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KSRTC Bus Terminal at Thampanoor was inaugrated on February 3, 2014 by the Chief Minister of Kerala, Shri. Oommen Chandy. The newly built KSRTC Bus Terminal at Thampanoor is located opposite to Trivandrum Central Railway Station. It is a 12 storied complex which had a floor area of 24,984 square meters. The project is a joint venture of KTDFC and KSRTC. Now this Central Bus Station is the biggest bus stand in Kerala. The contract of building the terminal was undertaken by the construction company, Harrisons Malayalam Limited Engineering Department. KSRTC Bus Terminal is divided into four zones – Arrival Bus Bay, Departure Bus Bay, Facility Zone and Commercial Zone. There are five platforms for Arrival Bus Bay and twenty five platforms for Departure Bus Bay. Commercial Zone includes a Convention Center and Shopping Complex.

The facilities of the complex includes,
1. Building with 12 floors
2. Bus Bay (Parking 24 buses)
3. Parking Bay for cars, bikes and autorickshaws
4. A Multiplex Theatre
5. Food Courts
6. Passenger Escalator
7. Cargo Lifts
8. Passenger services
9. Ticket Counter
10. Shopping Complex


Kerala Finance Minister K M Mani announced on budget that 12 new taluks in Kerala should be formed, of which two of them belongs to Trivandrum, with Kattakada and Varkala should be considered as Taluk. Trivandrum is now divided into Six Taluks, with Neyyattinkara, Chirayinkeezhu, Thiruvananthapuram, Nedumangadu, Kattakada and Varkala.
Others Taluks to be formed are,

Kasaragod : Manjeswaram and Vellarikundu
Kozhikode: Thamarassery
Kannur: Iritty
Malappuram : Kondotty
Palakkad  : Pattambi
Pathanamthitta : Konni
Thrissur : Chalakudy
Kollam  : Pathanapuram
Idukki : Idukki
Thiruvananthapuram : Kattakada and Varkala

The total Number of Taluks in the state should be lifted from sixty three to seventy five with the inclusion of above new taluks. Mani announced an amount of thirty three crores in budget for the formation of these new taluks. Finance Minister also forwarded 23 other proposals along with this taluk formation. 

Kerala became the first place in india to introduce tourist seaplane service to enjoy the picturesque backwater locations of God's Own Country. On Sunday, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy flagged off the six-seater Cessna 206 floatplane service. The first service was planned between the Ashtamudi Lake and Punnamada kayal in Alappuzha district. But it was called off due to bad weather conditions. However the plane took off from the waterdrome and landed back to mark the inauguration. Earlier the service was planned to take six passengers to Punnamada in its maiden flight. But it was called off as the weather shows the signs of heavy rain. The Cessna 206 floatplane was operated by Michael Fabry, who earlier worked as a belgian captain. Hundreds of people were present at the venue for seeing the plane. For the tourists, service will be available from the base stations of Trivandrum, Kochi and Calicut.

There were some sort of minor protests happened in the venue done by a group of fishermen claiming that this would affect their livelihood and also affect the marine ecology.  The fishermen group arrive the spot and showed their protest by lining up a flotilla of fishing boats. However, the Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said that this seaplane operation would not affect their livelihood. He also said that if they found any difficulty due to the service, the authorities would inspect it and will take corrective steps.

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