Plans to end Buckingham canal encroachments

The canal was used for transportation of merchandise by ships that called at the ancient Quilon port.

The corporation authorities have decided to take steps against the encroachments at the historic Buckingham canal at Thangasseri here and reclaim the land. The canal built by the Portuguese about 450 years ago inside Fort Thomas had been reduced to a mere water stream by encroachers. A team led by Kollam Mayor V. Rajendra Babu visited the spoton Monday and said the corporation would seek government intervention in the matter.

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