Green Nod for Vizhinjam Port

December 6th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

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An expert panel of the environment ministry on Tuesday recommended environmental/CRZ clearance for the first phase of the Rs 5, 000 crore Vizhinjam International Seaport Limited project.

“The environment clearance has been a dream come true for all Keralites who have been wishing for the state’s development,” K Babu, state ports and excise minister, said.

The decision was taken by the environment and forests ministry’s expert appraisal committee.

Babu said that the Vizhinjam project will act as an international transhipment hub. “None of the other ports in the country has this capability and we will in fact be competing with not Tuticorin or Mangalore but with Colombo port. We expect Vizhinjam port to be completed within four years,” he said.

Technopark Phase III: Work In Progress

September 30th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

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Trivandrum: Technopark Phase III, consisting of an IT comples of around 1 million square feet, is almost nearing its inauguration.
The project, with an estimate of Rs 240 crores, is being constructed on 93 acres of land and around 90% of the works have been completed, said Rahul Thampi, Deputy Manager of Technopark.


Measures like providing the building with double glazing glasses which allows only light and not heat to pass through thereby saving power, specially designed HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning), solar lighting, etc. were recognised with gold certification from Indian Green Building Council, adding the credit ‘green building’ to the phase III. The building is equipped with 100% back up of power with a diesel generator. It facilitates connectivity of internet service providers like Asianet, BSNL, KELNET, TATA, Airtel etc. It also provides parking facilities for 750 cars at a time. Technopark is also providing Smart Business Centres, furnished work spaces, where companies can avail plug and play facilities to start business. Unfurnished space is rented for Rs.35/sq. feet while furnished are available for Rs.65/sq feet in the Technopark campus.

Fresh Milk For Trivandrum

September 26th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

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With fresh milk in provide in the district, guarantee to generate more litres will be a relaxing prospect. The Vithura Jersey farm, handled by the district panchayat, is going through modernisation and is predicted to improve manufacturing to 3,000 litres a day.
If sound animal husbandry methods were to be implemented, the output can be improved progressively to 6,000 litres, says the Kerala State Housing Board, nodal agency for the modernisation project, in its specific project report.The report says the location of the farm is perfect with many good-natured aspects for establishing up an computerized dairy farm. The project envisages a completely prepared medium-level computerized cattle farm complicated with facilities for increasing quality milch cows.

The computerized parlour will have a cow pusher, an recognition system, an action-tracking system, a manufacturing statistic and automated with a weight of system and a teat-spraying system. The performance reports of cows will be integrated with a dairy farm management details system of the computerised milking parlour. The system will help senior farm officers monitor and review milk production, with daily back-ups sent to them through an e-mail and file-sharing system. Remote desktop connections can be provided in the offices of the higher officials for online review the performance of the farm.

Obey Traffic Rules, Rishi Raj Singh Watching You

September 23rd, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

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The Motor Vehicle Department on Saturday increased its drive towards speeding and helmetless riding by two-wheelers on guidelines from Transport Commiss­ion­er Rishi Raj Singh, and suspended the licenses of 42 people in Kochi and 10 in Thrissur on Saturday.

Steps have been taken to suspend the license of 310 people who have been caught yesterday for not wearing helmets. Actions have been taken against 58 persons for over speeding. License of the traffic violators will be suspended for one month. Penalty of 1000 Rupees will be charged for using helmets which have no ISI mark.


The Transport Commissi­oner, who, on Friday, warned that licenses of two-wheeler riders would be cancelled if they were found speeding, said that the period of suspension was a minimum of 30 days as an initial measure.

“The licenses will be suspended for an indefinite period for over-speeding. As per the rule the maximum speed in city limits for two-wheelers is only 50 kmph,” he said.

Also on Saturday, 72 vehicles were booked for not removing their sunfilms. The Department raked in Rs 58, 000 in fines alone.

“The licenses will be suspended for an indefinite period for over-speeding. As per the rule the maximum speed in city limits for two-wheelers is only 50 kmph,” he said.

Onam Celebration in Trivandrum

September 21st, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

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Kerala Tourism’s State-level Onam celebrations came to an end yesterday with the colourful Onam pageantry from Kowdiar to East Fort. Governor Nikhil Kumar flagged off the procession in Kowdiar.

Around 3,000 participants exhibited their prowess in various art forms at the pageantry. There are 75 floats and performances of 68 different art forms. The pageantry led by an ‘Onappottan’, a representation of King Mahabali which is popular in the Malabar region. There are  various art forms like Vattamudi Theyyam, Kali-Darikan and Poothan Thira. A 25-member fusion drum team was another addition.

 

Art forms from other States such as Gujarati dance, Yakshagana, Manipuri dance, and Bhangra dance are also included in the pageantry. The various colourful floats displayed Kerala’s achievements in various fields. State government institutions, Central government institutions, cooperatives, banks, local self government institutions, and private institutions would take out floats for the procession.

Thiruvananthapuram is getting ready for Onam Celebrations

September 9th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

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The Chief Minister Oomen Chandy will Inaugurate the Onam Celebrations on September 14 at the Central Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram. Actor Sridevi Kapoor will be the chief guest at the inaugural ceremony at the stadium. Leading Actor Prithviraj Sukumaran will also attend as guest of honour.  In inclusion to 27 venues in the capital, Varkala, Chirayinkil, Shanghumughom, Aruvikkara, Neyyar Dam and Akkulam in the district, programmes will be held in Ernakulam and Kozhikode and in other district headquarters during the week.

Dealing with a press conference in Trivandrum on Saturday, Mr. Anil Kumar, Minister for Tourism mentioned the Onam flag will be hoisted in the Kanakakunnu palace on September 13 by Minister for Culture, K. C. Joseph. Later, the illumination from Raj Bhavan to East fort will be switched on by Minister for Health and Devaswom, V. S. Sivakumar.  There were 5,000 artistes will alone take part in the week-long programmes in the capital. An spending of Rs. 2.20 crore is estimated for the Onam Celebrations. Emphasis on traditional art forms, kathakali, kite flying, rock show, laser show and making Vyloppilly Samskrithi Bhavan as a major venue are highlights of the week-long celebrations. The celebrations will conclude with the pageantry from Vellayambalam to East Fort on September 20.

 

ID cards for auto drivers in city

August 20th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

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Autorickshaw drivers will soon be needed to get identity cards being given by the city Corporation.
The decision was taken at a traffic advisory panel organised at the Corporation on Friday.
In September last year, 10,000 cards were granted and an approximated 23,000 more drivers are still to obtain cards.


Keltron is in charge of providing the cards. Once applied, the scheme will assist the public report erring drivers and vehicles without permits will be held off Corporation limits.
The conference also moved upon the development of pre-paid auto counters at Thampanoor and Pettah railway stations. This venture is detailed in this year’s Corporation budget. General Hospital was one of the areas originally mooted but because of lack of space for placing up a counter, the Corporation determined on Thampanoor.
Since a large ground for parking is impractical in a city pushed for space, the city Corporation is attempting to identify smaller plots such as spaces beneath flyovers.

Tips to cut your Electricity bill in half..

April 23rd, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

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A few minor but smart adjustments could help you save electricity and cut your electric bills in half!


Energy-friendly shower

Give your geyser a split after 10 am or keep it switched off all together because cold showers are way more relaxing. If you need hot water, cut down the thermostat setting to 50 degrees. If available use a solar water heater, which is the eco-friendly alternative to your regular electric water heater.

Wash ‘n’ save

Your washing machine works most effectively if you fill it up nicely with messy clothes and use the requested amount of detergent only. If your clothes are not too dirty, using cold water is enough. If feasible use a timer facility and dry your clothes naturally instead of using an electric dryer.

Right lights

You might not see a distinction in the way they light up the room but the right choice of bulbs shows on your electricity bill. Compact fluorescent ones are four times more energy productive than incandescent bulbs but provide the same lighting.

Concerned cooking

For preparing your most liked foods use a pressure cooker as much as possible because it saves time and energy. If you own an electric stove, turn it off several minutes before the specified cooking time and make use of the remaining heat. Before you start cooking any items you’ve kept in the fridge, let them sit for 10 minutes on the counter to adapt to room temperature.

Cool and covered

There’s a whole bunch of things you can do to reduce on the power supply your fridge requests. To start with set the thermostat in medium cooling position and make sure there’s enough space between the wall and the fridge so that air can easily flow. Don’t overburden it and also don’t put any hot or warm foods straight into it. Always cover liquids and wrap foods because otherwise they’ll get wet and make the compressor work harder.

Switch it off

Even though you have turned the TV off after watching your favourite program it’s still eating up electricity in the ‘stand-by mode’. As a matter of fact all devices kept on ‘stand-by’ account for a whopping 5 percent of the city’s power consumption. So make sure to switch off these devices fully.

24 degrees is cool enough

A/Cs help us make it the sizzling summer months but they are also big time electricity suckers. The cooler it gets, the more power is being eaten. So instead of shock frosting your home at 18 degrees settle for a very secure 24 degrees and save some power.

Smart waves

Compared to a regular, stove a microwave oven consumes half as much energy. Except for baking breads and pastries, you do not have to preheat the microwave. Of course you want to examine if your food’s ready to be eaten. But don’t check too often because each time you open its door the temperature drops by 25 degrees.

 

KSEB launches online electricity bill payment for Trivandrum division consumers..

April 10th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

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No more standing up in long queues to pay your electricity bills, it’s only two clicks away. Now you can pay your electricity bill online. Trivandrum district will turn into the first district to fully enable the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB)’s online payment gateway.

All 73 electrical sections in the KSEB’s urban and rural circles will come under the online payment path. The facility is now available in Trivandrum, Attingal, Neyyatinkara, Nedumangad and Kazhakootam electrical divisions.

Pankaj Builders hands over its first villa at Pankaj Enclave,Chenkottukonam.

March 8th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

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Pankaj Builders hands over its first villa at Pankaj Enclave,Chenkottukonam. The aestheticaly built villa with its customised interiors witnessed its key handing over ceremony by Mr. Pankajakshan and Mr. Shyam. The key was handed over to Mrs. Babu Daniel, a Pediatrician and Mr. Babu Daniel, Paramedical officer in Newyork. The house warming function was also held parallely. Fr.Mathew Manakkarakavil of Malankara Syrian Catholic Church, who retired as Principal of Mar Ivanios college blessed the home and family. After the milk warming ceremony on the new stove, a grand meal was served. A superior finish, elite look-in cupboards, electrical fittings including fancy lights, curtains, kitchen fittings and other furnishings for the villa are done tastefully.

Pankaj Builders is an established and renowned name in the real estate building trade. We have an impressive and impeccable track record of creating excellent living spaces, with ensured customer satisfaction. Our primary business is development of residential and commercial properties.
Pankaj Builders vision and mission is to be a part of the burst of innovation and energy that is India today, and become a top national real estate company. We believe in delivering quality work on time.

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