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Kerala cabinet divided on width of national highways

The Kerala cabinet is divided over the issue of the width of new National Highways (NHs) in the state, stretching from Kasargod in the north to Thiruvananthapuram at the other end. This has become a political issue due to the state’s high population density. Building wider highways -- either new ones or expanding existing ones -- would mean evictions in this politicaly volatile state. Two ministers in the Left Democratic Front (LDF) government have strongly protested against the decision of a recent all-party meeting and the government’s own stand, on reducing the width of ...