Included in the fourth phase of the project, stones have been demarcated and placed at a distance of 1.85 km from shelter to Chettinada in Koovapady panchayat at Perumbavoor. A bridge across Periyar will be constructed as part of the road. An elevated highway will be constructed through the forest land. 12 hectares of land in the 32 km from Patlikad to Chettinada is under the jurisdiction of the forest department. It is in this part that an elevated highway is built over the forest and the road is used.
The hilly highway passes through the areas of Marottichal, Vellikulangara, Dukai, Chaiippankuzhi, Arurmuzhi, Athirappilli, Manjapra, Malayathur, Kadappara, Illithot, Abhayaranyam, Chettinada, Cherangnal, starting from Athirappilli Silver Storm Junction in Thrissur district.
On one side of the road, about 850 meters of land belongs to the Mangalam family. After speaking with the family member under the leadership of the MLA, the required land was given free of cost in Kodanath. This is the end of the problems in this part. On the nine meter wide road, one and a half meter space on both sides was given free of charge by the owners.
The construction work is being carried forward by measuring and fixing the deviations in the complained parts of the current road. At present, all land owners have given free of charge one and a half meters on both sides of the road, which is nine meters wide on an average.
The construction of hilly highway is in progress in many districts of the state. Due to the non-availability of forest land, construction is in crisis in many places. The current problem is the construction of ten parts of the mountain highway. The lack of recommendations to provide forest land instead and the inadequacy of land-related documents have led to delays in the approval of the Ministry of Forest and Environment at various stages.
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