Ambalappuzha: The Railways has exempted the state from the supervision and maintenance charges for the construction of Thumboli and Punnapra railway over-bridges, informed Minister G Sudhakaran.

The railway had demanded Rs 2.13 crore as the supervision and maintenance charges for the construction of two over-bridges to be built as part of the Alappuzha bypass. This has caused a 6 months’ delay in the construction works. The new order is expected to resolve the issue.

The order was issued on the basis of the discussion held by Kerala PWD Principal Secretary with the union ministry and the Central Transport Secretary.