Authorities fail to remove encroachments on canals , Kochi Kerala

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Kochi: Authorities fail to remove encroachments on canals .The original plan was to evict the encroachments on the canals, rejuvenate and make them navigable. “As per a reply given by Kochi corporation authorities to my RTI application, the original width of Thevara-Perandoor canal, which is one among the six canals , was 50m to 100m. Now, the maximum width of the canal is 15m. This means rampant encroachments are there,” said K T Cheshire, RTI activist.

More than one-and-a-half year since the launch of the scheme, the project is yet to gain momentum KOCHI: Without taking measures to evict encroachments upon six major canals in Kochi , the authorities are shelling out huge amount from the public exchequer for widening these canals as part of the Rs 1,528 crore Integrated Urban Regeneration and Water Transport System (IURWTS) project. The authorities have set apart Rs 566 crore for “acquiring land” for widening the canals up to 20m while the original width of all these canals is more than this.

The original plan was to evict the encroachments on the canals, rejuvenate and make them navigable. “As per a reply given by Kochi corporation authorities to my RTI application, the original width of Thevara-Perandoor canal, which is one among the six canals , was 50m to 100m. Now, the maximum width of the canal is 15m. This means rampant encroachments are there,” said K T Cheshire, RTI activist. “Rather than evicting the encroachments, the authorities are spending a huge amount for acquiring land. Moreover, this move will legalize the encroachments. There is criminal conspiracy in this matter,” Cheshire said. “The revenue authorities with the help of the survey department should have surveyed the entire canal and holdings on either shores of the canal for identifying the encroachments. They should also have inspected the title deeds of holdings on the either side of the canal,” he said.

More than one-and-a-half year since the launch of the scheme, the project is yet to gain momentum. “The government issued administrative sanction for acquiring land for the project recently. We have sent requisition letter to the revenue department for acquiring land,” an official with Kochi Metro Rail Ltd , the nodal agency for the canal rejuvenation project, said. According to them, the amount (Rs 566 crore) is required for acquiring additional land required after evicting the encroachments.

Kerala Coastal Zone Management Authority (KCZMA) had sought clarifications pertaining to an application seeking environmental clearance for the project. Though the KCZMA allotted time for the Netherlands-based agency, which is the consultant, to make a presentation before it for clarifying doubts regarding the application at its meeting held on April 4, 2021, it had to be to be postponed as the representatives of the consultants of the project failed to turn up. “We made the presentation on July 2,” an official with the KMRL said adding that the Metro agency hadn’t got intimation regarding the meeting held in April.

The authorities also failed to complete other important paper works regarding the project. The design of the project is yet to be out. “The design is yet to get the final approval from Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board (KIIFB), which funds the project,” an official said. The failure in completing even the paper works shows the lethargic attitude of the authorities and on the part of the consultants. The major objectives of the project are beautification of the canals, making them navigable and avoiding waterlogging in the city.

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THE PIO
O/O THE ADDITIONAL TAHSILDAR
TALUK OFFICE ADOOR,PATHANAMTHITTA
TAMIL NADU PIN CODE-689693

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THE PIO
O/O THE JUNIOR SUPERINTENDENT (ACCOUNTS - A SN)
DIRECTORATE OF MEDICAL EDUCATION,
MEDICAL COLLEGE P.O,
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM,
KERALA, – 695011
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O/O THE UNDER SECRETARY
KERALA PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
KPSC (HO) ,THIRUVANANTHAPURAM
KERALA PIN CODE-695004

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O/O THE DGP, POLICE HEADQUARTERS
TRIVANDRUM KERALA- 695010
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THE PIO
O/O THE DEPUTY COLLECTOR (LA & LR), IDUKKI
KERALA PIN CODE- 685603
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TALUK OFFICE, ARNI ROAD, VELAPADI,
VELLORE TAMIL NADU-632001
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THE PIO
O/O THE ADDITIONAL SECRETARY
KERALA STATE HOUSING BOARD
SANTHINAGAR THIRUVANANTHAPURAM - 695001


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KERALA STATE ROAD TRANSPORT CORPORATION
KSRTC, TRANSPORT BHAVAN, FORT.P.O,
TRIVANDRUM, PIN CODE -695035

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HEALTH & FAMILY WELFARE DEPARTMENT GOVT.OF KERALA
SECRETARIAT, THIRUVANANTHAPURAM - 695001
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THE PIO
DR. P. RAGHAVAN
JOINT REGISTRAR, ADMINISTRATION
UNIVERSITY OF KERALA, PALAYAM,
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM KERALA - 34
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THE SPIO
MEMBER SECRETARY
KERALA STATE BIODIVERSITY BOARD
L-14, JAI NAGAR MEDICAL COLLEGE P.O.
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM KERALA PIN CODE – 695011
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THE SPIO
UNDER SECRETARY
FINANCE DEPARTMENT GOVT.OF KERALA
NEAR LIC OF INDIA DIVISIONAL OFFICE,CMS COLLEGE RD,
PUTHIYA THRIKOVIL RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION,
KOTTAYAM,KERALA PIN CODE – 686001
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THE PIO
O/O THE DIRECTOR GENERAL OF POLICE, KERALA
POLICE HEADQUARTERS,
TRIVANDRUM KERALA – 695010
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THE PIO
O/O THE SPECIAL TAHSILDAR, LAND TRIBUNAL
OFFICE(LR), PATHANAMTHITTA
KERALA PIN CODE - 689661

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THE CAPIO
ASSISTANT P.F.COMMISSIONER
SUB REGIONAL OFFICE – KOCHI(EPFO)
BHAVISHYA NIDHI BHAWAN,
NO.36/685-A,NR 7TH ADVENTIST SCHOOL
POST BOX NO. 1895, KALOOR,
KOCHI, KERALA PIN CODE - 682017
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THE SPIO&PA OF MUNICIPAL SECRETARY
KAYAMKULAM MUNICIPALITY
ALAPPUZHA DISTRICT
KERALA PIN CODE 690502
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THE PIO
O/O THE ADDITIONAL SECRETARY
MUNICIPAL CORPORATION OF THIRUVANANTHAPURAM,
VIKAS BHAVAN P.O.THIRUVANANTHAPURAM
KERALA PIN CODE -695033
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THE PIO
O/O THE SECRETARY
KOZHIKODE MUNICIPAL CORPORATION
NEAR AKASAVANI, CALICUT BEACH
KOZHIKODE, KERALA PIN CODE - 673032
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THE SPIO & ACP ADMN)
CITY POLICE OFFICE KOZHIKODE CITY
KERALA PIN CODE - 673001
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THE PIO
O/O THE TAHSILDAR THRISSUR
THRISSUR TALUK
DISTRICT THRISSUR
KERALA PIN CODE – 680683
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THE ASST. ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER (PIO)
REGIONAL CANCER CENTER THIRUVANANTHAPURAM
MEDICAL COLLEGE CAMPUS,POST BAG NO.2417,
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM KERALA PIN CODE – 695011
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O/O THE RTO ERNAKULAM
2 FLOOR, A 3 BLOCK, CIVIL STATION,
KAKKANAD, ERNAKULAM KERALA – 682030

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O/O THE DGP
POLICE HEADQUATER THIRUVANANTHAPURAM
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O/O THE ADMINISTRATOR
KERALA STATE CO-OPERATIVE FEDERATION FOR FISHERIES DEVELOPMENT LTD
No. F(T) 738. MATSYAFED, KAMALESWARAM,
MANACAUD P.O., THIRUVANANTHAPURAM PIN CODE -695009

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KUNNATHUKAL GRAMA PANCHAYATH, KUNNATHUKAL
KARAKONAM PO, NEYYATINKARA TALUK
TRIVANDRUM DISTRICT
KERALA PIN CODE - 695504
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DISTRICT AND SESSIONS COURT,
FAMILY COURT PARK AVENUE ROAD,
ERNAKULAM,KOCHI KERALA PIN CODE -682011
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KOCHI MUNICIPAL CORPORATION
PB NO-1016, COCHIN
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KERALA STATE HAJ COMMITTEE
CALICUT AIRPORT P.O.
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SRI. SURESH N K
ASST. TRAINING OFFICER
KERALA STATE CENTRE FOR ADVANCED PRINTING & TRAINING
HEAD OFFICE COMPLEX, VATTIYOORKAVU
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DISTT.THRISSUR, KERALA PIN CODE – 680020
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BAKERY JUNCTION
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM
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COMMISSIONARATE OF LAND REVENUE GOVT. OF KERALA
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HIGH COURT OF KERALA
ERNAKULAM-682031
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EDAPPALLY RAGHAVAN PILLAI RD,
DEVANKULANGARA, EDAPPALLY,
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DISTT. THIRUVANANTHAPURAM
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VYDYUTHI BHAVANAM, PATTOM, THIRUVANANTHAPURAM
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GP CAPT JOB D MADAPAT
HQ SAC, IAF AKKULAM,
TIRUVANANTHAPURAM
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REGISTRAR CUM ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER,
COCHIN CANCER AND RESEARCH CENTRE,
HMT COLONY, NORTH KALAMASSERY, KALAMASSERY,
ERNAKULAM, KERALA PIN CODE – 683503
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COLLECTORATE CIVIL STATION,
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VYDYUTHI BHAVANAM, PATTOM, THIRUVANANTHAPURAM
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O/O THE ADM,PATHANAMTHITTA,
COLLECTORATE RD,
PATHANAMTHITTA,
KERALA PIN CODE – 689645
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THE PIO & Deputy Commissioner of Police ( Admin) Kochi
Kochi KERALA PIN CODE -682035
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THE CPUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
SOUTHERN NAVAL COMMAND HEADQUARTERS,
KOCHI ERNAKULAM, KERALA PIN CODE -682004
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DISTT. KOLLAM KERALA PIN CODE – 691534
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UNDER SECRETARY
DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION GOVT.OF KERALA
4TH FLOOR, ANNEX II, GOVERNMENT SECRETARIAT
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM – 1
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O/O THE JOINT DIRECTOR (EXAMINATION)
THE DIRECTORATE OF HIGHER SECONDARY EDUCATION,
HOUSING BOARD BUILDING, SANTHI NAGAR,
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM PIN CODE - 695001
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O/O THE RTO, NEDUMANGAD,
NEDUMANGAD TOWN RD, NEDUMANGAD,
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM - 695541
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THE PIO
PA OF MUNICIPAL SECRETARY
THRIKKAKARA MUNICIPALITY
ERNAKULAM KERALA PIN CODE - 682021
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THE PIO
O/O THE CCF (NORTHERN CIRCLE), KANNUR
CHEIF FOREST CONSERVATOR OFFICE, KANNUR
KERALA PIN CODE - 670002

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THE PIO
ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER
KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA SANGATHAN, ERNAKULAM
KADAVANTHRA, KOCHI KERALA PIN CODE -682020
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THE PIO
O/O THE MEMBER SECRETARY(IN CHARGE)
KERALA STATE POLLUTION CONTROL BOARD
HEAD OFFICE, PATTOM. P. O
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM KERALA -695004
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THE PIO
O/O THE REGISTRAR
UNIVERSITY OF CALICUT
MALAPPURAM (DISTRICT),
KERALA PIN CODE -673635
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THE SPIO & SUPERINTENDENT
OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT TRANSPORT OFFICER,
KSRTC, KASARAGOD
KERALA PIN CODE – 671123
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THE PIO
O/O THE DISTRICT EDUCATION OFFICER PALAKKAD
GENERAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
PALAKKAD FORT MAIDAN, NEAR TOWN HALL,
PALAKKAD KERALA PIN CODE – 678001
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THE PIO
HIGHER GRADE ASSISTANT
ROADS AND BRIDGES DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION OF KERALA LIMITED
PALARIVATTOM, COCHIN –682025
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THE PIO & TECHNICAL ASSISTANT TO COMMISSIONER
O/O COMMISSIONER OF FOOD SAFETY
THAYCUD.P.O,THIRUVANANTHAPURAM - 695014
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THE CPIO
O/O THE DRM, SOUTHERN RAILWAY,
PALAKKAD DIVISION KERALA - 678010
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THE PIO & DY. REGISTRAR,
TRAVANCORE-COCHIN MEDICAL COUNCILS,
COMBINED COUNCIL BUILDING,
RED CROSS ROAD,
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM – 695035
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THE PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
DEPUTY REGISTRAR
KERALA UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES
THRISSUR KERALA PIN CODE -680596
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THE PIO
O/O THE DIRECTOR
DAIRY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT,KERALA
PATTOM THIRUVANATHAPURAM
KERALA PIN CODE- 695004
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the spio
Shri. P. Gopan
(Additional Private Secretary),
Chief Minister’s Office,kerala
3rd Floor North Block, Secretariat
Thiruvananthapuram kerala pin code- 695001
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THE PIO
O/O THE Regional Transport OfficeR,
Civil station, Kozhikode KERALA PIN CODE- 673020
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THE SPIO
Deputy Director General
Vocational Higher Secondary Education,kerala
Housing Board Buildings,
Santhi nagar, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695001
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THE PIO
Kerala Board Of Public Examinations
Directorate Of Secondary Education
Office Of Government Examinations
Poojapura , Thiruvananthapuram ,Kerala-695012
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THE SPIO & Survey Superintendent,
SURVEY AND LAND RECORDS kerala
Survey Directorate,Vazhuthacaud,
Thiruvananthapuram kerala pin code- 695014
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THE CPIO
Doordarshan Kendra Thiruvananthapuram
Kudappanakunnu, Thiruvananthapuram,
Kerala pin code- 695043
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THE PIO
O/O THE Director
Directorate of Insurance Medical Services,
Panchdeep Bhavan
Thycaud, Thiruvananthapuram,
KERALA Pin Code – 695014
Thrissur , Kerala
Kozhikode , Kerala
Palakkad , Kerala
Kozhikode , Kerala
Kozhikode , Kerala
Malappuram , Kerala
Kozhikode , Kerala
Kozhikode , Kerala
Kozhikode , Kerala