Manaveeyam Veedhi To Get A Complete Makeover! Corridor to Become a Car-free Zone
If all goes well, Manaveeyam Veedhi, Trivandrum’s cultural corridor will get a makeover as part of Corporation’s Smart City Project.
An architectural plan for the beautification of Manaveeyam Veedhi was presented to the Deputy Mayor Rakhi Ravikumar. The plan was presented by a team comprising Manoj Kumar Kini, Greeshma J. and Roja M. S. of the Urban Design section of the Department of Architecture at the CET, in association with the Abhinaya Theatre Research Centre.
As per the plan, the corridor will be a totally car-free zone. This is to ensure the safety of pedestrians and to reduce pollution. The corridor will also become a green zone, with on-site waste management and solar powered lighting and sound systems. The place can be used for movie screening and other performances. It will also house a street art gallery, space for children to paint, a library space and eateries. An interactive sculpture is another idea under consideration.
It will be an all-inclusive design that is friendly to the elderly, differently abled, transgender, women, and children.
It will be an all-inclusive design that is friendly to the elderly, differently abled, transgender, women, and children. As an example, public toilets will be arranged for men, women, Transgenders and differently abled, and the free movement of wheelchairs will be facilitated.
The aim is to reclaim Manaveeyam Veedhi’s as a public space for hosting cultural fest once again. At present, the place is nothing more than a parking lot.