Three Flyovers to come up in Trivandrum as part of Light Metro!

The 21.82-km Technocity-Karamana stretch in the capital is estimated to cost Rs.4,219 crore.

DMRC has finalised and handed over designs of flyovers needed for three busy junctions along the proposed 21.82-km Technocity-Karamana elevated light metro corridor to the government. The Cabinet will take the decision on giving the administrative sanction for the flyovers and road widening.

The flyovers, which will ensure smooth flow of traffic will come up at Sreekaryam, Ulloor and Pattom. Kazhakoottam and Thampanoor too will have flyovers as part of the project.

The flyover at Sreekaryam along the light metro corridor will be 630 m long and will have common pillars for vehicular traffic and MRTS. The cost of the flyover, including land acquisition, will be Rs. 135.40 crore. In Uloor junction, the DMRC has avoided MRTS corridor and had proposed flyover to the Medical College side. The 390m-long flyover will cost Rs. 52.68 crore that include Rs. 26 crore for land. The flyover at Pattom that commences from near the PSC office will have a length of 570 metres and will end near Plamoodu. It will have common pillars for vehicular traffic and MRTS.

The construction of the flyover will have to start before or along with the Light metro. As much as 2.27 hectares of land has to be acquired, 163 buildings to be shifted for the three flyovers that will incur a total cost of Rs. 272.68 crore.

Though the government has stated that it will go ahead with work, it has not taken any steps for widening of Kazhakoottam-Kesavadaspuram road. The 21.82-km Technocity-Karamana stretch in the capital is estimated to cost Rs.4,219 crore.

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