The demolition of buildings on either side of the road in the Pravachambalam - Balaramapuram stretch is in the final stages.
The second phase of the Karamana-Kaliyikkavila road widening project has been in limbo for a few years. But now it seems like the project is again back on track.
State Government will soon initiate the tender process for widening the stretch from Pravachambalam to Balaramapuram as part of converting the Karamana – Kaliyikkavila road into a four-lane road. This was announced by PWD Minister G Sudhakaran on Monday.
First, the revenue department will acquire land in Pallichal village. Land acquisition in Athiyannoor, Kottukal villages will be carried out in the second phase. The revenue department has also started a Social Impact Study ahead of acquisition in the 1.5 kilometre stretch from Balaramapuram to Vazhimukku. Administrative sanction has been accorded for land acquisition at a cost of Rs 98.1 crore.
The land acquisition in the 5Km stretch from Pravachambalam to Balaramapuram has been completed except in one portion where the landowner has approached the court. The demolition of buildings on either side of the road in the Pravachambalam – Balaramapuram stretch is in the final stages.
PWD will also take into the account of opinion from the public regarding the current alignment of the road from Vazhimukku to Kaliyikkavila and suitable amendments will be made to the alignment if necessary.
So far PWD has handed over a sum of Rs266 crore to the District Collector as part of compensation disbursal. he revised project report for the second reach will be approved in a week, the Minister said.