Kerala govt to work on priority projects post-Covid wave says CM Pinarayi

“Rehabilitation is a top priority where land acquisition is needed,” chief minister Pinarayi says

Pinarayi Vijayan, the chief minister of Kerala, on Thursday, announced that the state government was going to implement various priority projects as per their respective schedule.

The construction works like every other sector in the state and throughout the country had come to a halt due to the severe, deadly second wave of COVID-19.

As the new cases of novel Coronavirus witness a downward trend, the Unlock has begun in most states and union territories.

In this backdrop, Kerala CM Pinarayi stated that they would be focusing on the priority projects as the activities of construction are being allowed.

“Priority projects will be implemented as scheduled. Time, pace lost to COVID-19 will be made up,” the chief minister said, adding, “Rehabilitation is top priority where land acquisition is needed.”

He further noted “evaluated progress of Metro, Water Metro, Light Metro, K-Rail, Hill/Coastal Highways, National Waterway & Tunnel Road.”

It is in place to mention here that Kerala will get to see more relaxations starting today as the state government decided to ease lockdown restrictions that were placed to check the spread of COVID-19.

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said there would be relaxation on curbs in the state, based on the average weekly Test Positivity Rate in Local Self Government bodies. He also said that strict restrictions will continue in the state during the weekend.

Activities in the industrial and agricultural sectors will be allowed in all local bodies while transportation will be provided to workers in these areas.

On Tuesday, Kerala reported 13,270 new COVID-19 cases and 147 related deaths, taking the total infected so far to 27,61,474 and the fatalities to 11,655.

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