The State government has taken decisions to remove the traffic bottlenecks on roads leading to Kazhakuttam, where Technopark is located.
Public Works Minister V.K. Ebrahim Kunju said this while replying to a calling attention motion from Kazhakuttam MLA M.A. Vaheed in the Assembly on Tuesday.
He said that a meeting convened by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on October 3 to discuss the bottlenecks on the roads leading to Technopark had taken a decision to widen the road from Pallippuram to Kazhakuttam for four-lane traffic.
The stretch would have a median divider.
The stretch from Kazhakuttam to Kulathoor would be widened by the Public Works Department, although the job belonged to a project under the National Highways Authority of India.
The Minister said the stretch of the road from Kazhakuttam to Kesavadasapuram in Thiruvananthapuram city too had to be widened to allow four-lane traffic. The National Transportation Planning and Research Centre (NATPAC) would be asked to survey this stretch for this purpose.
He said the Thiruvananthapuram-Pettah-Anayara-Venpalavattom road would be widened and brought to international standards. NATPAC had been asked to prepare within two months a report on upgrading the road from Chakka to Venpalavattom.
Mr. Ebrahim Kunju said these road expansion programmes were for ensuring a smooth flow of traffic in the Government Medical College area and the fast-developing information technology (IT) hub in and around Kazhakuttam.