Sunday 9 October 2011

Govt sanction Govt sanctions Rs 63.5 cr for Sabarimala road repairs


Kottayam, Sunday, October 09, 2011: State government has sanctioned Rs 63.5 crore for repair and maintenance of 17 roads leading to Sabarimala in view of the forthcoming pilgrimage season, Minister for Devaswom and Transport V S Sivakumar has said.
Speaking at a high level meeting to review arrangements during the pilgrimage season, beginning from the middle of November, at Erumeli yesterday, Sivakumar said the government would follow the safety manual, prepared for Sabarimala, due to increasing incidence of accidents in earlier years.

A meeting of the related ministers of other states will be held here in the last week of this month. The minister said the government will follow the directives of Justice Hariharan Nair Commission which inquired into the stampede at nearby Pulumedu that claimed the lives of 102 Sabarimala pilgrims on January 15.
A decision was taken to construct five check dams across Erumeli rivulets to maintain water level in Pamba river.

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