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The central midlands of Kollam district has some of the potential towns of future and Kottarakkara rules the roost among the bunch. Based on the development potential, the identified towns in focus are:

  • Kottarakkara - a compound word made up of the words Kottaram, meaning "palace", and kara meaning "land", literally means "land of palaces". The area which had several palaces was thus named "Kottarakkara". It has a rich history linked to the early medieval period as well as a reputation for being an important commercial, industrial, and trading center. It lies 27 kilometres to the east of Kollam city center and 18 kilometres to the west of Punalur town on the National Highway 208.

    Kottarakkara, also known in the ancient days of the kings as the "Elayadathu Swarupam", was a principality ruled by a branch of the Travancore Royal Family. Its fame is also due to Kathakali, the famous dance drama which originated initially as Ramanattam created in the 17th century by Prince Kottarakkara Thampuran and later patronized by the Raja of Kottarakkara in early 19th century absorbing other dance forms of Krishnattam with further innovations.

  • Puthoor - a small town congested with narrow roads and unorganised traffic system and street vendors in the evening trading hours. Puthoor town market attracts people from long distance to trade various agricultural products. This small town 24 Kms away from Kollam city is now on the verge of industrialisation. Puthoor has a good number of cashew factories which processes cashew nut and export to foreign countries.


  • Ezhukone - is a small and developing town 19 Kms away from Kollam city on the NH 208. This town primarily an agrarian town is entering into other avenues. Offlate many institutions and projects opened avenues for Ezhukone's development prospects. The upcoming ESI Para Medical Institute, proximity to prestigious institutions such as TKM Institute of Management (TIM), TKM Institute of Technology (TIT), the NILA Palace Hotel and some residential schools have elevated the status of the small town to a prospectful one.


  • Ayoor - is a commercial town with rubber, paddy, cashew and pepper being the main trading items. Institutions such as Mar Thoma College of Science and Technology, Travancore Engineering College has made Ayoor an education hub in the south central area of Kollam district.



Request all friends to post all minor, medium, and major project updates pertaining to Kottarakkara, Puthur, Ezhukone, and Ayoor in this thread. All major and mega projects updates of this region can be posted in our Kollam main threads as well. But, please restrict minor project updates only to this thread.
 

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Arun, most probably, Kottarakkara, Anchal, and Pathanapuram will become municipalities by 2015. Kottarakkara is the front runner from Kollam district for the elevation to municipal town. The Local Bodies elections must happen by 2015 September -October. We may see atleast 3 new municipalities from Kollam.:)

Kottarakkara... One of the biggest towns in Kerala, but still existing as a Panchayath...!!!
 

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Arun, most probably, Kottarakkara, Anchal, and Pathanapuram will become municipalities by 2015. Kottarakkara is the front runner from Kollam district for the elvation to municipal town. The Local Bodies elections must happen by 2015 September -October. We may see atleast 3 new municipalities from Kollam.:)
Yes ji that is what the needed thing,but the current political pressures and build-ups are focusing Pathanapuram more in the list than Kottarakkara, i think. And nowadays nobody is even speaking about elevating Anchal as Municipal town
 

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Kottarakkara is more urban and has eligibility among the bunch, then follows Anchal. Pathanapuram is eligible but political interests put it in the forefront.

Yes ji that is what the needed thing,but the current political pressures and build-ups are focusing Pathanapuram more in the list than Kottarakkara, i think. And nowadays nobody is even speaking about elevating Anchal as Municipal town
 

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Kottarakkara is more urban and has eligibility among the bunch, then follows Anchal. Pathanapuram is eligible but political interests put it in the forefront.
Correct.. Kottarakkara, the most deserving town in the district to get elevated as a Municipality, had lost the race last time with Karunagappally.
 

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The main reasons why Karunagapally got the upperhand was that the population especially the high density due to the coastal factor, the high land price, and the huge NRI investment in business and real estate sectors.

Correct.. Kottarakkara, the most deserving town in the district to get elevated as a Municipality, had lost the race last time with Karunagappally.
 

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Citymax, I believe is a Hospitality Group.

Citymax India is the Hospitality division of the Dubai based retail giant Landmark Group, one of the largest & most respected retailers in India and the Middle East. The group is well known for its Lifestyle chain of retail stores in India. Bringing customers a gamut of choices, Citymax operates in business verticals of Casual Dine in restaurants (Polynation), International Coffee house (Gloria Jean's Coffees) and Family Fun & Entertainment Centers (Fun City) across India.

Source - Landmark

City max opening soon at ayoor!! Confirmed news!! .. exact location is at ayoor- punalur road
wts city max reghu ji ???????????
 

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Kodikunnil Suresh MP promises new building for Rural SP office @ Kottarakkara

Mavelikara MP Kodikunnil Suresh has promised a building of its own for the office of the Superintendent of Police (Kollam Rural) at Kottarakara within a year. The office presently operates under several constraints from a rented premises.

Till the completion of the new building, the office should be shifted to a vacant building within the PWD complex at Kottarakara, he said in a press release. Mr. Suresh said that he had also petitioned Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala to take steps to modernise the SP office.

He also wanted the Police Department to sanction a control room complex at Kottarakara, besides the upgrading of the traffic unit operating from Kottarakara into a traffic police station. Mr. Suresh said that a new police station with jurisdiction over Pattazhi should be created.

Source - The Hindu
 

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Kollam Rural SP Office @ Kottarakkara - New premises and building is still a dream due to red tapism



Source - Manorama

Mavelikara MP Kodikunnil Suresh has promised a building of its own for the office of the Superintendent of Police (Kollam Rural) at Kottarakara within a year. The office presently operates under several constraints from a rented premises.

Till the completion of the new building, the office should be shifted to a vacant building within the PWD complex at Kottarakara, he said in a press release. Mr. Suresh said that he had also petitioned Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala to take steps to modernise the SP office.

He also wanted the Police Department to sanction a control room complex at Kottarakara, besides the upgrading of the traffic unit operating from Kottarakara into a traffic police station. Mr. Suresh said that a new police station with jurisdiction over Pattazhi should be created.

Source - The Hindu
 
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