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Vyttila Mobility Hub’s First Stage Inauguration On 26 February 2011 at 3pm

February 25 2011 3:51 PM

Kochi: The first phase of the prestigious Vyttila Mobility Hub project will be inaugurated on Saturday. V S Achutanandan, Honourable Chief Minister of Kerala will inaugurate the first phase of the mobility hub. Welcome Speech by Dr M Beena IAS, Managing Director VMHS. Report Speech by Shri A X Joseph. Chairman’s Addressing by Sri. Paloli Mohammed Kutty, Honourable Minister for Local Self Government. Prize Distribution by Sri S. Sharma, Honourable Minister for Fisheries. Flag of by Shri Jose Thettiyil, Honourable Minister for Transport. Chief Guests are Shri Thomas Issac, Honourable Minister for Finance. Shri Mullakkara Ragnagaran, Honourable Minister for Agriculture. Shri Tony Chammany, Honourable Kochi Mayor. Shri P Rajeev MP. Shri Charles Dayes M P. Shri K Babu MLA. Speeches by Shri Domnic Presentation MLA. Shri Dinesh Mani MLA. Shri VK Ibrahim Kunju MLA. Shri A M Yusuf MLA. Shri T K Jose IAS, Nodel Officer. Shri Eldhose Kuthupalli, District Panchayat President. Shri P I Sheik Pareeth IAS, District Collector Ernakulam. Smt M C Josephine, GCCA Chairperson. Smt Sunitha Dickson, Councillor. Lot of Thanks Speech by Shri Ajith Pattil IAS, Joint MD VMHS. For the occasion managing director of VMHS Dr M Beena IAS welcomes everybody. Well-connected with all the city routes, the mobility hub will serve as a meeting point for all inter-city and intra-city buses. However, in the first phase, only the KSRTC AC low-floor Vyttila-Vyttila circular buses and KSRTC buses coming from the Muvattupuzha route will be operated from the mobility hub. The buses will enter the mobility hub through the Kaniyampuzha Road. “Of the 13 bus bays proposed for the first phase, seven have already been completed. The remaining six will be completed by March end,” said G Rakesh, project coordinator, Kerala Industrial and Technical Consultancy Organisation (KITCO). What the mobility hub offers in the first phase Bus bays: Thirteen bus bays will be constructed in the first phase?* where 65 buses can be parked. * Food court: A 7,500 sq ft food court will be set up for passengers. Rest rooms: Rest room facilities will be available for men and women.?* Waiting room: There will be well-finished waiting rooms with?* comfortable seating arrangements, the flooring work of which is progressing. Moving from the concept of a mere bus terminal, the hub will offer a perfect ambience of a mobility hub, Rakesh said. “The food court will be leased out to an agency which can provide quality food and refreshment to passengers at a moderate rate,” he said. Security system In order to provide necessary safety and security to passengers, the security management has been assigned to a private agency. “We will install advanced close circuit TVs for ensuring passenger safety,” Rakesh said. Second phase Once the work of the first phase is completed by Marchend, the Mobility Hub Society will have to take the steps to raise funds for the second phase of the work. The second phase includes the construction of other three floors of the building. The ground floor and first floor will be used exclusively for parking mofussil buses. The second and third floors will be leased out to commercial establishments. The two basement floors will be used for parking private cars and two-wheelers. “Some commercial establishments will function on the basement as we do not want to leave the parking area uninhabited,” said Rakesh.