Kochi’s own MLA Hibi Eden looks like he is all set to gift his constituency with all that he had promised us during the campaigns. Starting from the drinking water issue in places like Cheranalloor and Thevara, to the sewage system atrocities, Hibi seems to be gearing up to ‘clean’ Kochi. Kochivibe managed to meet up with the charismatic Hibi. And he has loads in store for Kochi.
Hibi plans to work on a better sewage system for Kochi, which he thinks is inevitable and a top priority. “Kochi has been facing the mosquito issue for quite some time, and we need to find a good solution for this. We are still clinging on to a project which was brought in 1967, during Dr. Rajendra Prasad’s time. We have not yet executed it in the right way”, says Hibi. Also, he plans to do something so that drinking water is made available to the people in Cheranalloor Panchayat at ease. “Being the only Panchayat under my constituency, I would make sure that the drinking water facility is provided to the residents. They always had some temporary arrangements for this, and that should not be the case. I plan to bring in some exclusive project through which drinking water would be ensured for the Panchayat”, said Hibi.
There is more to come! Our MLA says that the transportation facilities in Kochi are poor, and with projects like the metro rail coming in, there should be alternatives that can make things easier. “Kochi is getting congested, and Kochiites should be able to compete with this time-bound”, said Hibi.
When asked about the atrocities shown by Kochi’s own Autorickshaw guys, Hibi said that, the high literacy rate of our state and the support of trade unions are playing the vital role in making the situation worse. He thinks the law should be ‘strengthened’, and that would be the only solution for this.
Hibi added that Kochiites do not know much about the two small islands ‘Korongotta’ and ‘Thanthonnithuruthu’ which lies adjacent to our city. “These islands too are part of my constituency. Due to the less number of residents, authorities, over the years have not taken any measures to improve the condition of people living there. They live a hard life with no facilities, and not even a hospital to end up during emergencies. They should be connected to the mainland Kochi. And they should also be given a better lifestyle. They undoubtedly deserve that!” says our MLA.
Well, here is the start to the list of things that our Hibi Eden needs to start off with. But he ensures, there is more to come in the months! Good luck Hibi!