Thoppumpady

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Thoppumpady
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 9°56′7″N76°15′33″E / 9.93528°N 76.25917°E / 9.93528; 76.25917 Coordinates: 9°56′7″N76°15′33″E / 9.93528°N 76.25917°E / 9.93528; 76.25917
CountryFlag of India.svg  India
State Kerala
District Ernakulam
Languages
  Official Malayalam, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN 682005
Telephone code 0484
Vehicle registration KL-43
Nearest city Kochi

Thoppumpady is a region in the city of Kochi in the state of Kerala, India. It connects the tourist destinations Mattancherry, Fort Kochi, Palluruthy and Willingdon Island.

Kochi Metropolis in Kerala, India

Kochi, also known as Cochin, is a major port city on the south-west coast of India bordering the Laccadive Sea. It is part of the district of Ernakulam in the state of Kerala and is often referred to as Ernakulam. Kochi is the most densely populated city in Kerala. As of 2011, it has a corporation limit population of 677,381 within an area of 94.88 km² and a total urban population of more than of 2.1 million within an area of 440 km², making it the largest and the most populous metropolitan area in Kerala. Kochi city is also part of the Greater Cochin region and is classified as a Tier-II city by the Government of India. The civic body that governs the city is the Kochi Municipal Corporation, which was constituted in the year 1967, and the statutory bodies that oversee its development are the Greater Cochin Development Authority (GCDA) and the Goshree Islands Development Authority (GIDA).

Kerala State in southern India

Kerala is a state on the southwestern, Malabar Coast of India. It was formed on 1 November 1956, following passage of the States Reorganisation Act, by combining Malayalam-speaking regions. Spread over 38,863 km2 (15,005 sq mi), Kerala is the twenty second largest Indian state by area. It is bordered by Karnataka to the north and northeast, Tamil Nadu to the east and south, and the Lakshadweep Sea and Arabian Sea to the west. With 33,387,677 inhabitants as per the 2011 Census, Kerala is the thirteenth-largest Indian state by population. It is divided into 14 districts with the capital being Thiruvananthapuram. Malayalam is the most widely spoken language and is also the official language of the state.

Mattancherry Neighbourhood in Ernakulam, Kerala, India

Mattancherry is a locality in the city of Kochi, India. It is about 9 km south-west from the city center. It is said that the name Mattancherry comes from "Ancherry Mattom", a ''Namboodiri illam'' which the foreign traders then pronounced it as Matt-Ancherry, gradually became Mattancherry. The place where erstwhile 'Ancherry Mattom' located is now a Tamil Brahmin settlement.

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Location

Geography

It is located at 9°56′7″N76°15′33″E / 9.93528°N 76.25917°E / 9.93528; 76.25917 .

How to reach

Thoppumpady is about 9 km away from the South Railway Station. It has bus services to particular locations in the city.

It is connected to the Willington Island via the Mattancherry Bridge built by the British in the pre-independence period popular among the local community as "Old Harbour Bridge" or "Pazhaya Thoppumpady Paalam" in the local dialect. This bridge is a classic work of the British engineering division. The centre of the bridge can be raised to let bigger boats pass under it. The new Mattancherry bridge built approximately one kilometer near it now carries most of the traffic from Thopumpady to the Willington Island. After a renovation by the Cochin Port Authority in 2015 the Old Harbour Bridge was re-opened for the public. However, due to safety concerns, government authorities permit only light motor vehicles to cross the bridge.

Thoppumpady is 3 km from Mattancherry and 5 km from Fort Kochi. Old NH 47 passes through Thoppumpady.

The old railway station, Harbour Terminus, is just down the Mattancherry Bridge. Only cargo trains come to this station. The Willingdon Island is connected via the Venduruthy Bridge to Thevara. Willington Islands is a government owned property. The major places on the island are the headquarters of the Southern Naval Command, Naval Airport, Cochin Port Trust, Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Hotel Taj Malabar, Hotel Casino, and Hotel Trident. The major roads in Thoppumpady are Aroor Thoppumpady road also known as Old NH 47,PT Jacob road connecting Thoppumpady with SH66,kochupally road,Pallichal road,Tagore road etc.. [1]

Willingdon Island largest artificial island in India

Willingdon Island is the largest artificial island in India, which forms part of the city of Kochi, in the state of Kerala. Much of the present Willingdon Island was claimed from the Lake of Kochi, filling in dredged soil around a previously existing, but tiny, natural island. Willingdon Island is significant as the home for the Port of Kochi, as well as the Kochi Naval Base of the Indian Navy, Plant Quarantine station, Custom House Cochin and Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, a constituent unit of Indian Council of Agricultural Research.

Indian Navy maritime warfare branch of Indias military

The Indian Navy is the naval branch of the Indian Armed Forces. The President of India is the Supreme Commander of the Indian Navy. The Chief of Naval Staff, a four-star admiral, commands the navy.

Economy

Cochin Fisheries Harbour, located at Thoppumpady, is one of the major fishing industries in the state. Marina mall, a kind of hypermarket is located at Thoppumpady.

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Cochin Port

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Cochin Harbour Terminus railway station

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This is a list of areas and neighbourhoods in Cochin by region..

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Edakochi neighbourhood in Ernakulam, Kerala, India

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References

  1. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kochi/Old-bridge-may-get-new-lease-of-life/articleshow/36332278.cms