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Mangalore's Largest Mall 'City Centre' inaugurated with pomp
Published Date: 30 Apr, 2010 (5:45 PM)

By Roydon D'Souza, Team Mangalorean, Mangalore
Pics Rajesh Shetty
Mangalore, April 25, 2010:
The City Centre which is stated to be the largest mall in the coastal and Malnad region was opened today with much fanfare. The biggest mall of Mangalore, the second biggest mall of Karnataka and India's 10th largest mall "City Centre" is another feather in the cap of Mangalore's glistening landscape. Mangaloreans are all set to embrace the new mall culture and the life is going to move in a faster pace in the city.

City's who's who were there for the inauguration. The rich and the famous of the city were there to enjoy the fanfare and provided the much needed star attraction to the opening ceremony. More importantly the middle class customers outnumbered the VIPs by thousands. The inaugural honours were done by the 94- year old Nonagenarian Rajayogini Mahatapaswini Dadi Jankiji, Chief of Brahma Kumaris, World Headquarters, Mount Abu. Minister for Ports and Environment and District-in-charge Minister Krishna J Palemar and Nitte University Chancellor N Vinaya Hegde were the chief guests on the occasion. 

The programme started with invoking God' blessings by the way of a prayer song and followed by the lighting of the traditional lamp by the guests on the dais. Ms. Giselle D Mehtha, Ex. IRS welcomed the gathering.

In her benedictory address Dadi Jankiji said the City Centre Mall will be a beacon of light for the people of Mangalore. It will radiate exuberance, consumerism and increase the prosperity of the people of this city.

She said people seek happiness in their day to day life and this Mall will provide it and give them peace and happiness. But at the same time the people should show some degree of patience, love and tolerance towards others, which will improve the society.





















Mr. Krishna Palemar Minister for Ports and Environment and District-in-charge Minister Krishna J Palemar who felicitated the promoters of City Centre was in a mood for some preaching, he said "no doubt that the people of Mangalore were resourceful, intelligent and hard working but when they co-oridinate their efforts to chanelise their energies to make a better society they can achieve wonders. Mangalore was the next engine of growth for the state and let us not divide ourselves for trivial things he called.

Mr. Palemar said that the state government had brought Akrama Sakrama into effect which will give some relief to the people in rectifying the papers of their buildings. He said Mohitsham should come up with more such buildings in Mangalore. He appreciated that the Mohtisham Group had introduced the apartment culture in Mangalore which had provided homes for thousands of people in Mangalore.

Mr. Palemar also said that the Mangalore City Corporation has introduced the Comprehensive Development Plan in the city which will help the people to get out of all building violations in the future but the people should try to help the Corporation to make the CDP happen in the city.

Mr. N.Vinaya Hegde Chancellor of Nitte University in his felicitation address said Mangalore has seen entrepreneurs fifty years back also who have added colour to Mangalore, he remembered the promoters of Vishwa Bhavan and Woodside hotels Mr said Mohtisham had transformed Mangalore's skyline and they will continue to do that in the future also he hoped.

Outlining the features of the Mall Mr. S.M.Arshad Managing director of Mohtisham likened it to the second largest mall in Karnataka and one of the ten largest malls in India. He said though the Mall will be fully occupied by May this year concessionaires were working day in and day out for completion of their respective shops.

Mr. Arshad said the mall has created a large number of employment and when the mall is fully ready for operations it would have given direct employment to over 2700 people of the city and 1500 others indirect employment. S M Savood delivered the vote of thanks. 

Others who participated in the opening ceremony of the Mall included Mayor of Mangalore Ms.Rajani Dugganna, Deputy Mayor Rajendra Kumar, MP and former state BJP President V Sadananda Gowda, MP Naveen Kumar Kateel, MLA Abhayachandra Jain, former MUDA Chairman Dr Madhava Bhandary, former minister Mr. B A Moideen, Timber merchant Ahmed Hajee Mohiudeen, hotelier Sudhir Shety, Usha Shetty, Giselle Mehta and  D B Mehta were also present.

With nearly 5,40,000 sq ft sale space,  800 plus car parking provision at 5 levels, this second largest mall in a Tier II city in the country will certainly open up new horizons for the people of Mangalore and the entire Malnad belt, emerging as a single-destination shopping haven for all their shopping needs.  Food courts with multi-cuisine restaurants, fast food joints, gaming, entertainment, shopping, bowling alley, banquet facilities, high-end saloon and spa facility,  having a peep into an art gallery or just loitering in the vast expanse of the spacious lobby of the mall - there is everything for everyone and for every age groups all throughout the year. 

The City Centre will have 170 plus retail stores including national and international brands which will make shopping in Mangalore a delightful experience. Global and national brands such as Mark & Spencer, KFC, The Body Shop, Gili, Blackberry, Pepe, Soch, Storex, Coffee Day, Westside, several brands of Reliance namely reliance Footprints, Reliance Jewels, Reliance Trends and other brands, hitherto not available will now be accessible in the city.

Mexican based "Cinepolis", the 4th largest multiplex in the world has setup 5 screens in the 4th floor of the mall with an exclusive VIP theatre being introduced for the first time in the country. The Cineplex will be operational by the end of this August. The 4th floor will also house a very large food court with as many as 15 express counters offering mouthwatering local, fast food and multi-cuisine food stuff to cater to the gastronomic needs of the people of this cosmopolitan city.  

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azeez abdul, India Jan 18, 2014
i think its not bad mall
razakh abudhabi, India May 14, 2013
good mall
Rahilms Taib , Saudi Arabia Dec 8, 2012
Wah good mall...
Rakesh, India Jan 31, 2012
Woh Mangalore nice place..very beauitful mall.
sampath, Brazil Dec 11, 2011
woh....! mangalore is rocking
akassh, India May 28, 2011
Is there anything else in city centre?
anil.bhandari, India Aug 5, 2010
i loved the ambience of the mall der are so many brands which r going to come up it will be very easy for manglorians to shop der is lot of exciting things to do its fun to watch movie then go to shop whole day can be spend in one single mall great i am very happy the way manglore is developing gud luck.
ABDUL , India Jul 6, 2010
It is soooo bautiful mall as like "City Center Mall".
Ameer, India Jul 2, 2010
It is soooooo bautiful mall as like "City Center Mall".
Nessa Vas, UAE May 4, 2010
Its really Gud to have a Huge Mall "A City Centre" lik the one we find in Dubai... Mangalore is blessed with one too...eagerly waitin to visit it...
Nicholas, Canada Apr 28, 2010
What ever it is, this complex is safe as builder has invited all political guys & also religious person & shown that he has support of these persons.
These rules apply only for poor people.
Rajendra Anchan, India Apr 28, 2010
There is a demolition order from the MCC commissioner against the illegal floors.
All the religious leaders present are conveying the modern philosophy " Adharmo Rakshati Rakshitah:'
Nagendra Shenoy, India Apr 26, 2010
She also preaches that material wealth does not bring happiness to mankind - KRS

Nagendra Shenoy and 2 others like this :)
sanjay, India Apr 26, 2010
The Minister says that the Govt has brought Akrama sakrama Scheme to regularise illegal constructions. The Govt infact has kept in abeyance the Akrama sakrama Scheme. Is the Minister trying to fool the people and encouraging illegal constructions?
joe Gonsalves, USA Apr 26, 2010
It is a matter of delight and pride that Mangalore is now having almost a world Class Mall. Of course the well known builders Messrs. Motisham are well known for their magnificent buildings and it is good to find that the Mall of this kind is housed in theru edifice.

I had an invitation with a personal note from my dear friend Gizelle Mehta for the inauguration and the lunch at TMA Pai Hall but due to several other engagements I was not able to be present for the functions.

Joe Gonsalves
Puttur dinesh, USA Apr 26, 2010
Few days ago, it was said mall does not have the required permission, Now I see all bigwigs at the inauguration. Are we becoming a society that support law breakers?
Kudpi Rajanikanth Shenoy, India Apr 25, 2010
Rajayogini Mahatapaswini Dadi Jankiji, Chief of Brahma Kumaris, World Headquarters, Mount Abu has inaugurated City Center, the Biggest Mall in Mangalore.

She also preaches that material wealth does not bring happiness to mankind.

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