Cochin/Kochi projects and pics

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Re: Cochin/Kochi projects and pics

Postby PLUS on Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:17 pm

Land survey to begin on December 5
Express News Service
Last Updated : 05 Dec 2011 11:05:26 AM IST

KOCHI: The land acquisition survey for the widening of Vyttila-Tripunithura-Pettah Road for the proposed Metro Rail project will begin on Monday. The survey will be carried out by a special team set up by the Kochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL) for land acquisition. The unit members include deputy tahsildars, village officers, surveyors and other officers related to the land acquisition process. A joint inspection will be conducted by the District Collector and the officials of the KMRL, the PWD and the Revenue Department.

Earlier, the land owners in the area had protested against the land acquisition. The KMRL authorities said that a total of 30-metres width is necessary to construct the parking lots, a station and a median for the Metro rail. However, it is learnt that the district administration has already reached a consensus with the land owners in the area. “Accordingly, a minimum of 26 metres will be handed over by them. We will hold talks with them after the survey to convince them the necessity of maintaining 30 metres width for the roads,” said District Collector P I Sheik Pareeth.

The KMRL is planning to complete land acquisition for the Metro rail project as different packages. A total of 32 hectares of land need to be acquired for the project and 292 buildings will have to be dismantled.

Meanwhile, the Kerala Merchants Union said the acquisition of land on MG Road should be completed without confusion. “We have requested the authorities to give us a clear view on the area of land that has to be acquired for widening MG Road. The statements that have been given to us are contradictory to the details that we have obtained through an RTI. The authorities have promised us that they will soon provide us the necessary details,” said Merchants Union general secretary K A Shaji.

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Kerala has the oldest IT park in India - 22 years old, presently clocking Rs.2800 crore annual exports.
It will remain unbeaten in just that - AGE ! നല്ല "വളക്കൂറുള്ള" മണ്ണില്‍ വിത്തെറിഞ്ഞതിന്റെ ഗുണം !
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Re: Cochin/Kochi projects and pics

Postby PLUS on Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:30 pm

Construction of TCS campus at Infopark

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Kerala has the oldest IT park in India - 22 years old, presently clocking Rs.2800 crore annual exports.
It will remain unbeaten in just that - AGE ! നല്ല "വളക്കൂറുള്ള" മണ്ണില്‍ വിത്തെറിഞ്ഞതിന്റെ ഗുണം !
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Re: Cochin/Kochi projects and pics

Postby PLUS on Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:21 pm

Aster Medcity, Kochi claims to have started construction. Could
anyone here provide the exact location at Cheranellore on wikimapia
or google ?

2007
ASTER MEDCITY conceptualized by Dr. Moopen - Unity in Diversity
2008
Concept was discussed, debated, analyzed….. decided to locate at Kochi
Early 2009
Professional team under CEO Anupam Verma empowered to develop – Concept paper, feasibility.
Mid 2009
ASTER MEDCITY plans discussed with Local bodies
Late 2009
ASTER MEDCITY – Procurement of land completed
Early 2010
Reputed international Design & Technical consultants hired.
Mid 2010

* Design process initiated.
* International model assessed.

Late 2010

* "ASTER MEDCITY" concept took specific shape.
* Construction activity started.
* Phase I targeted for Mid - Year 2013

1st Q 2011

* Authority Approvals in place
* Construction started piling


Kerala has the oldest IT park in India - 22 years old, presently clocking Rs.2800 crore annual exports.
It will remain unbeaten in just that - AGE ! നല്ല "വളക്കൂറുള്ള" മണ്ണില്‍ വിത്തെറിഞ്ഞതിന്റെ ഗുണം !
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Re: Cochin/Kochi projects and pics

Postby PLUS on Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:44 pm

Survey to widen Vytilla-Petta road
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Last Updated : 07 Dec 2011 12:18:05 PM IST

KOCHI: The land acquisition survey for the widening of Vytilla-Petta road began on Tuesday. The survey is expected to be completed within two days. This is the first survey for land acquisition under the Metro Rail project.

Owing to the opposition from the civil society groups, the authorities have agreed to consider a reduction from 30 metre norm for the width of the State Highways. “The alignment will be finalized only after the completion of the survey and discussion with civil society groups. It is expected to happen this week under the supervision of District Collector. We have already held a few discussions with the civil society groups on the issue,” said the Deputy District Collector Mohandas, in-charge of the survey. On the stretch between Vytilla junction and the Vytilla mobility hub, we are looking at acquiring land to widen the road upto 30- metres or more. However, beyond this stretch, due to congestion on the either side of the road, we may make concessions. But we cannot reduce the width of the road beyond 26-metres, he said.

Places of worship, residential apartments and certain business centres are to be kept out of the acquisition drive. During an earlier alignment laid down by the PWD, more space was to be acquired from the northern part of the road, raising opposition from the residents to avoid the acquisition of a school on the road. However, this was resolved after the Collector agreed to balance the acquisition on both sides.

The survey is being undertaken jointly by the Revenue Department and the PWD. The stretch from the Vytilla junction to the naval quarters at Chembakara is to be completed today. After the survey, the recordings will be submitted based on the PWD alignment.

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New suggestions to sase traffic jams at Vyttila
Express News Service
Last Updated : 07 Dec 2011 09:35:53 AM IST

KOCHI: The Centre for Public Policy Research has come up with a new study report for easing out the traffic congestion at Vyttila Junction. The report focuses on cutting down the area within the Traffic Island at the centre of the Junction to provide a direct access to the Mobility Hub for buses from the city.

Under the plan, the traffic island situated at the centre of the Vyttila Junction has to be partially or fully removed. So too a part of the median on the state highway.

By reducing the size of the island, more space will be available and the signal system can rearranged accordingly. This will also help the vehicles coming from the city to enter the Mobility Hub directly. At present, these vehicles enter the road through Thammanam Road taking a u-turn causing unnecessary traffic congestion, the report says.

According to the present traffic regulation, a bus has to cross the Vyttila Junction more than once to enter the hub.

The CPPR study suggests that by introducing a new traffic system the vehicles going to the hub from Tripunithura and Aroor can be directed to the Vyttila Hub by a single signal. For this separates lanes should be provided for vehicles coming from each of the routes.

The Kannampuzha road must be widened to smoothen the entry and exit to the hub. By remodelling the junction the buses coming from the hub towards Aroor can take a left turn from Vyttila to the National Highway, the study says.

This model will help in bringing down the traffic snarls in the junction with the existing resources and limited investment.

Under the present system, 20-30 minutes are lost owing to repeated incursions to Vyttila Junction. These can be avoided, the report says.

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Railways gives up move to recall MEMU train
Express News Service
Last Updated : 07 Dec 2011 09:32:10 AM IST

KOCHI: The railway authorities’ move to recall the Mainline Electrical Multiple Unit (MEMU) train, that

was brought here for a trial run, has invited widespread protests that resulted in cancelling the decision.

Soon after the news broke out that the MEMU brought from Chennai would be taken back without conducting the trial run, DYFI activists led by P Rajeev MP protested in front of the train, blocking the authorities from taking the train back.

Ernakulam area manager of railways George John said that the decision to call back the train was cancelled after contacting the divisional manager in Thiruvananthapuram.

The MEMU train was brought from Chennai on Monday night and the trail run was to be started in two days, he said.

However, John said that he got information in the evening from Southern Railway headquarters in Chennai that the train had to be sent back.

When contacted, Thiruvananthapuram divisional manager Rajesh Agarwal said that they had got information from Chennai headquarters that the MEMU had to be sent back.

“The order says that MEMU was being recalled as the Railways want it to be used for an immediate service in another division,” he said.

The trial run of MEMU train services was to be held between Ernakulam and Kayamkulam stations.

The eight new coaches of the train have been built at Kapurthala. Kochi had been pressing for suburban train services connecting Thrissur, Kottayam and Alappuzha, through the existing rail network.

This was also included in the city mobility plan prepared by Kochi Corporation.

Two pairs of MEMU services from Kochi were announced in the railway budgets of 2009-10 and 2010-11.

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Fund paucity scuttles Goshree islands' dreams
George Adimathra, TNN | Dec 7, 2011, 04.37AM IST


KOCHI: The Goshree Island Development Authority's (GIDA) announcement that three islands in close proximity to the city would be developed into modern settlements might not become a reality in the near future. GIDA lacks enough funds to move ahead with the development project for Karamkottai, Pullekadu and Thanthonnithuruthu islands and the condition has given a setback to the island dwellers.

MLA Hibi Eden told TOI that the previous government had not left any money in GIDA's coffers to undertake the development project."The development of the islands was one of the main goals that I included in my election agenda. But despite the GIDA committee members giving a go-ahead for the project that includes bridge connectivity, it is reeling for want of funds. Now, unless the ruling government finds alternative ways to fund it, the people of the islands may have to wait for some more time to realize their dream," Eden said. He said that at present the people depend on even country boats to move around, which is a major hindrance.

"The islands are also high on potential as a tourist destination. Besides, once road connectivity comes it will attract people from the mainland to invest in real estate here, helping to decongest Kochi. The government is trying to work out a way to fund the project," he said. District collector and GIDA secretary P I Sheik Pareeth said that the project was still in the initial stage and GIDA would find funds after developing the potential areas in the islands. "The islands do not come under the tag of being an industrial area or tourist spot. There are sufficient lands which should be identified and developed. The state government has no provision to fund projects and GIDA will find funds after developing lands and attracting realtors," he said.
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GAIL plans Rs 2,000 crore gas project in Kerala
PTI, 06 Dec 2011 | 06:40 PM

KSIDC and Gail Gas have formed a joint venture to implement an Rs 2,000 crore supplementary gas infrastructure project in the state.

Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC) and Gail Gas have formed a joint venture to implement an Rs 2,000 crore supplementary gas infrastructure project in the state.

In the new venture, Kerala Gail Gas Ltd (KGGL) and Gail will have 26 per cent equity, while KSIDC will have 24 per cent stake. Remaining shares would be offered to financial institutions and strategic investors later, a KSIDC press release said today.

As per the feasibility report, the project cost is estimated at Rs 2,000 crore and the company's board, at its meeting here on December 3, approved the business plan prepared for the JV project, it added.

The plan includes promoting city gas distribution projects, laying of spur line, setting up of CNG stations for Kerala State Road Transport Corporation buses and boat services, marketing of gas related equipment and setting up of captive gas based power plants.

The CNG stations would be established in Kochi first since natural gas will be available here within one year time, the release said.

The conversion to CNG will make substantial improvements in the financial performance of KSRTC and will also make the fleet operation environment-friendly, it added.

KSRTC has a fleet of 6,000 buses now and the corporation will draw up a plan for conversion into CNG fuelled buses. For the CNG stations, the required space is proposed to be provided by KSRTC, wherein KGGL will install CNG dispensers, compressor and related facilities.

The JV company's first board meeting held here on Dec 3 appointed GAIL Gas Ltd Director and CEO, J Wason; Industries secretary and KSDIC Managing Director, Alkesh Sharma; KSIDC Executive Director, T P Thomas Kutty and General Manager (Construction), GAIL, A K Singh; as its Directors.

KGGL will also set up a Gas Training Institute near Angamally for which land would be provided by KSIDC.

The institute will be a skills development centre for technicians and others in the natural gas business and conduct short-term courses. The company also aims at promoting a gas-based power plant for the steel cluster at Palakkad jointly with the Steel Manufacturers Association.
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ഇടപ്പള്ളി മേല്‍പ്പാലം അടുത്തമാസം തുറക്കും
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Story Dated: Wednesday, December 7, 2011 13:36 hrs IST

കൊച്ചി: ഇനി കാത്തിരിക്കേണ്ട, ഇടപ്പള്ളി മേല്‍പ്പാലത്തിലൂടെ അടുത്തമാസം വണ്ടിയോടിക്കാം. കൊച്ചി നഗരത്തിലെ ഏറെ ഗതാഗതക്കുരുക്കുള്ള ഒരു മേഖലയ്ക്കു കൂടി ശാപമോക്ഷം. അതിനു പക്ഷേ, ഒന്നര പതിറ്റാണ്ടിലേറെ കാത്തിരിക്കേണ്ടിവന്നുവെന്നതു കൊച്ചിയുടെ ദുര്യോഗം. ഇടപ്പള്ളി അമൃത ആശുപത്രിയിലേക്ക് അത്യാസന്ന നിലയിലുള്ള രോഗികളുമായി പോകുന്ന ആംബുലന്‍സുകള്‍ പോലും മണിക്കൂറുകളോളം ഇടപ്പള്ളി റയില്‍വേ ഗേറ്റില്‍ കുരുങ്ങുന്ന വേദനിപ്പിക്കുന്ന കാഴ്ച ഇനി കാണേണ്ട.

ദേശീയപാത 17 ലെ ഇടപ്പള്ളി മേല്‍പ്പാലം അടുത്തമാസം പകുതിയോടെ ഗതാഗതത്തിനു തുറന്നുകൊടുക്കും. മേല്‍പ്പാലത്തിന്റെ 350 മീറ്റര്‍ വീതം നീളമുള്ള അപ്രോച്ച് റോഡിന്റെ ടാറിങ് പൂര്‍ത്തിയാവാനുണ്ട്. ഗ്രാവല്‍ വിരിച്ചു കഴിഞ്ഞു. എന്‍എച്ച് 17 ല്‍ മുട്ടാര്‍ കവലവരെ നീളുന്നതാണ് അപ്രോച്ച് റോഡ്. കഴിഞ്ഞ മാസം പാലം പണി പൂര്‍ത്തിയാവേണ്ടതായിരുന്നു. എന്നാല്‍ അപ്രതീക്ഷിതമായി മഴക്കാലം വന്നതു പണി വൈകിപ്പിച്ചു. റോഡ് പണിതെങ്കിലും അവിടെ വഴിവിളക്കുകള്‍ സ്ഥാപിച്ചിട്ടില്ല. അതിനുള്ള നടപടികള്‍ പൂര്‍ത്തിയാവുന്നതേയുള്ളു.

ഇടപ്പള്ളി മേല്‍പ്പാലവും പുല്ലേപ്പടി മേല്‍പ്പാലവും കുറേക്കാലം കേരള മോഡല്‍ വികസനത്തിന്റെ വികൃത ചിഹ്നങ്ങളായി നിലനിന്നിരുന്നു. ഇടപ്പള്ളിയില്‍ റയില്‍വേ ഭാഗത്തു മാത്രം പാലം പണി തീര്‍ന്നപ്പോള്‍ പുല്ലേപ്പടിയില്‍ റയില്‍വേ പാലം മാത്രം പൂര്‍ത്തിയായില്ല. കണക്കുപ്രകാരം ഇടപ്പള്ളി മേല്‍പ്പാലം 2008 ല്‍ പൂര്‍ത്തിയാവേണ്ടതായിരുന്നു. 2005 ല്‍ പാലം പണി തുടങ്ങി.
അന്നു ചെലവു കണക്കായിരുന്നതു 14 കോടി രൂപ. പാലം പൂര്‍ത്തിയാവേണ്ട സമയം കഴിഞ്ഞിട്ടും പകുതിപോലുമാക്കാതെ ആദ്യ കരാറുകാരന്‍ പണി ഉപേക്ഷിച്ചു പോയി. 2010 ല്‍ പുതിയ കരാര്‍ നല്‍കി. പാലത്തിന്റെ 28 സ്പാനുകളില്‍ 15 സ്പാനുകള്‍ മാത്രമാണ് ആദ്യ കരാറുകാരന്‍ നിര്‍മിച്ചത്.

മൊത്തം ചെലവ് 14 കോടി കണക്കാക്കിയതു പിന്നീട് 20 കോടിയായി വര്‍ധിപ്പിച്ചു നല്‍കി. എന്നിട്ടും ശേഷിക്കുന്ന 13 സ്പാനുകളും രണ്ടുവശത്തും അപ്രോച്ച് റോഡും രണ്ട് അണ്ടര്‍ പാസുകളും നിര്‍മിക്കാന്‍ രണ്ടാമത്തെ കരാറുകാരന് 22 കോടി രൂപയോളം നല്‍കേണ്ടി വന്നു. റയില്‍വേ ലൈനിനു മുകളിലുള്ള 45 മീറ്റര്‍ പാലം 2007 ല്‍ തന്നെ പൂര്‍ത്തിയായിരുന്നു. 1. 7 കിലോമീറ്ററാണു പാലത്തിന്റെ ആകെ ദൂരം. 2004 ല്‍ പാലത്തിനു വേണ്ടി സ്ഥലം ഏറ്റെടുക്കാന്‍ മാത്രം പത്തു കോടി രൂപ ചെലവായി.

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Kerala has the oldest IT park in India - 22 years old, presently clocking Rs.2800 crore annual exports.
It will remain unbeaten in just that - AGE ! നല്ല "വളക്കൂറുള്ള" മണ്ണില്‍ വിത്തെറിഞ്ഞതിന്റെ ഗുണം !
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Re: Cochin/Kochi projects and pics

Postby PLUS on Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:09 pm

State seeks Rs. 125 crore for electronics park at Amballoor
M. P. Praveen

Rs.125 crore sought for developing infrastructure


The Union Ministry of Communication and Information Technology is processing a proposal submitted by the Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC) seeking a grant of Rs.125 crore for the proposed electronics and hardware park at Amballoor near Piravom.

The KSIDC had sought the grant to prepare supporting infrastructure to play its role as a facilitator for the proposed park.

“We have been informed that the proposal is being processed by the Ministry,” T.P. Thomas Kutty, executive director, KSIDC, told The Hindu here on Tuesday.

Being an electronics park, the investor companies would need support infrastructure in the form of research and development centre, fabrication unit, design and testing centre, besides power and water. The implementation of the project is expected to begin within one-and-a-half years, by which time the acquisition would be complete.

Mr. Kutty said that the rehabilitation would not be tough since not many people would be hit by the acquisition. Once in possession of the land, KSIDC would ready it and provide it as plots to interested companies.

The park would be developed in 330 acres of land offering world class facilities for manufacturing and assembling of electronic equipment ranging from televisions, refrigerators, washing machines, and computers to mobile handsets. KSIDC also expects the park to attract companies in the semiconductor and electronic components sector.

The project is expected to attract investments to the tune of Rs.6,000 to Rs.7,000 crore.

The project was almost dropped when the agriculture production commissioner had opposed it during the tenure of the previous government on the ground that it would result in reclamation of paddy fields. Hence, the project could not move ahead even though the owners of the land identified for the project were in its favour. The land had been notified for the project and the survey proceedings had been nearly complete by that time.

The State government gave the project a fresh lease of life when the Cabinet gave the go-ahead last month. Since then, the KSIDC has been working on the project.

Meanwhile, the district administration is all set to launch the land acquisition proceedings afresh pending requisition from KSIDC. Sanction from the Revenue Department and formalities under the Kerala Conservation of Paddy Land and Wet Land Act would also have to be complied with before going ahead with acquisition, they said.

Since the survey had been almost complete by the time the project was dropped initially, the surveyor only needs to check the veracity of the survey work before the land acquisition.

The Hindu

Kerala has the oldest IT park in India - 22 years old, presently clocking Rs.2800 crore annual exports.
It will remain unbeaten in just that - AGE ! നല്ല "വളക്കൂറുള്ള" മണ്ണില്‍ വിത്തെറിഞ്ഞതിന്റെ ഗുണം !
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Re: Cochin/Kochi projects and pics

Postby PLUS on Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:11 pm

18-hole golf course to be opened next year
A Correspondent

Kerala's first 18-hole golf course, work on which is progressing on a property owned by the Cochin International Airport Limited here, is scheduled to be thrown open to the public in September next year.

According to V. J. Kurian, the Managing Director of CIAL, the company has already started work on the remaining nine holes, in addition to a permanent practice range and a full-fledged club house with various ‘golfer and non-golfer' amenities. On completion, the course will have a total playing area of around 7,200 yards.

“Once the project is commissioned, we expect to draw major golfers from round the world to here by conducting tournaments of international standards,” he said.

During this phase, CIAL also plans to set up a golf academy on a priority basis to impart training for the public in the game. The cost for completion of the second phase is estimated to be around Rs.11.5 crore.

On completion of the second phase, it also proposes to rope in more individual and corporate members to the facility.

CIAL commissioned the first phase of its all-weather golf course comprising nine holes in May 2010 and allotted about 1,350 memberships under its early bird membership scheme.

Earlier in September this year, a board meeting of CIAL had given its nod to a proposal to set up a centre for sports excellence as an expansion of the CIAL Golf and Country Club (CGCC).

The centre, to be set up at an estimated cost of Rs. 40 crore within a period of two years will have an indoor stadium with 2,600 seats and a swimming pool.

The stadium will also have multiple facilities for various indoor games like badminton, table tennis, basketball, squash, billiards and boxing.

“The objective is to make these facilities available for the general public along with the CGCC members who can use this to upgrade their sporting skills,” said Mr.Kurian.

“With the world -class facilities to be set up, we also hope to convert the area into an international sporting destination,” he added.

Earlier, Mr. Kurian inaugurated a 200 sq.m. wide swimming pool at the CGCC. The pool with a capacity of 3-lakh litre boasts state-of-the art facilities including an automatic filtering system and two shower rooms.

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Carborundum forms 51:49 refractory JV with Israel firm

By G Balachandar Nov 29 2011 , Chennai

Country’s leading manufacturer of abrasives and industrial ceramics Carborundum Universal, a part of Chennai-based Murugappa Group, has formed a joint venture with Israel-based Cellaris for the refractory business. It would be a 51:49 joint venture, with Carborundum holding 51 per cent and Cellaris picking up the rest.

We got the approval to set up a joint venture with the Israeli company Cellaris at the Cochin SEZ, owned by CUMI. This JV will produce fibre refractory,” according to K Srinivasan, managing director of Carborundum Universal.

Fibre refractory will be a special grade of refractory, which has in its terms of thermal ability as good a property as a fibre, but in dimensional stability it’s like a fired product. It is first of its kind raw material and the company expects to see this working by the second half of 2012. The end-user segment will be the refractory manufacturers, who will be using the same as input or raw material.

The JV has planned to make an investment of Rs 15 crore initially. The plant in its present form actually was operational and existing in Israel. After the formation of JV, the plant in Israel has been dismantled and will be brought to its Cochin SEZ for re-commissioning.

“We would prefer calling this technology demonstrator plan in the first stage, so it would not be a great turnover, even if you run the plant flat off we will do less than Rs 10 crore. But once we stabilise and run it, we will scale up and go for a larger scale commercial plant,” said Srinivasan.

The refractory business comes under company’s ceramics division, which comprises both industrial ceramics and refractories. This division’s business caters to wide a variety of industries including healthcare, metals, food processing, cement, and electricity transmission, among others.

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കൊച്ചി മെട്രോ ഭൂമി ഏറ്റെടുക്കല്‍: 750 കോടി സ്വരൂപിക്കണം
സ്വന്തം ലേഖകന്‍
Story Dated: Thursday, December 8, 2011 3:24 hrs IST

തിരുവനന്തപുരം: കൊച്ചി മെട്രോ പദ്ധതിയുടെ ഭൂമി ഏറ്റെടുക്കാനാവശ്യമായ 750 കോടി രൂപ എങ്ങനെ സ്വരൂപിക്കണമെന്നു തീരുമാനിക്കാന്‍ മെട്രോ ബോര്‍ഡ് യോഗം എക്സിക്യൂട്ടീവ് കമ്മിറ്റിയെ ചുമതലപ്പെടുത്തി.

ബാങ്കുകളുടെ കണ്‍സോര്‍ഷ്യം രൂപീകരിച്ചു വായ്പ സ്വീകരിക്കുക, ഇതിനായി പ്രത്യേക ബോണ്ട് പുറപ്പെടുവിക്കുക എന്നീ രണ്ടു നിര്‍ദേശങ്ങളാണു ബോര്‍ഡ് യോഗത്തില്‍ ഉയര്‍ന്നത്. ഏതാണു കൂടുതല്‍ പ്രയോജനകരമെന്നു കണ്ടെത്തി നിര്‍ദേശിക്കാനാണ് എക്സിക്യൂട്ടീവ് കമ്മിറ്റിയെ ചുമതലപ്പെടുത്തിയത്.

ഭൂമി ഏറ്റെടുക്കാന്‍ വേണ്ട തുക മാത്രമാണിത്. അതിനുശേഷം പദ്ധതിക്കുള്ള തുക സര്‍ക്കാര്‍ ഓഹരിയായും ജപ്പാന്‍ ഇന്റര്‍നാഷനല്‍ കോ-ഒാപ്പറേഷന്‍ ഏജന്‍സിയുടെ (ജെഐസിഎ) വായ്പയായും മറ്റും ലഭിക്കും.

മുഖ്യമന്ത്രി ഉമ്മന്‍ചാണ്ടി അധ്യക്ഷത വഹിച്ച യോഗത്തില്‍ മന്ത്രിമാരായ പി.കെ. കുഞ്ഞാലിക്കുട്ടി, കെ.എം. മാണി, ആര്യാടന്‍ മുഹമ്മദ്, വി.കെ. ഇബ്രാഹിം കുഞ്ഞ്, കെ. ബാബു, കൊച്ചി മേയര്‍ ടോണി ചമ്മിണി, മെട്രോ കമ്പനി എംഡി: ടോം ജോസ്, മരാമത്ത് സെക്രട്ടറി മനോജ് ജോഷി, ആസൂത്രണ ബോര്‍ഡ് ഉപാധ്യക്ഷന്‍ കെ.എം. ചന്ദ്രശേഖര്‍, കൊച്ചി കലക്ടര്‍ ഷേക്ക് പരീത് തുടങ്ങിയവര്‍ പങ്കെടുത്തു.

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Deal will mark ITC's Kerala foray

Agencies | Nov 29, 2010, 07.01AM IST

Ideally, we will like to have a business hotel along with a luxury hotel or a resort in Kochi and Kumarakom," Anand said.

The deal will mark ITC's foray into Kerala's hospitality market, one of the hottest destinations for international tourists. ITC is also exploring entering cities such as Bhubaneswar and Amritsar as it plans to spread its presence in the country. The hotels major had earlier said it will invest close to $2 billion in 3-4 years to build capacity across the country.

The ITC JV project with Nitesh Estates may have a hotel-the Luxury Collection brand-with 150 keys and serviced residences. The final format of the project is still undecided, but the project could also mark ITC's foray into the serviced residences market. L S Vaidyanathan, executive director, Nitesh Estates, declined to comment on the JV.

Kochi has Taj, Trident and Le MA©ridien hotels. ITC's foray comes at a time when international chain Hyatt is discussing a hospitality venture with Dubai-based Lulu Group near Vallarpadam-another island that makes up Kochi-where the Dubai Ports World is developing an international Deep Sea Container Terminal.

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BoA deliberations on SEZs

Requests for increase/decrease in area

(i) Request of M/s. Infoparks Kerala for addition of land in the sector specific SEZ
for IT/ITES at villages Puthencruz and Kunnathunadu, Taluka Kunnathunadu, District
Ernakulam, Kerala

The above mentioned SEZ was notified on 16th May, 2011 over an area of
12.5804 hectares. The developer has requested to add a part of land admeasuring
27.0477 hectares to the already notified SEZ, thereby making the total area of the SEZ as
39.6281 hectares. The developer has stated that the proposed increase will facilitate
construction of 8 million sqft IT space and ancillary facilities which will create employment
for around 80000 IT professional and large number of employment in various services and
also increase the export potential of the SEZ when fully developed to around 6000 crores.
DC, CSEZ as well as Government of Kerala have recommended the proposal. DC has also
informed that the land proposed to be added is vacant, contiguous and is in possession of the
developer.
The request of the developer for increase in area is submitted for consideration of the
Board of Approval.

(ii) Request of M/s. Smart City (Kochi) Infrastructure Private Limited for addition
of land in the sector specific SEZ for IT/ITES at Kanayanoor Taluk, Ernakulam
District, Kerala

The above mentioned SEZ was notified on 1st March, 2011 over an area of
53.1809 hectares. The developer has requested to add a part of land admeasuring
46.3773 hectares to the already notified SEZ, thereby making the total area of the SEZ as
99.5582 hectares. The request was last considered in the BoA meeting held on 22nd July,
2011 and was deferred. The minutes are as under:-
“The proposal was deliberated upon by the BoA. The DoR was of the view that
since a large expenditure was involved in establishing contiguity, and as the
additional land area proposed to be added to the already notified SEZ met the
minimum land requirement of an IT/ITES SEZ, the SEZ developer may consider
seeking approval for an independent SEZ, instead of seeking to add the land
parcel to the existing notified SEZ. The Board also considered the option to
approve the addition of land to the SEZ subject to the condition that such
additional land would be notified only after contiguity with the existing SEZ is
established. The Board, accordingly, decided that to give its in-principle consent
to:
(i) Addition of the additional land to the approved SEZ, subject to the
condition that the additional area would not be notified till contiguity
is established, and alternatively, to;
(ii) In principle approval for the additional land parcel as a separate SEZ
subject to State Government approval and fulfillment of all formalities
and applicable conditions.
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The representative of the Government of Kerala sought time to examine the
options and revert back on the choice to be exercised by them and the developer”.
Reply from Government of Kerala has been received vide letter dated 13.10.2011
(Annexure - 4). It has been stated that separate SEZ [i.e. (ii) option] is not conducive as it
will force the processing area to be fragmented and defeating the purpose of this project to
create a knowledge cluster of IT/ITES companies. It has been stated that the land proposed to
be added is connected with the SEZ by an existing road and bridge. Additional bridges are
proposed to take care of growth in traffic as project progress. The bridges are not required
immediately for the project and delaying its construction till its actual utility will assist the
projects to utilize funds efficiently now for constructing infrastructure and buildings. Further,
the additional area is proposed to be a non-processing area. Therefore, it has been requested
to notify the land immediately after according approval for addition i.e. without waiting till
the construction of new bridges.
The request of the developer for increase in area is submitted for consideration of the
Board of Approval.




Requests for third extension of validity of formal approvals

(xi) Request of M/s. Parsvnath SEZ Limited for third extension of the validity period
of formal approval, granted for setting up of sector specific SEZ for IT/ITES at
Nedumbassery and Chengamanadu villages, Aluva Taluk, Ernakulam District, Kerala,
beyond 25th October 2011

The developer was granted formal approval for setting up the above mentioned SEZ,
over an area of 30.76 hectares, vide LoA dated 26th October 2006. The SEZ is yet to be
notified. The notification is under process in the D/o Commerce. The developer has already
been granted two extensions. The validity of the last extension was up to 25th October, 2011.
The developer has given the details of steps taken to implement the project. The developer
has reported that the project was not implemented owing to delay occurred in land acquisition
and is expected to complete the project by 2013. It has been informed that so far about Rs. 22
crores have been invested in the project. The developer needs more time to complete the
project and has, therefore, requested for grant of further extension of validity of the formal
approval. DC, CSEZ, has recommended the request of the developer.





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Mir Jade Heights 33rd floor of tower-I under construction

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Postby Naaz on Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:41 am

^^

AFAIK, Jade Heights has only 32 floors!! How come 33?

I think its 32nd U/C :)
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Metropolitan authority for city under consideration
Staff Reporter

Expansion of corporation area sought


The State's Town Planning Department is working on a proposal for a greater metropolitan authority for the city, Excise Minister K. Babu has said.

Kochi needs a greater metropolitan authority similar to those in prominent cities of other States, the Minister said. This is because Kochi can no longer be confined to the few areas falling under the corporation limits. With a slew of major development projects on the anvil, the city is expanding on all sides, he said, after inaugurating a seminar on ‘Kochi's development dreams', organised on Thursday at the venue of the Kochi International Book Festival.

Such an authority could help the city overcome problems associated with unplanned growth, he said.

Mr. Babu referred to the growth of road networks and allied amenities in Thiruvananthapuram, ‘where people cooperated with the road-widening process.'

“In Kochi, vested interests try to scuttle even minor road, bridge and subway projects. The Atlantis and Pachalam overbridges must be speeded up. Things would hopefully change for the better since the State government has announced a special compensation and rehabilitation package for land acquisition. Using this, the four-laning of the national highways through the State is set to begin soon.”

He called for optimally utilising the State's plenteous waterways to transport men and materials at economical rates by linking minor ports with each other. Referring to the other problems facing the city, Mr. Babu said that garbage disposal had come to a standstill because of the dysfunctional Brahmapuram treatment plant on which Rs.20 crore was spent. Pollution and sewage treatment too needed urgent attention.
Tax defaulters

Former Mayor Mathew Pylee said that the cash-strapped Kochi Corporation could raise over Rs.500 crore if it collected property tax from defaulters. He too called upon the government to increase the corporation limits from the present 94 sq. km to at least 300 sq. km. “Only then can Kochi get her rightful share of funds from the Centre,” Prof. Pylee said.

Other speakers expressed concern over the increasing mosquito menace and Kochi being a rare Indian city sans a single flyover.

The others who spoke include former civil servant P.C. Cyriac; journalist K.M. Roy; Kaithapram Vasudevan Namboodiri and V.N. Mohankumar, the book festival's convenor.

The Hindu

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10 Dec, 2011, 01.05PM IST, PTI
BPCL to invest up to Rs 20k cr on petrochem plant, expansion


NEW DELHI: Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL), India's second-largest public sector refinery, is planning Rs 18,000 crore to Rs 20,000 crore investment over the next five years for setting up a petrochemical plant and expansion of the Kochi refinery.

The company is looking at diversification into petrochemicals by building a niche speciality chemical project at a cost of Rs 5,000-6,000 crore at Kochi, and plans to rope in a multinational partner for the project, BPCL Chairman and Managing Director R K Singh said today.

"We are expanding Kochi refinery from 9.5 million million tonne per year to 15 million tons a year," he said on the sidelines of the 3rd India Africa Hydrocarbon Conference here.

From the expansion, BPCL is looking at manufacturing some propylene derivatives, which are currently imported and not manufactured in the country, Singh said.

The petrochemical project would use feedstock from the expanded refinery and the projects are likely to be completed in the next five years.

"While the refinery expansion will be funded by BPCL, for petrochemical plant we are looking for a foreign partner preferably a licensor of the speciality chemical we intend to manufacture," he said.

Besides the Kochi refinery expansion, BPCL plans to add capacity at the new joint venture grassroots refinery it commissioned this year in Bina in Madhya Pradesh and also add capacity at its Mumbai refinery.

Singh said the Bina refinery is proposed to be expanded by 3 million tonne, to 9 million tonne a year.

BPCL's 12 million tonne Mumbai refinery would add 2-3 million tonne per annum through yield optimisation and operational efficiencies.

Bina refinery, which was inaugurated in May, is expected to stabilise by year-end.

Besides Mumbai, Kochi and Bina refinery, BPCL also operates 3 million tonne Numaligarh Refinery in Assam.

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Claysys opens facility at Infopark Cherthala
BS Reporter / Chennai/ Kochi December 12, 2011, 0:36 IST

2 more companies setting up ops at Kerala’s first BPO park.

Kochi-based Claysys Technologies has opened its development centre at Infopark Cherthala, Kerala’s first BPO park and the second satellite campus of Infopark Kochi. Two other BPO companies — Betrons Info Systems and Webna Web Solutions Private Limited — are also setting up their operations here.

“We are developing Infopark Cherthala, in Alappuzha district, as a BPO hub. We are getting a lot of enquiries from companies and there is good demand for space as the cost is 30 per cent less than Infopark Kochi. Five companies are expected to be operational soon and will have more companies taking up space in the coming months,” said Infopark CEO Gigo Joseph.

The first phase of the park can house 500 professionals. The first phase will also have facilities such as incubation centre, conference hall, bank, ATM, cafeteria and dining hall. A part of the building will be developed as a plug and play facility for small and medium players. The building will be fully air conditioned and provided with 100 per cent back up power, fire protection, etc. Energy saving measures such as recycling of treated water for air conditioning, and energy saving lighting system have been incorporated.
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HC-Kalamukku stretch repair from next week
Express News Service
Last Updated : 12 Dec 2011 10:43:21 AM IST

KOCHI: Maintenance works on the road stretch from the High Court to Kalamukku will initiated by the district administration next week, District Collector P I Sheik Pareeth said. He was speaking at a workshop organized by Better Kochi Response Group (BKRG) on Saturday.

Three projects were launced at the workshop- Zero Waste, Own Vegetables and Road Watching with the support from the Ernakulam District Residents Association Apex Council (EDRAAC) Suchitwa Mission, Kerala Horticulture Mission, Kerala and District Tourism Promotion Council, DTPC.
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Traffic check to jazz up within a fortnight
Express News Service
Last Updated : 12 Dec 2011 11:06:01 AM IST

KOCHI: A special package to modify all the traffic signals in the city will be proposed to the government by the district administration soon. The project will be completed within three months of receiving the state government’s permission, said district collector P I Sheik Pareeth.

The plan will be designed to repair a defective signal within 24 hours. Pareeth also said that a special committee will be formed to monitor illegal autorickshaw stands and parking. The committee will consist of ACPs, RTO and members of local self-governments. Kochi City Police commissioner M R Ajith Kumar said that traffic surveillance cameras will be installed on all major roads in Kochi. Since there has been a steep increase in the number of instances of traffic violation, stringent action will be taken against the offenders, he added. Parking will not be allowed on the side of the road from Palarivattom to Kakkanad. Encroachments on footpaths will be removed with immediate effect using revenue recovery funds.

The side markings and zebra crossings will be made clear on all city roads within a fortnight, Ajith Kumar added.

Express



Authorities embark on canal cleaning drive
Express News Service
Last Updated : 12 Dec 2011 10:27:47 AM IST

KOCHI: The city will soon assume a clean look as the district administration has embarked on a canal cleaning drive. The 645-kilometre long canals which come under the Periyar valley project will be renovated under this venture. To supervise the working of this initiative, many monitoring committees have been formed at the Panchayat level. Additional district magistrate E K Sujatha has already given instructions to kick off the project at the earliest. The decision came in the wake of a review meeting conducted. “The Periyar valley project has been included under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA). Decision has been taken to provide uniform rates to the engineers and other workers, under the scheme and the work will start soon,” said P I Sheik Pareeth, district collector.

Most of the canals are getting destroyed as many of them are encroached. Besides, dumping of the waste has also become the order of the day. Owing to these reasons, many of the canals are polluted and degraded. The meeting also instructed that the local bodies and the irrigation department to come forth in preserving these canals. So far, the renovation of 400-kilometre long canals have been completed. The reports on renovated canals will be submitted to the Panchayats concerned. The representatives from various Panchayats, who participated in the review meeting, said that every step should be initiated to change the mindset of the people who callously dispose the waste in canals.

They also put forth many demands. “Most of the houses, flats and apartments which are in the close proximity to the canals have fixed ducts which drains off the waste including septic waste to the nearby canal.

Measures should be initiated to remove these ducts,” they said. They also demanded that the authorities concerned should conduct proper inspection before giving sanctions to the private parties to undertake any bridge construction. “Measures should be taken to prevent the encroachments of canals,” they added. Panchayat presidents, secretaries and assistant engineers also participated in the review meeting.

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CIAL to acquire land

To finance for acquisition to be through bond issues or from a bank consortium

Land is in all likelihood on the Western side of the airport and major part of it will be for building a second runway

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Re: Cochin/Kochi projects and pics

Postby ajith02 on Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:55 pm

Open-air theatre at Durbar Hall Grounds soon

Amritha K R Express News ServiceLast Updated : 12 Dec 2011 09:24:07 AM IST
KOCHI: The construction work on the ultra-modern open-air theatre (OAT) at Durbar Hall Grounds will begin soon with the Tourism Department allocating a sum of Rs 1.44 crore for the structure.
The OAT will be equipped with facilities to hold film screenings, plays, mega shows and cultural evenings “This sort of an OAT is common in public gardens in countries like Singapore. It will include a fully-roofed permanent stage with ultra modern sound and light systems. The stage, that will be mountable, will be approximately 12 m x 18 m. This will be done by sloping the ground towards the stage using a combination of artificial and natural grass. We are looking to create a 3D effect,” said architect Gopakumar of G K Architect, who designed the project. A cyclorama will be present at the back wall of the stage. With the lighting system, this can be used creatively during shows and presentations to create varied lighting illuminations.
To facilitate screening of movies, the stage will have a concealable screen. This can be pulled down as and when required. Screening of children’s movies and yesteryear movies are proposed to be some of the attractions of the theatre.
The stage will also have a lighting control console used on modern theatre stages for creating dramatic lighting effects making it a platform for theatre artists.
Apart from this, there will be permanent sound system, permanent battery system and attached green rooms. In the first stage, the project will cost about Rs 1.07 crores.
"The work on the project is expected to begin in a week. The process has been completed. We are waiting for the Tourism Minister to come down and inaugurate it at the earliest,” said Hibi Eden MLA.

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Re: Cochin/Kochi projects and pics

Postby PLUS on Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:00 am

Work on North RoB gathers pace with land acquisition
TNN | Dec 13, 2011, 03.59AM IST

KOCHI: Giving a boost to the reconstruction of the north railway overbridge ( ROB), the owners of two plots adjacent to the bridge have handed over their land for the Kochi Metro rail project. Though the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) had begun reconstruction work, they had to slow down work owing to the delay in land acquisition.

The owners of Udupi Homes and Kinattinkara Samooha Madam have provided 5.25 cents of land for completing the preparatory works carried out as part of the Metro rail project. "It is for the first time in the district that people have given land before the completion of land acquisition procedures," district collector P I Sheik Pareeth said on Monday. He said that the district administration would soon publish notification for land acquisition and hand over compensation to the people who had handed over their land. He also said that the district administration would fill the vacant posts in special units formed to acquire land for the Metro project.

K P Mohandas Pillai had been appointed deputy collector for land acquisition.

Out of the two special units formed, one would concentrate on acquiring land from regions north of Edappally and the other would focus on regions south.

Meanwhile, DMRC is in the process of identifying and removing utility service cables and pipelines passing through the construction site. For this, movement of traffic from north to Kaloor has to be restrained. "With the onset of festival season there will be an increased flow of vehicles to the city.

The removal of utility cables and increase in traffic will create traffic blocksThe public will have to explore more alternative routes," said Dr Ajith, who has filed a suit against DMRC for blocking and barricading roads. The DMRC officials said that the roads should be barricaded to remove the 66 KV power cable and water pipelines to proceed with the reconstruction. Though they admitted that some inconvenience would be caused to the public,

But, the project director ruled out the possibility of creating huge traffic jams in the city.
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കൊച്ചി: മെട്രോ റെയില്‍ നിര്‍മാണത്തിന് മുന്നോടിയായി നോര്‍ത്ത് മേല്‍പ്പാലം പുതുക്കി പണിയാനുള്ള സ്ഥലമെടുപ്പ് പ്രശ്‌നങ്ങള്‍ക്ക് പരിഹാരമായി. പാലംപണി ആഴ്ചകള്‍ക്കു മുമ്പ് ആരംഭിച്ചെങ്കിലും ചെറിയ രണ്ട് പ്ലോട്ടുകളുടെ ഏറ്റെടുക്കല്‍ നടപടികള്‍ പൂര്‍ത്തിയാകാനുണ്ടായിരുന്നു. ജില്ലാ കളക്ടര്‍ പി.ഐ.ഷെയ്ക്ക് പരീതിന്റെ അഭ്യര്‍ഥന മാനിച്ച് പൊന്നുംവില നടപടികള്‍ പൂര്‍ത്തിയാകുംമുമ്പേ സ്ഥലം ഉടമകള്‍ ഭൂമി വിട്ടുനല്‍കി.

കളക്ടര്‍ നേരിട്ട് ആവശ്യപ്പെട്ടതു പ്രകാരമാണ് ഭൂമി മുന്‍കൂറായി നല്‍കുന്നതെന്ന് സ്ഥലം ഉടമകള്‍ പറഞ്ഞു. എറണാകുളം വില്ലേജിലെ സര്‍വെ 353/1, 2340/1 സര്‍വെകളില്‍പ്പെട്ട സ്ഥലമാണ് കിണറ്റിന്‍കര സമൂഹമഠവും ഉഡുപ്പി ഹോം ഉടമകളും വിട്ടു നല്‍കിയത്. പൊന്നുംവില നോട്ടിഫിക്കേഷന്‍ പ്രസിദ്ധീകരിച്ച് അനുബന്ധ നടപടികള്‍ പൂര്‍ത്തിയാക്കി സ്ഥലം ഉടമകള്‍ക്കുള്ള തുക കഴിയുന്നത്ര വേഗത്തില്‍ വിതരണം ചെയ്യുമെന്ന് കളക്ടര്‍ പറഞ്ഞു. ഈ സ്ഥലം കൂടി കിട്ടിയതോടെ മേല്‍പ്പാലംപണി ഊര്‍ജിതമാക്കിയിട്ടുണ്ട്.

മെട്രോ റെയില്‍ പ്രോജക്ടിനായി അനുവദിച്ച സ്ഥലമെടുപ്പ് യൂണിറ്റുകളിലെ തസ്തികകളില്‍ ഉടന്‍ നിയമനം നടക്കുമെന്ന് കളക്ടര്‍ പറഞ്ഞു. ഡെപ്യൂട്ടി കളക്ടറായി കെ.പി.മോഹന്‍ദാസ് പിള്ളയെ നിയമിച്ച് ഉത്തരവിറങ്ങി. അനുവദിച്ച രണ്ട് സ്ഥലമെടുപ്പ് യൂണിറ്റുകളില്‍ ഒരെണ്ണം ഇടപ്പള്ളി മുതല്‍ വടക്കോട്ടും മറ്റൊന്ന് തെക്കോട്ടുമുള്ള നടപടികള്‍ നിര്‍വഹിക്കും

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Kerala has the oldest IT park in India - 22 years old, presently clocking Rs.2800 crore annual exports.
It will remain unbeaten in just that - AGE ! നല്ല "വളക്കൂറുള്ള" മണ്ണില്‍ വിത്തെറിഞ്ഞതിന്റെ ഗുണം !
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Re: Cochin/Kochi projects and pics

Postby PLUS on Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:16 am

Navigational aid station at CIAL

To halve landing time for aircrafts

വിമാനത്താവളത്തില്‍ നാവിഗേഷനല്‍ എയ്ഡ് സ്റ്റേഷന്‍ ശിലാസ്ഥാപനം നടത്തി
സ്വന്തം ലേഖകന്‍
Story Dated: Tuesday, December 13, 2011 10:35 hrs IST

നെടുമ്പാശേരി: മൂന്നു കോടി രൂപ ചെലവില്‍ വിമാനത്താവളത്തില്‍ നിര്‍മിക്കുന്ന നാവിഗേഷനല്‍ എയ്ഡ് സ്റ്റേഷന്റെ ശിലാസ്ഥാപനം സിയാല്‍ ഡയറക്ടര്‍ എന്‍. വി. ജോര്‍ജ് നിര്‍വഹിച്ചു. ഡയറക്ടര്‍ സി. വി. ജേക്കബ്, കാഞ്ഞൂര്‍ ഗ്രാമ പഞ്ചായത്ത് പ്രസിഡന്റ് മിനി വര്‍ഗീസ്, വാര്‍ഡ് മെംബര്‍ ടി. ജാനകി, ഫാ. കെ. എബ്രാഹാം, സിയാല്‍ എക്സിക്യൂട്ടിവ് ഡയറക്ടര്‍മാരായ ആര്‍. വെങ്കിടേശ്വരന്‍, എ. എം. ഷബീര്‍, ഡപ്യൂട്ടി ജനറല്‍ മാനേജര്‍ കെ. പി. തങ്കച്ചന്‍, എയര്‍പോര്‍ട്ട് അതോറിറ്റി എയര്‍പോര്‍ട്ട് ഡയറക്ടര്‍ ടി. എഫ്. മൂസ തുടങ്ങിയവര്‍ പങ്കെടുത്തു.

60 സെന്റ് സ്ഥലമാണ് സ്റ്റേഷന്‍ നിര്‍മാണത്തിന് ഉപയോഗിക്കുന്നത്. സിഗ്നല്‍ ടവറിന് 15 മീറ്റര്‍ ഉയരമുണ്ടായിരിക്കും. എയര്‍പോര്‍ട്ട് അതോറിറ്റി ഓഫ് ഇന്ത്യയാണ് വിമാനങ്ങള്‍ക്ക് സിഗ്നലുകള്‍ നല്‍കുന്നതിനുള്ള ഉപകരണങ്ങള്‍ സ്ഥാപിച്ച് പ്രവര്‍ത്തിപ്പിക്കുന്നത്. സ്റ്റേഷന്‍ പ്രവര്‍ത്തനസജ്ജമാകുന്നതോടെ വിമാനങ്ങള്‍ക്ക് ഇറങ്ങുന്നതിനു വേണ്ടി വരുന്ന നിലവിലെ ആറു മിനിറ്റ് സമയം മൂന്നു മിനിറ്റായി ചുരുങ്ങും.

ഒരേ സമയം ഒന്നിലേറെ വിമാനങ്ങള്‍ റണ്‍വേയില്‍ ഇറങ്ങുന്നതിന് അനുമതി തേടുമ്പോള്‍ എടിസി ടവറില്‍ നിന്നും സിഗ്നല്‍ കൊടുക്കുന്നതിന് പ്രായോഗികമായ ബുദ്ധിമുട്ടുകളുണ്ടാകുന്നത് പതിവാണ്. ഇക്കാരണത്താല്‍ ഇറങ്ങാനെത്തുന്ന വിമാനങ്ങള്‍ക്ക് കൂടുതല്‍ സമയം ആകാശത്ത് ചുറ്റിക്കറങ്ങേണ്ടി വരുന്നതിനാല്‍ വന്‍തോതില്‍ ഇന്ധന
നഷ്ടവുമുണ്ടാകുന്നുണ്ട്.

നാവിഗേഷനല്‍ എയ്ഡ് സ്റ്റേഷന്‍ പ്രവര്‍ത്തനമാരംഭിക്കുന്നതോടെ വിമാനങ്ങള്‍ക്ക് നിശ്ചിത സമയപരിധിക്കുള്ളില്‍ ഒന്നിനു പിറകെ ഒന്നായി സുരക്ഷിതമായി ഇറങ്ങുന്നതിനും പറന്നുയരുന്നതിനും ശാസ്ത്രീയമായ നിര്‍ദ്ദേശങ്ങള്‍ കൃത്യമായി ലഭിക്കും. ഇതു മൂലം വിമാനക്കമ്പനികള്‍ക്ക് സമയലാഭവും ഇന്ധനലാഭവുമുണ്ടാകും. ഒരു വര്‍ഷത്തിനകം നിര്‍മാണം പൂര്‍ത്തിയാകും.

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Kerala has the oldest IT park in India - 22 years old, presently clocking Rs.2800 crore annual exports.
It will remain unbeaten in just that - AGE ! നല്ല "വളക്കൂറുള്ള" മണ്ണില്‍ വിത്തെറിഞ്ഞതിന്റെ ഗുണം !
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