Monday, November 23, 2009

Volvo services to Technopark - Current Schedule

The Volvo services to and from Technopark have been getting a superb response from our techies. Yours truely has also taken a few trips on the buses and believe me, it is quite comparable to the experience in any of the services I have been in overseas, including in Singapore and KL. More on the trip and thoughts about the service later.

Right now, you can log on to to get the schedule. The timings may vary a bit depending on traffic conditions but the staff try to stick to it as much as possible. As more buses are introduced on the route, the schedule should get more and more refined.

Switch to the Volvos, let's make it work!

Check out this nice post on the Volvos by Pikutti and this one on a BRTS system for Trivandrum by Scorpio.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Volvos Ahoy!

Trivandrum today joined the ranks of  major cities across the world and India with the launch of the world's leading brand of luxury city buses, the Volvo 8400, at a function at the Central Stadium. Chief Minister V. S. Achuthanandan launched the buses for the first time in Kerala.

The service starts at 7:00 AM tomorrow!

Routes are:

Kovalam - Thiruvallam - East Fort - Palayam - Pattoor - Pettah - Kumarapuram - Medical College - Ulloor - Sreekariyam - Technopark

Kowdiar - Vellayambalam - Vazhuthacaud - Thycaud - East Fort - West Fort - Eanchakkal - Chackai - Beach - Airport

Sasthamangalam - Thampanoor - Palayam - Airport 

The fares start at Rs 10 for the first 5 Kms and then Rs 1.5 for each additional Km. 

Be there or be square!!!

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

India IT Summit at Trivandrum, December 10 & 11

The Confederation of Indian Industry is organising an International event on the IT industry at Trivandrum - India IT Summit 2009. The two day event will be organised at the luxurious Leela Kempinski, Trivandrum on December 10 and 11, 2009.

The India IT Summit will bring the top leadership of the IT and IT infrastructure industries and the Central and State Governments to Trivandrum - Kerala's IT hub and will be an opportunity to showcase the city as India's 8th biggest IT/ITES destination and includes a visit to Technopark.

Stay tuned for more!

Monday, November 02, 2009

Hurry! Entries closing on the 4th

I will be presenting my views and those of TDF before the High Power Committee to Expedite Projects most probably on the 5th, and had a long and interesting chat today evening with Dr Jayathilak, IAS, who is the Member Secretary of the Committee. In addition to generic issues and solution themes, it is planned to focus on two of Kerala's biggest projects, the US$ 2 Billion Vizhinjam port and US$ 1.5 Billion Technocity as case-studies, so that specific action to speed up these landmark initiatives can be taken immediately.

Ladies and Gentlemen, that means you can send in your thoughts till the end of Wednesday, November 4th. Some of you have already sent in your ideas but I am sure there are lots more out there waiting for you to reach for the keyboard. Go for it! Thanks in advance, folks.