Jhankar Service Opened

Published: 23rd February 2015 06:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd February 2015 06:02 AM   |  A+A-

KOLLAM:Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala has said that a bridge which would connect Kollam and Alappuzha districts would be constructed between Azheekal and Valiya Azheekal.

The Minister was delivering a talk after inaugurating the Alappad- Arattupuzha jhankar service, which would connect Kollam and Alappuzha districts, at the Azheekal pozhymukham here on Sunday.

“The work on the bridge project which is worth Rs 100 crore has already begun. The govt had already sanctioned Rs 1 crore for the same. The project is expected to be completed with the help of Nabard. A meeting in this regard would be held with the Nabard officials on Friday,” Chennithala said.

He said Rs 5 crore was sanctioned for renovation works of Thrikkunnapuzha- Valiya Azheekal road and added that `2.25 cr has been earmarked for the development of Valiya Azheekal fishing harbour and that a coastal police station would soon start functioning from Valiya Azheekal.

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