The records of Manappattiparambu Ground at Kaloor was handed over to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for a period of 18 months, at a function held here on Friday.
The agency would use the GCDA-owned ground to stack machinery and materials for rebuilding the Ernakulam North Overbridge into a four-lane one. The documents of the ground were formally handed over to the DMRC’s Joint General Manager K J Joseph by the GCDA Secretary George Vallakalil.
The DMRC had given the contract to rebuild the bridge to Cherian Varkey Construction Company for Rs 70 crore. The two and three-wheeler bays would be pulled down and widened at first, following which the bridge’s main carriageway would be rebuilt. The proposed Kochi metro-rail’s pillars would be built over the rebuilt bridge.
Salim Rajan flyover
The documents for land owned by the KSRTC near its bus stand here would be handed over to DMRC on Monday, so that materials required for the flyover linking Salim Rajan Road on the east of the railway line with Mullassery Canal Road on the west can be stored here. The Rs 37.42 crore flyover would enhance east-west connectivity in the city. The Rajaji Road would be widened into four-lane to ensure better connectivity between the flyover and the M G Road.
The Corporation of Cochin would now have to widen the Thammanam-Pullepady Road so that a share of vehicles can be diverted through it when work on the North bridge is on.