STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

An awkward situation fixed: Condoms on Kokkode Road removed

Authorities cleared not only the stretch where condoms had surfaced but also the entire road

Published: 28th August 2019 02:21 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th August 2019 03:40 AM   |  A+A-

Express News Service

KOCHI: A day after T’Puram Express brought out the strange scenario at Kokkode Road in Kowdiar, where piles of condoms surfaced on the road, the authorities have acted on a war-footing. The condoms were removed on Tuesday itself after the issue came to light. 

T’Puram Express on Tuesday reported the deposition of condoms on the road. Following which the HLL Lifecare Ltd authorities took the initiative to clear the road - not only the stretch that had condoms surfaced but the entire Kokkode Road. “As we do not want to confine the cleaning activity to a small area where the condoms surfaced, we are clearing the entire Kokkode stretch,” said a spokesperson of HLL. “We spoke to the contractor who does the pipeline works and he said they will be finishing the work soon. We hope to clear the entire stretch in two to three days. Further, the road will be filled with fresh soil after removing the condoms,” the spokesperson added. 

The condoms were deposited here two decades ago along with the soil taken from HLKOCHI: L. The absence of a road was making life difficult for those residing in the area especially pregnant women and patients. Thus, for the construction of a road, the soil was unloaded by the company. HLL wanted a place to deposit their garbage and the residents wanted a road making it a one-shot-two-birds situation.
The issue came to light when piles of condoms began to surface while the road was dug to install sewage pipes in April. As many as 45 families reside on the stretch where the condoms surfaced. 



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp