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Kerala Tourism’s new project; Kochi’s Venduruthy Bridge to be made food street 

- June 7, 2022

Ernakulam, June 7 (BPNS)

Kerala Tourism Minister P.A Mohammed Riyaz, has announced that the department has decided to renovate the dilapidated Thevara Venduruthy old bridge in Kochi and construct a food street, which costs around Rs 42 crore.

Kochi Mayor Anil Kumar has stated that with this transformation, the Venduruthy bridge will become a place where the flavors of Kochi can be tasted along with the beauty of the lake. The project envisions a two-wheeler park, a free market for street food, and a recreational center. 

The district officials have invited creative ideas and opinions to improve the design and check the possibility, from the general public of the state. Collector Jafar Malik visited the old Venduruthy Bridge, which connects Ernakulam and Willingdon Island, which has been lying idle after the construction of a new bridge parallel to it. 

The district collector also discussed the steps that have to be taken to prevent the dumping of waste into the lake, along with the Tourism Director Krishnateja and Fort Kochi Sub Collector Vishnuraj.  As of now, the government did not show any interest in implementing the project.