Monthly Archives: July 2015

Relaunch of the works of the new Corporation Office Buliding

After a rift of over 8 years, the Kochi Municipal Corporation re-launched the construction works of the new Corporation office building at Marine Drive. DSC_0513The excise, fisheries, port Minister Shri. K Babu inaugurated the re-launch function on 16th July 2015. The entire construction work of the building will be completed in 18 months.

Main Office

It was in 2005 the work of the new office building with an area of 1,70,000 square feet was started. But the work was delayed due to various legal issues with the contractor. The project has been included in the Mission Kochi 15-8-15 project of the Kochi Municipal Corporation and resolved all the issues with  the contractor in a fast track mode.

The structural stability of the building was inspected by the experts from Cochin University of Science and Technology and suggested remedial measures were completed by the Kochi Municipal Corporation.


The new building would be equipped with mini conference hall, separate office for Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Councillors and other departments, parking facility for 200 vehicles, reception centre, waiting area, library, rest rooms etc, A large council hall with a seating capacity of 200 people will also be constructed in the proposed new building.

The entire project is being coordinated by c-hed for the Kochi Municipal Corporation.

Water Quality Analysis

The Kochi Municipal Corporation had conducted a water quality analysis as part of the Water Policy project for the City. The analysis was carried out by the Water Institute of the SCMS College. Presence of coliform bacteria, nitrate and iron was detected in the drinking water in the analysis. The contact of sewage water directly with the ground water has resulted in this contamination. Since presence of coliform bacteria was reported from water samples collected, experts suggested to use boiled water.

Water Audit (2)

The samples were collected by the trained volunteers of Kudumbashree. They had collected samples from bore wells and surface wells of the 74 wards of the Kochi Municipal Corporation. A survey on the water use pattern is progressing. Based on this water quality analysis and water use pattern, the water policy for the city will be formulated.

The entire project is being coordinated by c-hed for the Kochi Municipal Corporation.

Kochi – A WiFi City

KOCHI_WIFIThe Kochi city is now WiFi enabled.The Kochi Municipal Corporation along with BSNL and Quadgen Wireless Solutions has launched 10 free WiFi hot spots locations in the city.The 10 locations are Kochi Municipal Corporation Office, Subhash Park, Marine Drive, District Court Complex, High Court, Durbar Hall ground, Edapally Junction, Kaloor Bus stand, Mattanchery and Fort Kochi.

Public can access wifi network online or through recharge coupons.To use the service, a user needs an authentication password, which will be sent to the mobile number after registering on the network.The service will be free for first login for the 30 minutes.wifi

Kochi Municipal Corporation is the first Municipal Corporation in the country which provides free WiFi facility for public.

The entire project is being coordinated by c-hed for the Kochi Municipal Corporation.