Affidavit filed by the Public Works Department, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala on the construction of a pilgrim centre and bus station, Ittiyappara, Pathanamthitta district, Kerala, 10/06/2022

  • 10/06/2022

Affidavit filed by the Superintending Engineer, Public Works Department, Thiruvananthapuram, Government of Kerala in Original Application No. 128 of 2021 (Ibrahim Karim Vs State of Kerala & Others).

The matter related to construction of a pilgrim centre and Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) bus station, Ittiyappara, proposed by the Pazhangadi panchayat in Ranni, Pathanamthitta district in 2000.

There is a small 'thodu' (canal) flowing some 11 meters away from the project site on the eastern side and main thodu approximately 200 meters away on the southern side - but the boundary of the project is not touching the main thoudu and small thodu. This meant that the project site is not sharing any common boundary with the thodu in any direction.

The project land was acquired in the year 2001 and the data bank was prepared in 2008 and published in 2012. It is true that some of the lands comprising the project were mistakenly marked as wetland and included in the data bank, the report, June 10, 2022 informed the NGT.