Staff Reporter

Rs. 6.17 crore needed to carry out maintenance work of damaged roads in the coastal areas: Collector

Nagercoil: All the damaged roads in the coastal villages of the district would be re-laid after getting adequate funds from the Government, said the Collector, Rajendra Ratnoo.

Presiding over the fishermen grievance day meeting on Friday, he said that a sum of Rs. 6.17 crore was needed to carry out maintenance work of all the damaged roads in the coastal areas of the district.

The estimate had already been prepared by the Department of Highways, but owing to inadequate funds there was some delay in the execution of the work.

However this would be brought to the notice of the Deputy Chief Minister to ensure the speedy execution of road works.

Electric poles

All the electric poles in the coastal areas of the district were badly damaged and hence steps would be taken to remove the damaged ones at the earliest.

Necessary steps would be taken to provide alternative house site pattas to those persons whose lands were acquired by the government for the implementation of fishing harbour project at Colachel.

It had also been decided to ensure hygiene in fish markets in different parts of the district. Hence the Collector appealed to the representatives of various fishermen organisations to inform the district administration about the steps that had to be taken to set up eco-friendly fish markets.

The state vice president of fishermen welfare board, Bernard, the District Revenue Officer, Kaliselvan, Additional Director for Fisheries Roobert Jothi, General Manager of TNSTC, Ravi Varma and other officials attended the meeting.

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