Members of the Tripunithura Rajanagari Union of Residents Association (TRURA) in a press release on Sunday said that they have decided to mobilise protest against the proposed route of the Kalamassery-Sabarimala stretch.
According to the members, large scale eviction would have to be conducted, if the current plan is implemented. “The proposed route will wipe out more than 300 residences in the area,” said M S Nair, secretary, TRURA, Thiruvankulam zone.
“As per the current land survey, the stretch starting from Kalamassery will touch the Seaport-Airport road, Irumpanam and Thiruvankulam to reach Piravom.
“We want the route changed to avoid large-scale land acquisition at Thiruvankulam. The route must be diverted from Manakkapadi near Irumpanam and reach Piravom via Chitrapuzha, Ambalamedu, and Mamala,” the press release stated. The residents also said that they would protest against the delay in implementing the proposed Kochi-Madura road which connects Tripunithura with the Seaport-Airport road.
“The proposed stretch would be helpful in reducing the traffic congestion in the eastern parts of the district. The project was introduced two decades ago, and the authorities are still dithering on it,” the release added.