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A.R Rahman will be at Ananthapuri to conduct a Music Concert on April 14th Vishu Day.:cheers:
This is the first concert by A.R Rahman after receiving the Oscars.The concert will be conducted simulataneously in three different venues (Chandrasekharan Nair Stadium,Central Stadium & Nishagandhi Auditorium).^^

The Malayali Oscar winner Resul Pookutty will be also felicitated.:cheers:

Source : Manoramaonline.com
 

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Hi Babu & Sudheesh,

The alignment for the Attingal Bypass was fixed years back. Yellow oards were placed at the starting & finishing point atleast a decade back. As per the plan, it has to start from Moonnumukku, where the roads from Venjaramood/Karete merges with NH -47. It passes one the right handside (North East, I think) of the present road at a deviation of 3 to 4 km, and finally joins back the mother road just before the Poovanpara bridge (Opposite to KPWD Rest house & after the RKV's timber yard ?/workshop). I think Ajith & Shafi might be knowing better.
Already Posted the alignment from Cherthala to Kanyakumari.For those are unaware of these again posting,Others Please excuse

Here is the Alignment

Cherthala-Oachira

Thiruvoor- Cherthala- Marthorvattom- S.L. Puram- Kalavoor- Poongavu- Alappuzha(Bypass)- Kalathara- Punnapara- Neerkunnam- Ambalapuzha- Purakadu- Thottapally- Karuvatta- Haripad- Nangiar kulangara- Cheppad- Kayamkulam- Krishnapuram- Oachira

Oachira-Thiruvananthapuram

Oachira-Vavvakavu-Karunagappally-Edappallikkotta-Chavara-Neendakara-Shakthikulangara-Kollam(Bypass)-Umayanalloor-Kottiyam-Mylakkad-Ithikkara-Chathannoor-Karamcode-Kalluvathukkal-Parippally-Navaikulam-Kallambalam-Thottakadu-Attingal(Bypass)-Mamom-Korani-Thonnakkal-Mangalapuram-Pallipuram-Kazhakkoottam

Kollam Bypass
The alignment of Kollam Bypass starts from Allharamamad and passes through Thrikkadavoor, Kallumthazham and Ayathil and joins near Kottiyam

Attingal Bypass
Proposed bypass is starting from Manamboor junction near Deviapura Nagar temple after the Thottakkad-Valakottumala-Puthencode-Perumkulam-MLA Palam near palamkonam jn- Meleattingal-Thottavaram-Kunnuvaram-Ramachanvila-Kaduvayil Ela-Kavanasseri Ela-Chittanttinkara and will join near Mamom bridge.
 

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NH-47 Alignment
Kazhakuttam-Chacka-Inchakkal-Kovalam-Mukkola-Puthenkada-Thirupuram-Ayira-Manjamkuzhi-Adakkakuzhi-Pirakode-Kuluvilai- Mayapuram-Tamarakulam-Kappukkadu, Mulamkuzhi-Palliyadi- Vadavila-Pukkadai-Kozhiporuvila-Paruthikattuvilai- Pandaravilai- Thackalai- Pandaravilai-Puchikad- Chungankadai- Ozhukinasseri- Karuppukottai-Therur- Manavila-Kottaram-Kanyakumari Bypass.

From Kazhakkoottam to Kerala/TN Border

The alignment utilises the existing Thiruvananthapuram Bypass from Kazhakkoottam to Kovalam (22.6 Kms). The second phase of Thiruvananthapuram by pass starts from Kovalam and passes through Mukkola-Puthenkada-Thirupuram and Ayira and joins Kerala/Tamilnadu Border at Manjamkuzhi near Karode.

From Kovalam, the original bypass alignment proposed by Kerala PWD (NH) is followed upto Ayira for 17.743 Kms. Further it deviates from the PWD alignment for a short length and crosses Kerala Border at Manjamkuzhi Karode. Under the proposal, the existing bypass is to be widened to four lane with central median of 4.5m, hard shoulders of 1.5m and earthen shoulders of 1.5m.

Approx.a distance of 18.6kms from Kovalam, the original proposal was to deviate from the PWD alignment and cross Kerala – TN Border near Thirupuramafter crossing Poovar East Canal and Neyyar River.

However, the alignment of Thiruvananthapuram bypass Phase II from Kovalam to Kaliyakkavila was approved by the Ministry of Surface Transport way back in 1989. Knowing this, the local people who are put up in this alignment stopped construction of new houses and started shifting from this route as a precaution. The alignment proposed earlier deviates from the original bypass alignment at Kanjiramkulam and takes a route further west, which requires evacuation of people already shifted from the original alignment. This has raised much hue and cry from the public and political leaders and there is strong demand to follow the old bypass alignment and the matter was also taken up with High court of Kerala by the local villagers. Hence another option is followed in which the original bypass alignment will be followed up to Ayira Village and then deviate to cross the Kerala border.

Hence, the original bypass alignment will be followed from Kazhakkoottam to Ayira in the Kerala portion.

Kanjiramkulam, Uranvila and Thirupuram villages is avoided. However, there is a slight increase in length by 1.72 km than the first proposal.

From Kerala/TN Border to Kanyakumari

The alignment after crossing the Kerala border at Manjamkuzhi proceeds through areas of Adakkakuzhi, Pirakode, Kuluvilai and finally crosses Tamraparani river. The alignment passes through Mayapuram, Thamarakulam, Kappukkadu, and Mulamkuzhi villages and passes near Palliyadi and crosses Thiruvananthapuram-Kanyakumari railway line here.After that it passes through Vadavila, Pukkadai, Kozhiporuvila and Paruthikattuvilai.The alignment cuts Kozhiporuvila-Pukkadai road and Eraniel branch canal and passes through Pandaravilai village. It also cuts Thiruvankode - Milady road and Aluvarcoil – Manjanuvila road connecting existing NH-47 near Thuckalai. Then it crosses river Valliyar and passes through Pandaravilai, Puchikad and cuts Villukuri canal and joins the existing NH-47. After joining the existing NH, the alignment follows the existing NH-47 for a length of 0.81 Kms of existing NH-47. Thereafter the alignment deviates from the existing NH-47 towards left side of Chungankadai Village crosses Puthery – Vadaserry road. Further it crosses Palayar River and Teraikkalpudur road and joins NH-47B at Ozhukanassery. After it crosses Nagercoil – Tirunelveli railway line and runs through Karuppukottai, Therur villages. This portion of alignment runs north of Nagercoil and Suchindram and joins NH-47 near Manavila junction.From there it follows the existing road up to a length of 3.44km and deviates on RHS for bypassing Kottaram village and joins the proposed NH-7 Bypass for Kanyakumari immediately after Kottaram village.
 

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Another New Airbus Service from TVPM to BLR



Inauguration of the New Multi-Speciality Airbus Service of M/s Megha Tours & Travels from TVPM to BLR was done by the Vigilance Director Mr.K.P Somarajan IPS.
From TVPM the service will start at 5:00 pm daily and from BLR at 7:00 pm daily.

Source : Kerala Kaumudi
 

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Well, the point here is we need clean source of energy. With Vizhinjam, we will have easy access to coal or oil. But the question is do we really need to burn them in TVM and pollute our environment (and contribute to global warming) when we can have access to clean nuclear energy?

I know the Left was a bit sceptical about the nuclear deal, but I don't think they are against the use of nuclear energy. GoK must rope in French/Russian/US nuclear energy companies for a feasibility study.

For water, we need novel technologies for water distribution. I think we have enough water in our reservoirs to cater to any number of residential enclaves!
Did U forget that the Koodankulam Nuclear Power Project is supposed to come at Poovar?After severe protest from own Environmentalists(All credits to Smt.Sugathakumari & Team):bash: it was shifted to Koodankulam in KK district.Now KSEB has to buy electricity from them or wait for the electricity from Central Pool through Power Grid.

The funny excuses raised by these evironmentalists that we people will expose to nuclear radiation,pollution bla bla bla....After throwing out that project to some 100km radius which covers Tvm/Kollam districts are we will free from these radiation after the commisioning of the Plant?:eek:hno:
 

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Guys,
Here we had lots of comments on my point on FALCON. My point was TVM is not part of FALCON backbone network. Its just a leg of it ending in Male/(Recently to SL as our friend informed).

I have not investigated much on this, so do many forumers here. Who ever knows more on this pls tell us,

Is tvm connected to Mumbai through a subsea cable as part of FALCON n/w????
Is tvm connected to MEA, EU, AFRICA or US by subsea cable?????

If we are not connected to these regions directly and are routed thru cable system from other cities, we are not in an advantageous position to highlight this subsea cable net as bandwidth provider for tvm .

Still we are fed thru the underground cables(thanks to the nationwide OFC n/w)/sat connectivity by various service providers.

Guys, Am i clear to you or confusing you ????????
FALCON Backbone Network??Its time to correct it as Reliance Globalcom Transmission Network.

The FLAG Telecom amalgamated with Anil Ambani's Reliance Gateway in January 2004 for US$207 million (in cash:nuts:).Now all FLAG Networks are part of Reliance Globalcom and Headquartered at Middlesex,UK.

The Networks come under this are:
FEA,FN-1,FNAL,FALCON,Europe Network,Trans US Network,Trans Pacific Network,Singapore Access Network & Reliance India Network.

Now the FALCON from the CLS at Al-Seeb in Oman connects at the CLS at Mumbai and will be using the RIN in India.From India the RIN connects the CLS at Tvpm to the FALCON and connects with CLS at Hulumale in Maldives and the CLS at Colombo in Srilanka.
 

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The possibility is that the landing points in Mumbai are connected to Trivandrum through the existing Reliance terrestrial cable network than through a undersea cable that will be an extra cost for Reliance.Purely a commercial decision than a technical one.
The RIN has over 80,000 kms of Network connecting 1100 towns & cities in India.Then why should Reliance go for an extra cable network that also undersea which will costs much,instead of using the already well established and well connected network?Afterall it is Money Matters !!!!:nuts:

Ippozhum "Kanakku" Seriyayille??:lol:
 

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^^ Having Tharoor is much good for visibility. Normally the national media outside when outside Kerala do not care much for leaders from Kerala.

Times of India, Bangalore edition has been featuring Tharoor right from the election days.

Today also only he has got the prominence in TOI, with a photo in the front page (no other minister from Kerala) as well as one more write up with photo in the 9th page, 'Times Nation'.
From the The Front Page



From the 9th Page

 

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Cross Posted from http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=770578&page=60

^^Good.

BTW eventhough the RFP is for identifying the alignment also, do you have some idea how it would be?

And what does it mean by 'stand-alone'? Does it mean it would be totally a new road? I am not sure how difficult it would be to acquire the land if it is a new alignment.
Before going for the alignment and furthur discussions we need to understand what is NHDP Phase VII meant for...


NHDP Phase VII will be implemented for the cities that fall in the way of National Highways and include improvement of National Highway links in the cities.So far, City Roads were the sole responsibility of the City Corporations/Municipalities and invariably paucity of funds with the Corporations/Municipalities resulted in indefinite delays.Hope what "Stand-alone" meant here.

The NHDP Phase VII was approved by the The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) in December 2007.Under this Government has approved construction of 700 km of stand alone ring roads/bypasses as well as grade separators, flyovers, elevated road, tunnels road over bridge, under passes etc at an estimated cost of Rs. 16,680 crore through Public Private Partnership(PPP) route on BOT (Toll) mode with a maximum Viability Gap Fund(VGF) of 40% and action is being taken for preparation of feasibility study. During the approval of NHDP Phase VII,the Govt.hoped the works are likely to be awarded to the intending entrepreneurs by March, 2011, and is expected to be completed by December, 2014.But works are already started for one Stretch in Chennai{Chennai Port (Gate No.10) to Maduravoyal (NH-4)}.

The CCEA has stipulated that the entire NHDP-VII may cost a total of.Rs.166.80 Billion(as per 2007 calculations).Of this, the Central Government's contribution would be Rs.63.02 Billion and another Rs.103.78 Billion is to come from the private sector because the construction would be done on a Build Own Transfer (BOT Toll) Basis .

Of the Rs.166.80 billion for NHDP Phase-VII, Rs.105 Billion will be spent on constructions for 700 Km of Ring Roads and Bypasses. The remaining Rs.61.80 billion would be spent on Stand Alone Grade Separated Intersections, Road Over Bridges, Elevated Roads, Tunnel, Underpasses and Service Roads.This would improve the pace of traffic and make it safer, with improved riding quality and time and will lead to reduction in vehicle operating cost and significant reduction in fuel consumption resulting in energy conservation.

The Cities selected as of now in South under NHDP Phase VII are Chennai,Visakhapatnam,Thiruvananthapuram and Madurai.

The Stretch in Chennai is already awarded to M/s Soma Enterprises.(18.3 Kms of 4 Lane Elevated Road).The project will provide an all-time road without any traffic regulatory obstacles so that Port can be approached directly from the outskirts of Chennai City without interfering the city traffic.The proposed elevated road provides an all time road for Port based traffic from West (NH-4) and South (NH-45).Here,this is an example of "Stand-alone Elevated Road"

Here in Thiruvananthapuram,the existing NH-47 is passing through the Core area of City.Now the alignment has fixed for the New Bypass(including the existing Bypass) already fixed and is now under NHDP Phase III.As far as Thiruvananthapuram is concerned a ring road will be feasible because the City Corporation is already planned an Outer Ring Road.If tried this can be included in this and with slight changes in alignment can be implemented Under NHDP Phase VII.

The concept was keeping the facts that the developments near Kazhakoottam(where the Bypass Starts) and all along upto Vizhinjam and the furture developments towards North of Kazhakoottam and towards East of Vizhinjam/Poovar.Here "Stand alone" concept will be "Stand-alone Ring Road" in my opinion.(depends how the consultants make the study and submit the report..).
 
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