Thiruvananthapuram: Responding to Karnataka's closure of the Thalassery-Coorg state highway 30, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan wrote to the Prime Minister on Saturday to draw his attention to the same.
In his letter, Vijayan told Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the Karnataka Police's actions have "resulted in the blocking of the Thalassery-Coorg State Highway-30".
"This road connects Kerala with Coorg in Karnataka via Veerajapettah. This route is a lifeline for the flow of essential commodities to Kerala. If this is blocked, vehicles carrying essential commodities will have to travel a much longer route to reach our State," Vijayan wrote.
He requested the PM to intervene in the matter and ensure that essential commodities see a smooth flow to Kerala during the nation-wide lockdown.
Reportedly, Vijayan sent the letter to the PM on Friday evening. He slammed the Karnataka authorities for blocking all roads to Kerala with heaps of soil. Patients from Kasargod were also not able to access hospitals in Mangaluru for dialysis.
(With inputs from ANI)
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