The council hall is the most important part of the building architecturally. It is a completely air conditioned chamber. Accomodation for 78 councillors is provided which can be increased up to about 90( present strength of the corporation council is only 45). As the population growth of the Cochin area shows, it may go upto about 10 lakhs in about 20 years or so and the council strength very well may double up. It may be used for some other conferences or meetings also because of the provision of additional seating. This visitors gallery is in continuation with the councilors seats so that even a fairly large meeting can be held in the Council hall.
Prof. Oommen Thomas Archive