THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The time-bound work under the Kerala Sustainable Urban Development Project (KSUDP) will solve the flooding problem at Thampanoor, said Minister V S Sivakumar. He was addressing mediapersons while visiting the area as part of the Thampanoor flood mitigation programme on Saturday.
“The project was implemented after various official meetings with the Chief Minister and MLA.
The time-bound implementation of this KSUDP project would help solve the flooding problem of Thampanoor area.
There was no flooding during the recent rain spell,’’ he said.
As part of the project, four culverts were constructed around Ponnara Sreedharan Park and canals of two metre width were constructed from Ponnara park till Amayizhanjan canal at a cost of Rs 3.07 crore, the Minister said.
The work to be completed is the construction of diversion canal from Railway parcel office till Uppidaamodu. The retender has been invited for this work.
The flooding problem at SS Kovil road has to be solved.
The survey regarding this is in progress and the work will start after the report on this is submitted, Sivakumar said.
He added that a project will be implemented at a cost of Rs 10 crore to remove the garbage in Amayizhanjan canal of Bakery junction-Uppidamoodu area.
Councillor R Harikumar, Kerala Road Fund Board general manager N Sudarshanan Pillai, Project coordinator R Ajayakumar, KSUDP project manager S Ravikumar, drafting officer V S Vineeth, PWD assistant executive engineer Baby Jones and other officials also accompanied the minister.