Sunday, July 29, 2007

Subway® opens in Coimbatore

Subway, a international chain of restaurants and eateries. The first SubWay in India was started in the year 2001 in Delhi and it has taken 6 years for Coimbatore to find a place in the company's website. Recently Narain Karthikeyan, visited Coimbatore to open the first SubWay store in Coimbatore(at present SubWay is located only in Chennai and Coimbatore). The store is located in R.S Puram near the Nilgiris supermarket. A subway store is also under-construction in Race Course Road. Time to get a sub for myself...

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Monday, June 18, 2007

Gulf Dirt Track Championships in Coimbatore

The second leg of the Gulf Dirt Track National championship for two wheelers will be held besides Jenney’s Club here on July 14 and 15.
Local entries can be had before July 11 from Coimbatore Auto Sports Club, 29, Nehru Stadium, tele-fax: 380065.
For more details visit Sports Craft India

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Coimbatore next stop on IT map

Coimbatore's real estate market is set to change, with IT parks, hotels and malls being planned. But if you want to invest in property here you just might have missed the bus, reports CNBC-TV18.

Suressh Menda has been in Coimbatore's property market for the past 20 years. This director of Coimbatore-based Presidium Constructions says the market here has never been so excited by hopes of an IT boom.

Menda says, "Housing will go up tremendously, correlated with that activity like mall-building, will also go up. You require hotels for industry to be placed there, so it's a whole cycle that is going to take place linked to the ITES industry here."

Over the next two-and-a-half years, five million to 10-million sq. ft. will be developed for IT. Three dedicated IT special economic zones are expected. Besides, hotels will take up about 10-lakh sq. ft. of land. The Taj, Meridien and Kennilworth are reported to have acquired land for their projects. Coimbatore also looks set to change the way it shops.

He says, "Avanashi Road is at the center of high-street shopping in Coimbatore, but like this city, this road does not have a single shopping mall. All that is going to change over the next two to three years, when four million sq. ft. of retail space will come up on either side of this road."

In anticipation of all this activity, property prices have already increased by 300%, in some cases. Now experts say a correction is expected
Experts say between 25,000 and 30,000 IT workers will come into Coimbatore in the next two or three years. That will keep firm the demand for quality housing.
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Saturday, December 09, 2006

IIT off-campus to be setup in Palakkad

250 acres of land has been identified in Kanjikode near Palakkad to start an off-campus center of Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. Nearly 300 acres of land is available readily for immediate occupation. The Kanjicode area is very close to Coimbatore.
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Exclusive pump portal launched in Coimbatore a portal exclusively for pump manufacturers was launched here in Coimbatore recently. Now manufacturers, raw material suppliers, dealers can meet online in a common place. The website is developed by Trust Multimedia. The developers plan to visit cities like Ahmedabad to promote the portal. This portal will enable the manufacturess to extend their reach to the global market.

Technical University in Coimbatore

Anna University, Chennai will set up two regional technical universities in Coimbatore and Trichy. They will be named Anna University, Coimbatore and Anna University, Trichy.
A total of 53 engineering colleges in Coimbatore, Salem, Erode, Dindigul, Karur, Nilgiris, Dharamapuri, Krishnagiri, Namakkal and Theni districts will be affiliated to Anna University, Coimbatore. The new university will be independent and have separate a vice-chancellor.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Rolon cars and Coimbatore

formula rolon cars in coimbatore
Coimbatore is famous for its machinery and textile industries. The composites parts of cars which are manufactured in India are initially manufactured in Coimbatore. Formula LGB is a motorsport held in India. Races for the National Championship are held at Coimbatore's Kari Motor Speedway and also at Chennai's Irrugatukottai track.
The ROLON car is designed and built by Coimbatore based B.Vijaykumar for LG Sports, Coimbatore. Mr.Vijaykumar is a ex-racer himself and managing director of LG Balakrishnan & Bros. LG Sports is planning to introduce the Formula Rolon cars in Bangladesh, Pakistan, Malaysia and other South East Asian countries. Mr.Vijaykumar has tied up with General Motors and GM will supply engines to the ROLON cars. These new cars will run in tracks present in Coimbatore, Chennai, Goa and other cities.
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