Housewives’ protest today

On Wednesday, hundreds of housewives will participate in a kalamudakkal (pot-breaking) agitation that will be organised in front of the Ernakulam collectorate, protesting against the NHAI’s attempt to do a second round of evictions in the 24-km Edappally-Moothakunnam stretch on NH 17 for a 45-metre-wide NH.

“We strongly oppose the eviction since land acquired to build a 30-metre-wide highway is lying idle along the corridor. A six-lane NH can be easily built on the stretch. An elevated highway too can be built on the space that is available. Acquiring land is aimed at imposing hefty toll on motorists,” said K.V. Satyan Master, convenor of NH 17 Samyukta Samara Samithi.

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