Work on new bridge begins

The construction of the new bridge at Karanakodam on Thamannam-Pullepady road stretch began on Wednesday. Kochi Mayor Mercy Williams inaugurated the work.

The Kerala Chamber of Commerce and Industry is constructing the bridge for Kochi Corporation. The chamber will be allowed to display advertisement panels on the bridge in lieu of the money it spends for constructing the bridge. The work will be supervised by the officials of the Kochi Corporation.

The authorities had earlier promised to complete the construction of the bridge within 100 days. Earlier, the Kochi Corporation and the chamber authorities had signed a memorandum of understanding for the implementation of the work. The chamber had earlier constructed a bridge for the Greater Cochin Development Authority.

Water supply pipes

The new bridge will have a carriage way of 7.5 metre and length of 12 metre.

The electrical lines drawn by the Kerala State Electricity Board on the stretch were removed the other day. The water supply pipelines laid by the Kerala Water Authority in the area will be removed shortly for ensuring the smooth implementation of the work, officials of the corporation said.

Besides Ms. Williams, civic representatives including K.V. Manoj, chairman of the Tax Appeals Standing Committee and corporation secretary Ajith Patil and chamber president K.M. Abdulla were present at the inauguration ceremony.

  • The new bridge will have a carriageway of 7.5 metre and length of 12 metre
  • The work will be supervised by the officials of the Kochi Corporation

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