‘Rs 345 cr needed to acquire land’

December 23, 2013


KOZHIKODE: Minister for social justice and panchayats, M K Muneer, has said that the state government has urged the finance department to allot Rs 100 crore to begin preliminary works for the land acquisition process for developing the Mananchira -Vellimadakunnu road.

Addressing the gathering at a meeting at the collectorate conference hall here on Saturday, to assess various road works under the City Roads Improvement Scheme, he said that a fund of Rs 345 crore is needed for the completion of land acquisition along the 8.4 km stretch between Mananchira and Vellimadakunnu.

The Mananchira-Vellimadakunnu stretch is a major road connecting the NH 17 (Kannur road) at Malapparamba bypass and NH 212 ( Wayanad road) at Eranhipalam Junction. Once the road comes up here, it will help solve the existing traffic snarls in the city to a great extent.

The minister said that the land acquisition process for the development of Stadium – Puthiyara road (600 metres), Kovoor-Vellimadakunnu stretch (2.7 km), Karapparamba – Kalluthankadavu road (4.7 km), Panattuthazham – CWRDM road (8.44 km) and Gandhi Road -Mini bypass road (3.38 km) has already been completed. He also informed that the land acquisition process for the development of the 2.34 km-long Francis Road – Pushpa Junction – Mankkave Road has been progressing on a war footing. The minister said the state government is wwaiting the approval of the finance department to float tenders to begin the works on the five roads for which land acquisition process has already been completed.

Land acquisition deputy collector P V Gangadharan, Road Fund Board assistant executive engineer Lekha, convener Somasundaran and tahsildhar Ramla attended the function.

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