After decades of promises, delays and open outcry, things finally seem to be going right for a overpass construction plan during Kundamankadavu, on a Thiruvananthapuram-Kattakkada route. The Public Works Department (PWD) has finished a c...
After decades of promises, delays and open outcry, things finally seem to be going right for a overpass construction plan during Kundamankadavu, on a Thiruvananthapuram-Kattakkada route. The Public Works Department (PWD) has finished a construction of one post for a new overpass alongside a 115-year-old, British-era iron overpass and expects to finish a second post soon. If work progresses unhindered, a new overpass should be consecrated by 2014.
‘’We have time compartment Apr 2014 for completing a project,’’ a tip PWD central said. ‘’We’ve also finished a abutment on one side and will be holding adult work on a second one soon,’’ a central said.
Vattiyoorkavu MLA K Muraleedharan pronounced that a overpass would be thrown open to trade on Aug 15, 2014. ‘’Work is surpassing well. The plan was creatively estimated to cost Rs 8.91 crore, though it was after revised to Rs 9.78 crore,’’ he said.
The roar for a new bridge, a usually resolution to a nasty trade bottleneck during Kundamankadavu, is several decades old. The existent iron brace bridge, built in 1898 – around a same duration as a Mullaperiyar Dam in Idukki – is an engineering marvel, though a undoubted calamity for motorists. It is perceptibly able of doing a complicated day rush hour traffic.
In 2008, a residents’ organisation here had launched an restlessness for a new overpass that was shortly taken adult by domestic organisations and other groups. There was also a direct that a aged overpass should be recorded as a chronological relic once a new overpass comes up.
‘’Initially, there were problems per land acquisition. The new overpass was designed on a right side of a aged bridge, though afterwards it was shifted to a other side after a resurvey. But now, work appears to be surpassing smoothly,’’ pronounced Suresh Kumar, an office-bearer of a Kundamanbaghom East Residents’ Association that spearheaded a restlessness in 2008.