Kerala High Court registers suo motu case over bad road

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Oct 27, 2018, 4:52 am IST
Updated Oct 27, 2018, 5:21 am IST
Mr Sudhakaran later directed PWD officials to complete the work in 3.5 km Kakkanad-Palarivat-tom stretch within 15 days.
PWD minister G. Sudhakaran and P.T. Thomas MLA inspect the road repairing works at Civil Line Road in Kochi on Friday. 	—DC
 PWD minister G. Sudhakaran and P.T. Thomas MLA inspect the road repairing works at Civil Line Road in Kochi on Friday. —DC

Kochi: The High Court on Friday registered a suo motu case over the poor condition of the Kakkanad-Palarivattom Civil Line Road following Justice Deven Ramachandran writing a letter to Chief Justice Chief Justice Hrishikesh Roy even as Public Works Minister G. Sudhakaran has promised to repair the road within 15 days. 

Justice Roy directed the registry to register a public interest litigation based on the letter dated October 22. Justice Ramachandran  in his letter stated that he had the “misfortune a day ago to be driven through the Civil Line Road from my home at Palarivattom to Kakkanad.” “The said stretch now defies the name for it because potholes, some of them large enough to accommodate vehicles of the size of an autorickshaw, have now taken it completely hostage. It is impossible to drive through this stretch and I am told that this road has been in this condition for the last more than six months.”

 

Mr Sudhakaran later directed PWD officials to complete the work in 3.5 km Kakkanad-Palarivat-tom stretch within 15 days. The minister along Thrikkakkara MLA P.T. Thomas made an on the spot inspection of the condition of the road on Friday. A review of meeting of PWD officials  held earlier in the day decided that permission of the High Court should also be taken for cutting roads  for pipe laying and other works. This is in addition to the existing restrictions on cutting the roads. 

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