Thiruvananthapuram: PWD minister G. Sudhakaran said that nobody has built a bridge like the Palarivattom flyover in Kerala.
“There were severe lapses in the flyover construction with regard to technical, financial, administrative and overseeing of the project,” Sudhakaran said. How can V. K. Ebrahim Kunju say that he was not responsible? he asked.
Officials involved will have to answer about the corruption over Palarivattom bridge. E Sreedharan will inspect the bridge on June 17. The bridge is built by engineers, contractors and road and bridge corporation. A consultant was appointed to check if the design of the bridge was correct. They will charge a lot of money for their service. But none of them have performed their duty. All of them are part of this corruption, Sudhakaran said.
“This is not a matter to be taken lightly and it will not be politicised. This is not an issue between the LDF and UDF. How can V. K. Ebrahim Kunju say that he was not responsible? Why is Ramesh Chennithala saying that Ebrahim Kunju was not responsible? Nobody said that Chennithala was responsible,” said the PWD minister.
Corruption behind the Palarivattom flyover project will be revealed. The flyover was constructed irresponsibly and carelessly that it could have resulted in a tragedy. The government is approaching the issue as such, Sudhakaran said.
“The case is being investigated by a DySP. I will as the Chief Minister to appoint an overseer. The CM is taking the matter very seriously,” clarified Sudhakaran.