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Palakkad: Kerala Public Works Department (KPWD) has launched a massive drive to renovate 30 major roads in the state. The renovation and simultaneous constructions would be carried out using Rs 506.14 crore allocated under the 'Central Road and Infrastructure Fund' of the Union Ministry of Road Transport & Highways.
Roads in Kozhikode, Palakkad, Kollam, Ernakulam, Wayanad, Pathanamthitta, Thiruvananthapuram, Kannur, Kasaragod and Idukki districts will benefit from the initiative.
K Biju, PWD secretary, said that renovation works would be completed within two years. A total of seven roads will be renovated in Wayanad and four each in Kozhikode, Malappuram and Ernakulam districts. A single road will be renovated in Idukki, Pathanamthitta and Kasaragod districts.
Union government gather funds for Central Road and Infrastructure Fund by levying and collecting cess, a duty of excise and a duty of customs on petrol and high-speed diesel oil.