Giving a new lease of life to Vyttila and Kundanoor flyover projects that were on the backburner for quite some time, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) started a feasibility study a few days ago. The study, which includes the overall development of EdappallyThuravoor stretch of the highway and the construction of flyovers, will be completed within a period of four to five months.
After starting the construction of flyovers at Edappally and Palarivattom, the state government decided to construct these flyovers. If NHAI constructed the flyovers, then motorists would have to pay a toll and to avoid this scenario and minimize land acquisition, the state government decided to construct them on its own. The previous-UDF government had given the administrative sanction for the project.
Later, the state finance department raised objection citing fund crunch. When the LDF govern ment assumed office, PWD wrote to NHAI to take up the job. But, NHAI turned down the request and last month, chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan held discussions with the Centre. Following the chief minister’s request, NHAI started the feasibility study. “We have already started the feasibility study. It will be completed in four or five months,” said NHAI project director Chadrasekhar Reddy .
Officials with the PWD’s NH wing sad NHAI would be in charge of the overall development of the EdappallyThuravoor stretch. “NHAI would be preparing a detailed report on developing the stretch. As the stretch has become a four-lane way , NHAI would be focusing on providing additional facilities.The project would include measures to ensure smooth flow of vehicles as well as accident control and safety measures,” a top official of the NH wing. Mike Reilly Womens Jersey