As a part of the annual project plan for FY14-15, the Kozhikode City Corporation Council in Kerala has allocated Rs27 crore for development of basic infrastructure facilities. The initiatives aimed towards enhancing and moulding the city’s infra outlook involves an all-round infra development ranging from roads to drinking water to street lights.
According to the officially disclosed information, a major chunk of the project funds will be dedicated towards renovation and repair of city roads, to be undertaken in the 11 installment over the year. In addition, the civic body has also granted funds worth Rs3.6 crore to clean and cover roadside drainages in the city limits with cement slabs.
On account of the Corporation’s golden jubilee celebrations, the council also aims to construct 150 houses in every ward, involving a cost of Rs2 lakh each. The development plan also includes construction of two major bus stands in the city at Palayam and Moffusil. Funds worth Rs2.6 crore have been kept aside by the civic body for installation and electrification of street lights. Also, Rs1 crore has been set aside for installing high-mast posts and LED lights at important road crossings, junctions, bazaars and bus sheds.
Upholding the requirement for sewerage hygiene Rs41 lakhs has been allocated for building toilets at bus stands and public places. The development plan also involves construction of anganwadi buildings (Rs1 crore), renovation of seven public parks (Rs 30 lakh), construction of waste treatment plant (Rs49.5 lakh) and improvement of water connections across the city (Rs1.24 crore).