Renovation of Footpath and Rising of Drain in Kaloor Kadavanthara Road (Remaining
AS.NO :- GO(Rt) No.2100/2018/LSGD dated 30/07/2018
Present Status :- Work(Remaining) Under tender Process.
K.K road is a major arterial road of Kochi city. As this is the case there are many residential buildings, commercial buildings, worship centres, etc. along the side of this road. Major commercial buildings including BISMI Hypermarket, Fridge House etc., Worship centres like Kavalakkal Temple, St. Xavier's Church etc. and banks like SBI, IOB.CBOI, Bank of India, HDFC, ICICI, Grand Bank etc. and other public sector organisations are situated along this route. Hence it is understood without much description that apart from the numerous vehicles plying along this road there are large number of pedestrians along this road each day. The situation of the vehicular traffic has changed during the last few years. Different from past years, it has become difficult for pedestrians as the density of vehicle has increased and still increasing. Hence GCDA has already constructed footpath and drain on the west side of K.K road from Kadavanthra junction to Kumaranasan junction by its own fund. Now the objective of the project is to construct this footpath and drain for the east and west sides of K.K road from Kadavanthra to Kaloor junction. It is necessary to renovate the footpath on ROB which is in detrimental state. This project would be a great relief for the pedestrians using K.K Road. Also the aesthetic appearance of Road will be enhanced.Remaining portion of this work is under tender process.
Construction of 2BHK Housing Complex for GCDA under Life Mission Kerala,at West
Rameswaram, Fort Kochi, Ernakulam District
Greater Cochin Development Authority (GCDA) has decided to rehabilitate families of P&T Colony living along Perandoor canal as a part of slum rehabilitation. The project is proposed under the life mission scheme of the state Government for the homeless. GCDA proposed to construct 82 dwelling units for the beneficiaries covered under the Life Mission project and allocated its own land having an extent of 70 cents at Rameswaram. Building permits and administrative sanction has been obtained..Life mission has granted Rs 10.5 lakhs / unit and additional Rs 1.5 lakhs/ unit has been granted under PMAY(U) scheme, balance fund will be mobilized by GCDA from CSR fund and sponsorships. GCDA is executing the project through TDLCCS. Piling works of the project has started. Expected time of completion of the project is 325 days (29/08/21).
COCHIN MARINE DRIVE SCHEME
Cochin marine drive shopping complex owned by GCDA is built 34 years ago. Inorder to compete with the surrounding shopping complexes it is essential to do the renovation work of the complex, so as to renovate this building urgent maintenance works has started.
1) Structural repairs of shopping complex at CMDS in Ernakulam District – work commenced on 18/03/21 and the expected time of completion of the work is 6 months.
2) Water proofing at CMDS complex, marine drive in Ernakulam - work commenced on 26/02/21 and the expected time of completion of the work is 180 days..
3) Renovation of walkway from Gosree Bridge to Rajendramaidanam by CSML.Work commenced on 08.06.2020.Time of completion one Year.
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.
DIGITIZATION AND COMPUTERISATION OF RECORDS
In order to manage the assets of GCDA efficiently and accurately a project named “Digitization of Assets and Computerization of Records” has intiated by GCDA. The project is to map all its assets including Land Parcels and Buildings using Q-GIS software in-house and the details of the assets (around 23 columns) will be given as attributes to each asset. The records has already been collected and computerised and the mapping of the land parcels are completed The attributes from the planning dept. are incorporated and waiting for the information from Estate Department and Village offices (Revenue Dept) . The aim is to put all the information in webGIS
STUDY ON ECO TOURISM VILLAGE AT RAMESWARAM
The Eco Tourism Village project is proposed in 12.7 acres of land owned by GCDA in Rameswaram DTP scheme area. For effective utilization of land for environment friendly eco-tourism project it was decided to conduct detailed study regarding the project. The land is marshy and is habitat of different species of mangroves. The land is under CRZ-IA and this zone is prohibited for certain type of construction. Under this circumstances GCDA submitted a request to Kerala Coastal Zone Management Authority (KCZMA) to change this zone to CRZ-II. But the request was declined by KCZMA and they have not changed the land to CRZ-II. Now, GCDA again approached KCZMA, then GCDA was asked to present the matter during the hearing which is going to conduct soon.