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Old February 16th, 2009, 10:17 AM   #1
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Kollam's potential to develop is truely great. Most of that potential can be realised in synergy with its much bigger neighbour, Trivandrum.

As we have discussed here many a time, most of the commuters from Kollam head for work in the capital. Indeed, with the commute hovering at around an hour's time either way, Kollam is as good as an extended suburb of Trivandrum. One can travel faster from Kollam to Technocity than from say Nedumangad or Neyyantinkara which are bonafide suburbs/satellite towns of the capital city.

The development of a Trivandrum - Kollam Growth Corridor is indeed a superb idea. I totally agree with you on that count. The development of the NH-47 and M.C.Road into 4-lane highways along with the commencement of MEMU services are strong steps in that very direction.

The extension of Trivandrum's IT Corridor till Attingal together with the establishment of major projects like the ESI Medical College at Paripally have already brought the borders of the two cities close. Soon, the Trivandrum Capital Region will be notified with its northern border at Varkala, which is just a few kilometers south of the U/A of Kollam.

Greater Kollam will probably start at Karunagapalli and merge with Greater Trivandrum at Varkala. Added together, the State's 1st and 4th biggest cities will create a urban agglomeration with over 3 million population, by far the largest in Kerala.

Kollam and Trivandrum have shared close ties for centuries and we have never been as close as we are now. The future is an united one for us. The same airport, same port and same urban amenities! Just as Thane has merged with Mumbai or Gurgaon with Delhi, we should look forward to a merged existance in the near future, within the next 15 years or so.

The key thing is to stand united in all issues related to development since what benefits Kollam benefits Trivandrum and vice-verse. The latest case in point being the fact that it is the proximity to Technopark, which prompted the establishment of the first district-level IT park in Kerala at Kollam.

Looking forward to a lively and constructive discussion on this. Lol, imagine a few years from now when the SSC threads of the two cities are merged into the same folder, for starters!
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A single U.A for Kollam and Trivandrum cities is a good idea. The growth corridor should be a circular one along Neyyatinkara, Poovar shipyard, Kovalam, vizhinjam port, Technopark Phase 1, 2 and 3, technocity, TIA, Kollam port, Kollam technopark, Kottarakkara, Ayur, Chadayamangalam, Kilimanoor, Trivandrum city.

Another growth corridor can be planned along Kollam Shenkottai road [this road should be developed to cater to the traffic of Vizhinjam and Kollam port connecting Tamilnadu] and another one along trivandrum, nedumangad [educational corridor ?]

Can we also think of a greenfield international airport at a place some where equidistant from both cities, probably 20 yrs from now? probaby at that time current TIA can be made a cargo hub airport.

Bangalore and Mysore though 150 kms apart are already being addressed as twin cities. Kollam and Trivandrum which are just around 60 kms apart [probably even closer once the TCR is notified] should start planning as twin cities and a big growth engine for our nation. is it already time to plan for a common Metro network for the TVM-Kollam U.A?

Six laning of Karunagapally - Nagarcoil road, Kollam - Shenkottai, Kottarakkara - TVM should also be planned ASAP.
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The idea is great Robin. But it does not mean the development activites and fund should be allocated only in one specific district. It should be more of a distributed one. If we are looking at a combined Kollam - Trivandrum urban area, there have to be a lot of study and debate go into the subject so that both the cities should reap the benefits of the comined development efforts. It should not be like that we can scrap the projects of one city from now onwards because it is going to come up in the other city.

The idea of a common Central Airport somewhere betweem Paripally and Attingal is a good idea as it will be equidistant from both the cities. (Around 35 KMs). Please note that the new airport in Bangalore (2nd largest in India in area) is at an average of 40 - 45 Kms away from the main centers of Bangalore city. Even the Nedumbassery airport is almost 30 Kms away from Cochin.

The new airport can find enough space in the Paripally and Attingal belt. Lets think out of the box now. The government should start acquisition of land in this area as soon as possible as the new airport will benefit immensely in the development and investment domains of both the cities and the districts in a gigantic way in future. 4 lane roads can be developed to link the new airport with major towns like Varkala, Kottarakkara and Kilimanoor. As mentioned by Robin, The Karunagapally - Kollam - Paripally - Attingal - Trivamdrum - Nagercovil NH 47 stretch should be widened to 6 lane like the Outer Ring road in Bangalore.

The Kollam based MEMU service is a big initiative regarding the Kollam - Trivandrum combined Urban Area

Kollam Cargo Port should not be neglected for the sake of Vizhinjam as Kollam is the hub of cashew and mineral industry. Already, Kollam Cargo Port is been neglected for the sake of Cohin Port and Tuticorin port. Infact Vizhinjam's devlopment will not be at the cost of Kollam Port. Instead Vizhinjam can be made a major transhipment hub terminal at the southern part of India so that the Kollam Cargo Port should become more relevant and meaningful in terms Cargo traffic.

Trivandrums Urban Area development will be maily towards the northern side as it cannot encorach into the borders of Tamil Nadu which is just a few Kms from Vizhijam in the south. The development of Trivandrum will be mainly towards the north for which Techno City is the major example. IT development (if we look at the Bangalore - Mysore IT corridor model) will be really encroaching towards the Kollam district as already the Kollam Techno Park ground work has began.

Hope there will be a time when the Kollam - Trivandrum NH - 47 stretch see multinational company buses and cabs plying on each direction.

The politicians and visionaries have to set their vision right now itself.

We should not waste time. Otherwise, other cities will go ahead.

I welcome Ajay, Sudheesh, Robin and Co to set their plans and suggestion about these combined Kollam - Trivandrum Urban Area development.
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Reghu - There is no need for any project to be dropped at all. In fact, taking the example of Kollam Port, it would be developed far more in conjunction with Vizhinjam than in isolation!

Please read more about that idea here.

At just 60 Kms, the distance between the Trivandrum and Kollam (current) urban areas makes them the two closest major cities in Kerala with that gap narrowing rapidly. Thus, Kollam has the benefit of access to metropolitan facilities like the International Airport. Trivandrum International Airport is only slightly farther from Kollam than BIAL is from the center of Bangalore.

Like you said, it is high time that we envision the future of the twin cities and plan for it. Perhaps, we can discuss the proposals in greater detail here and evolve some sort of a start-up plan.
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Ajay, it is always better to have an airport atleast 25 to 30 Kms away from the heart of the city. If the airport is at the heart of the city, it may hamper the upcoming of big and tall residential projects as well as tall building complexes. Also, if the airport is away (25 - 35 Kms) means the congestion will be less inside the city due to the traffic towards the airport. So an airport (Infact Bangalore has 3 airbases where flights can land - HAL airport, Yelahanka Airbase where the current airo-expo happens as well as the big one at Devanahalli - BIAL ). So the combined Kollam - Trivandrum Urban area requires a big airport that is away from the hustle and bustle of the two cities. The ideal place is somewhere between Parippally and Attingal. We can give an ideal name as well: "Travancore International Airport"

So the development activites in the construction sector will not be hampered due to air regulations and rules.

I suggest you to come up with great ideas and proposals in Kollam thread just like the ones you post in Trivandrum threads. It will give more impetus for the combined urban development. Thanks for all your efforts in this regard
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My 2 cents

1. in the line of TDF [Trivandrum development forum - an NGO comprising of professionals to support and lead development initiative in TCR] professionals in Kollam should come up with KDF. Along with that a joint forum of TDF and KDF should be constituted.

2. the joint forum should take lead in creating public awareness and interest about the twin city idea.

3. the joint forum should take up the following projects immediately - 1. 6 laning of karunagapally - Nagarcoil stretch, 2. 6 laning of Kottarakara Trivandrum stretch, 3. Vizhinjam mother port, 4. Kollam cargo port, 5. dedicated rail network between two ports. Also should think of ways to create public pressure for expediting the works of technocity and Kollam TP.
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You are absolutely right, Robin. The Kollam Development Forum (KDF) is the need of the hour. It can drive and direct the enthusisam towards achieving the goals. Just like the significant projects in Trivandrum may give due benefits to Kollam city, the projects in Kollam like the Kollam MEMU Base Terminal, Kollam IT Park, Kollam Cashew Board, Kollam Cargo Port, ESI Medical and Dental Colleges, Kollam Junction Railway Station being the biggest junction in South Kerala and the immense tourism potential of Ashtamudi Lake is going to benefit Trivandrum in a bigger way as the future of Trivandrum's growth is towards the northern side.

I suggest the people of Trivandrum to support the project proposals and initiatives for Kollam as the benefit can be reaped by the two cities.

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Robin, it is a great idea to have one thread which will be common for both the cities to give more impetus to the Kollam - Trivandrum Twin City concept. This thread will deal with the projects that will boost and bolster the development of both the cities. The threads that are currently active for both the cities can still be active for the specific city projects.

Sudheesh Bhai or Ajay can take the initiative to start the new thread. This thread will give more visibility to the forummers about the projects that are coming up in Kollam which is benefitful for Trivandrum as well.

The idea of the Twin City concept is a great vision for the overall development of South Travancore and adopt the best from other twin cities like Gurgaon - Delhi, Mumbai - Thane, Hydrabad - Secundrabad, Kolkatta - Howrah or Noida - Delhi.

Kollam - Trivandrum Twin City can emerge as biggest twin city is South India by 2020 if the developments efforts are initiated from now itself.
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Old February 16th, 2009, 10:29 AM   #2
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I think the following thought by Ajay summarizes all the above quotes

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Kollam and Trivandrum have shared close ties for centuries and we have never been as close as we are now. The future is an united one for us
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Old February 16th, 2009, 12:31 PM   #3
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I think the following thought by Ajay summarizes all the above quotes
Kudos for your great initiative, Robin.

Hope Ajay may post his informative posts here as well.

Guys come on, lets float our ideas and initiatives to develop the Twin cities.

Hip hip hurray
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Old February 16th, 2009, 01:18 PM   #4
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This is a great idea to start a discussion on Twin cities like 'Trivandrum -Kollam' when the urbanization of this area got a fast momentum now and huge investments are on the way.It should emerge as one of the biggest cities in South India in next 15-20 years.

Similar way we can start discussion on twin cities or chain of cities in other parts of Kerala too. We should consider the linked urban stretches like Aroor- Kochi-Aluva-Thrissur (100kms) , Kondotty - Kozhikode -Thalasseri- Kannur(100kms), Kottayam-Thiruvalla-Chengannur(30kms).And At least we can create a thread for Kochi-Trissur twin city as well
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This is a great idea to start a discussion on Twin cities like 'Trivandrum -Kollam' when the urbanization of this area got a fast momentum now and huge investments are on the way.It should emerge as one of the biggest cities in South India in next 15-20 years.

Similar way we can start discussion on twin cities or chain of cities in other parts of Kerala too. We should consider the linked urban stretches like Aroor- Kochi-Aluva-Thrissur (100kms) , Kondotty - Kozhikode -Thalasseri- Kannur(100kms), Kottayam-Thiruvalla-Chengannur(30kms).And At least we can create a thread for Kochi-Trissur twin city as well
The actual distance between the heart of Kollam city to Trivandrum city is 71 KMs while the distance between Thattamala and Kazhakootum is mere 45 KMs.

This 45 Km is very important for the Twin city concept. There should be a 6 lane or can have a 8 lane road with the future in mind. We can also have think of a Elevated Highway from Thattamala to Kazhakootum (45 Kms) just like the Elevated Highway from Silk Board to Electronics city in Bangalore (Around 12 KMs)

A Metro Rail Project connecting the Kollam Trivandrum Twin city can be a great idea as there thousand going to and from the two cities everyday. This will increase once the Kollam Techno Park @ Kundara, ESI Medical College at Paripally, Techno City at Attingal and Techno Park Phase 3 at Kazhakootum becomes operational.

Expecting more suggestions and ideas from the Trivandrum forummers.
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Good idea to discuss with.....kollam-trivandrum twin cities can emerge as the biggest one in south india, for that we need our developments to be focused, and indeed some good technical advisors, probably from out, y cant we borrow ideas from out if its good for development ....the very first thing we need is, good 4 or 6 lane connectivity b/w kollam and tvm, Suburban train services of international standards, if these things, above mentioned happens we can surge ahead of many investment destinations in southindia, And above all trivandrum must become mature itself as a metro city where, techies can spent their money, the lack of entertainment is an issue most of the techies quotes whenever they speak about tvm, with all the proposed malls and multiplexes in place we can fix this in a short time...
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Good idea to discuss with.....kollam-trivandrum twin cities can emerge as the biggest one in south india, for that we need our developments to be focused, and indeed some good technical advisors, probably from out, y cant we borrow ideas from out if its good for development ....the very first thing we need is, good 4 or 6 lane connectivity b/w kollam and tvm, Suburban train services of international standards, if these things, above mentioned happens we can surge ahead of many investment destinations in southindia, And above all trivandrum must become mature itself as a metro city where, techies can spent their money, the lack of entertainment is an issue most of the techies quotes whenever they speak about tvm, with all the proposed malls and multiplexes in place we can fix this in a short time...
First of all I would like to thank those people who have taken initiative to start such a wonderful thread which may change the development cource of Kollam along with Trivandrum. Kollam is going to gain much from this wonderful concept.

Sanju your findings regarding the lack of entertainment opportunities in Trivandrum is correct when we compare it with the metros like Bangalore.

But the Kollam - Trivandrum twin city concept may mitigate this issue. Investment can be made to put up Entertainment parks at the banks of Ashtamudi in Kollam and the Hillocks in Kollam and Trivandrum. Moreover there can be Intercity tours To and Fro from Kollam to Trivandrum which may take less than an hour if the Kollam Trivandrum Metro Rail or Kollam Trivandrum 6 lane road materialize.

Invites more sugggestions.
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Old February 17th, 2009, 08:12 AM   #8
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....the very first thing we need is, good 4 or 6 lane connectivity b/w kollam and tvm, Suburban train services of international standards, if these things, above mentioned happens we can surge ahead of many investment destinations in southindia, And above all trivandrum must become mature itself as a metro city where, techies can spent their money, the lack of entertainment is an issue most of the techies quotes whenever they speak about tvm, with all the proposed malls and multiplexes in place we can fix this in a short time...
Sanju - As you may know, the connectivity between Trivandrum and Kollam is already developing to an extent unmatched anywhere else in Kerala. NH-47 and the M.C. Road are both being widened to 4-lanes. EMU services will start on the Trivandrum-Kollam sector by the end of the year and work is underway to renovate the waterway linking the two cities. So we have made a start on the connectivity.

As for the lack of entertainment, Trivandrum may lag behind the likes of Bangalore but the largest city in Kerala is as good as it gets in the State. Already the newest luxury hotels in the city sport pub-style bars as well as discos and the cultural calendar of Trivandrum is unmatched anywhere in Kerala. And unlike other places, Trivandrum offers easy access to beaches, hill-stations and backwaters.

As you said, once the under-development shopping malls are complete, we will have it as good in Trivandrum as in Bangalore.

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Similar way we can start discussion on twin cities or chain of cities in other parts of Kerala too. We should consider the linked urban stretches like Aroor- Kochi-Aluva-Thrissur (100kms) , Kondotty - Kozhikode -Thalasseri- Kannur(100kms), Kottayam-Thiruvalla-Chengannur(30kms).
RKPV - The Trivandrum - Kollam combination is made up of the biggest and fourth biggest urban areas in the State. We are talking close to 2.5 million people here. That itself sets it apart from the others. Add to the fact that we also have two ports in the area as well as the top-class multi-modal connectivity and the presence of a world-class knowledge sector cluster, and it is clear why the Trivandrum - Kollam agglomeration is the clear front-runner in Kerala.

Last but not the least, the distance between the peripheries of Kollam and Trivandrum is hardly 40 Km, and that gap is reducing by over a kilometer a year.

Eventually, such composite urban agglomerations will develop across Kerala. But, as of today, this one is the front-runner, followed perhaps by Cochin - Thrissur.
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How do we take the idea to the masses? What all are our options? Internet is definitely an option to reach professionals from the region [And we should start with that soon]. How do we take the concept to others?
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Trivandrum - Kollam combination is made up of the biggest and fourth biggest urban areas in the State. We are talking close to 2.5 million people here. That itself sets it apart from the others. Add to the fact that we also have two ports in the area as well as the top-class multi-modal connectivity and the presence of a world-class knowledge sector cluster, and it is clear why the Trivandrum - Kollam agglomeration is the clear front-runner in Kerala.

Last but not the least, the distance between the peripheries of Kollam and Trivandrum is hardly 40 Km, and that gap is reducing by over a kilometer a year.

Eventually, such composite urban agglomerations will develop across Kerala. But, as of today, this one is the front-runner, followed perhaps by Cochin - Thrissur.
You are right, Ajay. No other twin cities are much closer and have the population like Kollam - Trivandrum Twin Cities.

If you look at the Tourism potentail especially the Backwater Tourism, the future of the Entertainment industry looks really great. Huge investment can be made at the banks of Ahtamudi Lake for Amusement Parks and Theme Parks.

Morover, Tirumullvaram, Kovalam and Varkala can be exploited further using the Kollam Port and Vizhinjam Port for foreign and local Tourists luxury cruises accross the two cities.

The investment for Tourism, IT, Road and Rail Infrastructure should be allocated equally for both the Twin cities so that the region will develop uniformly and consistently. The potential is immense especially in Tourism and IT.
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You are right, Ajay. No other twin cities are much closer and have the population like Kollam - Trivandrum Twin Cities.

The investment for Tourism, IT, Road and Rail Infrastructure should be allocated equally for both the Twin cities so that the region will develop uniformly and consistently. The potential is immense especially in Tourism and IT.
- EQ - The investment will be made as per the potential. More investment in backwater tourism may go to Kollam while the bulk of the investment in IT may go to Trivandrum, for example. The overall investment pattern would be in the ratio of the size of the two cities, as would be the case with Bangalore-Mysore or Mumbai-Thane. And once we consider the two cities as a single entity, it does not matter where the investment goes, the benefits will be for everyone.

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How do we take the idea to the masses? What all are our options? Internet is definitely an option to reach professionals from the region [And we should start with that soon]. How do we take the concept to others?
I think it is a little bit early in the day for us to take this concept public right now. The right strategy would be to let it develop as the TCR concept has done over the years. In fact, we should see how TCR itself evolves and then mimic the path that it took.

Trivandrum - Kollam U/A is not a short-term idea. It may be 10 or 15 years before it even becomes feasible and at least 20 years from now, when it can be put into practice. So we are in this for the long haul, so let's wait and see how things pan out.

In the meantime, we can bounce ideas around on this forum to come to some sort of agreement on the elements of the combined region and what all benefits will come out of the merger.
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hmm.. you are right Ajay. TCR is a good model to emulate.. but I think this is the right time to launch internet discussions through various net groups... rather than restricting this to only SSC.. Though the idea might take time to evolve, I think we need to take some initiatives to create synergy between different projects.. eg.. Technopark-Technocity-Kollam TP [the synergy is already there in this case], Road development [NH 47 - Shenkottai road - MC Road - I think these roads need to be 6 laned. 4lanes are insufficiant], Vizhinjam Mother port - Thangassery Cargo port.

Also there is another aspect.. last time when i traveled to Kottarakara from Trivandrum, it took me only 1hr 5 mts.. thats 10 mts less than may daily office commute time here in Bangalore Once the entire MC road work is completed traveling time between Trivandrum and Kottarakkara will reduce further. Same is the case betweek TVM and Kollam cities. So probably the single U.A concept may become a reality much sooner than we are anticipating.

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Yaar, ideas always comes from dreams. People have called Archemedis, Galilio and other greats who dreamt as fools. As per our our previous President" Dreaming low is a crime. You should dream big, only then you will achieve something".
Regarding the Kollam - Trivandrum Twin City or the Elevated Highway between Kollam and Trivandrum are future possible projects. It is utter foolishness to think that we cannot emulate cities like Dubai who can even create cities in sea. Please note that there are a hell lot of Malayalees working in the construction work of Dubai Palm islands and Dubai Metro rail projects.

You cannot tell that the future projects like the Kollam - Trivandrum Twin City or the Elevated Highway between Kollam and Trivandrum will not happen in future. It is an inevitable thing. The future is really bright.

Only thing is the mentality of people should change. We are so concervative and traditional in so many areas. Lets think out of the box.

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The proposed Coastal Highway from Thanagasseri--> Eravipuram --> Paravur --> Kappil --> Varkala -- >ChirayanKeezhu --> Kazhakoottam would ease the traffic in the congested NH47 and boost the tourism in Paravur Varkala coastal region. This route can also be used as a TOLL FREE alternative route, once the 4 line NH47 is completed under BOT scheme. A portion of this road is now under re-construction in Paravur --> Eravipuram--> Kollam route.
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Kollam's Marine Drive in the Making

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The proposed Coastal Highway from Thanagasseri--> Eravipuram --> Paravur --> Kappil --> Varkala -- >ChirayanKeezhu --> Kazhakoottam would ease the traffic in the congested NH47 and boost the tourism in Paravur Varkala coastal region. This route can also be used as a TOLL FREE alternative route, once the 4 line NH47 is completed under BOT scheme. A portion of this road is now under re-construction in Paravur --> Eravipuram--> Kollam route.
True, yaar. The coastal road section Thankasseri - Eravipuram can be made as a 4 lane one as it has the potential to become Kollam's Queen's Necklace in future. Already hise rise buidings have started to come up in this section with a range of hotels and apartments in the line. This section will resemble like the Mumbai marine drive or Kochin marin drive by 2020.
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True, yaar. The coastal road section Thankasseri - Eravipuram can be made as a 4 lane one as it has the potential to become Kollam's Queen's Necklace in future. Already hise rise buidings have started to come up in this section with a range of hotels and apartments in the line. This section will resemble like the Mumbai marine drive or Kochin marin drive by 2020.
Can u post some pictures of this.....
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Old February 26th, 2009, 08:34 PM   #18
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Political Pressure needed

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Can u post some pictures of this.....
See the attached news about the reconstruction of Paravur-Eravipuram road.
The rest of the portion of Tangasserri- Kazhakoottam road is already existing.
There is a proposal for widening and developing this route as a State Highway. Collective Political pressure from MP's, MLA's and local athorities like Kollam Corporation, Paravur / Varkala Municipalities, Chirayankeezhu, Murukkumpuzha panchayath authorities are needed to realise this DREAM.


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Old March 20th, 2009, 02:33 PM   #19
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Shashi Taroor: Great man with a great Vision: Kollam - Trivandrum Twin City pins hope on his vision.

It is great to see a person of the stature of Shashi Taroor is contesting from Trivandrum constituency. He has lot of experience behind him especially regarding the developments of world's great cities. Since he has visited most of the big cities in the world and has enough perception about the big Twin cities like Newyork - New Jersey, etc., we can pin hope that he will put all his expertise in the development of Trivandrum - Kollam Twin city development.

Kollam is also excited that a legendary visionary is contesting from the neighbouring constituency as his visions are worth and valuable for the development of Kollam as well. Trivandrum's long term development truly depends on the development of Kollam as it cannot expand too much to the south.

All the best for Shashi Taroor.
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Old April 24th, 2009, 04:46 PM   #20
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New concept of Megalopolis

This trend is picking up and I think the entire Kerala will be a Huge megalopolis
along with Kerela CBE,Erode,Salem,Hosur,Bangalore,Mysore,Vellore,Kanchipuram and Chennai will form the thrid megalopolis of India after NCR and Mumbai-Ahmedabad
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