Category Archives: Power and Utilities

Bupkis – Trivandrum’s share (or the Lack of it) in the 2013 Kerala Budget

This year’s budget brought what it has for the last couple of years…..nothing! As we chronicle the tale of the neglect of the State Capital, let’s also look at a few suggestions how development projects could be budgeted in a … Continue reading

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Looking Back at 2012 – A Very Forgettable Year!

As 2012 finally drew to a close and 2013 dawns, we quickly review what happened and what did not among the key development initiatives proposed in and around Thiruvananthapuram. It’s not a pretty picture but we need to understand what … Continue reading

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Vizhinjam’s role in a South Indian Industrial Corridor

The Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor has been making progress over the last year or so as land acquisition for the project’s core, the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor, is nearing completion and nearly $10 Billion in funding has been tied up … Continue reading

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A Master Plan for Kovalam?

The Tourism Department has very belatedly proposed a master-plan to develop Kerala’s original and premier tourist destination, the famed beaches of Kovalam, with a view to foster planned and sustainable development over the next 30 years. Is there a sure … Continue reading

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A Vision for Vizhinjam: Crowdsourcing an Improved Project Plan

Over the last few months, the saga of Kerala’s flagship infrastructure project – the Vizhinjam deep water port and container transshipment terminal – has wound a new stretch in its long running and tortuous route – losing its lone bidder … Continue reading

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Centre includes Thiruvananthapuram in Restructured Accelerated Power Reforms & Development Programme (R-APDRP)

In a major boost to the city’s power distribution system, the Union power ministry has decided to include Thiruvananthapuram in the Restructured Accelerated Power Reforms & Development Programme (R-APDRP) mooted by the Centre. The Rs 50,000-crore project is part of … Continue reading

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Thiruvananthapuram to Get Tunnel View of Engineering Marvel !

Soon there will be more avenues for people to spend quality leisure time in and around Thiruvananthapuram city. Kerala Water Authority (KWA) is planning to construct a water works museum at Jalabhavan in Vellayambalam, as well as open to public … Continue reading

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