The Vellimadukunnu-Kovoor road action committee on Friday demanded that tarring on the road, for which land acquisition has been completed, be started immediately.

The Vellimadukunnu-Kovoor road is a major road connecting Kannur Road and Mavoor Road.

The local people, in a press release, alleged that the authorities were delaying the road development even after all land owners willingly parted with their land.

Another problem cited was a pipe leakage near the Kovoor side, which has been making motoring on the road impossible. They also demanded that maintenance work be carried out on the road as a temporary arrangement until the full-fledged road development work.

The action committee formed a human chain in the area on Thursday to register their protest.