Bypass Works: Trees Till Chakka Being Cut
Widening works get a push, decision on trees beyond Chakka till Kovalam to be made soon |Yentha
On Dec 04, 2015


Trivandrum: The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) which is widening the NH bypass road from Kazhakootam till Karode, has started cutting trees from Kazhakootam till Chakka. Altogether more than 1,000 trees will be cut.


According to NHAI officials, trees from Chakka till Kovalam have been numbered but few measuring activities remain, which is expected to be completed soon.Other hurdles like garbage heaps and KWA pipes on road sides are being removed.


The works on widening bypass are scheduled to be completed in 24 months of which nearly four months are over. With Chief Minister set to inaugurate the construction of Vizhinjam terminal on Saturday, the need for a widened highway acquires more importance.



NHAI officials said that all attempts are being made to meet the deadline. While removing of pipes was a huge step, officials are worried about building of culverts which may invite local protests leading to project delay.


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Why is there a need for a widened highway for a transshipment port - This port is just meant for big ships to dock and unload material to smaller ships. Not to send goods inland. It is so obvious that all this 'road widening ' is just to appease the real estate mafia.
Asha Gopinathan , on Dec 05, 2015 05:39:10 AM
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