Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission – JnNURM

A massive city-modernization scheme launched by the Govt. Of India under the Ministry of Urban development, JnNURM, aims to improve the quality of life and infrastructure in the cities. This mission hugely relates to the development of the cities, aiming at creating economically productive, efficient, equitable and responsive Cities’ by a strategy of upgrading the social and economic infrastructure in cities.

As per the JnNURM guidelines 63 cities were identified as million plus city for the implementation of the program, wherein Cochin was one among the metropolitans. The c-hed had played an important role in the preparation of DPR for many projects under the JnNURM program. Many projects have been envisaged under this mission for the city of Cochin and are as follows :

14 Heritage Projects and 39 Tourism Projects have been identified under the JnNURM program and c-hed has been entrusted with the preparation of DPR for the same.

Heritage Projects:

  • Heritage Management Plan for Heritage Precincts of Cochin
  • Heritage Base Map Preparation Program
  • Heritage Master Plan Preparation
  • Broadway Urban Renewal
  • Mattancherry Spice Museum
  • Ernakulam Broadway Urban Renewal and Renewal of Pond and Waterway to the Pond
  • City Museum
  • Heritage forums – integrating heritage education in all schools mediating the subject & its relevance to the next generation
  • Conservtion plan for heritage water edge of Mattancherry
  • An Effective Management Programme for Cultural Institutions
  • Conservation of Venduruthy bridge & Mattancherry bridge as heritage relics
  • Total Management Heritage Scheme to Sub-Zonal Area
  • Urban renewal scheme for fort Vypeen heritage zone
  • Conservation and Urban Renewal Schemes for Thripunithura Heritage Zone

Tourism Projects:

  • Developing and maintaining public spaces for Cochin urban region
  • Renovation of DH Ground
  • Construction of Tourism complex at Edappally
  • Renovation of Bastian Bungalow at Fort Cochin
  • Landscape of Palm Avenue project from Thevara Junction  to BOT Bridge
  • Integrated tourism proposal and management programme for Fort Kochi and Mattanchery tourism zone
  • Kunnara Park Improvement
  • P.J.Antony Memorial Cultural Centre Improvement
  • Pallath Raman Cultural Centre improvement
  • Water edge Walkway from Thoppumpady to  Kamalakkadavu
  • Kannakatt-Veliakulam Tourism Project at Palluruthy
  • Nehru Park
  • Mehboob Park
  • Mahakavi G Memorial
  • Beautification of M.G. Road from Mattancherry bridge to  north over bridge
  • Padmasarovaram landscape project
  • Queen of Arabian Sea project
  • Subhash Park Improvement
  • Establishing Kerala Village – Thanthonnithuruthu
  • Strengthening the Grahsthali Programme
  • Natural History Museum
  • Martial Arts Centre
  • A Cochin brand film festival
  • Water Sports Centre at Chilavannur Lake
  • Poonthuruthy Island Development
  • I-MAX Theatre
  • Organizing Festivals and fairs including Boat Races
  • Development of Planetarium & Science City
  • Mulavukadu village tourism
  • Kumbalam Tourism Project
  • Developing Chellanam as a tourist center
  • Introducing various projects and programmes to strengthen the model village tourism project at Kumbalanghi
  • Valanthu kadu Keraleeya Gramam
  • Backwater walkway from Valanthukadu – Chambakkara canal
  • Kunnarapallimattam improvement
  • Murikkal-Pulikapuram Tourism Development Project at Kadamakkudy
  • Development of Thanneerchal at Thiruvankulam
  • Ring road around Eloor Panchayat along the water front
  • Thoombunkal Thodu Improvement