The Kerala government has entered into an agreement with the World Bank where they have granted Rs 1,166 crore to the State road development programme. The State PWD Minister VK Ebrahim Kunju informed that out of the total Rs 2,403 crore, the World Bank has sanctioned almost half.
The agreement was signed in New Delhi between the directorate of economic affairs and the World Bank. As per the agreement, eight roads would be developed, informed Ebrahim Kunju. The following stretches: Kasargode Â– Kanhangad, Pilathara Â– Pappinisseri, Thalasserry Â– Valavupara, Chengannur- Ettumanoor- Moovattupuzha, Punalur Â– Ponkunnam- Thodupuzha, Perumbilavu Â– Perinthalmanna would be included in the road development programme.
Representatives of the World Bank was in Thiruvananthapuram, the State capital city for a week and Ebrahim Kunju had presented several projects before them on the required road developments in the state.