Rs 63.5 crores sanctioned for repair of roads

Trivandrum 26-09-2011: Repair work of damaged roads to Sabarimala will be completed before the start of this season. Rs 63.5 crores have been sanctioned for this, as per Minister V.K Ibrahim Kunju.

The minister was speaking to the media after the meeting convened by CM to discuss the interim report of Pullumedu tragedy submitted by Justice Hariharan. The meeting accepted the report. A detailed discussion regarding this will be held on October 10th at Thiruvananthapuram.

As per the Commission’s report it has been decided to ban private vehicles in the Vandiperiyaar- Vallakadavu route. KSRTC chain service will be introduced in this route.

Construction of two queue complexes and a bailey bridge at Sannidhanam will be completed before the commencement of this season. Works in the Swami Ayyapan road is also nearing completion.

Better Sanitation facilities will be provided this time from Pampa to Sannidhanam. For this Rs 5 crores allotted in the budget will be utilized.

To discuss the preparations for this season meeting with Devasom Secretaries of Andhra, Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry and Karnataka will be held on 23rd at Kottayam.

Information Centre will also be opened a t Nilakkal for the pilgrims from North India.

Ministers V.S Sivakumar, KMMani, Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan, V K Ibrahim Kunju, KB Ganesh Kumar, Additional Chief Secretary Jayakumar , DGP Jacob Punnose also were present.