India's first women's mall to open in Kozhikode
Kozhikode: Making history in the state, Kudumbashree under Kozhikode corporation CDS unit, is all set to open the first women mall, Mahila Mall. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will inaugurate the mall on November 14.
The mall is situated on Wayanad Road near Fathima hospital. The five storey building on 54 cent land houses 80 commercial spaces in three floors.
A micro bazar which has 26 counters will be opened here. It will benefit small scale entrepreneurs to find market for their products.
Techno World Training centre of Kudumbashree, family counselling centre, Kerala State Women's Development Corporation (KSWDC) help desk, She Taxi help desk and kiosks of various services administrated by women will function in the fourth floor. Apart from this, Milma and Khadi board stores will be opened here.
An electronic play zone in 3100 square feet will be another attraction in the mall. A food court will be arranged on the roof garden. ATM counters of two banks will be installed here.
Mahila Mall will be an exclusive mall where only women own shops. Compared to other malls, women will play various roles as security guard, administrator and so on.
“In India, this is the only commercial venture with an all-women crew,” said MV Ramzi Ismail, Kudumbashree project officer.