In Kerala's Kottayam, work on the much-delayed construction of the Kanjiram bridge is now paced up with as the land acquisition procedure by the State Revenue Department has begun. On August 27, the department has begun the valuation of the land to be acquired. The department has been asked to complete the land acquisition within six months.
The civic administration of Kochi district is taking steps to acquire land for the Kochi metro rail project, which reqÂuires approximately 40 heÂctare. It is learnt that addi-tional land would be acquired for conÂstructing a metro vill-age adjacent to the proposed coach-maintenance yard in near Aluva.