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Old Posted Feb 15, 2007, 9:21 AM
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Cochin highrises, pictures and projects - II

An excellent shot to start the part II


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Old Posted Feb 15, 2007, 9:40 AM
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Hong Kong company to set up Info Park

K. Venkiteswaran
`Terms are attractive to government'



Company holds discussions with Chief Minister
26 per cent equity participation offered to the State Government


KOCHI: Infiniti Consulting Corporation Limited, a Hong Kong-based company, has evinced interest in setting up an Info Park in Kochi. Discussions were held with the Chief Minister at Thiruvananthapuram last week. The terms and conditions offered by the company were said to be attractive to the State Government. The Hong Kong-based company envisages the project for IT and ITES development and has stated that seventy per cent of the 100-acre land required would be utilised for IT infrastructure development. "Since IT is a human resource centric industry, we also propose to develop allied facilities such as residential blocks, hotels, huge water treatment plants, power distribution systems etc, in the proposed park," said the company in a communication to the Government.

The company has offered 26 per cent equity participation to the Kerala Government in the joint venture vehicle. The company has also offered Rs.85 lakh per acre for the land at Kochi. The terms, the company claimed, were better than what was offered by the Dubai Internet City, especially in the spheres of Government equity, land utilisation for IT and fast track development plan.

Infiniti Consulting Corporation is a JB group company and is in the real estate and investment consultancy sector.

JB group came into being in 1965 and its activities include diamond cutting, polishing, distribution and marketing, jewellery manufacturing, investment in property and mining. It has ongoing projects in Goa where a 200-acre multi-component project, consisting of a 260-room five star deluxe resort, 200 high-end residential villas and apartments, is coming up.

It is a Rs.1200-crore project. The company is also developing commercial and residential projects in Mumbai, Surat, Hyderabad, Pune and Bangalore.
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Old Posted Feb 15, 2007, 10:04 AM
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Kalpaka Castle - Edappally

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Old Posted Feb 15, 2007, 10:07 AM
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Great pic and News, Pramod and Renik.......
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Old Posted Feb 15, 2007, 10:08 AM
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FAR issue ends here hopefully

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A FAR-reaching directive to government
Thursday February 15 2007 10:58 IST

KOCHI: The Kerala High Court has directed the State Government to pass fresh orders within three months regarding the applicability of the provisions relating to Floor Area Ratio (FAR) contained in Kerala Municipal Building Rules of 1999 as against the provisions in the Structure Plan of 1991 for central Kochi.

While the statutory rules permitted a Floor Area Ratio of up to four, the structure plan notified by the government covering Corporation areas, Tripunithra and Kalamassery municipalities and nine nearby panchayats, prescribed a maximum FAR of 1.5, resulting in the rejection of building plans submitted to the Corporation and Tripunithura municipality by various builders.

The rejection of building plans was challenged by the builders concerned seeking a declaration that the Corporation and the municipality were bound by the 1999 rules with regard to FAR while considering their applications.

The government had issued an order on December 31, 2004, clarifying that as far as the Corporation of Cochin is concerned, Kerala Municipal Building Rules of 1999 would prevail over the Structure Plan of 1991 in the matter of Floor Area Ratio.

But, subsequently, by another order dated August 28, 2006, allegedly on the basis of a direction contained in a judgment by the High Court, the government cancelled its order on December 31, 2004.

The court also struck down the government order dated August 28, 2006, cancelling its earlier order dated December 31, 2004. The court also struck down the instructions issued by the Regional Town Planner to Tripunithura municipality regarding Floor Area Ratio applicable to areas under the municipality.


The court directed that before passing fresh orders as directed by the court, the government should take into account the observations contained in this judgment and hear the Corporation, the municipality, the representatives of various builders, and anybody else who in the opinion of the government would be concerned in the matter.


The court also directed the Corporation and Tripunithura municipality to consider the plans submitted for approval till August 28, 2006, the date of the quashed government order, and decide them in accordance with FAR permitted under the 1999 Building Rules.

Applications submitted subsequently should be processed and order should be passed to the extent of permitting constructions within the FAR permitted under the Structure Plan of 1991.
The govt tried to play politics with Kochi's development and immediately got caned !!
I guess that Town planner is only a pawn in the game played by politicians.
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Old Posted Feb 15, 2007, 10:19 AM
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FAR order came, the next day Edappally gets a 15 storey.
This has been pending.
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Hong Kong company to set up Info Park

K. Venkiteswaran
`Terms are attractive to government'



Company holds discussions with Chief Minister
26 per cent equity participation offered to the State Government


KOCHI: Infiniti Consulting Corporation Limited, a Hong Kong-based company, has evinced interest in setting up an Info Park in Kochi. Discussions were held with the Chief Minister at Thiruvananthapuram last week. The terms and conditions offered by the company were said to be attractive to the State Government. The Hong Kong-based company envisages the project for IT and ITES development and has stated that seventy per cent of the 100-acre land required would be utilised for IT infrastructure development. "Since IT is a human resource centric industry, we also propose to develop allied facilities such as residential blocks, hotels, huge water treatment plants, power distribution systems etc, in the proposed park," said the company in a communication to the Government.

The company has offered 26 per cent equity participation to the Kerala Government in the joint venture vehicle. The company has also offered Rs.85 lakh per acre for the land at Kochi. The terms, the company claimed, were better than what was offered by the Dubai Internet City, especially in the spheres of Government equity, land utilisation for IT and fast track development plan.

Infiniti Consulting Corporation is a JB group company and is in the real estate and investment consultancy sector.

JB group came into being in 1965 and its activities include diamond cutting, polishing, distribution and marketing, jewellery manufacturing, investment in property and mining. It has ongoing projects in Goa where a 200-acre multi-component project, consisting of a 260-room five star deluxe resort, 200 high-end residential villas and apartments, is coming up.

It is a Rs.1200-crore project. The company is also developing commercial and residential projects in Mumbai, Surat, Hyderabad, Pune and Bangalore.
That is one more into the IT hotspot !! Good find, Pramod !!
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Old Posted Feb 15, 2007, 10:23 AM
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Puzhayoram - Alwaye

A bigger perspective of the one I had posted earlier



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Old Posted Feb 15, 2007, 10:25 AM
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The govt tried to play politics with Kochi's development and immediately got caned !!
I guess that Town planner is only a pawn in the game played by politicians.
Now that the court has intervened along with the powerful builder's lobby,i am sure that the FAr of 4 will be retained.
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A bigger perspective of the one I had posted earlier



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Interesting JMen, so many 20 storeys coming up in Alwaye.

Though the FAR issue is going to be favorably settled now, it helped
to bring Alwaye into focus.
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Deepak's photos a must see... reposting it here



this onez a superb shot, Deepak !
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Old Posted Feb 15, 2007, 12:18 PM
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Also these five star hotel projects

Dreams Hotel, Ernakulam

Architect Ajit Assoc.


Hotel City Lagoon and Convention Centre, Silver Sand Island, Vyttila

Architect Ajit Assoc.
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We are waiting till the project by Infinity, the Hong Kong based firm comes up.But wont it take much of time. Also it is really gud news that FAR problem is being sorted out
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HC stays govt stays the govt order on reducing the FAR in Kochi.

"Kerala High Court today directed the government to pass fresh orders within three months on the request regarding the applicablity of the provisions relating to the Floor Area Ratio (FAR) in Kerala Municipality Building rules 1999 for Kochi city."

The old Floor Area Ratio prevails.

http://www.mathrubhumi.com/php/newsF...ory_id=3&Farc=
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Old Posted Feb 15, 2007, 1:11 PM
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LOcation and plan of Sahara's city in Kochi


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Confident Groups project sells out in 2 weeks after launch !!!




Now Kakkanad can launch taller and bigger projects with FAR dust settling down.
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Old Posted Feb 15, 2007, 8:10 PM
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Cognizant begins operations in Kochi

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`State has good engineering talent'





KOCHI: Cognizant has started operations in Kochi, which adds an eighth city to its footprint across the country.

It now has operations in four southern States — Tamil Nadu (Chennai and Coimbatore), Karnataka (Bangalore), Andhra Pradesh (Hyderabad) and Kerala (Kochi).

Cognizant has taken up approximately 74,000 sq.ft. of leased space in Kochi. This new development centre, said R. Chandrasekaran, president and managing director of the company, would have the capacity to accommodate approximately 800 professionals.

Phase 1 of the facility would be fitted out by end of April 2007, which would create a capacity for 400 professionals, and phase 2 by July 2007 for an additional capacity for 400 professionals.

In a release here on Thursday, the company said that Kerala had good engineering talent, the primary source for recruiting. It had about 82 engineering colleges that produced more than 23,000 qualified engineers each year. In addition, it has 186 science and arts colleges.

Cognizant had been a power recruiter from Kerala for the last eight years, having a premium slot across most premier engineering colleges.
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Old Posted Feb 15, 2007, 8:14 PM
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CIAL panel meet to discuss proposed IT Park

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Project estimated to cost Rs. 640 crore



Proposal to set up a golf course
Parallel taxiway to be constructed at Cochin airport


NEDUMBASSERY: The Rs. 640-crore Information Technology Park proposed by Cochin International Airport Ltd. (CIAL) is set to get off the block soon.

The sub-committee of the airport company scheduled to meet on February 28 is expected to give sanction for the issue of notification for appointing a reputed consultant to undertake a feasibility study on the project.

Based on the study report submitted by the consultant, a master plan would be prepared so as to set up the Park with facilities on a par with international standards.

The IT Park would be spread over an area of 35 acres with a built-up area of about 3.81 million sq.ft.

It is expected to provide 15,000 job opportunities both directly and indirectly.

The IT Park is one of the multi-crore projects worth Rs. 3,500 crore conceived by the airport company as part of commercially utilising the land at its disposal.

The projects are expected to be implemented by 2015.

An 18-hole golf course to be set up at a cost of Rs. 23 crore is another major project planned by CIAL.

A convention centre, a retail centre, a five-star and a budget hotel are also being proposed as part of the golf course.

With an eye on attracting more foreign airlines and enhancing the revenue through increased flight movement, the airport company has embarked on the construction of a parallel taxiway at an estimated cost of Rs. 24 crore. The taxiway, which is expected to become operational in May 2007, will reduce the delay in landing and take-off.

Additional parking bays


Besides, four additional parking bays, capable of accommodating narrow-bodied aircraft such as A-320s, B-737s as well as wide-bodied aircraft such as A-340s, A-380s, B-747s, etc., will be set up at an estimated cost of Rs.9 crore.

The bays are expected to turn operational by next year.

A new international departure terminal is being set up in 3 lakh sq.ft. at an estimated cost of Rs. 33 crore. When completed, it will be capable of handling 1,200 passengers at a time during peak hour traffic.

A fully-owned subsidiary company, Cochin International Aviation Services Ltd. (CIASL), has been floated by the airport company for setting up an aircraft maintenance hangar and an aviation academy. The process for identifying an aviation consultant for the project is currently under way.

In the first phase, a maintenance hangar for two narrow-bodied aircraft will be set up at a cost of Rs. 20 crore, which is expected to be in place by March 2009.

The construction of the Centre for Perishable Cargo being developed by the airport company in association with APEDA is in full swing. The project costing Rs. 24 crore is expected to be commissioned by July this year.

Another link to the news!!!!!!

http://www.projectsmonitor.com/detai...p?newsid=12830

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Old Posted Feb 15, 2007, 8:24 PM
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FAR issue

Hope this court order would be a guideline for the Govt in future.A people's movement also getting strength in background.....
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thx ReNik,

Dont know these pics posted earlier...

copyright Danappan.


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