A committee formed to strive for the restoration of Chalappuram’s ‘lost glory’ has demanded immediate development of the Chalappuram-Mankavu road.

The Chalappuram Development Committee, which was formed recently at a meeting presided over by Corporation councillor and former Minister M.T. Padma, appreciated the initiatives of Minister for Social Welfare M.K. Muneer to restart work on the road, but expressed dismay at the way it was soft-pedalled by the authorities concerned.

Speakers at the meeting recalled that Chalappuram at one time was acknowledged to be one of the most prestigious places in the city. Adding to its glory was the presence of the Kallayi timber yard, once a hub of timber trade in the country. The speakers said steps to revive the timber trade would be needed to restore to Chalappuram its lost glory.

The committee has decided to join hands with other agencies to put the region back on growth mode. Speakers pointed out that some well-known lawyers, social workers, and Zamorin P.K.S. Raja resided at Chalappuram, and this would facilitate activities that would help the region regain its greatness.

C.E. Chakunni was elected president of the committee, Praveen Raj general secretary, and C.S. Natarajan treasurer. Dr. Muneer, Ms. Padma, former Mayor A. Sankaran, film-maker P.V. Gangadharan, actor Babuswamy, C.M. Aboobacker, and P.M. Kutty have agreed to be patrons of the committee.


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