KOCHI: Members of the CPM local committee on Wednesday blocked the work of the Kochi Metro from Edappally to Kalamassery, in protest against the pathetic condition of the roads in the city.
According to the CPM workers, though the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) was repeatedly instructed to repair the roads, nothing had been done to restore the pothole-filled road to its original condition.
“The traffic block along the stretch has become unbearable.
“During the rain, pools of water form on the road, making the movement of vehicles very difficult.
“We blocked the Metro work as the authorities have failed to repair the roads on time,” the officials said. The protest was led by former MLA A M Yousuf.
Meanwhile, DMRC officials said that they were finding it difficult to repair the parts of the road where the Metro work was progressing, due to the rains.
“We need at least four sunny days to carry out the repair works.
“We are trying our best to complete the work at the earliest,” the Metro officials said.