Work on the Vyttila flyover resumed on Friday, after assurance from Public Works Minister, G. Sudhakaran. The work was halted for an indefinite period on Wednesday by the contractor owing to non-payment of dues. Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board (KIIFB) had to clear dues amounting up to Rs. 13 crores.
The work restarted following an assurance from Minister G. Sudhakaran.
“The issues have been sorted and works resumed. We will finish the project at the earliest,” said Isaac Varghese of PWD(NH Section).
The flyover project which began its work in December 2017 on NH66 was expected to be completed within a span of 18 months. The flyover which should have opened by May is now expected to complete its work by December. The delay in work according to officials was due to floods last year, and hartals.
Meanwhile, the Vyttila Junction Vikasana Janakiya Samithi (VJVJS), has approached the High Court asking to look into the measures to rectify alleged defects in the construction.
“Roads are in a deplorable condition. The space that we have to drive is very less. Adding to the pain is the potholes and waterlogged service roads,” said Satheesh, an auto-driver to The Woke Journal.
Now that the work is resumed, the focus will be on building central spans, said officials.