With an increasing number of roads damaged following heavy rain, the State disaster management department has sanctioned Rs. 54 lakh for immediate repair and restoration of roads within the Corporation and rural limits of the district.
Two separate orders on July 23 have allotted Rs. 27 lakh each to repair eight roads in the Kozhikode Corporation area and five in high-range areas of Thiruvambady, Koodaranji, Karassery, Kodiyathoor and Puthupadi within the district.
The funds have been allotted from that kept aside for flood relief and repair works in 2013-14.
The orders call for the “immediate restoration and improvement of damaged infrastructure” of roads rendered un-motorable by this year’s rains. The orders request the Public Works Department to take up the renovation works as a “special case”.
The roads which have been listed for renovation in the corporation limits are at Mankavu Kallikunnu, Thiruvannoor Samudhiri Kovilakam Road, Silk Street Himayut School, Payyanakkal Araikkal, Chakkumkadavu, Mukkaddar Marakkankadavu, near Hill View building at Kozhikode Medical College and drainage work on Mailampaadi Junction.
The government had earlier allocated Rs.48 lakh for the immediate restoration and improvement of 14 other roads and drains within the Kozhikode Corporation damaged during the monsoon of 2012.
The work had included two separate renovation works of drains and footpaths in Kinnassery and re-construction of footpaths and roads in the coastal regions of Mukhadar, Kuttichira, Payyanakkal, Francis Road, Panniyankara, Kommeri, Mankavu, Palat Nagar, Puthiyapalam and Chalappuram.
The Fisheries Department has also sanctioned the upgradation of coastal roads for a total estimate of Rs. 35.50 lakh.
This includes improvements near Vattakundu Road in Vadakara municipality for an estimated Rs. 16.5 lakh and work on Kannadikkal Krishnankadavu Road within the Kozhikode Corporation limits for Rs. 19 lakh.