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Deadline to Fix Road Past: CM to Hold Meeting again

Published: 04th August 2014 08:25 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th August 2014 08:25 AM   |  A+A-

GURUVAYUR: Chief Minister Oommen Chandy will  hold another meeting in Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday to discuss the issues related to the abysmal condition of the roads which were opened up for laying pipes for the Guruvayur drainage scheme.

The Collector has said that the CM would be informed that both the KWA and the PWD have failed to meet the deadline to complete the works on the stretch between Private bus stand and Panthayi Temple on the southern side of the Lord Sree Krishna Temple here. She was speaking to mediapersons on Saturday after a meeting held here to review the works related to the scheme. The CM  at a meeting convened by him on July 1 at his chamber, had asked the officials concerned to complete the work on the ongoing stretch and make the road motorable by July 31.

Water Resources Department additional chief secretary V J Kurian and PWD secretary T O Sooraj also had set the same deadline after their visit to the temple town on July 11.

However, when the Collector held the review meeting on Saturday, it was found that the work on the road was incomplete. The PWD contractors made arrangements for one-way traffic on the stretch by Saturday evening after a stringent order was issued by the Collector.

Guruvayur MLA K V Abdul Khader and municipal chairman T  T Sivadasan boycotted the review meeting protesting against the alleged failure of the Government Departments in meeting the deadline.   It is learnt that the MLA will be taking part at the meeting convened by the CM on Wednesday in Thiruvananthapuram.

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