Killiyar Finally To Get Cleaned
Government sanctions approx. Rs.6 crores for maintenance | by Yentha
On Feb 10, 2015


Trivandrum: Killiyar, the effluent and garbage dump yard of the city, might finally get a breather. Government is planning a multi-crore cleansing project to retain the lost glory of the Killiyar.

“As a part of the project government has sanctioned Rs. 5.68 crores for maintenance works,” informed city MLA and minister, V S Sivakumar. The important works carried out would be the renovation of Kuryathi Pump house and cleansing the Thekkinkara Canal.

The Kuryathi pump house which is the sewage pump house of KWA has been a constant head ache for residents due to the regular overflow of sewage. The plan is to replace the four defunct pump sets using Rs. 1.6 crores and also construct a new sewerage pipeline for Rs. 1.9 crores.

The project involves the setting up of surveillance cameras on the banks of Killiyar from Maruthankuzhi Bridge. The government has also sanctioned another Rs. 1.6 crores for cleansing the Thekkinkara Canal. The minister added, “The project will help efficient channelling and treatment of effluents from Karimadom colony and the surrounding areas.”


This is not the first time government is gearing up for this noble act. Prestigious projects were mooted to clean up the garbage clogged Killi and Karamana river along with the renovation of Krimadom tank, in the past too. But the rivers are still in a filthy condition.

One will have to wait and see whether the sanctioned bedget will be in vain or not.



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