T.S Canal Survey to be Completed Before March 31st! Canal To become a Major inland Waterway boosting Trivandrum’s Tourism prospects
T.S Canal Survey to be Completed Before March 31st!
The survey of TS Canal covering a distance of 60Km will be completed before March 31st.
Before the end of this months, officials will determine boundaries and lay survey stones. The first 32 kilometres of the survey will be completed by March 15. The second phase of the survey will cover Varkala and Chirayinkeezhu areas over a distance of 28 kilometres.
The survey will also prepare a map of wide areas along the stretch. The survey will be conducted in a foolproof manner as they found around 1300 encroachments have been identified in 26.7 kilometres of the area surveyed. The encroachments will be identified from Veli- Varkala.
Meanwhile, the survey of Parvathy Puthanar covering three revenue villages Pettah Kadakampally and Muttathara which is supposed to be over by November 2016 is still continuing. The survey team had to face objection from locals near the airport at Muttathara as they feared they would be evicted from the area once the survey is completed. The state government is yet to formulate a rehabilitation scheme for people who have encroached areas near Parvathy Puthanar.
The survey team needs to cover seven revenue villages across a distance of 32 kilometres as part of establishing boundaries of Parvathy Puthanar. These villages include Muttathara, Pettah, Kadakampally, Attipra, Menamkulam, Kadinamkulam and Veyiloor. The teams have so far completed surveys at Pettah, Muttathara and Kadakampally.