The inauguration of the platinum jubilee gate and the facilitation centre at the Corporation office will be held together before November 20. The handrails on the footpath, one of the major hurdles for the opening of the gate, were shifted on Friday.
Allied works near the gate, including laying of interlocking tiles, are progressing. The construction of the gate with traditional Kerala style entrance was completed in August. Enough space for parking too would be arranged on the office premises.
“In front of the office, arrangements for parking the vehicles of the Corporation officials and councillors would be made. The parking lot for the visitors will come up at the back,” Corporation Works Standing Committee chairman V S Padmakumar said.
Meanwhile, there are also plans to charge parking fee for the vehicles of visitors. Whereas, officials and employees of the Corporation would be issued vehicle passes.
The facilitation centre would initially work as an extension of the ‘Janasevana Kendram’ at the Corporation office.
“The centre would have seven manually operated counters in the beginning. Later on, the functioning would be expanded by installing touch screen facilities,” said Padmakumar.
The centre would help the visitors to check the details of their applications such as in which section it is and its status. The construction of the facilitation centre, costing Rs 19.38 lakh, was undertaken by the Nirmithi Kendra.