Thrikkakara is a village panchayat within Ernakulam or Kochi in Kerala state of south India. It is famous for the Thrikkakara temple where the deity enshrined is Vamana. The Onam festival is celebrated here in a colourful manner. Devotees contribute money for public feasts. A large number of mobile shops make it a trade fair. A notable fireworks show is held towards the end of the celebration.
Thrikkakara is home to many important Government buildings. These include the Civil Station, District panchayat office, Kochi TV station, Kochi FM station, Cochin Special Economic Zone (CSEZ), Info park, NPOL, Government Model Engineering College etc Development of Thrikkakara area.
The growth and development of this area is remarkable during past 20 years. Before 25 years everybody considered this as a remote area and now it is considered as a matter of prestige to own a property or a plot of land in and around Thrikkakara - Kakkanad area. It was with the shifting of the headquarters of city administration to Kakkanad that changed the fortunes of Thrikkakara. And with the Civil Station becoming a reality, the maiden stone of sustained development of Kakkanad was laid. Later the Kochi Special Economic Processing Zone and now the Info park and finally the awaiting smart city brought this area long awaited dignity.
Interestingly, today, Thrikkakara is being considered as a place that is in perfect tune with the future. The fact that several MNCs are eyeing Kakkanad to kick off their operations further substantiates this fact. The early nineties witnessed an increase in the construction of apartments and the trend of villas in this area. The completion of Seaport-Airport road and the proximity to National Highway 47 also have given an impetus to the growth and development of Kakkanad. The infrastructure is getting bettering day by day. The IT infrastructure is supposed to be the best in Kerala. Proximity to the city, Pollution free area and Availability of quality ground water etc are some of the other factors that add to the value of this place.
Cochin University of Science and Technology
The Cochin University of Science and Technology (Cusat) will kick-start the first phase of its Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) project in 2006. The Rs 10 crore aid given by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) will be utilised for implementing various projects, including upgrading of research and quality of teaching on the campus.
A fast-track system will be introduced for speeding up work on the project. The State Government has assured all support for upgrading the university and helping it achieve the level of academic excellence shown by IITs in the country.