Kochi: MP Hibi Eden opens Edappally railway underpass to public

MP Hibi Eden opened the railway underpass at Edappally to the public on Sunday.

Published: 13th December 2021 03:14 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th December 2021 03:14 AM   |  A+A-

MP Hibi Eden, MLA T J Vinodh, Kochi Mayor M Anilkumar, former minister K V Thomas and ward councillors near Edappally railway under passage on Sunday

MP Hibi Eden, MLA T J Vinodh, Kochi Mayor M Anilkumar, former minister K V Thomas and ward councillors near Edappally railway under passage on Sunday | Albin Mathew

By Express News Service

EKOCHI: MP Hibi Eden opened the railway underpass at Edappally to the public on Sunday. The underpass was opened for two, three and four-wheelers. The railway gate in the area was closed with the completion of the Edappally bridge in 2012. The underpass was a long-awaited project for people as they had to travel an additional three-four kilometres to reach a nearby place. 

“The project faced many obstacles in its initial phase. The continuous follow-ups from MLA P T Thomas, residential association of the area, ward councillors and most importantly, then MP and former minister K V Thomas who deposited Rs 1 crore to the Indian Railways from the MP’s  fund to initiate the project, led to its completion,” said Hibi Eden. 

In 2017-18 fiscal, then MLA Hibi Eden and Thrikkakara MLA P T Thomas, sanctioned Rs  1.18 crore and Rs 1.25 crore, respectively, from their asset development funds. “The area has severe water logging issue and it gets flooded with a single rainfall. The families residing near the underpass have been severely affected by this,” said ward councillor Deepa Varma. The MP also assured to address the issue. 

Kochi Mayor M Anilkumar, former MP K V Thomas, councillors Ambika Sudarshan and Pius Joseph, Railway deputy chief engineer Sudhakar and assistant executive engineer Babu Zacharias were present.



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