THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Chief Minister Oommen Chandy will inaugurate five roads repaired by the Kerala Road Fund Board (KRFB) as part of the Thiruvananthapuram City Roads Improvement Project (TCRIP), on February 22.
LMS-Overbridge, Attakulangara-Enchakkal, Museum-Nandavanam-Bakery Junction-Model School, Ambalamukku-Peroorkada and Kumarapuram-Poonthi-NH Bypass are the renovated roads. Transport Minister V S Sivakumar reviewed the road works on Friday and announced the date of inauguration.
The Minister said that roads developed under the phase-III of TCRIP would be commissioned by March-end. He also inspected the works of Thakarapparambu-Uppliamoodu-Vanchiyoor-Pattoor road, which comes under phase-III. He urged the District Forest Officer under the Social Forestry to allow authorities to cut trees required for the road works. The KSEB officials too were asked to remove their utilities. Around 42 kms of road has been included for renovation under the TCRIP. Of these, repair of 14 km road had been completed in the phase-I.
Around 18 km road was included under the phase-II and 10 km under phase-III. Upgradation of Railway Overbridge (ROB) at Petta and construction of Thakaraparambu flyover have been included in the fourth-phase.
The Thiruvananthapuram Road Development Company Limited (TRDCL), concessionaire of TCRIP, has begun works of ROB. The flyover works will begin soon.
The Minister also inspected works of roads at Manikyavilakam and Sreeviraham. He promised to complete the works before Attukal Pongala. KRFB project engineer P Madhavan Pillai, PWD assistant executive engineer Narayanan and KSEB officials accompanied the Minister.