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Six months on, GCDA sits on Kaloor-Kathrikadavu Road repair plan

Published Oct 26, 2016, 2:13 am IST
Updated Oct 26, 2016, 7:09 am IST
The poorly lit areas where the road is in terrible condition are the most dangerous spots.
Kaloor-Kathrikkadavu road. 	— DC File
 Kaloor-Kathrikkadavu road. — DC File

KOCHI: It’s been nearly six months since the Kerala Water Authority (KWA) handed over the Kaloor-Kathrikadavu Road to the Greater Cochin Development Authority (GCDA) after completing the pipe laying works. The civic body has not yet taken any step to restore the heavily dug-up road. Though the work was tendered earlier, the contractor has not carried out repairing except for laying concrete tiles at two or three regular problem areas.

Commuting through the road has turned out to be a dangerous affair as the road is in very dilapidated condition with big potholes and crumbled sides. The poorly lit areas where the road is in terrible condition are the most dangerous spots. Though work order was placed in May last, the contractor was not ready to start citing the onset of monsoon.


"Relaying of the road using bitumen macadam and bitumen concrete of high standards could have begun after the rainy season.  If the contractor is not ready to carry out repair works, the GCDA should cancel the tender and invite new bids," said Rajesh Kumar, a regular commuter. Meanwhile, former mayor Tony Chammany told DC that his proposal to the city corporation for developing KK Road as a metro corridor had been taken up seriously. "The civic boy should take up the road. If re-laid with facilities like wide footpaths, drains and utility ducts, it can be developed as a model metro corridor," he said.


Location: India, Kerala