudheeshnairs, in 15 years
  • To the east, there is only Western Ghats and no other mountains. From the rolling hills of Trivandrum city, the terrain retains the same altitude, with its rolling terrain till you hit the base of the Ghats.

    When you are airborne, you can see the Western Ghats on one side, and sea on other.

    It takes only some 10 minutes to cross over the Ghats once you take off from TRV and turn to east.

    Unlike flights from BLR which cut across the Ghats somewhere near Munnar, the MAA flights travel down south and cut across the Ghats in TVM. Years back I was flying to TRV from MAA by Paramount Airways, the aircraft was crossing over the ghats and from there I could see the ghats at one end, sea at the other, the white highrises popping out from the green cover near the blue sea etc. The scene was awesome.

    good explanation......sudheesh,put some new shots of renowated T2 in TIA thread..
    - kghari, in 15 years
  • ^^
    I am not sure whether we can capture Western Ghats with normal cameras from Trivandrum city. The mountains look like Mookkunnimala near Pravachambalam.
    Please correct me if I am wrong.

    Here are some pictures of Mookkunnimala. (http://www.panoramio.com/photo/57264345)
    - RajeshVR, in 15 years
  • @ Chackai bypass junction, Trivandrum... it is a traffic jam

    http://i40.tinypic.com/20pwiyp.jpg

    Courtesy: Kerala Kaumudi
    - 25Dude25, in 15 years
  • ^^
    I am not sure whether we can capture Western Ghats with normal cameras from Trivandrum city. The mountains look like Mookkunnimala near Pravachambalam.
    Please correct me if I am wrong.

    Here are some pictures of Mookkunnimala. (http://www.panoramio.com/photo/57264345)

    I don't think so. Western ghats come more closer to the sea at the Southern end of the ghats.
    ie, Ghats is not too much far away from Trivandrum city.

    I have seen ghats in some certain weather conditions from Varkala.
    - Xeno Axe, in 15 years
  • ^^
    I am not sure whether we can capture Western Ghats with normal cameras from Trivandrum city. The mountains look like Mookkunnimala near Pravachambalam.
    Please correct me if I am wrong.

    Here are some pictures of Mookkunnimala. (http://www.panoramio.com/photo/57264345)

    no no ...you have not noticed the real mountains... please have a look again at the picture, you can see a row of mountains in the background, ...mookkunnimala stands alone, it is a single one, it does not form part of a row...
    - kghari, in 15 years
  • @ Chackai bypass junction, Trivandrum... it is a traffic jam

    http://i40.tinypic.com/20pwiyp.jpg

    Courtesy: Kerala Kaumudi

    Yes,of course it would be a 'jam' as no one knows the basics of driving around a round-about. Wonder how these people get a driving license even without knowing the fundamentals !:bash:
    - vinodkk, in 15 years
  • There was a caption too beneath the picture. Couldn't get it at the first post. Excuse pls.

    I feel this would also state that our city roads are getting a good facelift. After all, we have the best city roads in the state. Grrrr.....:)

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    Courtesy: Kerala Kaumudi
    - 25Dude25, in 15 years
  • [QUOTE=RajeshVR;86661975]http://thiruvananthapuramupdates.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/capture2.jpg

    AI aircraft maintenance facility to be commissioned Friday


    Air India's aircraft maintenance unit, which has been set up to the new international terminal building of Thiruvananthapuram airport, will be inaugurated on Friday, the flag carrier said.

    Set up on a 15 acre plot of land that was given by the state government, the foundation stone was laid by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during the first UPA government's tenure.

    The facility would be commissioned by Vayalar Ravi, Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs who currently holds additional charge of Civil Aviation.

    This Rs.70 crore facility will do the day-to-day maintenance of Boeing 737-800 aircraft used by Air India Express and attend at a time to two aircraft.

    Air India Express, the budget airline of the national carrier currently has 21 aircraft.

    Billed as the state of the art facility, with solar facility it has 10,000 sq.mts of apron besides a 5000 sq m workshop, warehouse and office space.



    thank god ,at laaaaaaast ......:cheers:
    - godsownpramod, in 15 years
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    AI aircraft maintenance facility to be commissioned Friday


    Air India's aircraft maintenance unit, which has been set up to the new international terminal building of Thiruvananthapuram airport, will be inaugurated on Friday, the flag carrier said.

    Set up on a 15 acre plot of land that was given by the state government, the foundation stone was laid by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during the first UPA government's tenure.

    The facility would be commissioned by Vayalar Ravi, Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs who currently holds additional charge of Civil Aviation.

    This Rs.70 crore facility will do the day-to-day maintenance of Boeing 737-800 aircraft used by Air India Express and attend at a time to two aircraft.

    Air India Express, the budget airline of the national carrier currently has 21 aircraft.

    Billed as the state of the art facility, with solar facility it has 10,000 sq.mts of apron besides a 5000 sq m workshop, warehouse and office space.



    thank god ,at laaaaaaast ......:cheers:

    Looks as if Vayalar Ravi has been waiting to be kicked out for this e-nauguration:lol: Anyway, one more feather in TVM's cap.
    - BabuCS, in 15 years
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    By wjinujosh (http://www.panoramio.com/user/6524440?with_photo_id=63223822) @Panoramio

    @kghari, your speculation is correct to some extent. I see some additional greenery photo-shopped into this. I own some space on the top floor of the green building on the right, but this picture seems to be a bit far from the real surrounding:)
    - BabuCS, in 15 years
  • Another good road under making.. Stay tuned for further updates..:)

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    - dpkanu, in 16 years
  • On a frantic search for more space to park books, the State Central Library is planning a three-storeyed building for housing its reference section. The new reference section will be a ‘heritage model’ structure, imitating the existing red-brick main building of the library. The total cost estimated is Rs 3.30 crore, of which Rs 1.95 crore has been allocated.

    The building will come up on the northern portion of the library campus. ‘’We face an acute shortage of space for keeping the books. New books are coming in. So, the building is essential,’’ state librarian P S Suprabha said.

    Recently, the State Central Library had taken in approximately 20,000 books donated by the British Library to the state when it closed shop. Those books were accommodated by shifting the technical section. But there is also a small hitch in the library’s plans for the new building. The Court had stayed construction on the library campus following a petition filed by the Library Samrakshana Samithi against a State Library Council move to construct a building on another portion of the campus.

    Now, the library administration has moved the government to get a waiver so that it can go ahead with the construction of the reference section, sources said. In fact, the court case was one reason the construction of the building got delayed.

    Established in 1829, the State Central Library - then Trivandrum Public Library, a name which is still popular - ranks among the oldest libraries in the country. The existing building was constructed in 1900.

    Express Buzz
    - dpkanu, in 16 years
  • Another good road under making.. Stay tuned for further updates..:)



    Awesome update Deepak.Lovely pics:cheers:..Keep going.
    - abhilashtvpm, in 16 years
  • AI’s Rs.110 crore MRO commissioned


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    Union Minister for Civil Aviation,Vayalar Ravi along with Minister for Ports, K. Babu and Shashi Tharoor, MP, after inaugurating the Rs. 110 crore Maintenance Repair Overhaul (MRO) facility of Air Inda in the vicnity of Thiruvananthapuram International Airport on Friday

    Commencing a new chapter in the burgeoning global Maintenance Repair Overhaul (MRO) business and putting the capital into the list of global off-shoring MRO destinations, the Rs. 110 crore MRO of the national carrier Air India was commissioned in the vicinity of Thiruvananthapuram international airport on Friday.

    Union Minister for Civil Aviation and Overseas Indian Affairs, Vayalar Ravi lighted the traditional lamp and unveiled the plague to inaugurate the MRO that was set up on the 6.07 hectares of land given by the State free of cost at Chakka to the national carrier at Chakka.

    With the commissioning of the state-of-the-art MRO, the national carrier will be able to take care of all the engineering requirements in house initially of Boeing 737-800 aircraft of Air India Express, the no-frills airline of the national carrier. All engineering checks from transits to “C’ can be undertaken in the MRO that has 5000 sq.m of workshop, ware house and office space.

    Later, addressing the gathering, the Union Minister said the operational efficiency and the often heard complaints of flight delays of Air India Express and Air India can be avoided with the opening of the new facility in the state capital. The aircraft repair and maintenance will be carried out here instead of waiting for engineers rushing in from Mumbai or sending the aircraft to the MRO in Mumbai.

    “It is a milestone in the aviation history and a feather in the cap of the capital’.

    Mr. Ravi said the MRO will create job opportunities for many and instructions had been given to those managing the MRO to recruit local people to the unit here. “There will be less transfer from Mumbai to Thiruvananthapuram. The locals will get priority in the recruitments”, he said.

    Pointing out Air India was passing through a crisis period, the Union Civil Aviation Minster said the daily income of the national carrier had doubled due to the overwhelming support of the staff and the operating crew. Mr. Ravi said the fleet acquisition of the national carrier had enabled the airline to keep float even in difficult times.

    Though there are criticisms about the fleet acquisition, 82 aircraft had helped the aircraft to operate the flights within the country.

    Dr. Tharoor, who presided over the function said the MRO that has come up in the state capital after the one in Mumbai will emerge as a money spinner for the national carrier once the third party business is obtained. He hoped that the national carrier will set up more back offices in the MRO once the state makes available more land in the Chakka premises.

    Mr. Babu, said The Government is ready for coming out with a package for those losing the land for the development of the airport, he added. The controversies over the inaugural function of the MRO should have been avoided and the Civil Aviation Ministry is not to be blamed, he added.

    Mr. Jagannath told The Hindu that the first aircraft is expected to enter the hangar by next week for the phase checks as the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) had already given the clearance. The MRO is to get the clearance from the Kerala Fire and Rescue Services.

    The second hangar of the MRO will be ready for receiving the aircraft by January middle, he added.

    http://www.thehindu.com/news/states/kerala/article2720385.ece
    - RajeshVR, in 16 years
  • Its confirmed.....IGNOU campus in Vithura itself...

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    - 25Dude25, in 16 years
  • INDORE: While inspecting the land, Murthy said Indore is a great city with opportunities. "The future of the city is bright. The infrastructure is good and development work is also good, observed Murthy adding that it was being developed on the lines of other metros like Chennai, Bhubaneshwar, Trivandrum and Chandigarh, where Infosys has its presence. Interestingly, two years ago, Murthy had observed that Indore was not ready to have a company like Infosys.
    .....................


    Narayana Murthy sees Trivandrum as a growing Metro .
    - Rajesh SM, in 16 years
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    Sparrow triggered its operations at Trivandrum in 2010 with a group of young enthusiastic and visionary professionals at its helm. The concept of Sparrow was inspired by the urge of customers and investors in the construction industry for a well organized professional group to manage the development of their valued assets with accurate quality control so as to yield the most optimum returns.

    Read More here (http://tinyurl.com/cn92yn2)
    - ajithv, in 16 years
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    Kerala Administrative Tribunal to start functioning from 22nd December in Kerala Capital
    - RajeshVR, in 16 years
  • MUMBAI: Kerala-based Light Logics Holography & Optics will set up Asia's first holography studio at Kovalam near Trivandrum, a top company official said.

    "We have already set it up, though a formal inauguration is pending. By February 2012, we will begin commercial operations. We are also seeking marketing tie-ups with established companies to set up holography studios in every Indian metro," President of the company Dr P T Ajith Kumar told PTI here ...

    Full Article (Source: The Economic Times) (http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/news-by-industry/media/entertainment-/entertainment/asias-first-holography-studio-coming-up-at-kovalam/articleshow/11155957.cms)
    Company Website (http://www.lightlogics.in/index.php)
    - Chinku, in 16 years
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    - Chinku, in 16 years
  • I request the experienced skyscrapers your views on the existing price indexes of flats in tvpm city. I hope it is okay to take up in the forum. a price of 4500/sqft as launch offer in the city is reasonable? pottakuzhi area.
    - deepaks, in 16 years
  • I request the experienced skyscrapers your views on the existing price indexes of flats in tvpm city. I hope it is okay to take up in the forum. a price of 4500/sqft as launch offer in the city is reasonable? pottakuzhi area.

    Deepak, this is better discussed on the General Discussions thread. The short answer is yes but it depends on the apartment specifications, amenity package and exact location.
    - Ajaypp, in 16 years
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    - abhilashtvpm, in 16 years
  • The real estate scenario still showing good progress in Trivandrum. No wonder how Trivandrum holds the most number of Crisil 7 star rated projects in India by overtaking all the metros + other tier II cities. See the list of crisil 7 star rated projects in major cities in India.

    http://www.crisil.com/star-ratings/cities/rated-projects-trivandrum.html

    As stated, Trivandrum holds the most number of Crisil 7 star rated projects in India.
    Below are the 3 projects that gives Trivandrum the 1st place,

    1. SFS Cyber Palms
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    Builder: www.sfshomes.com

    2. Asset Homes Signature Phase I
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    Builder: www.assethomes.in

    3. Heera Infocity
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    Builder: www.heeragroup.com
    - 25Dude25, in 16 years
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    - dpkanu, in 16 years
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    - abhilashtvpm, in 16 years
  • Nice pictures Dpkanu and thanks the same.
    It is said pictures are thousand times powerful than words and these photos prove that.
    I am eager to fly down and see them physically, but have to restrain my wishes for now.
    KIndly let me know whether it is going to be a 4 lane / 6 lane road.
    From the picture I see that the widening takes place on one side of the road. Is it going to be so?
    Also is this widening is going to be upto Sreekariyam and beyond?
    Thanks for your answers.

    Cheers!!!
    - Kannan46, in 16 years
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    - vinodtnt, in 17 years
  • ^^ That's going up to Pallippuram
    - rajkrish, in 17 years
  • New cancer hospital in Trivandrum soon
    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kuriakose Elias Trust will set up International Chavara Cancer Research Institute (ICCRI), a hospital and palliative care centre, at Moozhi, Nedumangad, soon. A Community Living Project will also come up at Pappanamcode, said office-bearers of the Trust here on Wednesday.

    Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar will lay the foundation stone for the projects on the Pappanamcode campus on December 27 at 2.30 pm. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and Trust patron Bishop Mar Mathew Arackal will attend the function. A cancer awareness seminar will be held at 1.30 pm. Former head of the Oncology Department of Kottayam Medical College Dr C S Madhu will lead the seminar.

    Travancore royal family head Uthradom Thirunal Marthanda Varma will announce ‘Oncology-2012’, a conference to be held in the city in May 2012. Finance Minister K M Mani will announce ‘Healthy Child, Wealthy Nation’, a project of the Trust for the benefit of cancer-affected children of poor parents.

    An awareness programme will be launched by Industries Minister P K Kunhalikutty and former Union Minister O Rajagopal will release ‘Cancer Care’, an ICCRI publication.

    The ICCRI aims to provide cancer treatment to the poor and needy, the Trust office-bearers said. The project will be implemented within two years.

    Syro Malabar Sabha Laity Commission secretary Adv V C Sebastian, Institute medical board director C S Madhu, Trust executive secretary K A Abraham and Lourdes Matha Care director Fr Sony Mundunadakkal attended the news conference.
    - RajeshVR, in 17 years
  • Cyber cops’ 'home' getting ready

    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: What the State Cyber Crime Police Station has been longing for long is becoming a reality. The work on an office of its own at Thycaud would be completed within two to three months. At present, the Cyber Crime Police Station functions from a single room of the State Crime Records Bureau’s building at Pattom. An additional storey for the Cyber Crime Police Station is being built on top of the Intelligence Bureau’s building at Police Training College compound in Thycaud. The full-fledged office of 2,500 square feet is being set up at a cost of ` One crore.

    M A Iqbal, DySP, Cyber Crime Police Station, said that the station will shift to the new premises within two or three months.

    As the number of cyber and cyber forensic crimes is increasing every year, the functioning of the station from a limited space poses a big hurdle. The Cyber Crime Police Station, which started functioning in 2009, is the apex investigative agency for cyber-related crimes in the state.

    In 2009, the number of cases registered was two, in 2010 it rose to 15 and the number is 31 so far this year. This is the number of cases registered in the Cyber Crime Police Station itself; the number of cases transferred from other wings of the police is much more.

    The staff strength is too meagre to deal with the cases. An officer of DySP rank, three Circle Inspectors, two sub inspectors and five civil police officers, of which three are women, is the present staff strength.

    ‘’The shortage of staff and lack of adequate space is an obstacle for our functioning. Hope the new office with enough space would make our work smooth,” said one of the officers of the station
    - RajeshVR, in 17 years
  • Palayam
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    - Xeno Axe, in 18 years
  • Secretariat
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    - Xeno Axe, in 18 years
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    Kerala Administrative Tribunal (KAT) started functioning from Thiruvananthapuram on Thursday. Henceforth all the service related cases must be filed in KAT. To begin with, 1000 cases have been shifted to KAT from The High Court of Kerala.

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    - vinodtnt, in 19 years
  • Vinod,

    Spring City Center is not dropped. The project is still on the cards. Also I think that Malabar mall is coming on the Treasure Market city plot.

    Rajesh,
    Thanks for the updates.:) As per my understanding, Malabar Mall is coming opposite to the International Airport on the side of bypass (near the Vayalil hotel). Was this plot meant earlier for Treasure Market City??

    Also, regarding the Spring Infra's City center, I've enquired about their Trivandrum project and I didn't get any response yet. Thats why I was asking about this. Also, the land is currently owned by Kerala University. Even though the plot is huge, it is a sloping terrain. So they have to do a lot of landfilling initially to start their construction. Other than that, the location is best suited for a shopping mall.
    - vinodnnhere, in 19 years
  • ANERT's headquarters building coming up in the State capital is one of the first to use sun-tracking louvres.

    The sun, the shade, the garden, and the rain. An upcoming project in the heart of Thiruvananthapuram is integrating the elements of Nature to create an energy-efficient green building.

    The headquarters building of the Agency for Non-conventional Energy and Rural Technology (ANERT), under construction near the PMG junction, makes use of natural elements to draw energy and keep it cool and eco-friendly.

    One of the first in the State to use sun-tracking louvres, the south-facing building has a design that is a tribute to the sun. Its vertical louvres will shade the glass walls on the southern side. What is most interesting is that photovoltaic panels tracking the sun will cover these louvres, doing the double job of generating solar power and cutting glare. “Designing buildings keeping in mind their direction and orientation to solar movement is one of the key aspects of the green building concept,” says B.R. Ajit, architect and managing director of Ajit Associates, the architecture firm that designed the building.

    Heat penetration

    “In the northern hemisphere, the most heat penetration will be on the southern side of buildings. Since this building faces southward, it is exposed to this heat penetration. That is why we gave a louvred facade with vertical sun-tracking louvres on the southern side of the building,” he says.

    Each three-metre-high automatic sun-tracking louvre made of aluminium cladding material will be fixed with motors running on direct current and covered with thin film-embedded photovoltaic panels that enable it to turn according to the direction of the sun. The western and eastern sides of the structure will be provided horizontal louvres.

    “All three sides of the building, except the back northern side, have been provided glass walls. For the same reason, we have provided louvres on the three sides. The advantage of this combination is that while the glass wall lets in sunlight, the louvres protect the building from solar heat,” Alex Kurien, green building coordinator at Ajit Associates, says. Solar photovoltaic panels to be provided on the rooftop will be another energy-optimising feature. The idea is to generate the entire power, along with back-up, to run the computer systems in the office using solar panels. While the power supply for lighting and other purposes will be from conventional sources, the extra power from solar panels will be fed to the power grid.

    “We may not be able to generate enough power to meet all the energy requirements of the office building using solar panels. However, the extra solar power left after running the computer systems will be given to the power grid. This is intended as a demonstration of the feed-in-tariff concept introduced in the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission, under which producers of renewable energy will be provided an attractive tariff for every unit of power they sell outside,” Mr. Kurien says.

    Projected pergolas on the terrace, covered with creepers, will act as an extension of the roof garden. Apart from adding to the aesthetics, the gardens will help reduce the sun's radiation.

    The mechanical and electrical systems of the building, such as lighting, water supply, and security features, will be controlled and monitored by an automated building management system. To ensure efficiency, task lighting and sensory lighting will be provided in office spaces instead of the conventional ceiling lighting.

    Instead of interlocking tiles, more advanced pervious concreting will be used for stormwater collection. Apart from this, a rainwater-collection tank has been planned. A solar-power-enabled vapour-absorption air-conditioning system, the root-zone method of wetland wastewater treatment, a biogas plant for treatment of solid waste, and biogas-fed cooking stoves at the office canteen are some other features of the building.

    “The whole project is being implemented with minimum disturbance to the land form. The three-storey building, coming up on a 55-cent plot (0.2 hectare), will have a plinth area of 2,439 square feet (226 square metres). Other than the office space, our headquarters will have a testing lab for non-conventional and renewable energy equipment,” ANERT programme manager S. Madhu says.
    http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-propertyplus/article2743269.ece
    - TVM2020, in 19 years
  • Last date for submission of bid extended to 27/12/2011.Good chance of another knowledge based industry coming up in our city:cheers:

    http://www.keralasidco.com/PDF2011/latesttelecomcity12122011.pdf
    - TVM2020, in 19 years
  • Who told the land is owned by Kerala university?:?
    I thought that the land opposite to university college of engineering (kariyavattom) is meant for the project (adjacent to the mosque).
    If I'm wrong, can you mention the land??
    - vinodnnhere, in 19 years
  • I thought that the land opposite to university college of engineering (kariyavattom) is meant for the project (adjacent to the mosque).
    If I'm wrong, can you mention the land??

    Spring holds 6.5 acres of land in pangappara opposite to Asian breads.
    - Rajesh SM, in 19 years
  • Vinod,

    Spring City Center is not dropped. The project is still on the cards. Also I think that Malabar mall is coming on the Treasure Market city plot.

    Does that mean Hanza Plaza is dropped??? :ohno:
    - ajith_124, in 19 years
  • Does that mean Hanza Plaza is dropped??? :ohno:

    Stone laying ceremony of Hansa plaza is going to be conducted on 27th of this month by Loksapha speaker.
    - Rajesh SM, in 19 years
  • Stone laying ceremony of Hansa plaza is going to be conducted on 27th of this month by Loksapha speaker.

    That ceremony is for the ICCRI hospital to be located at Nedumangad. Work on the Hansa project is already in progress.
    - Ajaypp, in 19 years
  • ^^

    I saw a lot of construction activities going on the pappanamcode project plot for the pavilion. If this is for that hospital project, why do they are conducting the cereminy here, not at nedumangad. So i guess the Mall project also will be a part of this ceremony..

    And that huge plot is totally fenced. Seems like a terrific construction activity is about to start soon..:)
    - dpkanu, in 20 years
  • ^^

    I saw a lot of construction activities going on the pappanamcode project plot for the pavilion. If this is for that hospital project, why do they are conducting the ceremony here, not at nedumangad. So i guess the Mall project also will be a part of this ceremony..

    And that huge plot is totally fenced. Seems like a terrific construction activity is about to start soon..:)

    I too think so because i heard on FM that its the inauguration of ceremony of the Cancer center along with a community living project.:)
    Here is a snap of the preparations taking place ( the pic was taken a week back)
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    - Abhijithh92, in 20 years
  • ^^

    I saw a lot of construction activities going on the pappanamcode project plot for the pavilion. If this is for that hospital project, why do they are conducting the cereminy here, not at nedumangad.

    The ICCRI project was supposed to have been inaugurated by the Lok Sabha Speaker, and it was deemed more convenient to have the inauguration in the city itself rather than at the more remote location in the suburbs near Nedumangad.
    - Ajaypp, in 20 years
  • The ICCRI project was supposed to have been inaugurated by the Lok Sabha Speaker, and it was deemed more convenient to have the inauguration in the city itself rather than at the more remote location in the suburbs near Nedumangad.


    Then what about Hanza Plaza?? Any expected date of inauguration?
    - dpkanu, in 20 years
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    Vyapaar 2011 ends on a high-note



    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Vyapaar 2011, a five-day trade exhibition in the city that showcased a wide variety of day-to-day applications in IT, education, home security and textile -- most of it unique to Kerala - concluded On Sunday with K Muraleedharan MLA presenting prizes for the best stalls and companies that had found franchise partners.

    One of the main objectives of the trade exhibition conceptualized by 'One Roof India' was to facilitate franchises and provide young industrialists an opportunity to build new business relationships.

    Siji Nair, managing director, 'One Roof India', said that 10 of the 102 companies had set up stalls at Mascot Hotel with the sole purpose of extending their business to Kerala.

    "All the 10 companies have found partners and even inked contracts. 'Nine One Trade Links' from Gujarat, manufactures of cleaning equipment; 'Sumis Kidswear'; 'EFA Labz', biometric home security system manufactures; and 'Globes Outdoor TV Digital Advertising' are few of the companies that have found business partners, some of them in all districts," Nair said.
    - RajeshVR, in 20 years
  • Can anyone please provide with the current status of the bmw and renault showroom in tvm. ?
    - Abhijithh92, in 20 years
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    - 25Dude25, in 20 years
  • Then what about Hanza Plaza?? Any expected date of inauguration?

    Are we interested in the inauguration date or about actual project progress?
    - Ajaypp, in 20 years
  • Regarding the hansa project and Cancer research project, I hope the doubts must be over now , sicne the inaugration was yesterday (the 27th).
    I was expecting some one to post the details about it. Surprisingly no newspaper I have read has carried the news.
    Eager to see the news about the inaugration and the detaisl about the projects.

    Cheers!!!
    - Kannan46, in 20 years
  • Regarding the hansa project and Cancer research project, I hope the doubts must be over now , sicne the inaugration was yesterday (the 27th).
    I was expecting some one to post the details about it. Surprisingly no newspaper I have read has carried the news.
    Eager to see the news about the inaugration and the detaisl about the projects.

    Cheers!!!

    The inauguration of the ICCRI hospital was covered in the Express at least, from what I read.
    - Ajaypp, in 20 years
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    will this become the first shopping mall to be commissioned in capital city?
    - kghari, in 21 years
  • The state government is considering setting up of a special purpose vehicle (SPV) for executing the mono-rail project in Thiruvananthapuram. The government will go ahead with the decision for an SPV after receiving the feasibility report being prepared by the National Transportation Planning and Research Centre (NATPAC).

    “The government is thinking of setting up an SPV for implementing the monorail project. The decision in this regard will be taken soon,” transport minister V S Sivakumar told TOI.

    “We are awaiting the report by the NATPAC which is expected by the end of next month. The final decision will be taken only after that,” said transport secretary K Ellangovan.

    He said that the Kerala Transport Development Finance Corporation Limited (KTDFC) is liaising with the NATPAC and other agencies as the nodal agency for the project.

    Following the decision to go ahead with the monorail project, the state cabinet had asked the NATPAC to prepare a feasibility report on the setting up of the monorail system. The traffic survey for the monorail project in the city, the first step in the feasibility study being carried out by the NATPAC, has been completed in the Attingal-Neyyattinkara stretch.

    The 28.4-km monorail from Balaramapuram to Kazhakootam is expected to link the Technopark campus and would pass through the central railway station. The monorail stretch, which is expected to cut down the traffic woes of the city by at least 40 per cent of the current volume, is to take the Ulloor- Kesavadasapuram- Palayam- Thampanoor- Karamana- Balaramapuram route, starting from Kazhakootam.

    The total budget for the project has been estimated at Rs 3,400 crore. The train, which would run on an elevated single rail as the name suggests, would comprise of four cars capable of carrying more than 200 persons at a time running at a speed of 40km/hr. The project is expected to be finished in three-years’ time once the project is cleared.

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    - ajithv, in 21 years
  • More on International Chavara Cancer Research Institute, Thiruvananthapuram

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    International Chavara Cancer Research Institute is coming up in 37 acres of serene and picturesque land known as Christ Hills in Moozhi, Nedumangadu Town, 23 kilometres from Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station and 30 kilometres from Thiruvananthapuram International Airport.
    - 25Dude25, in 22 years
  • ^^
    Stone laid for Cancer Research Institute

    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Syro-Malabar Laity Commission chairman Mar Mathew Arackal on Tuesday laid the foundation stone of the International Chavara Cancer Research Institute (ICCRI), a hospital and palliative care centre, to be set up by the Kuriakose Elias Trust at Moozhi, Nedumangad.
    A Community Living Project will also come up at Pappanamcode.
    The inauguration of the various initiatives of the trust including the formal announcement of ‘Oncology-2012’, a conference to be held in the city in May 2012 and the ‘Healthy Child, Wealthy Nation’, a project of the Trust for the benefit of cancer-affected children of poor parents, was done by Major Archbishop Moran Mor Baselios Mar Cleemis.
    The project will be implemented within two years.
    - RajeshVR, in 22 years
  • Future foundations

    Future leisure homes @kovalam Villas

    Future Garden Homes @ Karyavattom - Villas

    Future Valley View at Sasthamangalam - Villas

    www.futurefoundations.in

    Pankaj Builders

    Pankaj Enclave @ chenkottukonam - Villas

    They are planning one more villa project near TP III

    www.pankajbuilders.com

    Grand Casa Developers

    Platinum Homes @chakkai - villas

    Dev's Garden @ Vattiyoorkavu - Villas

    Riverview Homes @ Thirumala - Villas

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    Sun Projects India

    Sun Hessonite @ pongumoodu - Villas

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    Chevron Builders

    Chevron Brookville @ Vattiyoorkavu - Villas

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    Silver Castle

    infranest @ kazhakootam - G+12floors

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    Asset Homes

    Will launch shortly their second project at Vellayambalam - Sasthamangalam Rd. G+16floors
    - shafi, in 22 years
  • NEW DELHI: Railways' ambitious project of running bullet trains in six select corridors has been fast tracked as the state-run transporter is ready with the Cabinet note for setting up of a high speed rail authority.

    Railways' top brass are also in intense negotiations with the visiting Japanese delegation, seeking their cooperation for introduction of a high speed train that can run at 300km per hour.

    The authority will be empowered to decide on whether a particular corridor project will be implemented on PPP or non-PPP mode based on pre-feasibility study. Sources said that the authority will have the power to decide on ownership and management of each high-speed corridor. Besides, it will take a final call on project packaging, such as operator, fixed infrastructure and rolling stock.

    Railways has selected six corridors for conducting feasibility study for running high speed trains. The transporter has completed the pre-feasibility study for the 650 km Pune-Mumbai-Ahmedabad high speed corridor. It has selected a Japanese consortium to explore the feasibility of running a bullet train on the proposed Hyderabad-Vijayawada-Chennai high speed corridor.

    The consultants for the pre-feasibility study of Delhi-Agra-Lucknow-Varanasi-Patna and Howrah-Haldia corridors have been appointed and they are expected to submit reports soon, said an official.

    Tenders for the study of Chennai-Bangalore-Coimbatore-Ernakulam-Thiruvananthapuram corridor are under finalization. The state governments are ready to meet 50% cost of the consultancy. While Japan has shown interest in India's high speed train, it is funding 80% of the cost of construction of the 1,499 km-long Western Dedicated Freight Corridor.

    Railways believes that Japan, which runs the high speed train Shinkansen, can show India the way as both nations face a similar situation as far as population density and station-to-station distances are concerned.

    It is being estimated that dedicated high speed corridor will cost about Rs 100 crore per km.

    Source: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/news-by-industry/transportation/railways/railways-puts-bullet-train-project-on-fast-track/articleshow/11288822.cms
    - Jomy, in 22 years
  • NEW DELHI: Railways' ambitious project of running bullet trains in six select corridors has been fast tracked as the state-run transporter is ready with the Cabinet note for setting up of a high speed rail authority.

    Oh no, not again! Let the IR figure out how to get itself out of bankruptcy before deciding on splurging hundreds of thousands of Crores on this pipe-dream.

    What we need urgently are rail lines with combined high speed (read 150+ Km/hr) passenger and freight capacity. With a deep water transshipment hub coming up at Trivandrum, we need freight connectivity to Coimbatore, Madurai, Bangalore and Chennai more urgently than we need bullet trains!
    - Ajaypp, in 22 years
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    - 25Dude25, in 22 years
  • Oh no, not again! Let the IR figure out how to get itself out of bankruptcy before deciding on splurging hundreds of thousands of Crores on this pipe-dream.

    What we need urgently are rail lines with combined high speed (read 150+ Km/hr) passenger and freight capacity. With a deep water transshipment hub coming up at Trivandrum, we need freight connectivity to Coimbatore, Madurai, Bangalore and Chennai more urgently than we need bullet trains!


    Rightly said Ajay :cheers:
    - godsownpramod, in 22 years
  • Another elevation of Artech Empire, Pattoor.

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    - dpkanu, in 22 years
  • Artech Florenza, Pattom ( G + 12 floors)

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    - dpkanu, in 22 years
  • Happy to see lot of Summits happening in Trivandrum recently :cheers:




    http://global-energy-parliament.net/meets/1st-nep
    - godsownpramod, in 22 years
  • Name - 'Mall of Travancore'

    Total built-up space - 7Lakh sqft

    GLA- 4.75Lakh sqft

    Fashion and apparels - 42%

    Food & Beverages - - 14%

    Entertainment & Leisure - 12.7%
    The name of the mall is truly impressive. It uplolds the heritage and royal culture Trivandrum possess.
    - Rajesh SM, in 23 years
  • Start - Camera - Action & Our bypass is going through the action phase with a Mobility hub shaping up (Air-Road-Rail & Water Transport facilities coming up in a single stretch), Renowned technology hubs & premier tourist destination located in the corridor & to add on the glamour - Malls & luxury car showrooms too.........:cheers:

    Nissan Motor Pvt Ltd (NMIPL) on Wednesday formally inaugurated Marikar Nissan in the city. The dealership was inaugurated by Manoj Kumar, vice-president, operations, Hover Automobiles India in the presence of Ameer Shahul, head,communications, Nissan Motors India. This is the 47th Nissan dealership and it marks the steady and focus approach towards establishing 100 dealerships by 2012-end.


    A press release here, said that the new Marikar Nissan is located in Anayara, which is easily accessible for prospective customers across the entire southern part of the state. The showroom with sales, service and spares provides high-quality service standards bench-marked by Nissan globally.

    Manoj Kumar said that the increasing customer demand for new products has led to the expansion of the dealer footprint across the country. “This dealership opportunity provides us with a great platform for replicating our high standards in Southern Kerala,” he said.

    Ameer Shahul said that Southern Kerala has been very important in Nissan’s plans in India. Zulfiquar Marikar, MD, Marikar Nissan said, “We intend to benefit from our deep understanding of the local market here and provide Nissan consumers best in the class service,” he said.

    The company today has 47 dealerships operational across the country. Nissan Motors now offers Nissa Micra (compact hatchback), Nissan Sunny (Mid-sized sedan), Nissan Teana (luxury sedan), Nissan X-trail (SUV model) and Nissan 270z (Iconic sports car) to its customers.

    http://expressbuzz.com/cities/thiruvananthapuram/Marikar-Nissan-inaugurated/347963.html
    - TVM2020, in 23 years
  • http://www.asianetindia.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/nrk.jpg
    Thiruvananthapuram, Thursday, 29 December 2011: The Capital City will play host to a two-day Global NRK Meet 2011. The event would be held at the Mascot Hotel here from December 29. Representatives of Non-Resident Keralites from the country and abroad will participate in the event. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy inaugurated the meet on Thursday at 11.30 a.m. Sharing of problems and expectations of NRKs and energizing welfare projects such as `Santhwana,’ ‘Chairman Fund’ and `Karunyam,’ apart from facilitating investment in the state are the objectives of the meet. Currently, Kerala is estimated to be receiving an average of Rs 49,695 crore every year from NRKs as remittances. With indications of return of large number of NRKs into the state in the near future, their rehabilitation will also become an important topic of discussion, the Minister told reporters. The meet will provide a platform to the proposed Emerging Kerala 2012, which has an agenda of sourcing necessary foreign funds for the development of the state Joseph, said that the State Government was striving to make Kerala an investor-friendly state and guarantee security and returns for the investment of NRKs, with various initiatives. (News agency)
    - RajeshVR, in 23 years
  • Heard that the Bajaj probiking showroom at vazhuthacaud is soon to be converted as an Exclusive showroom for Ninja-KTM bikes, the first and only exclusive showroom for Ninja, as there is a high demand for superbikes in Trivandrum. Heard this news from the showroom manager who is a friend of my friend.
    - vjytnair, in 23 years
  • Trivandrum has a 10-15% north Indian Population and another equal number of NRIs.10-15% of City's population is upper class family.There is 30000 - 50000 Software Professionals.

    For the record, 18-20% of Trivandrum's population lies in SEC A & B, which is what we call upper class and upper middle class, and are the prime target group for mall format retail. The city also has the second highest per capita income in India, after Chandigarh and the the highest car ownership of any non-metro city of over 1 Million.

    Sadly, I don't think the level of sophistication needed to acquire and interpret these kind of widely available statistics has developed in the local real estate community even when they are selling units with a ticket size of over Rs 1 Crore on a regular basis.
    - Ajaypp, in 23 years
  • Another elevation of Artech Empire, Pattoor.

    http://i44.tinypic.com/6yp3bm.jpg

    Yesterday, the project was kick-started along with the mall project.
    - vinodnnhere, in 23 years
  • Artech Varsha (G + 16 floors)
    Location is MUkkola..

    Artech Splendia ( Floor count not finalized)
    Location is Vazhuthacaud
    - dpkanu, in 23 years
  • Bhoomi Pooja of Artech Empire and Artech World Mall

    http://i44.tinypic.com/znq72f.jpg

    Courtesy: Kerala Kaumudi
    - 25Dude25, in 23 years
  • Sreepadmanabha Theatres, Trivandrum, platinum rated
    http://i39.tinypic.com/autie8.jpg

    Courtesy: Kerala Kaumudi
    - 25Dude25, in 23 years
  • Vivek, I hope that you have been reading the updates here about various mall projects. AFAIK, Hansa, BigI and Artech Empire are under construction. The Malabar project should be entering construction shortly. This much we know. I also understand from informed sources that the Condor mall will also break ground shortly. I hope that this is definitive enough?
    are you sure about the hansa project...:ohno:
    - Kiran chadayamuri, in 23 years
  • are you sure about the hansa project...:ohno:

    Do you have anything to add to the contrary?
    - Ajaypp, in 23 years
  • Do you have anything to add to the contrary?

    No i didnt see any construction ocer there ....that's why? But very happy to hear about the news:banana:
    - Kiran chadayamuri, in 23 years
  • Cross posting from TIA thread

    http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/3404/tvmssc10.jpg

    Austrian model fire-fighting vehicle "Panther" used in a mock-drill at the old terminal. The vehicle is fitted with the most modern equipments.

    Source: Manorama Metro 31.12.2011
    - 25Dude25, in 24 years
  • No i didnt see any construction ocer there ....that's why? But very happy to hear about the news:banana:

    Construction doesn't mean just tower cranes and concrete. There is a lot of preparatory work needed for a project of this size. Stay tuned.
    - Ajaypp, in 24 years
  • Year 2011@Thiruvananthapuram (http://t.co/G5oQP2SN)
    - ajithv, in 24 years
  • Wrangler to open their second outlet at Plamoodu.
    - shafi, in 24 years
  • Year 2011@Thiruvananthapuram (http://t.co/G5oQP2SN)

    Nice summary ^^
    - SajithVijayan, in 24 years
  • Belated New Year Wishes to all our forumers..

    Saw an ad of Kalyan Silks in yesterday's manorama newspaper..and it was mentioned Opening Soon at Thiruvananthapuram.

    it would be much appreciated if anybody can throw some light on this...Shafi/Ajay/vinod..about the location..

    tx in advance and cheers..:)
    - Mahesh, in 24 years
  • Belated New Year Wishes to all our forumers..

    Saw an ad of Kalyan Silks in yesterday's manorama newspaper..and it was mentioned Opening Soon at Thiruvananthapuram.

    it would be much appreciated if anybody can throw some light on this...Shafi/Ajay/vinod..about the location..

    tx in advance and cheers..:)
    not sure...but i believe it is in vellayambalam
    - Kiran chadayamuri, in 24 years
  • One more villa project.

    http://sabarihomes.net/projects.html#
    - shafi, in 25 years
  • http://i42.tinypic.com/5zpk0.jpg

    10 days old image
    - vinodtnt, in 25 years
  • http://i42.tinypic.com/nmm58y.jpg

    http://i39.tinypic.com/28gtpj4.jpg

    http://i40.tinypic.com/12552cw.jpg

    Courtesy: Kerala Kaumudi
    - 25Dude25, in 25 years
  • ^^
    The Thiruvananathapuram Development Authority (TRIDA) has proposed a Rs 90-crore project at the commercial centre of the city.

    The State Government has sanctioned the detailed Town Planning Scheme for Chalai area, which includes a commercial complex and link roads. Around 6 acres of land belonging to TRIDA will be utilised for the project.

    TRIDA is planning to construct two roads parallel to the Chalai Road. These roads will ease the traffic congestion to a considerable extent. The project also envisages construction of a world-class commercial complex of an area of 22,500 square metres and vegetable markets & rehabilitation blocks of an area of 3,000 square metres.

    The total estimated cost of the commercial complex is ` 75 crore and that of the vegetable market and rehabilitation block is ` 10 crore. The internal roads and parking spaces are estimated to cost ` 5 crore.

    TRIDA Chief Engineer R Ajith said that, “the two proposed roads through TRIDA’s land will link the existing Chalai market and the Attakulangara-Killipalam Bypass Road. This will decongest the traffic in the Chalai market area to a large extent.”

    The city’s master plan has envisaged the development of Chalai as the District Shopping Centre. The TRIDA project has all the ingredients for the development of this commercial centre. Roads, parking space, world class commercial complex, rehabilitation blocks, flower and vegetable blocks are all part of the project. Around 20 traders who will be displaced for the project will be accommodated at the rehabilitation block.

    “TRIDA is in possession of 6.13 acres of land at Chalai. The project will cover around 7.16 acres. Land acquisition won’t be a problem since we have 85 per cent of land,”

    Express Buzz
    - dpkanu, in 25 years
  • http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j472/saigalnewton/home.jpg

    M SQUARE MALL.....launching soon...
    - saigalnewton, in 26 years
  • Can anybody say the normal rate of 1 cent land near Ambalamukku??
    - sachinsmurali, in 27 years
  • NSS Academy of Civil Services (NACS) at Trivandrum

    Trivandrum, 3 January 2012: Nair Service Society (NSS) will starts its Civil service training centre NSS Academy of Civil Services (NACS) at Trivandrum. The centre to be inaugurated during July 2012 will have TP Sreenivasan, formed Indian Ambassador to US as the chief advisor. NSS will also start a new law college at Kottiyam, Kollam this year.
    - RajeshVR, in 27 years
  • Can anybody say the normal rate of 1 cent land near Ambalamukku??

    http://igr.kerala.gov.in/fairvaluesearch.aspx
    - anant_padmanabhan, in 27 years
  • http://www.spiderkerala.net/attachments/Resources/8377-8211-mall.bmp

    saigalnewton

    M SQUARE MALL.....launching soon...
    ^^

    It has a build-up area of 1.7 lakh square feet.
    Floors will connect with escalators and lifts.
    Wide parking space of minimum 250 cars at a same time.
    Anchor stores like Super market, Multiplex, Food Court and Game Zone
    National and International brand stores
    Lifestyle and wedding shops like Jewellers, Textiles, Fashion, Luxury, Ladies, Kids, Ethnic etc.
    Special entertainment programs & events for walk-in visitors.
    Comfort arrangements within the mall.
    Large atrium for company, brands and retail promotions.

    http://www.spiderkerala.net/resources/8377-M-Square-Mall-Upcoming-Mall-Trivandrum.aspx
    - RajeshVR, in 27 years
  • Trivandrum Central Railway station 2nd and 3rd platform
    http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/8412/301220112194.jpg

    http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/8559/301220112193.jpg
    - Xeno Axe, in 27 years
  • 35th National Games- Preparations on
    Kerala is going to host National Games for the second time in December 2012. The first session was in 1987.
    BSNL and SIDCO have been appointed as consultants of National Games.
    Sri. Desmond Netto and Sri. M. Sivasankar have been appointed as Director General and Treasurer of the Games respectively.

    http://www.35thnationalgames.in/
    - tharunair, in 27 years
  • http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/3804/kerala.jpg

    URL-http://www.mathrubhumi.com/thiruvananthapuram/news/1373836-local_news-Thiruvananthapuram-%E0%B4%A4%E0%B4%BF%E0%B4%B0%E0%B5%81%E0%B4%B5%E0%B4%A8%E0%B4%A8%E0%B5%8D%E0%B4%A4%E0%B4%AA%E0%B5%81%E0%B4%B0%E0%B4%82.html
    - sajith, in 27 years
  • 35th National Games- Preparations on
    Kerala is going to host National Games for the second time in December 2012. The first session was in 1987.
    BSNL and SIDCO have been appointed as consultants of National Games.
    Sri. Desmond Netto and Sri. M. Sivasankar have been appointed as Director General and Treasurer of the Games respectively.

    http://www.35thnationalgames.in/



    Desmond Netto has asked the government to excuse him from the duty ...
    - godsownpramod, in 27 years
  • As expected CSL which conducted the study for establishing new shipyard in the state has found Azheekal as an impractical location. Hence only now two probables in the list- Vizhinjam & Poovar both from Trivandrum.

    http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/6793/azheekal.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/708/azheekal.jpg/)
    - Rajesh SM, in 27 years
  • ^^

    Expect another "PAARA" ;)
    - ajithv, in 27 years
  • As expected CSL which conducted the study for establishing new shipyard in the state has found Azheekal as an impractical location. Hence only now two probables in the list- Vizhinjam & Poovar both from Trivandrum.

    http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/6793/azheekal.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/708/azheekal.jpg/)

    against commonsense that lakhs are going to be spent in azhikkal for feasibilty study for a major port there, when the deepest channel in the world is available at vizhinjam.
    - kghari, in 27 years
  • http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-2aGC6JSDssc/TwaZcKyUUYI/AAAAAAAAPTg/b7ncGyQdrWk/s1600/hdfc.jpg
    HDFC 'Emerging Trivandrum' 2012

    Trivandrum, 6 January 2011: Housing Development Financial Corporation (HDFC) will organise a property exhibition titled 'Emerging Trivandrum' from January 12-14, 2012 at RDR Auditorium, Edapazhanji, Trivandrum. The exhibition will showcase exclusive properties, loan options, spot approvals.

    A 50% off in processing fees of loans sanctioned will be available in the exhibition. Timings 10 am to 9 pm.

    Participating developers include Artech Realtors, Asset Homes, Condor Builders, Favourite Constructions, Heera Constructions, KGs Developers,Nikunjam Constructions, Oceanus Dwellings, Olive Builders, Skyline, SI Property, Southern Investments etc

    trivandrum.co.in (http://www.trivandrum.co.in/2012/01/hdfc-emerging-trivandrum-2012.html)
    - RajeshVR, in 27 years
  • Town Tower at Statue G+7 Floors, commercial

    http://i41.tinypic.com/qod651.jpg

    Library Council HQ at Vanchiyoor

    http://i43.tinypic.com/1z6f3wo.jpg
    - shafi, in 27 years
  • Cordial Amity , Perrorkada. G+16Floors

    http://i39.tinypic.com/dz1px.jpg

    http://www.cordialbuilders.com/
    - shafi, in 28 years
  • Renault's Trivandrum Showroom nearing completion next to focuz motors on NH Byepass.Showroom is coming up in a building that was constructed a few years ago,you will notice its ramp inside the SR.

    BMW's 5 floor SR opening mid 2012.
    Audi too opening soon.:banana:

    More and more SRs need to come in since the high profile buyers are increasing with the latest news that a guy is Upgading from his BMW 5er to an ASTON MARTIN RAPIDE:nuts:
    - Mstr Krft, in 28 years
  • Shafi, any news on KFC ?
    - rajkrish, in 28 years
  • with the latest news that a guy is Upgading from his BMW 5er to an ASTON MARTIN RAPIDE:nuts:
    Wow ! When can we expect this ,the first one in the state.:cheers:
    - binujoseph, in 28 years
  • Renault's Trivandrum Showroom nearing completion next to focuz motors on NH Byepass.Showroom is coming up in a building that was constructed a few years ago,you will notice its ramp inside the SR.

    BMW's 5 floor SR opening mid 2012.
    Audi too opening soon.:banana:

    More and more SRs need to come in since the high profile buyers are increasing with the latest news that a guy is Upgading from his BMW 5er to an ASTON MARTIN RAPIDE:nuts:

    Thanks for the updates. . . :-)
    Can anyone please take a snap of the upcoming dealerships of renault and bmw. ?
    And thats one heck of an upgrade from a mid size premium executive saloon to a 4 door supercar. Awesome!
    - Abhijithh92, in 29 years
  • http://epaper.mathrubhumi.com/epaperimages/912012/912012-md-tv-3/51856312.JPG
    ^^
    Proposed Valiathura Fishing Harbor: Environment Impact Study is still awaiting.
    - RajeshVR, in 29 years
  • THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: For the last three years, this is one word the City Corporation has chanted thousands of times - ‘JNNURM’. Whenever solid waste management at Vilappilsala came under the scanner, whenever sewage in the city chose to take a road path and when many of the slums and low-lying areas were submerged after a rain, the Corporation hid behind the big word� JNNURM and promised that it would solve all problems.
    �The Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) was kicked off by the Government of India in 2005-06 for a duration of seven years to provide urban infrastructure and governance in 63 cities in India. However, it took off in Thiruvananthapuram only towards the end of 2009. Though the Mission would wind up this year, the Centre has mooted a ‘New Improved JNNURM’ (NiJNNURM), also referred to as ‘JNNURM Plus’, to take forward the project format.
    �The project covers many components in the city - solid waste management project at Vilappilsala, sewerage treatment plant at Muttathara, storm water management project, water supply project (handed over to the KWA), urban transport (handed over to the KSRTC), slum development and e-governance (added lately).
    The urban slum development project, which is a major component, is being handled by the KSUDP.
    �While the solid waste management project has met with local resistance at Vilappilsala, the sewerage project has been caught up in land acquisition rows.
    The storm water management is moving at a slow pace over removing a Railway culvert at Thampanoor. The water supply project has covered 75 per cent of the work and in e-governance, the tenders have been called for.
    �The rate proposed by the Central project for awarding works has been one of the major hindrances faced by the Corporation for the smooth awarding of works. ‘’Had it been at Central PWD rates, the works would have got takers. But at the rate proposed, no contractors are willing to take up the works. We have had to annually revise the rate, which caused us additional burden,’’ said G Happykumar, Deputy Mayor.
    �The JNNURM-wing in the Corporation is of the opinion that the duration of the project would be extended.
    ‘’Maybe, new projects would not be sanctioned. But the grants that are given would continue for the time period. Even if it jumps to JNNURM Plus, none of the projects would be affected, except maybe the release of the Global Environment Fund (GEF),’’ said a top JNNURM official.
    �Which means, a bit of determination, peppered with the will to implement the project, could turn many of the concrete structures under the JNNURM into useful infrastructure facilities for the public. Without the fear of an impending deadline hovering above the Corporation’s head.

    URL- http://ibnlive.in.com/news/whither-jnnurm/219177-60-123.html
    - sajith, in 29 years
  • The Corporation has been an abject failure in implementing JNNURM. They have refused to appoint consultants despite lacking any in-house expertise. The results are sadly evident, Trivandrum is lagging far behind other cities in implementing even the first wave of projects when many cities have progressed through the second wave! Projects under Urban Transportation never even got off the drawing board. Basically, we have wasted hundreds if not thousands of Crores of money that our tax payers have helped to fund and let it get diverted to other cities which were far more pragmatic.

    When we have Mayors who seek to preserve a metro city as a quaint little town or cut down pedestrian safety rails to favor their local eatery, how can we expect more? This is one area where the LDF had no excuse to offer, for its successive Mayors and their Councils bear the full burden of the blame!
    - Ajaypp, in 29 years
  • http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/691/10430122.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/202/10430122.jpg/)
    - abhilashtvpm, in 29 years
  • http://thiruvananthapuramupdates.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/chatwal.jpg

    New York-based Chatwal Hotels and Resorts is aiming to be the leader in lifestyle hotel business in India in the next five years.
    "In the next five years, we will be the leader in lifestyle hotel business in India after setting up 400 hotels," Chairman and CEO Hampshire Hotels and Resorts Sant Singh Chatwal told reporters here.
    Demand for lifestyle hotels the world over is 10 per cent, but their growth rate is three per cent, Chatwal said, explaining that there is "huge potential" in this segment.
    "That is the reason why we are in India with a Rs 2,000 crore investment plan in ''Night'' and ''Dream'' hotels," he said.
    While ''Dream'' is a full service luxury hotel brand, ''Night'' is a mid-segment boutique hotel in the lifestyle segment.
    The hotel in Bangalore would come up on a four-acre land situated near Bangalore International Airport, he said, adding that the company is buying equity in the land belonging to a local builder.
    Construction work on a ''Dream'' hotel in Hyderabad would start in the next 90 days and in Chennai, the company plans to build a ''Night'' hotel, Chatwal said.
    The hotel in Chennai would come up at T Nagar and demolition work on the exisiting building has already begun, he added.
    "We are also looking at building a Night hotel in Thiruvananthpuram," he said.
    The company already operates a Dream hotel at Kochi.
    Besides expanding the ''Dream'' and ''Night'' brands here, the company is also open to launching its seven-star luxury brand ''The Chatwal'' in India. At present it operates only one such hotel in New York.

    url (http://wp.me/p1Mzly-13Q)
    - vinodtnt, in 29 years
  • ^^
    7000th Post in Grand Style :)
    - ajithv, in 29 years
  • http://img600.imageshack.us/img600/913/azheekalddddd.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/600/azheekalddddd.jpg/)

    മാതൃഭൂമിയുടെ വാക്കുo കേട്ടു ഇറങ്ങിയാല്* വണ്ടിക്കൂലി നഷ്ടം
    - Rajesh SM, in 29 years
  • ^^
    7000th Post in Grand Style :)


    kurachu pazhavum koodi kulukkam :banana::banana::banana::banana:
    - abhilashtvpm, in 29 years
  • മാതൃഭൂമിയുടെ വാക്കുo കേട്ടു ഇറങ്ങിയാല്* വണ്ടിക്കൂലി നഷ്ടം
    As per Mathrubhumi Ships are nowadays "running" on flat surface and motor vehicles are "sailing" in deep water.:lol:
    Thats why they call it as "anukoola sahacharyam" & "attimari"

    :cheers:
    - ajithv, in 29 years
  • As per Mathrubhumi Ships are nowadays "running" on flat surface and motor vehicles are "sailing" in deep water.


    :lol:
    - dpkanu, in 29 years
  • As per Mathrubhumi Ships are nowadays "running" on flat surface and motor vehicles are "sailing" in deep water.:lol:
    Thats why they call it as "anukoola sahacharyam" & "attimari"

    :cheers:

    Namukku vendi samsarikkan nammal thanne ullu....pathrakkarum illa channel kaarum illa.....:bash:
    - vjytnair, in 29 years
  • Yesterday in Asianet Mr.Babu (Minister for Ports) was saying "We are thinking of global re-tendering of Vizhinjam Port as Mundra's proposal is declined". This is the problem again re-tendering and then some other Company will come with fake.. its going on and on.. first Zoom now Mundra tomorrow some other.
    - kkvs2007, in 29 years
  • Yesterday in Asianet Mr.Babu (Minister for Ports) was saying "We are thinking of global re-tendering of Vizhinjam Port as Mundra's proposal is declined". This is the problem again re-tendering and then some other Company will come with fake.. its going on and on.. first Zoom now Mundra tomorrow some other.

    Here govt called for global tender and all the procedures were smooth till now.

    Vallarpadom had only one bidder and there was no issues with the single bidder that time !!

    And for Metro rail they don't want global tender at all and people wanted to give it to DMRC only. Why? Only DMRC knows about metro rail in the world? Why can't they participate in the global tender !!! I think E.Sreedharan and DMRC have some vested interests.
    - SajithVijayan, in 29 years

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