Games Village can be used for sports-persons coming for various events at the Greenfield stadium.
Now that the National Games is over, it’s time to decide the fate of the ‘National Games Village’. The 365 prefabricated dwelling units at Games Village at Menamkulam were initially decided to dismantle fully and relocate.
However, according to a new proposal demands to convert a portion of the National Games Village into a multi-utility village with focus on MICE(Meeting Incentive Convention Exhibition) tourism and as a transit accommodation
According to the proposal, 200 cottages should be converted to 3-room cottages with mini-kitchens. A total of 600 rooms will be available accommodating 1200 persons. There is a proposal for a 1200-seat convention hall with all the conference facilities. Rs25 crore will be needed for creating additional facilities.
“Accommodation can be provided for Rs.500 a person and meetings can be organised at Rs.1,000 a person with all meals for a night’s residential conference,” says Anish Kumar P.K., president, Association of Tourism Trade Organisations India (ATTOI) to The Hindu.
Apart from MICE activities, the facility can be used for transit accommodation for techies coming to Technopark and for sportspersons coming for various events at the Greenfield stadium, Kazhakuttam.
The National Games Village is constructed at a cost of Rs.60 crore including setting up of power lines and water connection. The village spreads over an area of 28 acres of land which belongs to Kerala SIDCO. The village has all the basic facilities like internal road network, street lighting, parking bays, sewage treatment plant, water treatment plant, electrical sub-station and even landscaping.