50,000 new IT jobs, a Medical college and a ‘Model Safety Corridor’ for Trivandrum!

50,000 fresh employment opportunities when new phases of Technopark and Technocity are ready.

Kerala Government’s budget is due this week and hopes are high for the residents of Trivandrum. Here are some of the highlighted projects for Trivandrum announced in Governor’s Policy Address speech.

50,000 fresh employment opportunities when new phases of Technopark and Technocity are ready.

The ‘Model Safety Corridor’ which link Kazhakkoottam in Trivandrum to Adoor in Pathanamthitta will be implemented this year. The announcement was made by Governor P Sathasivam in his policy address to the State Assembly last Friday.

The Model Safety Corridor will be undertaken as part of the Kerala State Transport Project (KSTP)-Phase II which is aided by the World Bank. The phase-II of the project has already commenced and construction of 7 separate ‘packages’ is in progress.

Detailed project report for Thiruvananthapuram-Chengannur suburban rail project ready.

Governor’s policy address also mentioned about the completion of the remaining works under the first phase of the Thiruvananthapuram City Road Improvement Project (TCRIP). Currently   A few works, including the construction of the flyover at Thakarapparambu, had been delayed. The policy address also announced that the proposed Light Metro Project for Trivandrum and Kozhikode would be implemented by the SPV Kerala Rapid Transit Corporation Ltd (KRTL).

Vizhinjam Seaport project also found mentioning in the policy address speech.  The port would be constructed and run on Design Build Finance Operate and Transfer (DBFOT) mode. Governor further said that the DPR of the suburban rail project between Trivandrum and Chengannur is ready.

Trivandrum also found a mention in IT sector as the government has promised 50,000 new jobs when the subsequent phases of Technopark and the Technocity are completed. Another promised project for Trivandrum includes a new medical college involving the integration of the General Hospital and Women and Children Hospital.

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