Minister moots elevated highway at Keezhattoor
Thiruvananthapuram: Easing its stand on the Keezhattoor bypass issue, PWD Minister G Sudhakaran has written a letter to Centre exploring the possibility of constructing an elevated highway in the region.
The Minister has written a letter to Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and the National Highway Authority on the matter.
The move comes in the backdrop of strong agitation staged by farmers’ group ‘Vayalkili’ over the alleged acquisition of farm land for the project.
It is interesting to the note that the Minister had earlier criticised the ‘Vayalkili’ group in a strong language for agitating against ‘development’.
The CPM is holding a march today at Keezhattoor against farmers’ resistance to the project. Vayakili will also hold a protest march on Sunday.