Resolution passed at party district meet

The district conference of the Communist Party of India(Marxist) CPI(M) has demanded that the State government complete speedily the city development programmes initiated by the previous Left Democratic Front (LDF) government.

The demand was made in a resolution passed at the conference here on Friday.

The LDF government had constructed a super-specialty block adjacent to Government Medical College Hospital at an expense of Rs.100 crore. The outpatient block was also put in place. However, the United Democratic Front (UDF) government did not carry out follow-up development. The development of the Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences and Technology and Government Hospital, Peroorkada, was also sabotaged, the resolution said.

The Centre had sanctioned Rs.250 crore for the second phase development of the international airport in the city. The LDF government had completed all steps for takeover of land for a domestic terminal near the new international terminal. The present government had not been able to move forward on the issue, the resolution alleged.

The construction of the hangar unit of Air India was delayed to suit the interests of private firms. Even though an inauguration was planned in a hurry, indications were that the functioning of the unit would be delayed further.

It said the LDF government had taken over land required for widening 42 km of roads in the city, but the construction work was at a standstill. The government was blocking access to the medical college hospital by dismantling the Murinjapalam bridge.

The renovation of the Maruthankuzhy-Vattiyurkavu-Vazhayila road and the Peroorkada-Mannamoola- Vattiyurkavu road for which the LDF government had earmarked Rs.144 crore was stuck halfway, the resolution said.

Another resolution adopted by the district meet called for an immediate rollback of the cut in the interest rate for the EPF scheme. The Centre had decided to reduce the EPF interest rate from 9.5 in 2010-11 to 8.25 in 2011-12. Instructions had been given to the board of trustees of the Employees Provident Fund Organisation to meet and take the decision to reduce the interest on December 23, one day after the winter session of Parliament concludes, the resolution read.

A total of six resolutions were passed at the district conference on Friday.