CM opens Alappuzha road project

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22 roads of 46.71 km to be developed in first phase at Rs. 288 crore

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurated development of roads under the Alappuzha City Road Improvement Project (ACRIP) here on Monday.

In the first phase, 22 roads with a total length of 46.71 km will be developed and upgraded.

The project is being implemented in the Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode on Design, Build, Finance, Operate and Transfer (DBFOT) basis at Rs. 288 crore.

In two years

The project is expected to be completed in two years. The Kerala Road Fund Board (KRFB) is the implementing agency. As part of the project, the roads will be redesigned and strengthened with two-lane carriage way and footpaths. The existing pavements will be strengthened and drains, cycle tracks and other facilities will be constructed. Earlier, an agreement had been reached with Rohan Rajdeep Tollways Ltd for the implementation of the project.

As per the agreement, the concessionaire has to construct, operate and maintain the roads for a period of 15 years, including construction period of two years and annuity period of 13 years.

Earlier in the day, the Chief Minister inaugurated a meet of fisherwomen at Town Square.

Mr. Vijayan also launched the construction work on Udayakumar district stadium at Chengannur.

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