Affidavit filed by the District Collector, Pathanamthitta on the category of land marked for construction of a pilgrim centre, Ittiyappara, Kerala, 10/06/2022
Affidavit filed by the District Collector, Pathanamthitta in the matter of Ibrahim Karim Vs State of Kerala & Others.
A case was filed against the construction of Sabariamala Pilgrim Centre Complex in Ranni, Ittiyappara stating that the work site comes under the category of wetland.
At present, the land appears filled and the KSRTC bus stand has been functioning along the southern side of the land, the report said.
The Revenue Divisional Officer, Thiruvalla conducted a meeting of officials on March 21, 2022 to assess the progress in construction and the impediments in restarting the construction of the pilgrim centre at Ittiyappara. The view point in the meeting was that the construction of the pilgrim centre was a major project of the government for providing better facilities to the Sabarimala pilgrims.
In the meeting, the Executive Engineer, PWD (Buildings) reported that the land in question was converted before the year 2000 and it was mistakenly included in the data bank as wetland and necessary steps needed to be taken urgently to rectify the mistake (de-notify the land from the data bank).