Category Archives: Vizhinjam

Vizhinjam Seaport- Facts amidst Falsehoods!

As the Vizhinjam deep-water port project seems to be gathering steam, to borrow an appropriately nautical expression, with the Kerala Cabinet clearing the bid submitted by Adani Ports, India’s largest port operator, a storm still seems to swirl around the project in the media and in the perception of the general public. A storm of deliberate misinformation generated by a plethora of vested interests operating against the project and against the interests of Trivandrum, Kerala and India. These range from uneducated politicians, to malicious pseudo-environmentalists to unemployed lawyers. Unfortunately, this miasma has been getting so widespread, that’s long overdue that we call out and dispel the allegations raised by these hostile forces. Continue reading

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Vizhinjam Project – An Open Response to Shri. M.A. Baby

The comments made by Shri M.A. Baby in his Facebook page regarding the Vizhinjam project seem to be based on incomplete facts. All these “concerns” and relevant facts were made available to the public by VISL through their website at … Continue reading

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Who to Vote for on April 10

Trivandrum’s on the eve of a closely-fought and widely reported election, one that may determine what sort of development our city sees in the next five years. We have all been bombarded with appeals from at least four of the … Continue reading

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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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Vizhinjam – Turning Turtle?

An abrupt change in strategy by the State Government threatens to set the Vizhinjam project back by years if not scuttled for good. It’s urgent that the misconceptions being created around this move be discussed and prompt action be taken … 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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It is action time: Vizhinjam Port needs your help!!

Dear people of Trivandrum, leaving this vital port project to state politicians and hostile bureaucrats is not going to help!  So is sitting idle and just crying at our fate!!  Here is a detailed article on what is happening Here … 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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