Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala state government has
unveiled an ambitious Rs 250-crore programme to modernise
the infrastructure in the Thiruvananthapuram Capital Region
(TCR) in the next three years.
blueprint for the modernisation of the TCR is ready, and
work on some of the projects has started. Within the next
three years, we would like to build roads and flyovers
on par with international standards," says Kerala
Public Works Minister M K Muneer.
Rs 75 crore has been allocated for the projects in this
year''s budget, the remaining Rs 175 crore will be spent
in the next two years. An exhaustive vision document,
Vision 2003, has also been formulated to envisage
the developmental requirements of the TCR, consisting
of Thiruvananthapuram and its suburbs, for the next 30
of the major components of the TCR development project
are construction of flyovers at the busy Vellayambalam,
Bakery and Pattom junctions and building inner-, middle-
and outer-ring roads around the city, says Muneer.
on the anvil are the refurbishing of Tagore Theatre into
a most modern performing arts complex; remodelling the
solid waste-management system; a water supply augmentation
project; construction of interstate and local bus terminals;
a surface drainage management system and developing Vizhinjam
state government has also signed a project development
and promotion partnership (PDPP) agreement with the IL
& FS Infrastructure Development Corporation to develop
the projects and secure multilateral, bilateral and other
consultant has been appointed to prepare the Vision
2003 document, which would cover the development needs
of not just the 269-sq km area under the TDA but also
the suburban municipal towns of Attingal, Nedumangad,
Neyyattinkara and Varkala, the tourist resort of Ponmudi
and the beach stretch from Vizhinjam to Varkala.
cabinet sub-committee and another panel, comprising top
officials, will vet the development proposals and monitor
the progress on the ground.