The Samanwaya Residents Association, Kakkanad, has come out against DLF Home Developers Ltd for allegedly obstructing the service road that runs parallel to the Seaport-Airport Road at Kakkanad.
According to the residents, the builders have filled the middle portion of the 1-km service road making access along the route impossible.
N K Sadananandan, president of the residents association, said with the entrance of apartments constructed on the service road, vehicular passage has been completely obstructed. “The road was in use for several years until the developers blocked the road causing inconvenience of the public.Though we had approached District Collector P I Sheik Pareeth, no action was taken,” Sadananadan said. With the service road being filled up to make way for the apartment, there is no connectivity on the northern and southern sides of the route.
“We are unable to use the road and are forced to park the cars midway and walk to other end. The raised portion of the road is now being used as a parking area for the apartment owners,” V D Satheesh Kumar, secretary, the association said.
However, DLF Home Developers Ltd spokesperson Sivaprasad said there is no such service road as being contested by the residents association. He added that the residents had converted some portion of the Puramboke area as a motorable route. “The residents associations are claiming that this is a service road and have approached the Court. The allegations are false as the Seaport-Airport road is not a National Highway and hence there is no service road here. We have all the proper documents and will file a counter before the Court,” he said.
The association members have also alleged that with the builders allegedly digging nearly 25 borewells, acute water shortage has hit the area.