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Development Dilemma: Chilavannoor Bund Road Faces Uncertain Future

The development of Chilavannoor Bund Road, crucial for easing congestion at Vyttila Junction and S.A. Road, remains mired in uncertainty despite demands spanning over two decades. Landowners along the GCDA-owned road have sought rehabilitation or compensation to facilitate widening, an issue compounded by the failure to secure expected funds from KIIFB.

With negotiations ongoing to relocate affected residents and a church, the GCDA aims to expedite settlements by March. However, the absence of anticipated financing challenges the timeline for the road’s completion, anticipated alongside the reconstruction of a vital bridge by October 2025. The agency’s reliance on negotiated land purchase underscores efforts to circumvent compensation requirements outlined in land acquisition laws.