Ernakulam, for that matter Kochi, is developing in a very fast manner. People shift to this place for some reason or other. Noe thousands of workers are here from northern States such as Orissa, Bihar, West Bengal, etc. Construction works are done by these people.
High-rise buildings are coming throughout the city. The shopping has shifted to new Malls. Cinema goers getting shifted to multiplex theaters in these malls. Food courts also attract them. But all these are always limited to a small section of the population.
Most unhappy situation is with regard to the the traffic. The time one has to spend in the vehicle to reach destination can never be predicted. Roads cannot stand this heavy traffic.
Gold Member, SPK
However, practically thinking it is fit only to be a dream place, and not the actual destination. First of all, all cannot settle down there as in that case Ernakulam will become the state itself. Secondly it is overcrowded as it is and the prices of the land is beyond the reach of middle class people. Thirdly the infrastructure is enough only for the population of about 10 - 15 years back. With that infrastructure the present population has to satisfy itself. To commute from one place to another and from and to Ernakulam and other places is a nightmare at present.
The successive Governments are trying in their own snails phase to improve and let us hope the snails phase change to a faster one and ,most of the infrastructure problems are solved shortly.
Ramanathan A R