Minister for Excise and Port K. Babu will lay the foundation stone for a new bridge linking Ottummal beach with Kettungal, near Tanur, on Friday. The bridge is expected to give a fillip to the work on the coastal corridor linking Edappally with Kozhikode. The cost, Rs.26.71-crore, will jointly be met by the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development and the State government. — Staff Reporter

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