Kannur airport road to be expedited


As efforts are under way to expedite the road development projects proposed for catering to infrastructural requirement envisaged in view of the Kannur International Airport coming up near Mattannur here, the district administration is planning to convene a high-level meeting of stakeholders and representatives of political parties to resume the survey of the proposed greenfield road from Kannur to Mattannur stalled by protests from local residents, reports The Hindu.

“My task is to convene a meeting of the stakeholders and to convince them of the infrastructural importance of the proposed greenfield road,” said District Collector P. Bala Kiran, who was instructed at a recent high-level meeting attended by the Ministers concerned to hold a meeting of the stakeholders soon to commence the survey works. When contacted, Mr. Kiran told The Hindu that renewed efforts would be taken to resume the survey works with the consent of all the stakeholders.

The survey works were stalled a few years ago following violent protest by the residents under the aegis of an action committee. The district administration wants the survey to be held without police deployment. According to Revenue officials, the survey can be completed in two months.


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