Is the city of Trivandrum growing faster in South India compared to other cities in India? My cousin's family would like to move from the United Arab Emirates to Kochi, Trivandrum or Bangalore.

Updated on : December 7, 2021 by Zaiden Joyce



Is the city of Trivandrum growing faster in South India compared to other cities in India? My cousin's family would like to move from the United Arab Emirates to Kochi, Trivandrum or Bangalore.

I would definitely suggest Trivandrum, not because it is my hometown, but because I have witnessed the immense transformation that the city has undergone in recent years. In fact, the hashtag # Move2Trivandrum has gained traction in recent months due to the number of entrepreneurs moving or returning to Trivandrum.

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Of course the city has been dormant for a while,

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I would definitely suggest Trivandrum, not because it is my hometown, but because I have witnessed the immense transformation that the city has undergone in recent years. In fact, the hashtag # Move2Trivandrum has gained traction in recent months due to the number of entrepreneurs moving or returning to Trivandrum.

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Global IT hub to a firm far from Technopark - Times of India

Balagopal Tech Evangelist at his # Move2Trivandrum - TechnoparkToday.com - Techies News, Jobs, Events & Lifestyle!

Of course, the city has been idle for a while, but with significant investments in the IT sector from companies like Nissan, Taurus downtown, INTEL, ROHM Semi Conductors, to name a few, Trivandrum is poised to become a leading IT player. in the country. Technopark, the first and largest IT park in the country, is already home to a large number of companies and startups. Genrobotics, the company behind Bandicoot, a robotic sewage cleaning device, is a shining example of the city's startup atmosphere. Technocity's latest project, an integrated township project with around 20 million square feet of IT space, is attracting even more investment in advanced sectors such as AI and IoT. The next Bio360- Life Sciences Park is a group of research institutions, academies and science-technology companies, working in the field of biotechnology, nanotechnology and life sciences. A new company to attract both domestic and foreign investment in related areas, Bio360 - Life Sciences Park's industry-specific infrastructure includes an incubation center and a technology development center. With these state-of-the-art facilities, Thiruvananthapuram is sure to evolve as a center for industry and R&D in life sciences. It includes an incubation center and a technology development center. With these state-of-the-art facilities, Thiruvananthapuram is sure to evolve as a center for industry and R&D in life sciences. It includes an incubation center and a technology development center. With these state-of-the-art facilities, Thiruvananthapuram is sure to evolve as a center for industry and R&D in life sciences.

The city already has the best educational institutions in the state. In addition to the Trivandrum College of Engineering and the University of Kerala, centrally funded institutions such as IISER, IIITM and IIST also operate in the city. The city is also home to a third of the country's space scientists, due to the number of ISRO facilities such as the VSSC and the LPSC. The country's space program began in this very city, the first rocket launched on a beach outside Trivandrum. The city's schools are also in high demand and are among the best in the country. India's largest and deepest transshipment port is also being built near the city, the international transshipment port of Vizhinjam.

Trivandrum's unfortunate label of the city without shopping centers has also died out thanks to the opening of the country's first eco-friendly shopping center in the city. In addition to the Mall of Travancore, Lulu has begun construction of the largest shopping mall in the country, set to open in 2019 and others such as the Taurus Center and Artech World Mall are competing to dominate the retail sector in Trivandrum. The city's health care system is also well known globally, attracting medical tourists from the Maldives and the Middle East, among others.

But all this, fortunately, does not come with the trap of a polluted and congested city. Trivandrum has over 100km of UN approved roads, a good public transport system, and open green parks. The city performs well on all livability parameters, ranking first in the country. The city has held the first place, for the third year in a row, as the Best City to Live in, in the Annual Survey of Indian City Systems by the Janaagraha foundation. Trivandrum is also the least polluted city in the country according to CPCB reports.

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So while popular rhetoric and narrative may mark T'puram as the city of temples, the city is more than that. This is a city that has managed to sustainably retain all of its heritage and culture while marking the beginning of development. So if you want a city with ample opportunities, excellent urban and social infrastructure and a good educational system, this is the city you are looking for.

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Yes. Trivandrum is the fastest growing city in South India. Many investors are pouring money into this city because they see immense potential and tremendous growth in the coming years due to so many factors favoring the city, including the port of Vizhinjam.

Leisure and shopping

An example is the boom of Malls and Multiplexes in the city. Until 2018, Trivandrum had no shopping centers. Investors were reluctant to invest money in the entertainment industry in Trivandrum due to the saying that Trivandrum is a city of government employees with less spending potential.

But things are changing. OR

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Yes. Trivandrum is the fastest growing city in South India. Many investors are pouring money into this city because they see immense potential and tremendous growth in the coming years due to so many factors favoring the city, including the port of Vizhinjam.

Leisure and shopping

An example is the boom of Malls and Multiplexes in the city. Until 2018, Trivandrum had no shopping centers. Investors were reluctant to invest money in the entertainment industry in Trivandrum due to the saying that Trivandrum is a city of government employees with less spending potential.

But things are changing. A shopping center has started operations and 2 other giant shopping centers are under construction, including the American group Taurus and Lulu.

Carnival cinemas have opened around 9 screens in Trivandrum and another 5 screens are under construction. Cinepolis IMax is coming up at Taurus Mall and 9-screen PVR at Lulu.

GreenField Stadium hosted its first ODI game and has already attracted the public and the players.

The proximity to the international airport and the train station is the biggest advantage.

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It is one of the reasons behind the growth of Trivandrum from a small town to the fastest growing city in Kerala.

Technopark, which is already the largest IT park in India, is now expanding to more phases and a new Technocity project has also started. Nissan is building a research and development facility, the Nissan Digital Center at Technocity Trivandrum.

I am only explaining these two sectors here as I think it is the area where most of the investments are being made. Other sectors such as real estate, hospitality, education and transportation are also growing rapidly.

So the short answer is that Trivandrum is now the fastest growing city in South India.

And it is the best city to live in due to some other factors including: low cost of living, clean and less polluted compared to other subways, better rail, land and air connectivity.

This is the best time to move to Trivandrum.

I am from Kollam, a neighboring district. But I see something special in Trivandrum. It has all the potential to become one of the largest cities in India. It's just a matter of time.

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Trivandrum is growing steadily, but it is obviously not the fastest growing city in India. Trivandrum is the most peaceful, unpolluted and clean city compared to Kochi and Bangalore. When it comes to development, there are some infrastructure projects. such as Vizhinjam container terminal, four-lane ring road, etc. Trivandrum.City also has some commercial projects such as Construction of new shopping centers and multiplex cinemas. Trivandrum is the IT hub of the state thanks to the state-owned Technopark campus that is home to many multinational companies. Trivandrum's contribution to software export is very significant, but not close to cities like

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Trivandrum is growing steadily, but it is obviously not the fastest growing city in India. Trivandrum is the most peaceful, unpolluted and clean city compared to Kochi and Bangalore. When it comes to development, there are some infrastructure projects. such as Vizhinjam container terminal, four-lane ring road, etc. Trivandrum.City also has some commercial projects such as Construction of new shopping centers and multiplex cinemas. Trivandrum is the IT hub of the state thanks to the state-owned Technopark campus that is home to many multinational companies. Trivandrum's contribution to software export is very significant, but not close to cities like Bangalore and Chennai.

From the perspective of a person who is used to metropolitan city life, Bangalore would be easier to adopt thanks to its cosmopolitan culture. Trivandrum is more laid back and less happening compared to Bangalore and Kochi. But if your cousin prefers calm and peace. atmosphere, then Trivandrum would be the best.

In the question, it is not clear in which sector your cousin and spouse are currently working or doing business. If you are not working in any traditional job sector, moving to a metro would be the ideal option. Bangalore is a great city with many opportunities in different fields. The city is almost saturated, so if you ask me if the city is growing faster. So it's a big No. Compared to Trivandrum and Kochi, it's not growing faster and it doesn't have enough room to grow any more. It is an Indian metro, so they have to endure traffic, pollution, high cost of living, etc.

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In the question, it is not clear in which sector your cousin and spouse are currently working or doing business. If you are not working in any traditional job sector, moving to a metro would be the ideal option. Bangalore is a great city with many opportunities in different fields. The city is almost saturated, so if you ask me if the city is growing faster. So it's a big No. Compared to Trivandrum and Kochi, it's not growing faster and it doesn't have enough room to grow any more. It is an Indian metro, so they have to endure traffic, pollution, high cost of living, etc. It is a lively and lively city, but it is not good for settling in because in the future the city may face a major water crisis. I don't know where in the United Arab Emirates your cousin belongs.

If they belong to a traditional sector like IT or something like that, they can consider moving to Trivandrum. The cost of living, the quality of life, the uncontaminated environment, etc. they would make it an ideal place to settle. Big IT brands are coming to Trivandrum. It is the best Tier 2 city in India. Trivandrum has enormous potential and now investors know it. So among the list, this city can be considered as the fastest growing city.

Kochi is a somewhat more lively and lively city than Trivandrum. Now it is your personal choice.

As a person who has lived in the 3 cities mentioned, I think I can answer this one. I'd say the best option would be Kochi.

Bangalore is crowded and definitely not a place to settle. Trivandrum is nice, it is a growing city, but I think people have not fully accepted the change that the city is witnessing. Trivandrum is a well planned and less crowded city. But one downside I noticed is that people are not very welcoming by nature.

Even though there are too many people, for a family to relocate, I would suggest Kochi followed by Trivandrum and Bangalore.

If the family wants to move from the UAE, Trivandrum is the worst option. Because Bangalore is an international city and Kochi is a national city. Trivandrum cannot be compared to Bangalore or Kochi.

Trivandrum is a good option only if you want to live in a middle class city. It is no bigger than Bangalore or Kochi.

Please go to Bangalore. You won't regret it in the long run.

I'm going to be very objective and factual here.

The short answer is: Kochi is no more developed than Trivandrum. It's just that cities have a different character today. I live in Kochi, but I think Trivandrum is more developed in many ways. I also know people who think that Kochi is more developed for their own reasons. So it is a matter of preference.

I am going to list the top 3 reasons / strengths of TVM and Kochi compared to each other.

Advantages of Trivandrum -

  1. Planned city compared to Kochi. Roads are generally narrower and traffic is a much bigger problem in Kochi. TVM has much better
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I'm going to be very objective and factual here.

The short answer is: Kochi is no more developed than Trivandrum. It's just that cities have a different character today. I live in Kochi, but I think Trivandrum is more developed in many ways. I also know people who think that Kochi is more developed for their own reasons. So it is a matter of preference.

I am going to list the top 3 reasons / strengths of TVM and Kochi compared to each other.

Advantages of Trivandrum -

  1. Planned city compared to Kochi. Roads are generally narrower and traffic is a much bigger problem in Kochi. TVM has much better drainage and water management facilities overall, while Kochi's key hubs such as the airport and train station are much more susceptible to flooding and other natural calamities. Many key areas in kochi are low-lying and started as invasions. This is also why Kochi fights when it rains !!
  2. Trivandrum has more centers of national and international importance compared to Kochi. This is more of a city of knowledge compared to Kochi, which is a commercial city. This explains why ISRO has a huge presence here. The Trivandrum computer park is much larger than Kochi and almost parallel to the main city, making it much more accessible.

3. Trivandrum is the capital of the state and therefore the seat of government. This makes it easier to obtain authorizations / approvals if you reside in trivandrum. As a result, most companies will have at least some presence in Trivandrum.

Advantages of Kochi -

1. Kochi is a local business / commercial city. Therefore, it has shopping malls and shopping centers that are more developed than Trivandrum. This is slowly changing, but even today Kochi improves TVM in this regard. Kochi has the famous lulu mall, while I don't think TVM has anything to compare.

2. In the past 10-15 years, successive Kerala governments have supported more Kochi-based infrastructure projects. Proof of this is the huge investment in metro and airport that the Kerala government assumed. Should the metro become functional, it will be a huge boost for public transport in some areas of Kochi. The exception to this rule has been the Vizhinjam port project. Whether this will actually change the trend of the last decade remains to be seen.

3. Kochi is centrally located in the state of Kerala. In the pre-GST deal (the GST launch happened less than a year ago), this was a huge advantage for the Kochi-based companies. They could easily reach anywhere in Kerala. Doing interstate commerce was much more difficult in those days. This is not a huge advantage today as GST means the whole country is one market, but it will continue to count for years to come.

So in my opinion these are the top 3 pros of these locations. Choose your option according to your preferences.

In the grand scheme of things, TVM and Kochi are only 100 miles apart. New York City (note that I'm not talking about New York State) itself stretches for 300 odd-numbered miles. Our own Chennai and its suburbs probably stretch for 100 miles. So TVM and Kochi could one day be one big urban agglomeration.

In conclusion, if you can see the big picture, then there is no TVM vs Kochi at all. It is only Tvm & Kochi since they are so close.

Being a regular traveler between the two cities and having family roots in both Cochin and T'puram, I think I am qualified to answer this question. First of all, there are some myths about cities that are often publicized by people who don't know the full story.

1. Cochin is heavily infested by mosquitoes, while Tvm is not. Both cities have a decent amount of mosquitoes and epidemics are quite common, especially during monsoons. This myth has probably been spread by the Mollywood industry.

2. Cochin has a very active night life while Tvm sleeps at nine. This stereotype, in my opinion, is due to

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Being a regular traveler between the two cities and having family roots in both Cochin and T'puram, I think I am qualified to answer this question. First of all, there are some myths about cities that are often publicized by people who don't know the full story.

1. Cochin is heavily infested by mosquitoes, while Tvm is not. Both cities have a decent amount of mosquitoes and epidemics are quite common, especially during monsoons. This myth has probably been spread by the Mollywood industry.

2. Cochin has a very active nightlife while Tvm sleeps at nine- This stereotype, in my opinion, is due to the ignorance of the general public. Trivandrum has a large number of hotels and pubs dedicated to night parties. Many hotels in the city center such as the Vivanta, Leela and various small-scale establishments in Varkala, Kovalam and Poovar are quite involved in night parties. Varkala transforms at twilight, the cliff overlooking the beach packed with jazz concerts and dance parties. The New Years holidays in Kovalam are also one of the busiest holidays in the state, covered extensively by television channels.

3. Cochin is the commercial capital of Kerala, therefore the job opportunities are greater. Kochi's stake in the Kerala GSDP is 13%, followed by Trivandrum with 11% and Calicut with 8%. Therefore, the concept of commercial capital is highly overrated, as having a 13% stake in a 14-district state is not a major contribution. Furthermore, the port of Kochi is plagued with mismanagement and corruption. Trivandrum, on the other hand, has a booming IT industry and construction of a mega transshipment terminal in progress.

4. Trivandrum is not an 'event venue' unlike Cochin- Trivandrum has the best cultural centers in the state, such as the Tagore theater, Vyloppilli Samskriti Bhavan, etc. and also international cultural exchange centers in France, Russia and Germany. These organizations often host world-class events attended by the intellect of the city.

The sports facilities are also the best in the city, and the Karyavattom Sports Center is nearing completion. The city also served as the venue for the 2015 National Games, with state-of-the-art facilities including the Greenfield Inl Stadium, the Velodrome at LNCPE, aquatic complexes, shooting ranges, and a tennis complex, among others.

Trivandrum also has world-class movie theaters like the new complex, the Kairali complex and Kalabhavan, among others. Areiesplex Tvm has the largest silver screen and is the only cinema in South India that has a dual 4K projection facility.

Jayaprakash, you messed up public transportation, buddy. Bus services in the city are better than anywhere else in the state. And interestingly, the fact that the Technopark and Kazhakkuttom areas are one of the least serviced routes in the city makes one doubt the value of their answer.

Trivandrum is also the first city in the state to have volvos from CA added to the city's bus fleet, not to mention articulated and double-decker buses. In addition, traffic surveillance in Trivandrum is much stronger than in Kochi, making accidents, especially those due to the speed of buses, a rarity. Keep in mind that in Kochi, competitive racing and speeding by private buses make daily commuting an adventure.

When it comes to public transport infrastructure, Trivandrum has large and well-equipped bus terminals that are already in operation and new ones are emerging along the ring road and in Enchakkal. It's true that in some places the terminals may be in poor condition or even dilapidated, say East Fort, but overall, the supporting infrastructure is better than the state average. While Kochi has the center of Vyttila, the rest of the transport infrastructure is in need of a long-awaited upgrade.

Other important things to consider when settling in a city are its public infrastructure, ie. the road network and traffic systems. The city's main highways, serviced by TRDCL and CRIP projects, are world-class in construction and quality. The city also has trails for the disabled and landscaped areas with many green spaces. The entire city is under surveillance increasing the safety of residents.

The sports infrastructure is also the best in the city, compared to any city in South India.

Trivandrum can boast of at least five major swimming pools (many of which meet Olympic standards), shooting ranges, a tennis complex, and the only sports center of its kind in Karyavattom.

Trivandrum schools often receive the award for best performance in the nation. Higher education is also in high demand at city universities such as CET and Med College. Skip the part about traffic blocks and mosquitoes, because you would already know them.

As for being a city of retired government employees, I hope the attached images break the stereotype.

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First of all, buy an umbrella. Kerala has really unexpected rains and it could be damn sunny for a minute and bang.

Depending on where you are from, you might find yourself in a little culture shock. Trivandrum is one of the last places you can expect a decent nightlife <or any nightlife at all> The shopping malls don't exist and the roads are small and twisted. Don't expect to drive past 80. It's a small "town" and you won't find many food places here (eg McD's, Wangs Kitchen, etc.).

For the girls, people here drink too much and end up commenting, lascivious, and trying to grope. So if you are going to be

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First of all, buy an umbrella. Kerala has really unexpected rains and it could be damn sunny for a minute and bang.

Depending on where you are from, you might find yourself in a little culture shock. Trivandrum is one of the last places you can expect a decent nightlife <or any nightlife at all> The shopping malls don't exist and the roads are small and twisted. Don't expect to drive past 80. It's a small "town" and you won't find many food places here (eg McD's, Wangs Kitchen, etc.).

For the girls, people here drink too much and end up commenting, lascivious, and trying to grope. So if you're going to be in the dark after 10pm, brace yourself <pepper spray, karate ... anything will do>. There is a new rule banning liquor ... so I'm not sure if this is a problem that will be there for long. But it also means that if you like to drink, you could be in trouble.

On the positive, you get everything you need to survive. Pothys is a decent supermarket ... a lot of people like Big Bazaar too. You can satisfy all your shopping needs in East Fort. For hardware, go to the Chalai market. Laundry and ironing, there are quite a few. You will probably find one close to where you are staying.

Food joints, many of the most common, are found in the region between Kowdiar and East Fort. Other decent restaurants are for you to explore when you get here. Try the local cuisine. If you eat seafood, try them all on the beach. Tried crab, lobster, oysters, squid, and many more during my stay here.

Places to visit:

The usual museum and zoo scenes <which are cool by the way> are there, but other than that Kovalam and Varkala beaches are a must see, but do visit in the summer, before the rains, because otherwise the waters turn murky and disgusting. Don't expect golden sands ... not a Kerala thing.

The Ponmudi and Kallar waterfalls are serene. Visit with food because finding local restaurants here is a bit difficult. Also, if you are prone to motion sickness while traveling, bring a bag. I would suggest driving if you are comfortable with all the hairpin turns and everything. If not, there are regular buses. However, remember to bring an umbrella.

Poovar is a haven, I think. I haven't been there yet, I'll update it in a month or two. Test it. Many people have said that it is beautiful.

And regarding travel, travel to Kerala. It is a beautiful state. Many places you can see like Wayanad, Kollam, Munnar, Thekkady. It is a land of diverse cultures. Go north and see the fields, or the tea and coffee plantations at the hill stations. From Jewish cities to Portuguese settlements and temple festivals, Kerala has it all.

Culture: Well, if you want to see the culture of Kerala, Trissur is the place to go, with all the beautiful temples. It is a 6 hour drive and it is a nice place. Within Trivandrum, there are some famous temples and churches, including 'Padmannabhaswamy Kshethram' and 'Vettecaud Palli'. However, beware of scammers in these places.

Etiqquette social: well, I'm not sure how to answer this section. Generally, people take care of their own affairs. Just make sure you don't insult them. DO NOT call them Mallus. While some find it funny, most don't. And they speak the MAlayalam language. Not Malayalee. So avoid using that. It is insulting. Other than that, there isn't much. Try reducing the PDAs. The locals don't take it kindly.

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Sooner rather than later, much of the development is taking place in Trivandrum and when all this underdevelopment begins to produce, a resulting explosive and exponential growth that could go beyond the distant imagination of most of us.

  • The Vizhinjam project is progressing in a faster way and the promoters have some solid plans in this regard, as understood based on their interactions with the media.A container project that is located in Colombo league, Dubai, Singapore it will provide fairly large growth prospects for the city. ..
  • There may not be many airports that are as convenient as Trivan
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Thanks for A2A;

Sooner rather than later, much of the development is taking place in Trivandrum and when all this underdevelopment begins to produce, a resulting explosive and exponential growth that could go beyond the distant imagination of most of us.

  • The Vizhinjam project is progressing in a faster way and the promoters have some solid plans in this regard, as understood based on their interactions with the media.A container project that is located in Colombo league, Dubai, Singapore it will provide fairly large growth prospects for the city. ..
  • There may not be many airports that are as convenient as Trivandrum Airport, literally the heart of the city, these days and even earlier days airports on the outskirts are also preferred, but Trivandrum Airport is conveniently located in the heart and sea port is only 10 odd km from the airport, another outstanding advantage, Trivandrum structure is like this, you will be welcomed by Technopark in kazhakoottam 10 km later there will be an international airport and in other 10 international sea ports, all these are connected by a large bye-pass of the national highway, which will be fully operational in about a year and this highway will improve connectivity to southern Tamil Nadu.
  • Technopark growing in phase after phase, both government and private investment in it, when the infrastructure push in Technopark together with Technocity, TCS training center, infy growth projects, many global and national expansions in the pipeline, when all of this materializes, it will provide a huge boost to Trivandrum ..
  • Trivandrum already has advantages and high quality standards in hospitals and is a preferred destination for health tourism.
  • In the tourism project also Trivandrum has a high level, it is adding destination, Jadayupara on the kollam border (technically it is in the kollam district but close to Trivandrum) is another significant development,
  • Trivandrum has a quality education system from pre kg to IIST level.
  • The light rail is another infrastructure initiative
  • Many resident projects are taking place alongside existing home and commercial expansions elsewhere that will play their part as well.
  • Lulu Mall along with Malabar Gold Mall, 'Travancore Mall' and another mall, which is near completion from Artech Builders in Pattoor etc, will redefine movie shopping and viewing experience, some other projects of the shopping center are in process, when everything materializes Trivandrum will have more shopping centers in kerala from practically nothing.
  • In total, for 2020-2025 Trivandrum will give Kochi a tough battle I think.
  • Also, the mosquito problem is not so bothersome in Trivandrum.
  • edit 1: While answering Nimish Kantimahanti comment I thought to write it here because it will give more clarity to the answer, I agree Nimish that currently Cochin is much more advanced than trivandrum because the last 2 decades were not memorable for trivandrum apart from a bit of road widening hasn't happened much but things are changing and there will be a rapid recovery for Cochin in 10 years or so ... More when I mention Trivandrum it is Trivandrum Corporation but when we consider cochin it includes cochin corporation , many municipalities such as Kalamassery, Kakkanad, Maradu, Aluva, Thrippunithura, etc. and indeed other regions like Nedumbasserry, Aroor, Angamaly, etc.
  • When the anticipated growth also takes place in Trivandrum, it will also grow from the b orders of the city and people will change their mindset and move to other municipal regions such as Nedumangadu, Neyyattinkara and accelerate the urbanization of the interior. Most of Trivandrum and the earliest are more elevated bridges, road widening, crossing overflows, road median, signaling systems etc, crossings like Poojappura, Thirumala, Chenthitta, Vattiyoorkavu, Peroorkada, Fort etc. Needs attention immediate to reduce traffic congestion and accidents. propensity..

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