KERALA

`Clear hurdles to six-lane road project'

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM Dec 24 . The Government should clear the hurdles in the way of the proposed six-lane road in Thampanoor, the Thiruvananthapuram MP, V.S. Sivakumar, said today.

Inaugurating a one-day token fast observed by the councillor, Thampanoor Satheesh, in Thampanoor, Mr. Sivakumar, however, said the UDF Government was not keen on taking up road development projects at "gun-point".

While an attempt would be made to solve disputes in an amicable manner, the Government would not concede Revenue land to individuals, he said. No one would be allowed to obstruct the construction of the six-lane road from Thampanoor to Overbridge, he added.

Mr. Satheesh demanded that the Government construct the six-lane road with a width of 32 metres. The UDF Government had set a deadline of 30 months for completing the ongoing road development projects, but 28 months had elapsed and it was unlikely that the deadline would be met.

Mr. Satheesh said that no steps had been taken so far to start the flood-control scheme on the Subramonia Swamy Temple road and Thoppu areas. The refuse that clogged the Amayizhanjan canal had not been cleared so far.

The freedom fighter, K.E.Mammen, the Opposition leader in the council, K. Maheswaran Nair, the councillors, V.G. Lata, K.S.Vinu, S. Lekha, Chandrika Radhakrishnan, and M.P. Saju, were among those who spoke.

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