In order to provide momentum to various development projects in the city, including renovation of the North rail overbridge, the State government has sanctioned Rs 158.68 crore.

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will execute these projects as part of the proposed Kochi metro rail project, said District Collector M. Beena.

A technical coordination committee headed by the chief secretary will oversee project implementation.

While Rs. 40 crore has been allocated for renovation of the North rail overbridge, Rs 12.5 crore has been sanctioned for development of the M.G. Road stretch from Madhava Pharmacy junction to Thevara.Meanwhile, Rs 30.12 crore has been earmarked for development of the stretch between North rail overbridge to Madhava Pharmacy junction on Banerjee Road.

A sum of Rs 37.42 crore has been allocated for construction of an overbridge near the KSRTC bus stand and for the development and widening of Salim Rajan Road and Mullassery Canal Road.

While, Rs 38.64 crore has been allocated for broadening of the stretch between Jose junction and South railway Station.The DMRC has been asked to prepare detailed project plans and submit them to various departments concerned with the projects.

The District Collector has been made in-charge of land acquisition for the projects and rehabilitation of people who would be affected by them.

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