:banana::banana::banana: Whoa ... Ranchi is getting splurged with Multiplexes and malls it seems .. Honestly I never realized that a city of this size could sustain so many multiplexes ..Tells about the volume of disposable income and demand for lifestyle products ..A sign of robust economy.Upcoming multiplexes
1. PVR - 4 screens --- Ranchi Square mall
2. INOX - 4 screens --- Infinity Sapphire
3. 1 screen ---- City mall
4. 2 - screens --- R Ali Magnum mall
5. 3 - screens ---- Sujata picture palace
Names of the multiplexes that will be in city mall and magnum mall are still unknown
1. Glitz cinemas ( Carnival ) --- 3 - screens
2. Fun cinemas ( Cinepolis ) --- 3 - screens
3. SRS cinemas --- 3 - screens
4. Popcorn cinemas --- 2 - screens
5. Eyelex --- 2 - screens
6. Plaza cinema --- 1- screen
:banana::banana::banana: Whoa ... Ranchi is getting splurged with Multiplexes and malls it seems .. Honestly I never realized that a city of this size could sustain so many multiplexes ..Tells about the volume of disposable income and demand for lifestyle products ..A sign of robust economy.
First of all many thanks to Sameer and Vishal and Neelabh for doing such a wonderful work. I do see that there is madness in building highrise in Ranchi, which is benefiting only builders.
I was in Ranchi in January and traffic was horrible. I remember, during my childhood, when I would go to main road or Ketchury chowk or Firayalal. Traffic was very light and I could enjoy my ride with nice cool weather.
Everyday around 2:30 - 3PM, when we would come out of school, it used to rain and make the climate really pleasant.
I guess, what we need to do is to invest in infrastructure i.e. pothole free roads, with footpath (footpath should be equal in size as that of road).
Boost public transport. Not the ones which are currently plying in Ranchi. It should be mixture of low platform busses, and metro.
Regulate that cab/taxi.
Ban Auto and Rikshaw. Job loss there could be moved to the new arrangement of transport system.
Create big parks. Now the small ones. It serve no purpose.
Create green zones.
And most importantly, make such a massive drainage system and water supply system, that it sustains for atleast 50-60 years.
Whatever I say looks good in paper and is very difficult to implement in practical, but atleast there should be a will to do this, but sadly I see only multiplex and big apartment coming up, which will add problems only.
Instead of Mall, I would prefer shopping streets like 'oxford street' in London.
I would say if not a foreign city, then atleast follow the model of Mysore.
Last but not the least - Ranchi is one of the dirtiest city I would say. Clean Ranchi should be in the top agenda.
When the new BJP goverment came to power, they started this road widening project of harmu bypass road. Now in that process, they disconnected bsnl phone line. Now at my home, phone/internet is not there from past 1 year.
However I do appreciate the effort the government is taking to build our highways.
However Sameer, I would like to differ on your flyover view. I would not like flyovers all over Ranchi. Probably the overbridge like thing would suffice over railway tracks. Other than that we just need to manage traffic. More flyovers, will lead to more cars on road and we will shift the congestion from one point to another.
Another thing I think can change the course of Jharkhand, if this government somehow manages to bring big IT companies in the city. They don;t need big land, but are money spinsters.
Also I heard that government is creating lakes (water catchment area) in all over Jharkhand. Are they doing it in Ranchi also?
Yes, I heard of these three flyover. I guess this idea was there from past quite some time. Probably 10 years.
So any reason to believe that the project will kick off soon?
TCS is functional in Jamshedpur, but it is just a hanging office. No major project is running from there.
STP in Ranchi is insignificant. Probably total revenue would less than a small IT company in Bangalore.
But not to sound pessimist, I would still see hope to see state growing in IT.
Infosys has purchased land near Patna, but project never kicked off.
I hope the same is not that case with Ranchi, especially when none of the IT company has bought / purchased any land in Jharkhand.
Yes, 30-35 is small. Delhi has around 110m. But their traffic is high. With 2-3 flights daily, I think this should be enough. I guess, in 30-40 years, if Ranchi really gets those multinational industry like Bangalore. Then I hope we would require terminal 3 and new ATC tower.