Anakkampoyil-Kalladi-Meppadi corridor

  • Union government has given the nod for a ₹658-crore two-lane tunnel road in the Anakkampoyil-Kalladi-Meppadi corridor.
  • It would run parallel to the landslip-prone Thamarassery pass that links Kozhikode to Wayanad.
  • On completion, the 6.5-km tunnel will be the third longest in the country.
  • This alternative subterranean road would be 30-km shorter than the present ghat road.
  • Approach roads and a 70-metre bridge over the Iranjipuzha river are part of the project.
  • Kerala’s longest is the 962-metre tunnel at Kuthiran, between Thrissur and Palakkad.
  • The Konkan Railway Corporation, which prepared the detailed project report for this project.
  • Cabinet has given the nod to make available the funds of the Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board (KIIFB) for the tunnel road.

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