Billed as India’s biggest shopping mall, the Lulu Shopping Mall was inaugurated by Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy in Kochi on Sunday. Built at a cost of over Rs 1,600 crore, the mall is spread over 2.5 million square feet of space and is owned by EMKE group of United Arab Emirates (UAE) businessman MA Yousuf Ali, who hails from Kerala.
Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi, state Leader of Opposition VS Achuthanandan, several cabinet colleagues of Chandy and other top Kerala politicians were also present at the occasion. The mall has nine theatres, 16 pairs of escalators, elevators and travelators. There is a 3,500-seat multi-cuisine food court and parking for 3,000 cars.