SCTL, Trida to share revenue for three Thiruvananthapuram smart city projects – ET RealEstate

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Smart city Thiruvananthapuram Ltd (SCTL) and Thiruvananthapuram development authority (Trida) will share the revenue generated from three smart city projects being implemented at Palayam and Chalai.

The state government has approved the revenue sharing model between SCTL and Trida in developing the three projects — rehabilitation block at Palayam (on M block and waste dump site) as part of Palayam market redevelopment, multi-level car parking complex (behind Saphalyam complex) and warehousing complex at Attakulangara, Chalai. These projects are being implemented using smart city mission funds.

As per the memorandum of understanding, the share of SCTL will be the cost incurred for project development and annual maintenance contract for five years.

Trida’s share will be calculated as twice the cost of land which is being utilized by SCTL for project development. This has been determined as per fair value of land.

The revenue generated through lease, rent, parking charges will be shared by both parties after meeting all the expenses for operation and maintenance.

In the construction of rehabilitation block at Palayam, Trida’s share would be Rs 22.63 crore while SCTL will bear Rs 40.13 crore. The profit share of Trida and SCTL will be 55.39% and 43.61% respectively.

The fair value for automated multilevel car parking facility has been estimated at Rs 12.14 lakh for 86.3 cents. SCTL and Trida will take profit shares of 40.97% and 59.03% respectively.

As for the warehousing complex at Chalai, the fair value is Rs 8.09 lakh for 209.7 cents. SCTL will carry a profit share of 35.54% and Trida will get a share of 64.54% for this project.

The renovation of Palayam market involves design, supply and installation of prefabricated structure for construction of rehabilitation block of existing vendors, site clearance and construction of new market building at Palayam, design, supply, installation and maintenance of electromechanical car parking system within the basement of the proposed Palayam market building.

The first two components will be executed at Rs 12.7 crore and Rs 61.05 crore respectively and the third component will cost Rs 8.17 crore. Around 9,624 cubic metres of waste weighing approximately around 4,842 tonnes were removed at Palayam to set up prefab structures for rehabilitation block.

The proposed warehouse facility at Chalai will have six huge chambers for storage. One chamber will be used exclusively for cold storage and remaining chambers will be used for general warehouse purpose. The market is badly in need of a warehousing facility and this will be a key step in ensuring scientific and proper storage.

Proposed to be built over 2,500 sqm, the warehouse will also address grave concerns of using chemicals to extend the storage life of perishables.



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Drone survey in Thiruvananthapuram soon – ET RealEstate

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The town planning department will conduct an aerial survey using UAVs/drones as part of implementing the local area plan (LAP) and town planning scheme (TPS) in the city.

The chief town planner (CTP) has reported that the scheme areas have to be surveyed by UAVs/drones for preparing land-use maps and permission for conducting the aerial survey has been sought.

The state government has constituted a committee comprising four members to monitor and supervise the survey as it will require the movement of a drone in restricted areas and taking of photographs and videos of special security zones in the city.

The committee includes CTP (planning) as the chairman, AMRUT mission director, city police commissioner and ADGP (Intelligence, state special branch). As per a government order issued in this regard, the committee will entrust an agency for the drone survey and they should ensure the security of the installations and confidentiality of the content obtained through the survey. The committee should also direct the agency to give special care when surveying the areas where central government institutions are located.

Thiruvananthapuram is one among the 25 cities in India which have been chosen for the implementation of LAP and TPS, as part of AMRUT project, on a pilot basis. The state high-powered steering committee (SHPSC) meeting had approved the proposal of chief town planner (planning) to make necessary amendments in the Kerala Town and Country Planning Act, 2016 for the formulation and implementation of LAP and TPS in the city. The CTP will submit proposal for making these amendments.

The CTP had informed that the Act of 2016 has provisions for land pooling. But it requires certain amendments for preparation and implementation of TPS like inclusion of provision to prepare land pooling schemes for projects which are not included in master plans or DTP schemes and provision for developer entities to prepare land pooling schemes.

LAP envisages redeveloping city areas which have got congested over time due to unscientific land use without adequate infrastructure or public facilities. Congested inner city areas, non-availability of road space and public spaces will be addressed with the implementation of LAP.

TPS is meant to be implemented in areas identified for planned urbanization in the future. The planning process consists of merging and redistribution of land parcels in the urban expansion zone. The area of the TPS can range from 50 to 500 hectares or more.

Palayam, Thycaud, Vazhuthacaud and Thampanoor have been chosen for LAP and Mulloor, Venganoor, Kottapuram and Vizhinjam have been chosen for TPS.



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SC gives green signal for Technopark Phase III works in Thiruvananthapuram – ET RealEstate

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The construction works of Downtown project as part of Technopark Phase III development is set to resume with the Supreme court disposing of appeal petition on alleged reclamation of wetland by stating that the petitioner can file appeal in accordance with the law.

Thomas Lawrence, the petitioner, had approached the Supreme court citing that district collector had not acted in accordance with the order issued by National Green Tribunal (NGT) in 2018.

NGT had received a complaint from Lawrence regarding mass destruction of wetlands and a 10-acre pond inside the Technopark campus. In 2018, the tribunal directed the district collector, Thiruvananthapuram, to look into the matter and take appropriate action in accordance with law.

The collector filed a report which said that no action could be taken at the level of district collector since the revenue department had accorded sanction for reclamation of 861.2 acres in Attipra village as per relevant provisions of Kerala Conservation of Paddy and Wetland (Amendment) Ordinance, 2017. The government granted exemption for the purpose of development of Technopark (Phase III) considering the project as falling under public purpose. The collector also stated that while granting exemption, the government also directed that necessary safeguards shall be maintained for water conservation.

The counsel appearing for state government told the court that the lands were covered by land acquisition notifications showing that they were paddy land/converted paddy land and/or dry land and not wetland. He also said that huge constructions had already been undertaken after obtaining all permissions, including permissions under Section 10 of the Kerala Conservation of Paddy Land and Wetland Act, 2008 and that the land involved in the present case has not been identified as a wetland in the draft list prepared by state wetland authority.

SC ruled that it is open to the petitioner to challenge the order of collector in accordance with the law and that if such challenge is made within a period of eight weeks from the day of judgment, the petitioner’s challenge will not be dismissed solely on the ground of delay.

Taurus Investment Holdings (TIH) India, which has undertaken the Downtown project work, said in a statement that works will resume. “We are extremely happy with the order of disposal by the Supreme Court considering that this is a very important project for the IT sector of the state and expected to provide more than 20,000 jobs on completion. We will immediately remobilize works on a war footing following Covid protocols prescribed by the state government,” the statement read. Lawrence said the issue is still live and court has only asked to follow the procedure.

Technopark signed the agreement with TIH to set up the Taurus Downtown in 2018. Taurus Downtown is being set up by a joint venture between TIH and Embassy Property Development Holdings.



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Kerala CM launches construction of 29 housing complexes under Life mission – ET RealEstate

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Under attack over allegations in connection with Life Mission projects, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Thursday that his government will not abandon any development project benefitting the people fearing charges.

Vijayan was speaking after inaugurating online the construction work of 29 housing complexes as part of the Life Mission, the state government’s comprehensive housing security scheme.

“The government is working to provide housing and better living conditions for the homeless. But those who do not like such gains are trying to ridicule and undermine it. The government was not going to abandon any development projects fearing allegations. The dream of an own home will come true when the new housing complexes for 1,285 families are completed. It is not just a house, it offers new life to the homeless, There are many unfortunate ones who cannot make their dream of a home a reality,” he said.

Pointing out that the Life project was launched to ensure that none was left homeless in the state, Vijayan said 2,26,518 houses have already been completed and there was good cooperation from the people.

The local bodies have also done a good job in this connection.

At present, the construction of housing for one and a half lakh people is in progress.

The support from the co-operative department was valuable for the implementation of the care home project.

The Scheduled Castes & Scheduled Tribes department and the Fisheries department have also cooperated well to complete the houses.

That is how the government was able to make the construction of houses for Rs 8,068 crores a reality in the State.

A total of 1,35,769 beneficiaries have been identified as eligible in the third phase of Life project, which aims to rehabilitate the landless homeless.

Of them, houses for 1,765 families have been completed.

In Idukki Adimali, a housing complex with 217 apartments has been constructed on a pilot basis and handed over to Adimali Panchayat.

There are 163 beneficiaries living there.

In addition, the complex has a primary health care centre, an anganwadi and livelihood facilities for the residents. The construction of 101 housing units in different districts is expected to be completed within the next year.

Of these, the work of 12 flat complexes is progressing rapidly.

The government has started the construction of the third phase of the Life project keeping in mind the changing situation in Kerala, where floods and landslides are recurring.

Prefab technology will be used in these constructions along with the concrete construction method.

The opposition Congress and the BJP had levelled allegations of corruption and construction flaws in the Life project at Wadakkancherry in Thrissur district following which a vigilance probe had been ordered by the government on Wednesday.

The opposition has demanded a CBI probe alleging that there was corruption involved in the selection of contractor by the Red Crescent, an international humanitarian organisation, which had agreed to provide Rs 20 crore worth funds towards the Life Mission Projects. Leader of the Opposition, Ramesh Chennithala, had alleged that Swapna Suresh, key accused in the Gold smuggling case, had admitted before the NIA court that she had received Rs one crore as commission towards the Life Mission project.



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