Feb 26, 2013

Railway Budget 2013 Kerala Highlights in Focus

These are some of  the updates in Railway Budget 2013-14 for Kerala . It is disappointing.

New Express trains

Visakhapatnam – Kollam Express (Weekly)


Extension of Trains
12507/12508 Guwahati-Ernakulam Express to
Thiruvananthapuram
66611/66612 Ernakulam-Thrisur MEMU to Palakkad
66304/66305 Kollam-Nagarcoil MEMU to Kanniyakumari

Increase in frequency
12217/12218 Kochuveli – Chandigarh Express 1 to 2 days

Passenger Trains
Shoranur – Kozhikode Passenger (Daily)
Thrisur-Guruvayur Passenger (Daily)

Sections proposed to be doubled in 2013-14
Mulanturutti-Piravom
Piravom Road-Kuruppantara

There is proposal to increase in supplementary charge for superfast trains, reservation fee, clerkage
charge, cancellation charge and tatkal charge

Mandatory carrying of ID cards by passengers with reserved tickets;
1800 111 321 TollFree for railway catering services monitoring cell

Source : Speech of Sh. Pawan Kumar Bansal introducing the Railway Budget, 2013-14 on 26th February 2013

Lulu Mall Kochi Opens 10th March 2013

UPDATE: Sundays are too crowded these days at Lulu Mall. It could be because the kids are having their vacations now

Lulu Mall Kochi Opens 10th March 2013.
The wait is over ! The grand Opening of Lulu Mall is scheduled on Sunday , 10th March 2013.
It is open to public from 4PM.
Large parking area.
Nine Screen Multiplex
Gaming Zone
Bowling Alley
Food Court for 2000 people.
2000 vehicle car park
Bank Counters and Forex Counters
First premium Indian bridalshowroom of the Lulu group







Wifi at Lulu Mall Edapally


UPDATE: The multiplex is yet to start. Lulu Mall has got Lulu shops like Lulu connect for electronics, Lulu Hypermart for provisions, fish n meat and read-to eat items. A LuLu shop to purchase clothing is also present. A food court and childrens' play area at the 3rd level. The other players are just starting to set shops.

Feb 24, 2013

Kerala College Campuses are Real Estate Goldmines

The Arts and Science Colleges need to have only a minimum of 5 acres. Government has agreed to the UGC decision. This means real estate gold mines are up for grabs to build shopping complexes and multiplexes near colleges.

Have a look at some of the campuses . The college managements has really hit a jackpot . Some colleges have even 50 acres campuses.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Arts_and_Science_colleges_in_Kerala
Mar Ivanios College Trivandrum

 "‘Truth shall Liberate You’." , 

Feb 18, 2013

BroadBand Wireless Access in India to have Voice Service

"India will allow wireless broadband airwave holders to provide voice services if they pay an additional $306 million, a senior government official said on Monday, a move likely to boost billionaire Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries Ltd." reports Reuters.

The problem is a person who has a broadband Wi-Fi could use softwares like skype, viber , wechat to make calls. There is absolutely no need to get a voice plan as in Voice over LTE. If Reliance Industries pay a fees of 16.58 billion rupees, then it will have a hard time to get that money back.