|The Kochi Corporation and MLAs representing the city will shortly chalk out an action plan to widen MG Road-Pullepady-Thammanam road in the wake of a recent clarification by Minister for Public Works G. Sudhakaran that his department will not take over the stretch from the Corporation.|
The Corporation had passed a resolution a year ago handing over the crucial road to the Public Works Department (PWD). But formal handing over did not take place. Still, ₹100 crore from the Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board (KIIFB) funds was set apart in the State budget to develop the road into a four-lane one.
Only 720 metres of the 3.8-km-long Thammanam-Pullepady road has been widened so far, over three decades since the Kochi Corporation decided to develop the road. As per the latest estimate, a total of over ₹230 crore is required to develop the M.G.Road-Pullepady-Thammanam corridor.