City Centre Set to Enter Mangalorean Territory with Global Brands


City Centre Set to Enter Mangalorean Territory with Global Brands

by Walter Nandalike
Editor-in-chief
Daijiworld.com

Mangalore, Aug 20: Global brands' entry into the Mangalorean market is gaining momentum with many leading brands announcing their entry into the city. In Karnataka, after Bangalore , Mangalore is already being reckoned as the second most developing city as far as economic growth is concerned.

Ever since the international flights began operating to Mangalore airport, the movement of national and International products started flowing here. The property values have hit the skies. Hundreds of new projects are coming up and many are in the pipeline.

If the progress takes place in such a pace, Will the market remain for Mangalore?

Only time will answer this billion-dollar question.

But this question does not seem to haunt city's leading investors. 'City Centre' is all set to open in Mangalore within the next 12 months.

Those who are well-versed with the geography of Mangalore cannot forget the famous Hotel Woodside. Today this hotel no longer exists. It has been demolished and it has made a way for the proposed 'City Centre' where more than 100 of world's leading brands are set to occupy the space.

Reliance Hypermarket is also a new key Indian brand to set up its operation in this City Centre.


Daijiworld.com editor-in-chief Walter Nandalike met the brain behind this multi-crore project  S M Arshad, managing director of Mohtisham, city's leading builders, to learn more about this ambitious as well as prestigious project, one which is undoubtedly is going to change the face of Mangalore city.

"City Centre - a 7-floor retail shopping centre will cover parking space for 850 four-wheelers and about 1000 two-wheelers spread over 5 levels. The mall will be occupied by most of the global brands like Kiplin, Bossini, UCB, Lech, Adidas, Provogue, Lee, Wrangler, Oxemberg, Levis..etc you name the brand, they are here! " says Arshad.

"Also there are indications from Macdonald, KFC and other fast food franchises to open their branches in the mall"

"The mall will be covered with 25 escalators, eight automatic lifts, and travelotor from Reliance hyper market to the parking area."

"Also on the fourth floor there will be 5-screen multiplex, a huge food court, Entertainment Zone for children, about 4-5 ATM centres from different banks, common areas covered by CC TV and security"

"In all, the built-up area of the mall will be about 8,00,000 sq ft.(including parking area)"

Arshad gives the narration of the dream project.

When asked as to what inspired him to go for such a huge project at a place like Mangalore, he says: "When we launched our project 'Empire Mall' near the PVS circle, the response was overwhelming. The project was well booked and well accepted, specially by multinational brands. That time we thought Mangalore needed a much more spacious and top-notch shopping mall. That was the basic point that motivated another major project by Mohtisham group"

"City Centre is going to be one of the best in entire Karnataka and almost 80% of the space was booked even before construction was begun. Currently the fourth floor construction is in progress. The City Centre is set to be ready by September 2008."

Though Arshad expresses his concern over the current infrastructure of Mangalore city, he is confident that Mangalore roads will soon be totally concreted and many more new projects will enter Mangalore.

"Mohtisham has a few more exciting projects in the cards; we will announce them one by one very soon. We want to contribute towards the growth of Mangalore through commercial projects," he says.

No doubt, not only Mohtisham's, but others' projects too are lined up to contribute to Mangalore's progress. Leading hospitality brands like Hilton, Intercontinental and Leela have already acquired space around Mangalore for five-star hotels.

If the trend continues like this, Mangalore will be the premium commercial hub of the nation.

To know more about Mohtisham's City Centre project please contact : info@mohtisham.com

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  • niya , manglore goa

    Sat, May 8 2010

    masha allah...it is indeed a pleasent news...ur mohthishm group r doing fantastic job in our mangalore(alhamdulillah) n eva we can enjoy by coming "CITY CENTE" can do lots of thin by coming over ther like shoping, eating, playing, n etc inshallah we will visit soon...thanks daijiworld to giving a good news to us....thanking you mr mohthishm for doing such a sweet shopin mall over here....n myself niya khan doing food & nutrition...m a home science student i read all the news from daijiworld

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  • B K MANJUNATHA POOJARY, Mnglore

    Tue, Apr 6 2010

    I Really appreciate The co Mohtisham, today co do great job in entire india. One day manglore will shine because of our CITY CENTER. I am allso employee of your company & good work experience in this building. I will Really thankfull to real hero of manglore Mr Dharmaraj chief architech, M.D S M Arshad & S M shawood. It will give more job to hole construction people.

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  • Yashpal. M, Maroli, Mangalore.

    Thu, Nov 12 2009

    Mangalore is a beautiful city by itself. By architectural skills builders of mangalore has made it still more beautiful. Mohtisham Group has also contributed to mangalore by its own way. We can say it has made the city more spectacular by constructing appealing and good-looking buildings and also concretising some of the important roads in Mangalore. "City Centre" is one of its kind and we can say it is also one of their dream project. "City Centre" project is just awesome and fabulous. If I'm not wrong it is one of the biggest mall in South India. They are so passionate of creating attractive and massive projects especially in Mangalore and making it a distinguished city.

    I'm the Ex-employee of Mohtisham Group. I have worked for more that a year with them and it feels great working with this ambitious team. Mr. Arshad, Sawood and Dharmaraj are the masterminds behind this. They are doing a commendable job. I wish all the very best to you guys. May god bless. Keep going............ with best wishes, Yash. Mangalore.

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  • Naushad Sheriff, Mangalore / UAE

    Thu, Jul 30 2009

    Its really proud to Mangalore is getting an landmark in City Centre. Hats off to the promoters and god bless

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  • Suresh Shetty, Shirva

    Wed, Jun 3 2009

    THE BASIC FACILITY LIKE PLANNED ROAD,PARKING FACILITY,FULLFLEDGED INFRUSTRUCTURE IS VEY ESSENTIAL & THE CONCERNED AUTHORITY SHOULD TAKE NECESSARY STEP REGARDING THE SAME.

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  • Jaff, mangalore

    Thu, Feb 28 2008

    It seems City like Mangalore could even give a tough time to a city like bangalore.But mangalore is very ill-planned city.All we need a proper city planning .we need to be visionaries and should plan city infrastreucture to cope with traffic for the next 30 to 40 years.

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  • vincent Dsouza, Miyar/Dubai

    Mon, Sep 3 2007

    Good sign, there was a urgent need in Mangalooru is going to be fulfilled, mean while muncipality should take ownership for Development of infrastructure

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  • BHASKAR SHETTY, NANDALIKE/MUMBAI

    Thu, Aug 30 2007

    Mothisham - a name for quality construction. Mr. Arshad & Sawood really appreciable for maintaining their goodwill since last several years. Their Architect Mr. Dharmaraj is the mastermind behind their success. Wish u all the best. Sawoodbai hats up to you.

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  • Gaspar Almeida, Kuwait

    Wed, Aug 29 2007

    Cheers! Here's for a prosperous Mangalore.

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  • sadiq, Mangalore

    Wed, Aug 29 2007

    I am an ex employee of Mohtisham and about the quality , Mohtisham never compromised. They will continue their legacy towards the growth of Mangalore.All the best...

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  • abdul rahiman, kavoor,mangalore

    Wed, Aug 29 2007

    I am really proud of m/s mohitisham group for bringing "city centre" to mangalore. May almightty Allah bless you in your future projects.

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  • Silvia c, Mangalore

    Wed, Aug 29 2007

    Not another Mall to this calm and quiet coastal town of Mangalore. The traditional shopping streets still are an avid attraction here. The infrastructure of the city is in dire straits and needs to be built up before constructing more concrete jungles in the city. Any one is listening..? The rule of might is right is prevailing here these days.

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  • Krishna Chaithanya, Mangalore

    Sat, Aug 25 2007

    Mere construction of massive structures is not enough. One should also follow global standards of building construction. The engineering challenge for the builders was to design a structure which would blend with the landscape and not level the historic land mark Bavuta Gude (Lighthouse hill) The builders have miserably failed to give value addition to Mangalore's character

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  • Francis M. Aranha, Nitte / Muscat

    Fri, Aug 24 2007

    Mohtisham group has been developing commercial and residential buildings of international standard in the city of Mangalore since many years and contributed towards the developments and insfrasturcture of the city.The "City Centre" is a Jewel in the crown for the Mohtisham group and all credit goes to its developers.

    As the project is already sold out 80% we can look forward for its great success which can contribute towards the economic development of Mangalore.My best wishes to Mohtisham group for developing such an interanational standard commercial project in the city of Mangalore.

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  • Stanley Karkada, Mangalore U.S.A

    Fri, Aug 24 2007

    This is a good news to the Mangaloreans,We are proud. Thanks to Daijiworld for bringig this news. We are waiting to see city center.

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  • John Martin, Mangalore

    Fri, Aug 24 2007

    Wishing all the best in this endeavour of developing Mangalore by bringing in City Centre project. But before all these we need good road projects in Mangalore. Road network is the back bone for development of the country

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  • benedict, mangalore

    Fri, Aug 24 2007

    Although City centre is a great achievement to the builder but not for the people who reside in the hillock behind the building it is so dangerously poised that I bet it will come down within 2 years destroying everything look at the fate of the people who are residing in Lobo Prabhu court. 

    Anyway daiji you are doing a wonderful job in highlighting the good and bad things of Mangalore.

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  • Wilma Rego, Nitte/Dubai

    Thu, Aug 23 2007

    This is great news for us. We will get branded items in under one roof. Thanks Daiji for giving good news.

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  • wilma, mangalore

    Thu, Aug 23 2007

    Good you recommend for good roads please that might increase the beauty of Mangalore city as well as your city centre

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  • A.D'Cunha, India

    Thu, Aug 23 2007

    While many welcome and call it a progress, I happen to be taking another view of this so called development. The so called mall perhaps depict malls in western countries where services and businesses are all one roof has some meaning.

    Harsh weathers in such places perhaps is the primary reason why malls are there in the first place. Mangalore enjoys nice weather and small shops across roads offer some kind of comfort and often fresh air unlike malls.

    There is much independence to small shoop owners and shoppers like. Do we need such structures for hangouts?? Answers vary. I certainly do not consider this is development. This is nothing but a commercial venture perhaps attractive in the short run. But in the long term this is another story to tell. Brand names and junk food. Do Mangaloreans want this? Perhaps some.

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  • Hamza Sulaiman, Kannangar/Muscat

    Thu, Aug 23 2007

    Wonderful News! Best of luck Arshad bhai. We are very happy that, something which we seen in the gulf, that we will going to get in our place too.

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  • Albert & Della Rego, Doha, Qatar

    Thu, Aug 23 2007

    Waw, very good news to hear. Even we can enjoy the shopping, eating & time pass under one roof. Now Mangalore too having complexes & shopping malls are like abroad and in our holidays when we come to Mangalore we and our children can have the same interest, joy & fun like in abroad. Mangalore is no more isolated city. Well done & keep it up Mr.Arshad.

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  • Winston Alphonso, Mangalore/Mumbai

    Thu, Aug 23 2007

    As I was the official Photographer for the Premier Release of the Konkani Picture 'Black', I logged-on to see some news and photos. Thanks to daijiworld for the exciting news about City Centre in Mangalore. Sad to say that though I am a Mangalorean, I have never been to Mangalore. Born and brought-up in (Bandra) Mumbai, to mention.

     I keep promising all my friends that one day I will definitely visit Mangalore, I think I should postpone for one more year and 'City Centre' would be an excuse for my visit. You can imagine if I am so excited how much more the Mangaloreans over the world are going to feel proud for the development of Managalore and Karnataka. Congratulations and Best Wishes for all future projects.

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  • Pallavi, mangalore

    Thu, Aug 23 2007

    Mr.Arshad is doing a right job to make our beloved mangalore more beautiful with the vision to develop a great and authentic desire. We are looking forward for the next projects which is in the pipe-line. City Centre will be a top project which Mangalore is going to see. We wish all the best and success in his future projects.

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  • Jecintha Pinto, Shirthady, Kuwait

    Wed, Aug 22 2007

    It is indeed a pleasant news. We hope, many qualified jobless Mangaloreans, will get an opportunity to work for this esteemed organization. I am sure City Centre Mangalore will surely prove as a great project. All the best.

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  • mohamed ashfaq, jeppu kudupady manglore

    Wed, Aug 22 2007

    This is good news for Mangaloreans We have a tremendous respect and regard for Mr. Arshad and his family for the contributions that they have made for the architectural progress and prosperity of our beloved Mangalore.  This kind of Global Branded Market entry in city, makes Mangalore most Popular city in Karnataka.Thanks for Daijiworld News

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  • Gilroy, Mangalore

    Wed, Aug 22 2007

    It looks like Mangaloreans and politicians are forgetting that man belongs to Nature and not the other-way around. Let us try to protect Mangalore of Wilfey Rebimbus. Stop immediately setting-up any Chemical or other industries that pollute, thereby increase diseases, displace common farmers, who are the backbone of India.

    Don't blindly follow western countries but think of the good of the people. Don't be a capitalist but be a humanitarian. Don't forget that McDonalds and KFC are losing market in USA since they are junk foods. So they are looking for innocent victims at other places.

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  • ajay, mangalore

    Wed, Aug 22 2007

    This is the kind of foolish development that Mangalore does not need. There is no real long term plan for the city of Mangalore, which reflects what Mangaloreans want their city to be. I feel sad that Mangalore is being disfigured by these post-modern structures, that will make Mangalore another concrete jungle in years to come.

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  • srikanth, Mangalore

    Wed, Aug 22 2007

    Where exactly City Centre is located? Is it K.S Rao Road, Opp. to Prabhat Theatre(i.e. erstwhile Wood Side Hotel)

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  • Salim.S. Jubail, K,S.A., Subashnagar pandeswar

    Wed, Aug 22 2007

    Congrats Arsha Bhai.  you and your Mohthisham Group are doing a fantastic Job in Mangalore's Ral Estate Business.  Keep it up.  May Allah Bless you all.

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  • Wilson Saldanha , Nitte/Dubai

    Wed, Aug 22 2007

    Great news, this will be the happiest news for Mangaloreans. Its nice. we will get every thing at one stop.

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  • Shaikh Saoud Yermal, Jeddah KSA, Yermal Thenka, Udupi Dist

    Wed, Aug 22 2007

    Marhabaa..! Excellent Jon Motisham Group... I really felt so happy to read this news from Daijiworld (which is my Favorite) that my eyes could not stop my tears.. Heart Touching developments in Mangalore will really make our Managalore proud in entIre world. I pray Allah to give more strength and more support to all those Project dreamers who want to contribute to develop Mangalore.. First Multiplex of Mangalore had itself a milestone, now this will be big Sky Stone.. Marhaba.. Marhaba.. Jai Hind

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  • Max & Jessie Rasquinha, Mangalore /Houston, T x

    Wed, Aug 22 2007

    We are reading and watching the developments of Mangalore with a keen eye and with a warm heart. Each and every positive development helps our home, our people and our country. We have a tremendous respect and regard for Mr. Arshad and his family for the contributions that they have made for the architectural progress and prosperity of our beloved Mangalore.

    Mr. Arshad deserves a "Bharat Ratna" Award one of these days. If we know whom to write and where to write we shall be the first ones to do so. We were born at a time where there was no seaport or airport. There was no running water in our homes nor we had electricity. There were kerosene lamps but the kerosene even was on ration. What a great transformation of a small little town turning into a vibrant city with the vision of able people such as Mr. Arshad.

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  • PRADEEP, Manglaore

    Wed, Aug 22 2007

    This is like music to my ears.I have been waiting for years for my beloved Mangalore to take its rightfull place in the rising Indian economic miracle. Atleast our youngsters wont be migrating towards Bombay,Bangalore or even Dubai in search of jobs now. If they can get good paying jobs in Mangalore itself

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  • Gladys Mudarth, Mangalore

    Wed, Aug 22 2007

    A feather in the cap for my birthplace Mangalore. More in the pipeline is good news.

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  • Saleem Goltamajal, Abu Dhabi- UAE

    Wed, Aug 22 2007

    Global brands' entry into the Mangalorean market.. its apprciatable.. Meanwhile Mangalore road system also should improve...

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  • Ibrahi Kaleel(Saudi Arabia ,Al Taif), Ullal/Mangalore

    Tue, Aug 21 2007

    This is good news for Mangaloreans,this kind of Global Branded Market entry in city, makes Mangalore  most Popular city in Karnataka.Thanx for Daijiworld News Network.

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  • Priya Sequeira, Mangalore / Bahrain

    Tue, Aug 21 2007

    Excellent piece of information, once again from daijiworld. we are very proud of you walter...Pls keep us informed about the further development in Mangalore. We love Mangalore.

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  • K.Raghava Mayya, Padil, M'lore

    Tue, Aug 21 2007

    City Fathers are out of their mind while permitting highrise buildings in Mangalore in particular. Prime need is wide multibylane or atleast fourlane roads . The presently available narrow roads will have to manage with the further increase of vehicles and the city people will be more in trouble.

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