Public Works Minister V K Ebrahimkunju said here on Monday that Public Works Department will implement projects worth Rs 14,500 crore as part of the Mission 676 announced by the State Government.
This includes 23 road development projects worth Rs 6000 crore under Speed Kerala Programme, monorail projects worth Rs 6000 crore and NH development projects worth Rs 2500 crore.
He said that tender process has already begun for the monorail projects in Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode. Mission 676 envisages to bring in IT Corridor and flyovers in Kochi, as part of the Speed Kerala programme. Ten Speed Kerala projects have got administrative sanction. The minister said that land acquisition for Edappally flyover will begin on Monday and its deadline will be 2015. In three months, construction will begin on the Kundannoor flyover worth Rs 90 crore and Vyttila flyover worth 108 crore, the minister said.
He said that tender process for Palarivattom flyover will be completed on June 1.
The minister said that along the 170-km Thiruvananthapuram-Cherthala stretch, a 30-metre-wide six-lane highway would be completed in two years. Earlier, the Thiruvananthapuram-Kuttippuram National Highway being mired in land acquisition problems was abandoned by the National Highways Authority of India.
Kerala State Transport Project, City Roads Development Project and State Road Improvement Project have not been included in Mission 676.
The minister said that the second phase of KSTP has begun and the first phase of CRDP and the tender process for SRIP has been completed.