- The Cochin Port is leasing out spaces on the 2.1-km-long waterside walkway in Willingdon Island
- The authorities have invited e-tenders for 5 open spaces
- Only temporary structures will be allowed in the permitted area
THoD Newsdesk, Cochin: The Cochin Port is leasing out spaces on the 2.1-km-long waterside walkway in Willingdon Island, for tourism, sports and recreational activities. The authorities have invited e-tenders for 5 open spaces, 30-sqm each, on license basis for a period of 5 years and the last date of submission of the bid is December 23.
The Cochin Port Avenue walkway, located between the Mattancherry BOT bridge and Kannanghat bridge, was designed as a promenade for leisurely walks and visits. The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has leased the stretch of land, owned by NH, for 30 years to Cochin Port for developing the walkway.
Back in 2016, an amount of Rs 9.10 crores was sanctioned by the Ministry of Tourism (MoT) for the construction of the walkway, which includes setting up of vehicle parking spaces, drainage facilities, gazeboes, toilet facilities, lighting, a pedestrian bridge across the canal, landscaping and planting trees among others.
Only temporary structures will be allowed in the permitted area and the tender document along with all the related information are available in the Cochin Port Trust website