When the Palarivattom flyover in Kochi had developed a defect soon after its construction, experts from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, had carried out a study before the DMRC carried out renovation.
It is estimated that the entire cost of the work (both demolition and reconstruction) will amount to Rs 18.71 crore. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday said that work will be complete within eight months.
The DMRC had completed the construction of four bridges in Kochi at a cost lower than the estimated amount. Therefore, the Palarivattom flyover can be rebuilt using the remaining Rs 17.4 crore, Sreedharan told the CM.