STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Govt to Sanction ` 125.5 Crore

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The State Government on Tuesday said it will sanction ` 125.5 crore in two phases for solving the city’s waterlogging problem.  This was decided at a meeting con

Published: 18th January 2012 01:16 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:16 PM   |  A+A-

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The State Government on Tuesday said it will sanction ` 125.5 crore in two phases for solving the city’s waterlogging problem.

 This was decided at a meeting convened by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy here. The money will be spent on implementing the recommendations made by RITES, which has been entrusted with the job of chalking out a project. RITES is yet to submit its proposals.

 An amount of ` 27 crore will be sanctioned for the Phase I works after the RITES study is approved by the Cabinet. In the second phase, the Government will sanction ` 98.5 crore more, the Chief Minister’s Office said.

 Torrential rains during December-end had inundated low-lying areas and congested residential colonies, leaving in its wake large-scale destruction and an angry public. The fact that regions that are relatively unharmed even during the monsoon months were hit by the December downpour had prompted the State Government to get its act together.

 As it coincided with the garbage crisis, the rain also left the city worrying about the possible spread of diseases. Sensing the public mood, the State Government had urgently convened a special cabinet meeting where it was decided to entrust RITES with the job of providing a solution.

 Meanwhile, geologists and other experts have pointed out that the solution lay primarily in clearing the choked Amayizhanjan Canal. Other unhealthy construction practices such as ‘plastering’ yards, encroachments upon  rains and canals also have added to the city’s problems.



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