For improving city markets in Kochi and conserving Broadway in the city, the Kochi Corporation will approach the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (Jnnurm). Projects worth around Rs 300 crore will be submitted to the Mission.
The Mission had earlier asked the local civic bodies to submit a detailed project report for providing funds. The projects, which were presented at a special council meeting of the corporation, included renovation and modernisation of markets at Pattalam, Thoppumpady, Koovappadam, Pachalam, Champakkara and Amaravathi spending Rs 32.68 crore.
For the Ernakulam market, a separate detailed project report has been prepared. The project report prepared by the Cities Development Initiative Asia for a Cochin City Water Transport System will be used for obtaining funding from the mission, according to a presentation at the council.