Series of New Measures Mooted to Prevent Flooding in Thampanoor
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: As part of efforts to prevent flooding of Thampanoor, the drain from SS Kovil Road to Amayizhanjan canal will be made functional and the slab over it will be re-built, Health Minister V S Sivakumar said here the other day.
Sivakumar was speaking at a meeting of various departments to evolve methods to make Thampanoor flood-free.
The Minister said that the work had begun on installing 21 gratings in the drain from Overbridge till Manjalikkulam in addition to the seven gratings at present.
The repair of drains constructed by the Kerala Road Fund Board (KRFB) will also be completed in a time-bound manner.
Railway officials who attended the meeting agreed to allow Kerala Sustainable Urban Development Project (KSUDP) to construct a drain in the land belonging to Railways.
It was also decided to convene a high-level meeting chaired by the Transport Minister to clear the confusion over the bus parking area and autorickshaw stand on KRFB road.
Building of an additional drain on SS Kovil Road and elevating the road after the monsoon season will be considered after discussions with the Public Works Department.
Divisional Railway Manager Sunil Bajpai said that the Railway was considering a proposal to divert the excess water on the tracks to Killi river.
TRIDA chairman P K Venugopal, divisional engineer Sreekumar, Councillor R Harikumar, City Police Commissioner H Venkatesh, KSUDP director U V Jose, KRFB CEO P C Harkesh, TRDCL project director Anil Kumar Pandala were present at the meeting.