Kerala PWD takes over 8,570 km-length of roads

Our Bureau Thiruvananthapuram | Updated on November 15, 2017 Published on January 10, 2012


The Department of Public Works (PWD) has taken over control of 8,570 km-length of roads from local self-government bodies.

A Government notification to this effect has been issued, an official spokesman said here on Tuesday.


Improvement of 8,570 km-length of roads is part of the larger ‘Saptadhara' stream of development works across various sector proposed by the Chief Minister over the next few years.

The spokesman quoted the PWD Minister, Mr V. K. Ebrahim Kunju, as saying that the takeover of the roads would be phased out over a period of time. This would entail additional expenditure for the State Government, the Minister said. But the decision was taken since the local bodies were not in a position to take up maintenance work in time.

The work on improving these roads would be taken up as soon as possible, the Minister said.

Kozhikode district accounted for the largest length – 1,135 km - of road taken over by the PWD in this manner.

On the other hand, Thiruvananthapuram had the most number of road parcels undertaken for the renovation work – (338 nos).

The list of road length (in km) taken over in various districts is as follows: Thiruvananthapuram (948.49); Kollam (306.84); Pathanamthitta (745.72); Alappuzha 270.63); Kottayam (432.53); Idukki (450.70); Ernakulam (Muvattupuzha Division - (620.83); Ernakulam (Ernakulam Division - 449.93); Thrissur (390.15); Palakkad (588.54); Malappuram (879.68); Wayanad (262.96); Kannur (560.04); and Kasaragode (527.61).

The number of individual road parcels taken up in various districts is as follows: Kollam (101); Pathanamthitta (177); Alappuzha (61); Ernakulam (Muvattupuzha Division- 124); Ernakulam (Ernakulam Division- 169); Idukki (72); Kottayam (74), Thrissur (100); Palakkad (99); Malapppuram (186); Kozhikode (205); Wayanad (37); Kannur (93); and Kasaragode (96).

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Published on January 10, 2012
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