The Smart City project will work out and we can see some good progress as a project. By now both the fronts might have made money from the project developers. Only a small hitch is there still. Originally the UDF approved the project and went out of power after that. The LDF came to power and they wanted to score a point over the UDF to show that LDF is the only one interested in the best interest of Kerala.
Apart from that, Achuthanandan wanted also to show that in the LDF he is the only one interested in the benefit of Kerala to settle his score with the party group opposed to him.
In the normal course by now the project should have started. Since the election intervened, it is on hold. After the result is announced the new Government will take charge. Whichever front forms the Government, there will be some minor changes made in the latest agreement between the Government and the Project Developers just to make it appear that the new Government is one up in this matter matter of interest of Kerala. The only exception will be if LDF forms the Government and Achuthanandan becomes Chief Minister as he is now already one up as of now. It is very remote chance for him to get one more chance, even if LDF gets majority.
Since the show or drama is going to be only for public consumption, the parties concerned will show as if some change is made which is better than the latest one, only a short time will take. Then the project can be expected to start, may in another 2 years time.
Now as to the point of whether we can see any good progress in IT sector because of this project, it depends on some factors. The main factor to determine this is the 2 fronts. If both the fronts were having any interest in the development of Kerala, there could have been some progress already. But both the fronts are interested in scoring points over the others' ideas, so it will be very difficult for any progress. Because of the opportunist stand taken so far by the fronts, now for both of them to forget the past and work constructively will be extremely difficult.
However, let us hope that whoever come to sit in power and opposition, they work together with the common aim of developing Kerala State.
Ramanathan A R