266 piles required for widening Nadukani churam-Parappanangadi stretch
Malappuram: 266 new piles are being constructed on the banks on Kadalundi river as part of the widening of roads on the Nadukani churam to Parappanangadi stretch. Piling works are going on in two areas between Malappuram- Vengara road as it is a landslide-prone area.
196 piles are required in the 180 meters between Hajyarpalli and Kolmanna, whereas 70 piles are needed near Karathodu area. The piling works near Hajyarpalli area was completed the other day. The construction work is being carried out by the Uralungal society.
In Hajyarpalli and Karathottu, the side walls are being created 15 meter high. The piling is 10-meter-tall and the concrete wall will be 5 meter tall.
The pile is constructed after digging one and half meters in the rock. Uralungal society has said that this requires a lot more effort and time. More than seven hours of time is required to construct a pile on a single rock.
The estimated cost of setting up a single pile is Rs. 2.5 lakhs. So Rs. 6.65 crores will have to be spent on 266 piles.