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Old Posted Mar 5, 2007, 7:00 AM
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wow choice prestige is going to be an architectural marvel in kerala..there wont be any other structure in kerala to compete it in the near future.....
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Old Posted Mar 5, 2007, 7:16 AM
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I dont have much details on location ,as I heard about this project at the last minute when i was just packing off to Mumbai.
Please confirm where this Crown Plaza Hotel is coming up. I was told by my friend in Kundanoor that there is 5 Star Hotel coming up exactly opposite to Le- meridian . Le- Merdiian is on Right Side of Highway . This one is coming on Left side .(Exactly Opposite) I have seen the place .its a Huge site along side river.I knew something big is coming there . Is it Crown Plaza , or another 5 Star Hotel!!!!!.
Its great going Kochi !! I am sure Choice Prestige will loose its Numero One position very soon if Kochi is going like this.
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That is Crowne Plaza. It has been marked out clearly in wikimapia
by local enthusiasts. I'm sure Bhasid can give a confirmation.

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wow choice prestige is going to be an architectural marvel in kerala..there wont be any other structure in kerala to compete it in the near future.....
Choice has done this earlier too. In late 1980s when there not many skyscrapers
in Kochi, they came up with Choice towers - a 17 storeyed, which caught the
every eye passing through Panampilly nagar or Ernakulam south railway stn.
They have repeated it after a decade and a half.

In two years time, Choice Prestige will welcome as you approach Kochi from Kottayam by rail. It will stand magnificent next to Tripunithra railway station
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Old Posted Mar 5, 2007, 8:41 AM
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That is Crowne Plaza. It has been marked out clearly in wikimapia
by local enthusiasts. I'm sure Bhasid can give a confirmation.
Yes Guys..Its Crown Plaza 5 Star Delux Hotel...You can confirm here...

http://www.wikimapia.org/#y=9933883&...17&l=0&m=a&v=2
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Old Posted Mar 5, 2007, 8:48 AM
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Site of Hitech City

Guys here is the site for Sobha Hitech City...

http://www.wikimapia.org/#y=9920588&...17&l=0&m=a&v=2
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Old Posted Mar 5, 2007, 8:54 AM
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Unitech Got SEZ status

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Old Posted Mar 5, 2007, 11:28 AM
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Choice Prestige Looks awesome. What a Building that is. The advantage of Kochi is that the vertical growth is balanced by Horizontal spread . Else can we imagine a 42 Storeyed building at Tripunithura. Now Kerala has a city which can proudly say ,
“A Cosmopolitan City” and truly so.
Now Lets wait for 18 Towers of 21 Storyed Buildings!!!!!!!!. I was shocked when I heard that. But when he told he sold his land , I had no option but to believe. But is there that much land Near Ponneth Temple , any one knows? Already Chilavanoor Lake is getting crowded with High-rises.

Also there is something Big coming near Nair’s Hospital in Highway (after Bund stop when we go from Kundanoor), a few mtrs forward from Nairs Hospital, ( near to new bridge u/c) . I have seen many individual houses getting dismantled there and a Big Entrance getting built.
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Old Posted Mar 5, 2007, 11:34 AM
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Cochin Port Trust, Vallarpadom (multiproducts), Kinfra, Kakkancherry (food processing), Kinfra, Kazhakkoottam (IT), Technopark, Thiruvananthapuram (IT), Smartcity, Kochi(IT), Sutherland Global Services, Kalamassery (IT),Kinfra, Kochi (electronics) and Unitech Realestate, Kunnathunadu (IT).
Great, Bhasid !!

The list names only 8. The other 3 must be Infopark, Parsvnath and CSEZ .
We know that Infopark, Parsvnath has got SEZ status long ago. Thats a total
of 8 SEZs in Kochi. Sobha in all likelihood get SEZ status as the whole land has been
purchased at market rates and no "idealogical" issues need to be sorted out !!

Interesting but not surprising that Unitech bought the land at Kunnathunadu near CIAL.
Is it linked to their property at Parakkadavu ??
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Old Posted Mar 5, 2007, 11:58 AM
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Choice Prestige Looks awesome. What a Building that is. The advantage of Kochi is that the vertical growth is balanced by Horizontal spread . Else can we imagine a 42 Storeyed building at Tripunithura. Now Kerala has a city which can proudly say , “A Cosmopolitan City” and truly so.
Yes KMC

That's important. Choice Prestige and Mir Metropolis are coming 15-20 kms away from
downtown Ernakulam. That's also because the Kochi boom of late 1980s and 90s
had filled up Ernakulam area.

To actually see the future growth of a city one important
indicator is the growth of established real estate players. These guys get the input
ahead and are ready with hundreds of acres purchased at market rates to have the bite
of the pie. This is why you see all the biggies like Sobha, Parsvnath, Puravankara,
DLF, Unitech etc only in Kochi. And invariably all these terra-projects are 20-30 kms away from downtown Ernakulam. It is a strong indicator to the future growth of
the state - that Kochi is leading the state into its future and is emerging as
next giant of South Asia.



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Now Lets wait for 18 Towers of 21 Storyed Buildings!!!!!!!!. I was shocked when I heard that. But when he told he sold his land , I had no option but to believe. But is there that much land Near Ponneth Temple , any one knows? Already Chilavanoor Lake is getting crowded with High-rises.
This is a massive project, so it will be a biggie behind it. Also the mode of purchasing
the land implies that there may be an Indian player in it - at least a tie up !!

If Dubai Internet City had followed this wise route, it could have been ready with Smart
City by end 2007 and asked the govt to f*** off. Clearly it did not have the input on
Indian real estate scenario which an Indian player would have.

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Also there is something Big coming near Nair’s Hospital in Highway (after Bund stop when we go from Kundanoor), a few mtrs forward from Nairs Hospital, ( near to new bridge u/c) . I have seen many individual houses getting dismantled there and a Big Entrance getting built.
I'm unable to get anything from wikimapia.
Anyway here is Nair's hospital. Are you able to see it here ?
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Old Posted Mar 5, 2007, 12:05 PM
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Here is stupidly marked map of DLF's properties in India. It says, Vyttila, Kochin and
Kokkanan [sic]. The last beast Kokkanan must be Kakkanad. What else could
it be in this era

http://www.dlf-group.com/corporates/...f_presence.asp
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Queen Mary to call at Kochi on Wednesday

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KOCHI : Queen Mary, said to be the largest and most expensive cruise vessel in the world, will call at Kochi port on Wednesday as part of her world cruise.

This is the first time that the luxury liner is berthing at Kochi. On board will be 2,800 passengers. Kochi is the only port of call in India for the ship.

Queen Elizabeth II, said to be the second largest cruise liner, will arrive here on March 25 with 2,500 passengers.

Yet another ship that is expected to arrive on March 25 is Raddison Voyagers, with 1,500 passengers. Silver Whisper, carrying 412 passengers, will arrive here on Saturday.

Sources in the Cochin Port Trust (CPT) said that by the month end, 37 cruise liners would call at Kochi since April last.

"Twenty two had come here in 2005-'06. Aimed at attracting tourists who come in such massive vessels, the port offered 33 per cent discount on berthing-related charges," they said.
http://www.hindu.com/2007/03/03/stor...0322060300.htm
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Achu is showing more interest in other cities than Kochi. Smart city is held up while Technocity is on fast track as per today’s news papers.. No plan to upgrade CUSAT but trying hard to get IISER & AIIMS for some low grade MCH. This is very sad …
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Achu is showing more interest in other cities than Kochi. Smart city is held up while Technocity is on fast track as per today’s news papers.. No plan to upgrade CUSAT but trying hard to get IISER & AIIMS for some low grade MCH. This is very sad …
Please restrict discussion just to Kochi. We cant say no other project should happen in kerala . Let us avoid discusiion on topic whic is not relevant to Kochi. Every 5 years govt keep changing so do Fate of Kochi. So we will have to wait for next govt to come. It is evident that all these DLF, Unitech , Parsvnath, Sobha etc will not risk investing in kerala under LDF rule.
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Another one

Here is from seawood developers...Check out this link..

http://www.seawooddeveloper.com/sseawood_anchor.html
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Old Posted Mar 6, 2007, 9:31 AM
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Please restrict discussion just to Kochi. We cant say no other project should happen in kerala . Let us avoid discusiion on topic whic is not relevant to Kochi. Every 5 years govt keep changing so do Fate of Kochi. So we will have to wait for next govt to come. It is evident that all these DLF, Unitech , Parsvnath, Sobha etc will not risk investing in kerala under LDF rule.
Okay...
regarding Smart City things are looking up now. I read from media, many in the govt
think that it is okay to give ownership as insisted by TECOM as (1) they are giving market price
(2) the owner is going to be Smart City which is a joint venture company of govt and TECOM.
Only a political decision from CPM is required. And that will not be tough given that others in
CPM are largely supporting the project. Still we will keep fingers crossed

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'Full House' at Cochin duty-free a big success

Pioneer News Service | Kochi

The Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL), which is running one of the best airport duty-free shopping facilities in India, has launched a promotional programme 'Full House'. In association with Diageo, one of the leading premium drinks businesses in the world with brands like Johnnie Walker, J&B, Vat 69, Black & White, Smirnoff and Baileys.

The programme offers an opportunity for passengers, who buy Diageo products worth $ 20 at the duty-free shopping facilities, at the arrival area of the international terminal of the Kochi international airport to win, a 1115-sq ft two-bedroom flat in Kochi worth over Rs 20 lakh from Holy Faith Builders. CIAL claimed the programme a big success.

The promo also offers scratch cards with which passengers can win discounts on their purchases. A CIAL release claimed that this is happening first time as immovable property of this value has being offered as prize in any duty-free promotion in India.

CIAL managing director S Bharath said that the airport company, which runs Cochin duty-free jointly with Alpha Kreol India Ltd, a subsidiary of the multinational Alpha UK and UAE-based Kreol Group, to position it as a strong retail outlet for inbound and outbound passengers, intends to make it the most vibrant duty-free shop in the region. He says that 'Full House' is one of the schemes under which the airport company has embarked upon to develop Cochin duty-free, which contributes 25 per cent of the total revenue of the CIAL, into the cynosure of all air passengers who visit the Kochi Airport.

Explaining the objective of establishing 'Full House', Alpha Kreol general manager Gopi Menon says that they want to make every NRI's dream of having their own house in his or her homeland come true. "Never before have we received such an overwhelming response," he added.

Cochin Airport is India's fourth busiest Airport, with domestic and international passenger traffic through the Nedumbassery Airport growing phenomenally on account of the 13 international and 7 domestic airlines that presently operate from here.

"The growth in passenger traffic demands a corresponding increase in passenger amenities at the airport. The expansion of Cochin duty-free and the addition of the latest consumer products was a natural corollary to it," Bharath said. "The increasing number of low cost airlines preferring Cochin International Airport has also enhanced duty-free sales," he mentioned in the release.

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Positive sounds on Smart City

Sahodaran Ayyappan Road as seen at Panampilly Nagar

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Trinity Groups array of 16-17 storeys at Edappally

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Smart City hinges on a political decision

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TECOM insists on 100 per cent ownership of land

# Detailed statement on TECOM's position likely today
# TECOM decision conveyed to State Government

DUBAI: Fresh doubts have been raised about the proposed Smart City deal between the Dubai Internet and Media Free Zone Authority (TECOM) and the Kerala Government.

Sources in TECOM told The Hindu on Monday that the Dubai-based developers of the project would insist on 100 per cent ownership of land. This decision, taken during a TECOM board meeting on Sunday, has already been conveyed to the Kerala Government. TECOM has given one month's time for the State Government to respond to its decision. The sources said a detailed statement on TECOM's position on this project was expected on Tuesday.
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Party policy

This is an issue concerning party policy for the CPI(M), especially since the Smart City is envisaged as a special economic zone project.

The CPI(M)'s Central leadership is understood to have told the party's State unit to take an appropriate decision on TECOM's request.

The signals are that the other LDF constituents will stand by a positive decision on the Dubai company's request, not only because of the investment that will flow into the State generating thousands of high-paying jobs, but also due to the political message Smart City will send to the people of the State
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Here are some positive pointers for Smart City - the best bet for Kerala's IT future.
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Old Posted Mar 7, 2007, 10:04 AM
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Esperanza - Service Apartments from Mather - Kakkanad

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One more company has evinced interest in smart city-
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So far following companies have come forward- Honk kong based JB group,singapore based Ascentas ,Dubai based Emaar,L&T,Rahejas,Embassy,Kuwait based PWC logistics firm ...
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