Construction of new Coastal Highway and Hill Highway announced

Friday, Mar 3, 2017,10:55 IST By joji A A A

Thiruvananthapuram | Finance Minister Thomas Isaac has announced the construction of new Coastal Highway and Hill Highway.

Presenting the state budget for FY 2017-18 Friday, he announced the construction of 630 KM long Coastal Highway at a cost of Rs. 1500 crore with the co-operation of NRIs.

The Government has announced schemes to make public sector undertakings profitable.

The minister also informed the Assembly that PWD contractors’ arrears will be fully paid by 2018.

Other major budget packages:

Rs. 1351 crore for roads and bridges

13000 crores for construction of roads.

174 crore for complete electrification of houses in Kerala.

All lights on streets to be converted to LED

Rs 3000 crore package for the revival of KSRTC. 50 percent of the expenses for paying pension will be borne by the government.

Rs. 25 crore for Sabarimala master plan.