In Kottayam, the delay in relocating the electric posts and transformers on the MC Road from TB Junction to Nagambadom is proving to be a major impediment to the work on widening the road on this stretch.
The PWD has been entrusted with the work of widening the road and construction of the drains. But unless the electric posts and the transformers are relocated, it wouldn't be possible to carry out the work. For a positive outcome the KSEB and the PWD will have to work together.
A PWD official said that around 20 electric posts and two transformers have to be relocated. The PWD has already informed the KSEB about this. He added that the electricity board has to make an estimate of the cost for the relocation work and inform PWD.
The PWD will meet the expenses, he said. The official also said the road widening work was being delayed because the board hadn't yet given the estimate.
KSEB officials, meanwhile, said the estimate had been made and sent for getting approval. The board estimates the work of shifting the posts would cost around Rs 7.5 lakh. This amount does not include the charges for shifting the transformers.