CHILAVANNUR BUND ROAD
The proposed Chilavannur Bund Road parallel to the SahodaranAyyappan Road connects the Thykkoodam underpass in NH byepass and Thevara in MG road. Total length of this proposed road is about 3.5 km. Major portion of the proposed alignment is existing. In certain points there are missing links. These gaps have to be connected. Land required for the 15 m wide stretch of 600m between KP Vallon road and Kasthurba Nagar road has been made available and the development works is completed using Government allotted funds.
Land of about 80 cents has to be made available in the eastern stretch near Thykkoodam underpass and presently the land required for the project is made available by negotiation purchase from the affected land owners. The negotiable purchase is made according to the land value fixed by District Collector.
TETHERED HELIUM BALLOON AT MARINE DRIVE
Marine Drive Maidan has been identified as the ground for the installation of the Tethered Helium Balloon. About 90 cents of land is proposed for the installation and its operation. The facility will have passenger carrying capacity of 30 nos. and the ascension height will be a maximum of 80 m as sanctioned by the the Southern Naval Command. The project is proposed to be carried out subjected to the conditions of a license period of 10 years which may be extended for a further period of 10 yrs.
The letter of award has been given to the selected bidder and obtaining various approvals is in progress.
ECO-FARM TOURISM –CAGE FARMING PROJECT AT MUNDAMVELI
In order to provide development in west Kochi area, GCDA has proposed an eco friendly tourism project in Mundamveli. This Eco Farm Tourism-Cage Farming project is in the 5 acre land of GCDA near Pandarachira canal in the Rameswaram West DTP scheme area. This land is having mangroves and unutilised marshy/ wet land areas with water bodies filled with wastes. It is proposed to clean the water body spread in an area of one acre and the scientific cage fish farming to be done in it. The rest of the area to be developed to an Eco friendly Tourism area by providing walkway, children’s play area, amphi theatre, food court of fish products, fish deck, fishing facilities for the visitors, mangrove protection etc. This will give an awareness of cage farming which can be used in unutilised water bodies. Thus it will help for the social and economic development of West Kochi. Government has accorded sanction for this project and the works are in progress.
AMBEDKAR STADIUM REDEVELOPMENT.
Ambedkar Stadium near KSRTC Bus station is owned by GCDA .This Stadium and the Ground are now in a bad condition owing to water logging and related issues.It is in this circumstances GCDA decide to redevelop the stadium and to form a foot ball ground of international standards .The Existing tenants of the stadium structure will suitable be rehabilitated in a new building.
The Stadium is proposed to be developed as Joint Venture project of GCDA, Department of spots GOK and the Kerala Foot ball Association. The Stadium complex will have a capacity of 10000 seats and allied facilities.The Stadiun structure will have a total built up area of 25000 m2.GCDA entered into an agreement with Kerala Foot ball Association for the Re-Development and utilization of the stadium. As per the agreement artificial trufing of football ground is completed by KFA as per FIFA standards. Department of Town planning has issued variation of scheme layout to facilitate the rehabilitation building sanction and layout approval.
The work of the rehabilitation structure is in progress.
KALOOR MARKET RENNOVATION
GCDA proposes to renovate the existing market building at Kaloor. Since the construction of the bridge across TP canal near the market is completed the accessibility to the market is increased, the full functioning of the market is made possible now. The existing building is being renovated with provision for waste disposal and modern facilities to be provided in it. Government has accorded sanction for this project and agreed for a fund of 4.99 crore. The construction is in progress.