Work on road to Kannur airport to be speeded up

January 21, 2016 12:00 am | Updated September 23, 2016 02:06 am IST - THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:

A high-level meeting chaired by Minister for Public Works V. K. Ebrahim Kunju has decided to expedite the works for the three approach roads to Kannur International Airport.

The meeting, attended by Minister for Ports, Excise and Airports K. Babu, here on Wednesday decided to award the works of the Kara-Peravoor Road, Mattannur-Pazhassi Canal-Kara Road and Parakkadavu-Kallikkandy-Paratt-Cheruvanchery-Valiyavelicham-Kuthuparambu-Anjarakandy-Airport Road within a month. The government has given administrative sanction for the three roads that is to cost Rs. 28 crore.

The PWD (NH) wing will take up improvement of the Kannur-Mattannur road for which the NHAI has sanctioned Rs. 15 crore. The PWD will take up the repair works of the existing Vayanthode-Anjarakkandy Road immediately.

On the Greenfield road to the upcoming airport, the District Collector Bal Kiran has been asked to hold a meeting of the elected representatives soon to commence the survey works. The PWD will prepare the estimate and necessary proposal in next year’s budget for four roads in the vicinity of the airport. The roads are Boys Town-Uliyil Road, Dharmasala-Mayyil-Chalod stretch, Kara-Thalaserry stretch and Kara-Peravoor-Vayanthode Junction Road.

A committee of officials from the PWD, KSTP, KIAL and District Collector had been set up to monitor the progress of the road works. The meeting was attended by the Chief Engineer, PWD, Satheesh, Managing Director, KIAL, G. Chandramouli and the Project Engineer, KIAL, K. S. Shibhukumar.

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