THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Demarcation of land to be acquired for the flyovers at Sreekaryam, Ulloor, & Pattom along the NH 66, as part of the proposed Light Metro corridor from Technocity - Karamana, has commenced.
The DMRC (Delhi Metro Rail Corporation), the turnkey consultant for interim works of the Rs 4,219 crore (approx US$ 649.08 Million) project, has commenced marking the land to be acquired at Sreekaryam.
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- Once the markings were over, stones would be laid to demarcate boundaries, official sources said.
- The process will be followed in Ulloor & Pattom in due course.
- The Revenue Department will commence steps to acquire land after completing the formalities, including the social impact assessment, once boundary stones are laid.
- The 6 (1) notification under Land Acquisition Act was issued in December & the survey numbers of the lands in 9 villages, notified.
- In all, 2.11 hectares are needed for the 4 flyovers, including Thampanoor, on the 21.8-kilometer long corridor.
- The government has already given approval to the Revenue Department for negotiated purchase.
- Administrative sanction has been given to Rs 272.84 crore (approx 41.98 US$ Million).
- The KIIFB (Kerala Infrastructure Investment Board) has given approval for the construction of the flyovers.
- The flyover at Sreekaryam will cost RS 135.37 crore (approx US$ 20.83 Million) and the one at Ulloor, Rs 52.68 crore (approx US$ 8.1 Million).
- The cost of the Pattom flyover will go up from Rs 84.60 crore (approx US$ 13.02 Million) to Rs 140 crore (approx US$ 21.54 Million) as it has been decided to extend it to Plamoodu Junction.
- Recently, the DMRC submitted the drawings of the 657-metre 2-tier flyover proposed from RMS Junction - Chenthitta along the Overbridge-Thampanoor-Killipalam corridor to KRTL (Kerala Rapid Transit Corporation Limited), the Special Purpose Vehicle set up to execute the Light Metro project.
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- The approach roads & the 3-arm road overbridge across the railway line leading to Kanyakumari will be widened along with this.
- The DMRC has estimated that the new flyover & allied works will cost Rs 180 crore (approx US$ 27.69 Million), including Rs 20 crore (approx US$ 3.08 Million) for land.
- 10.11 hectares near the CRPF camp Pallipuram has already been provided to the KRTL free of cost for setting up Light Metro depot.
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