In Kochi city on the Seaport-Airport Road, the Roads and Bridges Corporation, Kerala (RBDCK) is set to inaugurate a four-lane 250 metre stretch in the area. Explaining the work carried out on the road, RBDC-K Managing Director APM Muhammed Haneesh said that it was not a straightening of the curve, but carried out the work of easing the curve.
The State PWD Minister VK Ebrahim Kunju will inaugurate the new stretch of re-laid road. There were many curves on the Seaport-Airport Road between Tripunithura and HMT Junction and it was practical to straighten all of them.
Moreover, the State government fixed the design for a speed of 80 kmph and made the entire stretch into a four-lane road. He added that to straighten the curve the authorities faced land acquisition issues.
To meet these requirements the State government and RBDC-K had to fall in line with the standards set by the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI).