It's official! Kerala's largest city has just gotten even bigger.
With the Kerala High Court giving the green signal to merge five suburban panchayats with the Trivandrum Corporation, it has grown to over 100 wards with an estimated population of over 1.5 million. This means that Trivandrum has become the first official "metropolitan" corporation in Kerala, with a population of over 1 million. It has taken a long time for Kerala to have a real metro city, but we are here now and Trivandrum is set to scale more peaks in terms of its growth into a true world city over the coming years.
While pressing commitments towards my admission to MIT and a new idea that I am working on (stay tuned for updates on that, if it works out, it would lead to a major development for Trivandrum) have kept me from posting over the last couple of weeks, I plan to put one or more articles talking about how to plan for the world city of tomorrow, today. The bit of news above puts this subject in a more urgent perspective, I would say!
For the time being, welcome to a Metro!