In Ernakulam district of Kerala, MLAs Jose Thettayil and Saju Paul have asked the government to speed up construction of a new bridge on MC Road at Kalady in the district. The MLAs said in Kochi that the Chief Minister Oommen Chandy should convene a meeting for the timely completion of the bridge.
The present bridge was constructed in 1963 and it is in a bad condition, said Saju Paul. Though the reconstruction of the MC Road was done a few years ago, the bridge was not rebuilt. The bridge is the main reason for the traffic block in the area and people have to wait for more than an hour to pass through Kalady city.
According to Saju Paul, in 2012, the government had allotted a fund of Rs 42 crore for the construction of the new bridge. However even after one-and-a-half years, the land acquisition process has not been completed. Even the alignment of the bridge has not been fixed yet. If the government does not take necessary steps before Onam, we will start protest programmes to wake up the government.