Mangalore City's biggest mall to open on April 25

Mangalore City's biggest mall to open on April 25

5.4 lakh sq ft mall will have over 170 outlets

Chief of Brahmakumaris Dadi Jankiji will inaugurate the mall at 11 am, while District-in-Charge Minister J Krishna Palemar will be the chief guest. Nitte University Chancellor N Vinay Hegde will preside.

“The 5.4 lakh sq ft mall with over 170 national and international tenants, will be providing the citizens of Mangalore one-of-its kind experience in shopping, dining, entertainment and leisure activities,” said S M Arshad, the Managing Director of Mohtisham Complexes, the mall’s developer.

Addressing a press conference here on Saturday, he said the major anchors at the Rs 115 crore-project would be Spar Hypermarket, Lifestyle, Westside, Reliance Timeout, Reliance Trends, Reliance Digital, Sports XS, Mom & Me, Reliance Jewels, Planet Sports, Gili, Hidesign, The Body Shop and Lush.

The world’s fourth largest multiplex operator Mexico-based Cinepolis, will operate a 5-screen cinema in the mall, he informed.

The mall comprises of seven levels of retail shopping space, five levels of parking for 800 four-wheelers and 1,000 two-wheelers, while all floors are connected with eight passenger lifts, 27 escalators, two travelators and five freight lifts.

Mohtisham CEO Dharmaraj said the fully air-conditioned mall with uninterrupted power supply is fully equipped with all fire protection and fire fighting measures as per the National Building Code.

Answering a query, he said the developer has applied for a revised license from the Mangalore City Corporation since there were certain technical problems in obtaining the Fire Department’s NoC.

Responding to another query, he said the developer has spent nearly Rs 10 crore towards constructing a retaining wall behind the mall. However, he said, he does not justify the initial technical faults.

Mohtisham Executive Director S M Sawood was present.