Survey reveals 5,000 vacant and underutilized plots in Kochi – The New Indian Express

By Express press service

KOCHI: At a time when finding vacant land in the city remains an elusive task, nearly 5,000 lots of more than 15 cents each are vacant and underutilized in the city. A survey carried out by Britain’s University of Reading and SCMS School of Architecture on behalf of the Kochi company identified vacant and underutilized plots in the city. According to the findings, 4,988 plots, which also include private ownership, are vacant.

The company conducted the survey as part of its Rapid Response Policy Engagement (RRPE) project, which was launched with the aim of formulating policy to improve accommodation facilities and also provide affordable housing for workers. migrants and workers coming to Kochi from other places in the state for employment. The investigation report was delivered to the Mayor of Kochi, Mr Anilkumar, on Tuesday by Pramod P Thevannoor, Vice President of the SCMS Group of Institutions, and Anjalik Chettiparambu, Professor of Urban Planning and Governance and Department of Real Estate and Planning, University of Reading, UK. .

It is learned that a large number of vacant plots have been identified in the urban area itself compared to West Kochi. “Since we decided to provide suitable accommodation for migrant workers and Keralites who come to Kochi for business purposes, finding suitable accommodation was a Herculean task. Following this, we decided to find vacant lots that have more than 15 cents in the city. The SCMS and the University of Reading have come forward to support us. Now we have a land inventory,” said the mayor when asked about the project.

The company announced a project in the recent budget to provide affordable housing for migrant workers in an effort to get them off the streets. For a successful implementation, the State and the Center must support it. “We hope the project will bring a new face to the city,” the mayor said. Anjalik Chettiparambu, while speaking at the reception, said the project and survey details will benefit other future development projects of the company.

KOCHI: At a time when finding vacant land in the city remains an elusive task, nearly 5,000 lots of more than 15 cents each are vacant and underutilized in the city. A survey carried out by Britain’s University of Reading and SCMS School of Architecture on behalf of the Kochi company identified vacant and underutilized plots in the city. According to the findings, 4,988 plots, which also include private ownership, are vacant. The company conducted the survey as part of its Rapid Response Policy Engagement (RRPE) project, which was launched with the aim of formulating policy to improve accommodation facilities and also provide affordable housing for workers. migrants and workers coming to Kochi from other places in the state for employment. The investigation report was delivered to the Mayor of Kochi, Mr Anilkumar, on Tuesday by Pramod P Thevannoor, Vice President of the SCMS Group of Institutions, and Anjalik Chettiparambu, Professor of Urban Planning and Governance and Department of Real Estate and Planning, University of Reading, UK. . It is learned that a large number of vacant plots have been identified in the urban area itself compared to West Kochi. “Since we decided to provide suitable accommodation for migrant workers and Keralites who come to Kochi for business purposes, finding suitable accommodation was a herculean task. Following this, we decided to find vacant lots that have more than 15 cents in the city. The SCMS and the University of Reading have come forward to support us. Now we have a land inventory,” said the mayor when asked about the project. The company announced a project in the recent budget to provide affordable housing for migrant workers in an effort to get them off the streets. For a successful implementation, the State and the Center must support it. “We hope the project will bring a new face to the city,” the mayor said. Anjalik Chettiparambu, while speaking at the reception, said the project and survey details will benefit other future development projects of the company.

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