Smart City - Be aware of the realityHi all,
I ahve seen some opinions posted against the political leaders who have expressed their disagreement with some conditions specified in the so called agreement with DIC. Reading those i felt like those comments are from poeple who have lost their ability to think beyond the limits set by dailies like Malayala Manorama,Kochi based channels and offcourse the Governemt of Kerala(Kochi).I pity you dear friends.Dubai Internet City is not a big thing at all.As each and every Keralite knows a city built upon hypes, Kochi, it has got all its foundation very weak.Despite having a so called major port, did it gain anything?. If you are about to shout at politicians for the fate of Kerala, wait a minute.The develpmental agenda thats not based on real facts and based on just regional interests, suppressed the development of Kerala till now. Before being excited hearing the things announced for Kochi, just think twice, whether itz the place for those things to come, whether Kochi really has the potential to accommodate projects of that kind (not talking abt smart city), whether there are places in kerala which are more suited for the same purpose.The illeterate politicians who are filled up wth pukka regional interests (esp the current UDF govt) instead of keeping a broad developmental agenda, makes the keralites think in favour of the false(hyped) fact "It is Kochi and Only Kochi". :)) Most of the opinions posted here could be from the people in Kochi, who have shown their luv towards their native place. I have seen Mr. Ummen Chandy iterating several times, Kochi got some advantages which made DIC taking a decision in fav of the palce despite the effforts from other states. :) I beg you my dear friends, dont believe this. Kochi has no advantages evne reg the bandwidth(Cities like Bangalore,Chennai,Trivandrum and Kochi experiences the advantages of this bandwidth at the same level.Its not owned by State Govt) Just becoz of getting those cables landing here in kochi, doesnt mean that Kochi deserves the complete bandwidth. Except having a LITTLE bit cosmopolitan nature (when compared to other major cities like tvm and kkd, and alas kochi is gradually loosing the privilege to make a claim regarding that too, tvm is developing and its cosmopolitan look is improving, more over an international port and a container terminal bigger than that in Kochi is coming up there ) which infact is one of the parameters the companies consider before setting up a unit at a place, even in that too, Kochi doesnt score much. You can see none fo the goverments in other states could offer such a key location in their states. This is the one and only reason that made that real estate developer take a decision in favour of kochi. You can see the intention of most of the companies who have their units in DIC in dubai is to use the place as a marketing hub. The goverment or the DIC management has no right to compell them to opern their development centres here. They are not dare enough to give such an assuracne too. Why should we fall at the feet of those people? Just to make a try to improve the hyped and the so called glamour of Kochi, by having a white elephant called DIC(For IT). Let me conclude, it is a request to all my dear friends, think beyond the limits set my media with some vested regional interests, just see facts before shouting at the politiancs, some of the things pointed out by them may be based on real facts. Give equal consideration to desi real estate developers if they come up with a proposal to set up an IT park in Kerala.