Jan 08, 2014
To protect the heritage value of Poorna river that passes through Tripunithura, the Irrigation Department has initiated the renovation of ‘Thonni Kadavu’ situated on the western part of the river.
The authorities decided to initiate steps following protest from Balagokulam Kochi Mahanagaram members against dumping organic, toilet and slaughter house wastes.
Earlier, ‘City Express’ had reported that Thonni Kadavu, which hosts the ‘Thoni Ezhunelippu’ ritual, the journey of Lord Sree Poornathrayeesan to Maradu conducted during ‘Para’ festival, is being affected owing to the contamination of the river water. The Irrigation Department officials said walls will be built on the either sides of the Kadavu. Steps will also be taken to clean up the area.
“Ferries will also be set up in the area. The total work will be completed within three months,” the officials added.