₹2,611-cr. loss to PWD in rain

The Public Works Division (PWD) has suffered losses to the tune of ₹2,611 crore within the latest floods and landslips with 1,600 km of roads, 88 bridges and 80 authorities buildings getting broken within the State.

The loss to highway infrastructure underneath the PWD has come as an enormous setback because the PWD was within the means of rebuilding the roads, bridges and buildings that had been broken within the August 2018 floods. The PWD had suffered a lack of ₹11,000 crore in final yr’s deluge.

The State exchequer will want ₹2,000 crore to relay the 1,600 km of badly broken roads, ₹159 crore for the restore of the 88 bridges and ₹2 crore for repairing the federal government buildings. The 308 km of roads underneath NH 66, 76, 766, 966, 85, 74 and 183 that had been broken within the rain will want a sum of ₹450 crore for repairs and restoration.

Within the NH corridors, 90% of the harm is to stretches in Wayanad and Idukki and the remaining within the hill areas of Palakkad, Kannur, Kozhikode, Malappuram and Kasaragod districts.

Caving in of roads and collapse of safety partitions have additionally been reported.

Washed away

The non permanent Periyavarai bridge in Munnar and the Kaipini bridge in Malappuram have been washed away.

Vehicular visitors has been banned alongside the Cherupuzha Karinthirikadavu bridge in Wayanad and Vengara Puthenpalam in Malapuram. Site visitors alongside six bridges in Kozhikode, eight in Malappuram, 19 in Palakkad, Orumankadavu bridge in Kottayam, and Parayanthodu bridge in Thrissur has been banned.

Govt. buildings

The broken authorities buildings embrace the official quarters of the Ernakulam District Collector, judges quarters at Kaloor and Advocate Basic’s workplace, Relaxation Home at Angamaly, Malappuram and Kasaragod, and Mens Hostel of the Malappuram Medical Faculty.

Minister for Public Works G. Sudhakaran mentioned the federal government had determined to go forward with the restore works regardless of the monetary crunch confronted by the State. The bridges could be repaired as soon as the water degree receded, he mentioned.


Principal Secretary, Public Works, G. Kamalavardhana Rao, who toured the worst-affected areas of Wayanad, Malappuram and Kozhikode districts for the previous two days, informed The Hindu that the fast precedence of the division was to revive the roads and bridges and guarantee clean move of visitors. The sphere engineers had been requested to take steps to fill the potholes on the roads urgently as soon as the climate improved and to later take up different restoration works.

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