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Kerala: PWD sets deadline of October 31 for road repair

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Oct 14, 2017, 12:59 am IST
Updated Oct 14, 2017, 12:59 am IST
Repairing of badly damaged roads including stretches of state highways in the district is progressing on snail’s pace.
Billowing dust from the Vyttila - Kunnara Park stretch where road repairing works are on.
 Billowing dust from the Vyttila - Kunnara Park stretch where road repairing works are on.

KOCHI: Even as the Minister for Public Works has given strict instruction to PWD officials to complete road maintenance works by October 25, many of the works are progressing on a slow pace. Repairing of badly damaged roads including stretches of state highways in the district is progressing on snail’s pace. Works have started along the Vyttila – Kunnara Park stretch and at Udayamperror along the Tripunithura – Ettumanoor state highway. “The regular problem areas are being relaid  with concrete tiles and we hope to finish the works  by October 31. Unlike  regular road tarring, laying concrete tiles will take more time as each tile has to be fixed manually,” said  Mr K.S. Sajeev, PWD assistant engineer (Tripunithura section).

“At Udayamperoor,  a distance of 900 metres of the road, a regular problem area, is being laid with concrete tiles. Though the earlier plan was to lay tiles along the severely damaged 300 metres,  Mr M. Swaraj MLA has asked us to extend it to 900 metres. The remaining portions of the road are being resurfaced. The total estimated cost of the works is `1.91 crore,” added the official.

 

A team of top officials of PWD, including superintending engineer P.S. Suja Rani and  executive engineer M.P. Shabu inspected the work site on Friday. Relaying the Vyttila – Kunnara Park stretch has  been included in the Sabarimala roads maintenance project. Considering the poor drainage along the stretch,  the portion is being relaid with concrete tiles at a cost of Rs.1.87 crore. 

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Location: India, Kerala




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