A Division Bench of the Kerala High Court on Thursday approved the suggestion put forth by the Travancore Devaswom Board to appoint P. Venugopal, District Collector, Alappuzha, as Commissioner, TDB.

The Bench comprising Justice Thottathil B. Radhakrishnan and Justice A.V. Ramakrishnan Pillai issued the order while considering a report filed by the Sabarimala Special Commissioner regarding the conduct of the recently concluded Mandalam-Makaravilakku festivities. The court directed the PWD and the National Highways Authority of India to complete the maintenance of all roads leading to Sabarimala by October every year. — Special Correspondent