Kerala

Sabarimala roads to be repaired after rains

Heavy maintenance of the Mannarakulanji-Pampa main trunk road to Sabarimala will begin soon after the rains, Public Works Minister V.K. Ebrahim Kunju has said.

The Minister was inaugurating the work on the Vakayar-Vallikkode road and the new Chembaka bridge at Kochalummoodu, near Konni, on Monday.

He said Rs. 31.65 crore had been sanctioned for the heavy maintenance of the Mannarakulanji-Plappally stretch and the Kanamala-Elavumkal road.

He said an official meeting to review the repair of Sabarimala roads would be held in Ernakulam in July. The State government had given top priority to projects aimed at providing better facilities for the Sabarimala pilgrims.

Mr. Kunju said the government would lay stress on infrastructure development in the hilly tracts of the State.

Medical college

Presiding over the function, Revenue Minister Adoor Prakash said the work on a government medical college sanctioned for Pathanamthitta would begin on 20 hectares of land in Konni soon. The government had sanctioned the funds required for the work.

Chief Minister Oommen Chandy would inaugurate the work.

Robin Peter, district panchayat member; Leela Rajan, Konni block panchayat president; Omni Eapen, vice-president; G. Maya, Vallikkode grama panchayat president, and T. Baburaj, Chief Engineer, Public Works Department, spoke.


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