Wednesday, August 27, 2014

BEAUTY OF KERALA -MULANTHURUTHY

A VIEW OF KOLENCHERY KADAVU-MULANTHURUTHY
Mulanthuruthy is a small town in Ernakulam District of Kerala. It is about 21 km south-east of Ernakulam and 8 km east of Tripunithura.
 The history of Mulanthuruthy, a little village in the former Princely State of Cochin, in the early centuries of the Christian era, is obscure. Geologists are of the view that when the western part of Mulanthuruthy, was not yet formed by the mud and sand brought down by the periyar, the waves of the Arabian Sea washed the shore of this village . At that time, this village was a “Thuruthu” (Island) surrounded by “Mula” trees (Bamboo) and the name “Mulanthuruthy” was derived from that. Gradualy,  the sea receded surrendering large areas, now known as, Ernakulam, Mattanchery, Vypeen etc.



The Land of mulanthurthy is blessed with great natural beauty with paddy fields,Rubber plantations,small rivers with  green effect.

This place is ideal for leisure activities. It was once know as the ” Nellara of Cochin Dynasty- because of the paddy cultivation there. It is an ideal place for hanging around. if you build a friend ship with the localites you can even try your hand in fishing. It is located 6 km away from mulanthuruthy town.

Christianity flurished in this village, immediatly after the arrival of St. Thomas. This has remained a centre of Christian culture ever since the Church was founded and established in the 11th Century A.D, under the Holy Apostolic See of Antioch, and the Church was consecrated on 3rd Karkkidakkam (July),in between 1100-1125 A.D. The Church was modified in the 16th Century A.D. The carvings on the main door of the Church, made of granite, on which is inscribed in Syrian script, read as ʹʹthe door of the Mar Thoman Church was re-erected on 9th Thulam 1575 A.D.ʹʹ It is one of the ancient Churches in Kerala.


 



  







Hinterland Village is a homestay in Mulanthuruthy, a village 20 km away from the city of Kochi in Kerala, India. It is located in an estate that spreads over 7 acres where time stands still is our heritage home, more than a century old. No loud neighbours, no polluted air and no noisy traffic. No deadlines, no targets and no pesky bosses. Amidst an ocean of lush greenery, this is the ideal place to unwind and take life at your own leisurely pace.














With a wide variety of amazing birds, numerous species of spectacular butterflies, schools of fish in their breathtaking hues, some beloved pets and a variety of frogs, bats, mongooses and the like, familiar to the Kerala countryside, this little piece of God's Own Country is a small universe in itself.





















Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Fishing

The trawling ban for fishing boat has been withdrawn in the costal belts of Kerala .fishing boats are kept ready for great caught this season

Monsoon in kerala

The monsoon season is  going on in the state of Kerala for the last two months and its being the high time now.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

KOCHI METRO RAIL IN PROGRESS


Kochi Metro is a proposed rapid transit system for the city of Kochi in Kerala, India. The 25.65km metro line will run from Aluva to Petta and will include 22 stations. The Kochi Metro Rail Project is also known as Komet or K-3C.

The $950m project will be operated by Kochi Metro Rail Ltd. (KMRL), a joint venture between the Central and State governments of India.

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and KMRL signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in New Delhi for executing the first phase of the project from Aluva to Pettah in May 2013. According to the agreement, DMRC will manage the technical aspects, contract orders, supervision at the project site, procurement and construction on behalf of KMRL.

The Kochi Metro will be completed in phases. The first phase is set to begin in June 2013 and be complete by 2016. The project will be operated under a build, operate and transfer (BOT) basis for a 30-year concession period.



Kochi Metro purpose and benefits

Heavy traffic congestion has necessitated the development of a metro rail system in Kochi. Buses are currently the major public transportation system in Kochi.

The new metro system will reduce traffic congestion, while providing safe and rapid transportation to commuters. It will also reduce pollution and noise levels, as well as congestion on city roads. The project will create employment opportunities for the local people.
Kochi Metrorail project details

The Government of Kerala selected DMRC to prepare the detailed project report (DPR) for the project in December 2004. The project was initially expected to start by 2006 but was delayed due to poor economic conditions.

Kerala Government requested DMRC to extend the metro route to Nedumbaserry International Airport in February 2008. The proposal was approved in April 2008.

The project received Public Investment Board (PIB) clearance in March 2012 and Union Government clearance in July 2012.

DMRC began preliminary works for the project following the clearance. Preliminary work includes the widening of three arterial roads, Banerjee Road, MG Road and South Railway Station Road, as well as the construction of a new rail over-bridge (RoB) near KSRTC station and a foot over-bridge.

The Vyttila-Petta route was widened by 26m to facilitate the construction of the metro rail. KMRL resurfaced 21 roads in Kochi to reduce traffic congestion during the metro rail construction.
Construction of Kochi Metro





The foundation work for the much-delayed project started in September 2012. Construction work for the phase 1 began in June 2013. The Phase 1 includes construction of a 25.65km-long elevated route from Aluva to Petta. The route will include 22 stations.

Phase 2 received approval from KMRL in September 2012. It will include an extension from Aluva to Angamaly via Cochin International Airport, an extension from Petta to Tripunithura, and a branch line from Palarivattom to Infopark via Kakkanad.


Kochi Metro route

The Kochi metro will feature a single line route. It will start from Aluva and pass through stations such as Kalamassery, Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), Pathadippalam, Edappally Junction, Changampuzha Park, Palarivattom, Nehru Stadium, Kaloor, Town Hall, Madhava Pharmacy, Maharajas College and Ernakulam Junction.

The Metro line will be linked to Cochin International Airport via Aluva and Tripunithura via Pettah in the future.

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