‘Repair Kalady Bridge by Oct 5’

Published: 25th September 2014 06:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th September 2014 06:02 AM   |  A+A-

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM : Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has given instructions to the effect that the Kalady bridge, which developed a crack after a concrete slab gave away, should be made motorable by October 5.

Apart from resolving the crack developed on the bridge, steps should also be taken with regard to the approach roads, he told  officials at a meeting held here on Wednesday to discuss the issue. The Chief Engineer has been instructed to tar the road. The Chief Minister said that steps should be taken to avoid traffic bottlenecks along the stretch.

The officials were also asked to submit a renewed proposal to the Minister concerned for constructing a bridge parallel to the present one to ease traffic.

 The decision in this respect will be taken at the Cabinet meeting, said Chandy. In the meeting, he also also gave instructions for preparing a detailed project report regarding Perumbavoor bypass and to include it in the next budget.

Steps should be taken to extend the bypass road to the airport, for which the alignment should be finalised at the earliest, he said.

 Excise Minister K Babu, PWD Minister V K Ebrahim Kunju, Chalakudy MP Innocent, MLAs Jose Thettayil, Saju Paul and V P Sajeendran, Koovapadi block panchayat standing committee chairman Paul Kalady, the Ernakulam District Collector and other officials were present.

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