Traffic at dam to resume today

The Bhoothathankettu Road, severely damaged in heavy rain, has been restored and traffic will resume on Friday.

Published: 15th June 2018 01:59 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th June 2018 01:59 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

KOCHI: The Bhoothathankettu Road, severely damaged in heavy rain, has been restored and traffic will resume on Friday. Initially, traffic would be permitted in one lane for a short period until entire repair work is completed, said a press release issued by the District Information Officer (DIO) here.

The traffic was stopped when the culvert around 200 meters away from Boothathenkettu dam on the way to Edamalayar collapsed on Wednesday. The Periyar Valley Irrigation Project department launched immediate road restoration project.

District Collector K Mohammed Y Safirulla, accompanied by other officials, visited the spot and evaluated the ongoing restoration work. He also visited various places which were severely hit by rain fury in Ernakulam.

Thirty families at Kothamangalam Thankakulam Colony have been shifted to rehabilitation camp opened at a nearby UP school due to flood-like situation in the area.

Officers also visited rain-hit places in Kunnathanad and Aluva. Aid packages were supplied to Kuttampuzha tribal colony after the water level at Puyamkutty river receded on Thursday. A Control Room has began functioning at Kuttampuzha panchayat. A house was partially damaged at Varapatty village.

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