'Capital District Has Got Adequate Priority in Budget' - The New Indian Express

'Capital District Has Got Adequate Priority in Budget'

Published: 26th January 2014 09:41 AM

Last Updated: 26th January 2014 09:45 AM

Health Minister V S Sivakumar who is the Minister in-charge of Thiruvananthapuram district, has said that the state budget 2014-15 has given enough emphasis for development of the capital district.

“Out of 10 major infrastructure development projects in the state, six are for Thiruvananthapuram. This includes a multi-model airport hub, Vizhinjam port, monorail and Thiruvananthapuram-Chengannur suburban train service,” Sivakumar said in a release.

“A sum of Rs 68.45 crore has been earmarked for infrastructure development of Technopark. This is in addition to the Central assistance of Rs 9.38 crore,” he said.

Other projects for which budgetary allocation has been made are: First phase of the four laning of Karamana- Kaliyikkavila road (Rs 5.5 crore), Kovalam-Akkulam-Kadinamkulam water transport (Rs 5 crore), Valiyathura Port (Rs 2 crore), Hydrographic Survey Office (Rs 1.10 crore), Vehicle Testing Station (Rs 3.5 crore) and synthetic track at Valiyathura (Rs 2 crore),

The budget has earmarked Rs 25 crore for various projects of the Thiruvananthapuram Development Authority (TRIDA). While Rs 7 crore has been allocated for setting up a Linear Accelerator at the Oncology Department of the Medical College Hospital, the liver transplantation unit will receive Rs 4.5 crore.

The Regional Cancer Centre (RCC) has been allocated Rs 40.45 crore in the state budget for four mega projects. Rs 4 crore has been earmarked for setting up a bio-medical plant and Rs 4.5 crore for revival of ponds within Corporation limits.

Other projects which received budgetary support are: New Headquarters for Pollution Control Board (Rs 2 crore), infrastructure development in G V Raja School (Rs 8 crore), Mental Hospital, Peroorkada (Rs 3 crore), revival of Karamana-Killiyar (Rs 8 crore), rebuilding of Vallakadavu bridge (Rs 5 crore), modernisation of government press (Rs 1 crore).

“The budget has also earmarked Rs 3 crore for construction of a building to accommodate various offices under the Cooperative Department,” Sivakumar said.

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