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. The 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.
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.