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Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday said work of laying six lanes on National Highway-66 (Panvel-Kanyakumari) is gathering pace in the state as the National Highway Authority confirmed the agreement in 16 out of 20 reaches.
Around 600 km of road, from Talapady in Kasaragod district to Karode in Thiruvananthapuram, would be upgraded to 6 lanes as part of the project, he said in a Facebook post.
Noting that the state government would bear 25 percent of the land acquisition expenses, he said the landowners are given the best compensation as per the Land Acquisition Act 2013. The ongoing distribution of compensation would be completed within six months, the CM said. With the completion of the project, the roads in Kerala would become safer and more smooth, he added.