Kochi: One of the most important roads in the state is MC Road which stretches from Thiruvananthapuram to Angamali. It is reported that the stone laying of the four-lane greenfield road being constructed by the National Highways Authority parallel to MC Road, which is State Highway One, will start this year.
This trail starts from Pulimath near Kilimanoor, Thiruvananthapuram. Land acquisition units will also be started soon in various districts under the leadership of Deputy Collectors. National Highway Authority will pay 75 percent of the land acquisition and the state government will pay 25 percent. Mathrubhumi’s report says that the stone-laying will be done by Bhopal Highway Engineering Consultant.
National Highways Authority has given contract to Bhopal Engineering Consultant for survey, mapping and stone laying.
It is also reported that this is not a part of Bharatmala scheme of the Centre. First it was decided to start from the stream bank. Later, the National Highways Authority changed the plan and the decision was re-examined. The road will be constructed to connect the proposed Vizhinjam Navaikulam Outer Ring Road.
Aerial survey completed by Bhopal agency. A route map has also been prepared for this. It is reported that the survey and map prepared as a part of this will soon be handed over to the Land Acquisition Committee of the National Highways Authority for final approval.
It is this committee that decides whether to approve the survey. National Highways will issue a 3A notification showing that the land will be acquired finally. Then move to start stone laying.
This road, which will be an alternative to MC road, will be 45 meters wide. This road passes through 13 taluks of six districts from Thiruvananthapuram to Ernakulam. More than a thousand hectares of land is being acquired from 72 villages. This will be a toll lane.
The road passes through the villages of Nedumangad, Kottarakkara, Punalur, Pathanapuram, Konni, Ranni, Kanjirapalli, Meenachil, Thodupuzha, Muvatupuzha, Kothamangalam, Kunnathunad and Aluva. Meanwhile, it has been informed that there will be a change in the villages when the final alignment is done.
Road crossing areas
Vamanapuram, Kallara Pangod
Melila, Vettikavala, Chakkuvarakkal, Kotukkal, Ittiva, Kadakkal, Kummil, Mangot, Chitara in Kottarakkara taluk.
Anchal, Erur, Alayaman, Walakode, Karuvalur in Punalur Taluk
Pitavoor in Pathanapuram Taluk, Pathanapuram
Vallikode, Malayalapuzha, Pradam, Konni Dhammam, Airawan, Thannithod, Koodal, Kalanjoor, Vallikode, Konni in Konni taluk.
Chettaikkal, Pazhavangadi, Vatasserikkara, Ranni in Ranni Taluk
Elamkulam, Kanjirapalli, Koovapalli, Manimala, Erumeli North, Erumeli South in Kanjirapalli Taluk
Bharanganam, Thalapalam, Poovarani, Kondur, Kadanad, Ramapuram in Meenachi Taluk
Karingunnam, Manakkad and Purapuzha in Thodupuzha taluk
Kallurkkad, Muvatupuzha, Enanallur, Manjallur in Muvatupuzha taluk
Kuttamangalam, Pothanikkad, Pallarimangalam, Kothamangalam, Thrikariyur, Kottapadi, Pindimana, Keerambara in Kothamangalam Taluk.
Kumpanad, Kodanad, Vengur West, Chelamattam, Vengur in Kunnathunad Taluk
It passes through Manjapra, Malayathur, Ayyampuzha, Angamali, Kaladi, Thuravur and Vadakkumbhaga in Aluva taluk.
The National Highway Authority officials responded that the design submitted by the agency which conducted the survey is not final and is subject to changes.
Spinach Cultivation in Anantham Palla, which lives on spinach.