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CEO For theTrivandrum Smart City SPV To Be Announced Soon!

For the smooth implementation of the Trivandrum Smart City project, a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) with the Chief Secretary as the chairperson will be formed. This was decided at a recent high-power steering committee last week by the State Government. The Corporation Secretary will be having the charge of the CEO, until the CEO is appointed. The government will appoint a Chief Executive Officer by July 30. It is reported that a young person will be appointed as the CEO of Smart City projec......

Trivandrum Corp Introduces ‘Massive Fine’ For Public Dumping and Burning of Waste!

Trivandrum Corporation has approved a draft by-law which allows the civic body to fine people who litter or burn plastic waste. The draft by-law was formulated in accordance with the plastic waste management and handling rules, construction and demolition waste management rules and e-waste management rules framed by the ministry of environment and forests. Trivandrum has become the first city in the state to roll out by laws! Trivandrum has become the first city in ......

Sreepadam Palace In Fort Getting Restored to its Former Glory!

Sreepadam Palace located adjacent to the north entrance of the Sri Padmanabha Swamy temple in the Fort heritage zone is one of the oldest palaces in Kerala. The protected monument is currently undergoing a Rs62 Lakh renovation by the state Archaeology department. The renovations works are expected to be completed in the next few months. The renovation is being undertaken as part of a project to set up a District Heritage Museum on the premises. Restoring the fo......

Trivandrum’s Own I-League club The ‘Evergreen FC’ From This Season Onwards!

Trivandrum’s dream of having its own I-League football club has moved one step closer when the Singapore-based sports management firm MySport Management registered their club with the Kerala Football Association (KFA). If the reports are true, Trivandrum’s I-League club will be called Evergreen FC and will have the Greenfield International Stadium, Kariavattom as their home ground. MySports CEO Jiri Cerny is expected to visit the stadium soon to discussions with the officials of the Triv......

Trivandrum to Have Slab-Based Service Charge For Collecting Waste From Houses!

In a first, Trivandrum City Corporation will soon introduce slab based service charge system for waste management. As per the new system, three types of service charge will be present based on the type of waste management being followed in each house. The Slab-Based Service Charge rates are Rs 200, Rs 400 and Rs 800. The rates are Rs 200, Rs 400 and Rs 800. For Rs200, only recyclable waste, especially plastic would be collected by the Corporation and the household......

Trivandrum Sports Hub to Open ‘Travancore Gymkhana Club’!

There is no doubt that the Sports Hub at Karyavattom is the best sporting facility in the country. Now the Sports Hub will soon open a Club House and indoor sports facilities next month. Called as the Travancore Gymkhana Club, the facility will open its doors to the public on August 27 making it the main venue for Trivandrumites for their sporting needs. The Travancore Gymkhana Club is envisaged as the one stop destination for sports, recreation, and leisure. Travan......
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Rs.20 Crore Beautification Project For Kochi Ahead of FIFA Under-17 World Cup!

As part of beautification for the upcoming FIFA under-17 World Cup at Kochi. Major streets in the city will be painted with beautiful paintings and murals reflecting its heritage values and natural beauty. The government has allotted a sum of Rs.20 crore for the beautification plan submitted by the district administration to make use of the full potential the world cup. “It will not be limited to Rs20 crore. We are planning to tie up with local bodies to present a holistic view of K......
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120-Year Old Kundamankadavu bridge To Become a Cultural Corridor!

On the Trivandrum-Kattakada road, when you reach Kundamankadavu you will see a steel-suspension bridge, right next to the newly constructed one. Unknown to many people is the fact that Kundamankadavu bridge is the oldest in the city which dates back to 1898. The 120-year old bridge which was built during the British-era provided a vital link connecting suburban parts of the city such Kattakada and Malayinkil to the city core area. Just before the commissioning of the new bridge, this old iro......
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