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Edapally – Vytilla National Highway Beautification

The National Highway stretch from Vytila to Edapally is one of the most frequented public spaces in the State of Kerala. This broad stretch which passes through the heart of the Cochin city also plays an important role in regulating and decongesting the traffic conditions of the Cochin city. The Kochi Municipal Corporation has been receiving many complaints with regard to the poor maintenance of this stretch. It is against this backdrop that the Kochi Municipal Corporation has come forward to clean this stretch and beautify it with flowering plants and maintaining it for a stipulated period as per the specifications and guidelines of the National Highway Authority of India and included the project in Mission Kochi 15-8-15 campaign of the Kochi Municipal Corporation.


The Kochi Municipal Corporation’s ambitious project for city beautification under the Mission Kochi 15-8-15 was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Excise, Ports and Fisheries Minister Shri. K Babu on January 24th, 2015. A stakeholders committee, Kochi Bypass Beautification Society, had been constituted for undertaking the project under the supervision of the Kochi Municipal Corporation. The society has city’s leading businessmen as its members. V-Guard Groups Chairman Shri. Kochouseph Chittilappilly is the Chairman of the Society, Eastern Group Project Director Shri. M.E Mohammed is the Secretary and the Manager of Holiday Inn Shri. P.C. John is the treasurer of the Society. The National Highway Authority of India has given permission to beautify and maintains the stretch for a period of 3 years.

The stakeholders had spent an amount of Rs 1 Crore for the beautification of the stretch in addition to the maintenance cost of Rs 37 Lakh spent by the Kochi Municipal Corporation. 20000 saplings were planted on the central median on 4.6 km of the 6 km long stretch. The side medians along with the service roads would also be beautified in future as the 2nd phase of the beautification project.


Shri. Benny Behanan MLA was the chief guest in the inaugural function. The inaugural function was presided by Hon’ble Mayor, Shri. Tony Chammany, attended by Shri. T.J. Vinod, Chairman, Development Standing Committee, Kochi Municipal Corporation, Smt. Saumini Jain, Chairperson, Public Works Standing Committee, Kochi Municipal Corporation, Shri. R. Thyagarajan, Chairman, Education and Sports Standing Committee, Kochi Municipal Corporation, Shri. V. R Raju, Secretary, Kochi Municipal Corporation and other key stakeholders.

The project is being coordinated by the Centre for Heritage, Environment  and Development (c-hed) for the Kochi Municipal Corporation.

Inauguration of Mission Kochi 15-8-15

The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Kerala inaugurated the Mission Kochi 15-8-15 campaign of Kochi Municipal Corporation on 25th August 2014.  The new waste collection compact vehicles of the Kochi Municipal Corporation was also flagged off during the function. Public Works Minister V K Ibrahim Kunju handed over the letter of permission to the Clean Kerala Company to set up an e-waste disposal unit. Stakeholders of the ‘City Beautification’ project handed over their documents to the Hon’ble Minister for Excise and Ports, Shri. K Babu proclaiming their support for the implementation of the project. Prof. K.V. Thomas, Shri. Hibi Eden MLA, Shri. Dominic Presentation MLA, Shri. Benny Behanan MLA, Shri. Ludy Louis MLA and GCDA Chairman Shri. N Venugopal were the chief guests of the inaugural function. Hon’ble Mayor Shri. Tony Chammany, Shri. T. J Vinod, Chairman, Development Standing Committee and Smt. A. S Anuja, Secretary in Charge were also present.

Mission Kochi


The Mission Kochi 15-8-15 campaign include the 33 projects that were announced in the annual budgets as well as a few new ones which will be completed partially or fully within 393 days. The aim of the campaign is to fast-track the implementation of each one of them.

Mission Kochi 2

The projects under Mission Kochi 15-8-15:

  1. Main Office Building at Marine Drive
  2. New Municipal Solid Waste Plant in Brahmapuram
  3. E-Governance Programme
  4. ABC Programme
  5. RAY – Thuruthy Colony Project
  6. Waste Disposal in covered vehicle & GPS Tracking System
  7. Plastic Processing Unit at Brahmapuram jointly with Clean Kerala Company
  8. Ernakulam Town Hall Renovation
  9. Solar City Project
  10. City Mobility Plan
  11. Subash Bose Park Beautification
  12. LED Street Lights by EESL(Energy Efficiency Services Limited)
  13. Slaughter House at Mattancherry
  14. Corporation Auto-Stands
  15. Water Policy by SCMS
  16. Ro-Ro
  17. City Beautification
  18. Women Hotel at Paramara
  19. Zonal Adalath
  20. Septage Treatment Plant
  21. Pachalam Market
  22. Modern Street Name Boards
  23. Uniform Designed Wooden Kiosk
  24. Swimming Training Centre
  25. Multilevel Parking System
  26. Mattancherry Parvana
  27. BSUP Santhome Colony
  28. International Film Festival
  29. Water Transport System
  30. Old Age Home at Thevara
  31. Women Hostel at Kombara
  32. E-waste Disposal Unit jointly with Clean Kerala Company
  33. Pachalam Crematorium

The entire projects are being coordinated by c-hed for the Kochi Municipal Corporation.