Projects for development of Valiyangadi and S.M. Street in the pipeline

The recently revived Calicut Development Authority (CDA) will kick-start its formal activities by taking over the implementation of a multi-level car parking project on Link Road.

The public-private partnership (PPP) project will come up on 21 cents of CDA land. A build-operate-transfer agreement signed earlier between the city Corporation and a private agency for the project will be reconsidered by the CDA after holding official-level discussions.

In the second phase, development of the Kallayi road between Palayam and Meenchanda will get priority. The project will be an extension of the one approved by the city Corporation for the development of the stretch of the same road from Palayam to Francis Road.

The CDA will ensure a suitable rehabilitation package for those who stand to lose land and other property during the road widening.

An Urban Reconstruction Project for Valiyangadi and an Urban Renewal Project for S.M. Street are two other projects shortlisted for the city’s growth.

Under the first project, all the old buildings and godowns in the old bazaar will be reconstructed. Along with this, roads leading to the market will be widened by offering sufficient parking facilities for goods carriers and other vehicles.

The Urban Renewal Project for S.M. Street gives priority to the renovation of old buildings in the area. The narrow alleys will be widened. The CDA will seek to involve the public in the project, which will find a lasting solution to the recurring fires in the area.

CDA chairman N.C. Aboobacker told presspersons here on Thursday that an executive committee would be constituted soon for the effective implementation of the projects.

The CDA would also give priority to realising an international sports complex near Arayidathupalam. Discussions would be held with the agencies concerned for the execution of the project.

Development of the Beypore godown complex by adding new storehouses and renovation of the old godowns were the other proposals finalised for the current financial year.

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