RBDCK would commence work on Palarivattom flyover shortly, while PWD would begin Vyttila and Kundanoor flyover works in three months’ time, Minister for Public Works V.K. Ebrahim Kunju said.

Inordinate delay by the two agencies in kickstarting work on flyovers had invited much flak. Speaking to the media here on Friday, Mr. Kunju said the design for Vyttilla and Kundanoor flyovers would be ready within a fortnight. DMRC will commission Edappally flyover in another year.

Widening work of Vyttila-Pettah Road would begin once PWD completes assessment of the rate for buildings that would be pulled down fully or partially, in another fortnight. DMRC and other metro stakeholders had condemned the delay in widening the arterial road since they are unable to begin Kochi metro works on the narrow road.

To a question on PWD’s keenness to widen and develop Thammanam-Pullepady Road, PWD Secretary T.O. Sooraj said Kochi Corporation was yet to hand over the road to PWD. “Once handed over, we are hopeful that the State government will announce a special package for land acquisition.”

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