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Kochi | Roads, Bridges, Flyovers & Highways

by Malayaali
^^

The new bridge is coming up atleast 2 metre above the existing one, from what i can read from the pics available.

How tall will the Metro viaduct pass then. It will be a beautiful view of the city from train there :)

http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/1579/17kiernakulamnorth95451.jpg

  • Rs 992 crore worth road projects accorded across the state

    Rs 18.7 crore for 4 laning current SP-AP stretch
    Rs 60.4 crore for new W.Island - Kannangatu bridge

    http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/6749/39486030384280029701331h.jpg
    cc: Mathrubhumi
    - Malayaali, 2 years ago
  • Is kannagattu near edakochi?
    - The Adventurer, 2 years ago
  • Just came back from a function at Fine Arts Hall.

    Saw 4 girders installed, two on either side, of the new north ROB lanes. Those are indeed at a considerable height from the existing lanes. They are installed at the west extreme of the bridge. I also note that the rebars for the approach ramp are being installed to the west of these girders. The gradient seems to be very gentle (which is to be expected, given the gradient of the current bridge is too sharp).

    But, that made me thinking. With this design, the ramp will be landing well beyond the town hall. Can't really visuallize the final bridge that way.
    - DileepKS, 2 years ago
  • Seaport-Airport Road in Kochi to be concretized (http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kochi/Seaport-Airport-Road-in-Kochi-to-be-concretized/articleshow/12338904.cms)


    The budgetary allocation for concreting a stretch of the Seaport-Airport Road in Kochi will be a new experiment to maintain quality of roads. The Roads and Bridges Development Corporation of Kerala (RBDCK) has already submitted a proposal for concreting the 11-km stretch of this road from HMT Junction to Tripunithura . If found to be a success, concreting will replace the bituminized concreting method now being used for laying roads in the state. Though short-distance stretches have already been concreted, it will be for the first time that such a long stretch is concreted.

    "We have already sent a proposal to concrete 11-km stretch of the road. Once we get funds, we will be able to start the procedures for concreting," said APM Mohammed Hanish, managing director, RBDCK.

    The total length of the proposed Seaport-Airport Road is about 30 km. According to the present plan, the project is to be completed in three phases . Though the first phase has been completed, the second and third phases are in cold storage, land acquisition being the major hurdle. Though the finance minister has declared a budgetary allocation of Rs 55 crore for the coastal roads in the state, the amount is too meagre as Kerala has around 600 km of coastal stretch.
    - mohammedirshad06, 2 years ago
  • Unlit road medians turning fatal (http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Kochi/article3008999.ece)
    http://www.thehindu.com/multimedia/dynamic/00955/KI-18-_MEDIANS_955433f.jpg
    Medians without reflectors are becoming a death trap in Kochi. A scene from near the High Court
    on Banerjee Road.

    Civic agencies and the PWD have not taken steps to install reflectors at the ends of road medians in Ernakulam district, despite an average of about two dozen people getting killed and many more suffering injuries each year after their vehicles rammed into them.

    The traffic police say that most of the accidents could have been averted if the medians were properly lit, making them visible from a distance. Serious injuries suffered by actor Jagathy Sreekumar a week ago after his car rammed into an unlit median at Kozhikode has not stirred government agencies into action. Neither has steps been taken to seal frequent median cuttings and those that cause accidents frequently.

    The NH 47, NH 47-C (Kalamassery-Container Terminal Road), NH 17, and also arterial roads in the city like Banerjee Road and MG Road have dozens of medians and bridge embankments sans reflectors. The reflectors at medians on SA Road and at some places along the NH, are too small to be noticed by speeding vehicles. Vehicle drivers are caught off guard by the medians. Most medians in the city do not have street lights at either end.

    “Agencies that maintain roads are duty-bound to ensure the safety of road users – both motorists and pedestrians. If they are unable to do so, sponsors would pool in with their resources. But the agencies often raise trivial objections to others installing reflectors and other safety signages,” a traffic police officer said.

    FUNDS APLENTY

    Interestingly, 50 per cent of the fines collected from motorists and the vehicle cess collected when registering a vehicle are lying unused with the District Road Safety Council. A small portion of the funds would be enough to install reflectors over the medians. The delay in delegating the powers of the State Road Safety Authority, inadequate manpower and lack of follow up action at the district level are cited as reasons for the district-level councils becoming ineffective.

    As a result, the Rs.15.50 crore allotted to the Motor Vehicles' Department in the last financial year is all set to lapse. Funds were also allotted to the PWD and other stakeholders concerned, a good share of which is unutilized.

    The RSA identified 269 black spots (highly accident-prone areas) across the State. Steps are yet to be initiated to remedy the erroneous road infrastructure that causes accidents in these places.
    - Malayaali, 2 years ago
  • Seaport-Airport Road in Kochi to be concretized (http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kochi/Seaport-Airport-Road-in-Kochi-to-be-concretized/articleshow/12338904.cms)

    Is there any allocation for second phase of SP-AP road?
    - Malayaali, 2 years ago
  • Is there any allocation for second phase of SP-AP road?

    Isn't the funds for SPAP allocated in last year's budget and affirmed in Administrative order made 3 days before the budget.... Perhaps for LA, it might be used from funds allocated to Revenue Department.....
    - mohammedirshad06, 2 years ago
  • DEL
    - sree_ec, a year ago
  • Alwaye Bypass Junction

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    - Malayaali, a year ago
  • Oh! for an ROB at Mattanchery halt (http://ibnlive.in.com/news/oh-for-an-rob-at-mattanchery-halt/241240-60-122.html)

    The Public Works Department has come up with a major initiative to ease the traffic woes of West Kochiites. Works Minister Ibrahim Kunj has directed public sector consultancy organisation Kitco to submit a detailed report on the feasibility of setting up a Railway Overbridge (ROB) at Mattanchery Halt.

    The minister has directed that the report should be sent to the departments concerned by the end of this month.

    It has been identified that the presence of a manually-operated railway gate causes major traffic bottlenecks in the region. According to Ibrahim Kunj, the proposal for an RoB at Mattancherry Halt was taken up after complaints poured in from the public on the traffic woes at the Halt, especially during peak hours. “Traffic bottlenecks are created in the area during the morning and evening hours. The public blames the employees appointed to operate the gate for causing the delay. But, when we monitored the issue, we found that the situation was even worse. Unlike the rest of the railway crossings, the gate had four doors and opens to the sides.

    Adding to the woes, the Railways have decided to increase freight traffic in the region, a major problem which will affect the public in the longer run, if the gate is not removed.

    Closing the doors alone takes a lot of time. The only solution is to convert the railway gate into a modern one or to construct an RoB in the area,” the minister said.

    He added that the Navy was against the idea of converting the gate into a modern one.

    “It has informed us that if the gate is modernised, it would disturb the landing of their aircraft. However, it is willing to agree to the construction of an RoB,” Ibrahim Kunj added.

    The major users of the road are long-distance buses which traverse to and fro Alappuzha and other regions on a regular basis. Also large number of container lorries move around the region.

    Earlier, a study was conducted on the feasibility of setting up a subway there.

    But the move was dropped after the study revealed that the loose and mushy soil in the area does not have the capability to support large vehicles.

    On the proposal to set up an RoB in the area where a huge number of flight traffic takes place, a Navy official said: “If the plan favours us, we are willing to give the nod. If it disturbs the landing and take-off of aircraft, the officials should find another solution,” he said.
    - mohammedirshad06, 10 months ago
  • ^^

    This will be a great relief to West Kochi if full fledge operation of railway line in Island begins after completion of new Venduruthy rail bridge
    - rkpai13, 8 months ago
  • Airport road to be 4 laned
    The airport road connecting CIAL to Athany on NH will be made 4 lane at a cost of Rs 20 crore.
    The 5km road development is planned to complete in 18 months.

    Manorama (http://www.manoramaonline.com/cgi-bin/MMOnline.dll/portal/localContentView.do?tabId=16&contentId=11281849&district=Cochin&programId=1079897613&BV_ID=@@@)
    - Malayaali, 7 months ago
  • Airport road to be 4 laned

    very good move , it will be really good to drive along that stretch...
    - KMC, 6 months ago
  • Ponnurunni overbridge to be ready by September (http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Kochi/article3222612.ece)


    http://www.thehindu.com/multimedia/dynamic/01024/KI-25-PONNURUNNI_1024758f.jpg

    The work on the Ponnurunni overbridge is going on in full swing and the bridge is expected to be thrown open in September.

    The Roads and Bridges Development Corporation of Kerala (RBDCK) had set a deadline of 15 months to complete the bridge. Once commissioned, the bridge would provide commuters in the Palarivattom-Vyttila direction an alternative road to the NH 47 bypass which is getting congested by the day. Commuters travelling in the north-south direction would not have to wait on end for the green signal at the Palarivattom and Vyttila junctions on the bypass, once the bridge is ready.

    The PWD is widening the road south of the bridge so that vehicles can travel up to Vyttila without encountering snarls. Discounting allegations that buses and heavy vehicles coming from Subhash Bose Road would not be able to cross over to the eastern side of the Palarivattom-Vyttila Road, RBDCK sources said that the bridge would have a vertical clearance of around four metres from the road, at the junction where the road meets the bridge.

    “It would have a clearance of 6.50 metres near the railway line. The bridge's length has been increased so that there is ample vertical clearance for heavy vehicles at the junction immediately south of it,” said RBDCK sources. Vehicles would be able to go in either direction through the service roads on either side of the bridge.

    The agency is awaiting the approval of Southern Railway's safety commissioner for the ‘staging design' (the bridge's design over the railway track). Speed restriction for trains too would have to be imposed when work is on and any delay in obtaining the Railway's permission would delay the commissioning of the bridge.

    A PWD official said that the Kerala Water Authority's delay in completing the pipeline-laying works at Thammanam has held up widening and resurfacing work of the Palarivattom-Thammanam Road. “We were ready to clear encroachments on the road, widen and resurface the stretch at Rs.1.50 crore. The KWA's delay has held up the work.”

    He added that the Kochi Corporation must widen the narrow stretch from the Pullepady bridge to Thammanam and also the 600 metres long road that links Thammanam with Chakkaraparambu on the NH bypass. This would in turn enhance east-west connectivity.

    ATLANTIS OVERBRIDGE

    As for the delay in kick-starting construction of the Atlantis overbridge, RBDCK sources said the Kochi Corporation has to acquire land for the purpose. “Land required for the construction has been frozen; the general-arrangement drawings have been submitted to the Railways. Their approval is awaited.”
    - mohammedirshad06, 6 months ago
  • West Kochi waiting for removal of Toll for Mattancherry Bridge (http://www.deccanchronicle.com/channels/cities/kochi/bot-bridge-toll-go-690)


    http://www.deccanchronicle.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_horizontal/article-images/26BOT-1.jpg.crop_display.jpg

    People of West Kochi will heave a sigh of relief if the announcement of a new GCDA chairman becomes a reality.

    N. Venugopal promised on Sunday that the Authority will take steps to abolish the toll at the Mattancherry BOT bridge, the state's first bridge built on build, operate and transfer (BOT) basis. It was the GCDA which awarded the contract to Gammon India Limited for building the bridge in 1999.

    “Though the company was given the right to collect tolls for 13 years, which was extended to two more years, the Authority can terminate the right by paying compensation specified in the agreement. However, a six month notice period is to be served on the company before abolishing the toll. A third-party assessment of the total toll collection and other aspects needs to be carried out after which the Authority will be able to withdraw the toll,” said Mr. Venugopal.

    Welcoming the announcement, Mr. C.R. Neelakan-dan, social activist said that people of Kochi were eagerly waiting for such a decision. “Though very late, the decision to withdraw the toll at Mattanchery BOT bridge, is a welcome initiative. The proposal should be implemented with immediate effect which will be a big relief to the people of West Kochi,” said Mr. Neelakandan. V.D. Majeendran, convenor of ‘Toll Virudha Samithi’s also welcomed the decision.

    According to an earlier report of Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), the Gammon India Limited has collected more than Rs 150 crore from toll collection till 2005, added Mr. Neelakandan. Meanwhile, the total cost for constructing the 500 metre bridge was nearly Rs 20 crore, according to reports.

    The new GCDA chairman has also made it clear that the Authority will not carry out any project on build, operate and transfer basis. “The proposed BOT project at Manapattiparambu will be cancelled. I will write to government requesting the cancellation of the proposal,” said Mr. Venugopal.
    - mohammedirshad06, 5 months ago
  • Zoom to airport, with a 6 lane road (http://www.deccanchronicle.com/channels/cities/kochi/airport-road-go-six-lane-688)

    Your ride to the airport can get smoother and faster soon.

    Work on the Rs 20-crore project to widen the existing four-lane from Athani to the airport into six-way approach has commenced.

    And it's just not widening. The Cochin International Airport Ltd is straightening some of the curves along the stretch.

    “We aim to finish the work before opening of the new world-class international terminal. Commuters can have a smo-oth ride without any sha-rp curves on the stretch. And once they enter the airport, the elevated stre-tch takes them straight to the departure terminal of the upcoming international terminal while the one below goes to the arrival section,” a CIAL official said.

    The new state-of-the-art terminal will be a three-storey building with the departure hall in the second floor, while the arrival is channelled through the first floor.

    “The building spread over an area of 93,000 square metres is actually planned at three levels - departure at the second level, arrival first level and the immigration, customs and baggage screening to come up at the gro-und/underground floor,” the official said.

    Tenders for the project, estimated to cost Rs 20.51 crores, have been floated and interested parties can apply till March 28.
    - mohammedirshad06, in a month
  • ^^

    It was reported earlier that the airport road is going to be 6 lane. But recent reports said about 4 lane and here in this report you can see the current road being specified as 4 lane!
    4 or 6 lane, that would be a great stretch to drive.
    - Malayaali, in a month
  • ^^ 4 lane or 6 lane..Ethayalum kollam. :)

    but 18 months for 5Km strech looks a bit too long
    - e_arunsid, in a month
  • ^^

    A new ROB has to be built. If the 18 months includes that too, then it's fair.
    - Malayaali, in 2 months
  • ^^

    It was reported earlier that the airport road is going to be 6 lane. But reports in most of the news said about 4 lane and here in this report you can see the current road being specified as 4 lane!
    4 or 6, that would be an great stretch to drive.

    I think, DC is mistaken.... Its not 4 lane from Athani towards Airport.... Don't know status of Airport road from Kalady side....

    They already have land acquired and available for new road. Don't know whether its 4 or 6 lane.

    But due to rising number of passengers, its too high time for constructing a 6 lane road.
    - mohammedirshad06, in 4 months
  • It is a 2 lane undivided highway right now. A 4 lane divided carriageway plus paved shoulders should work fine. We also need a proper interchange with the NH at Athani too. Hope that is being taken care.
    - DileepKS, in 5 months
  • It is a 2 lane undivided highway right now. A 4 lane divided carriageway plus paved shoulders should work fine. We also need a proper interchange with the NH at Athani too. Hope that is being taken care.
    + 1

    I feel the NH junction development should get more priority itself than the airport road widening. Currently, the NH at the junction acts a single lane to Angamaly due to large number of vehicles waiting their turn to airport. And those vehicles to airport have to wait for 2-3 signals to get going. This gives a poor impression to the infrastructure of the city and requires more attention as CIAL is the gateway to Kochi's growth.

    An extra lane towards Angamaly side and a flyover for Aluva side can solve the issue. Hope NH/CIAL authorities consider this option at the earliest.
    - Malayaali, in 7 months
  • Zoom to airport, with a 6 lane road (http://www.deccanchronicle.com/channels/cities/kochi/airport-road-go-six-lane-688)

    “We aim to finish the work before opening of the new world-class international terminal. Commuters can have a smooth ride without any sharp curves on the stretch. And once they enter the airport, the elevated stretch takes them straight to the departure terminal of the upcoming international terminal while the one below goes to the arrival section,” a CIAL official said.
    I now only noticed this in the report.

    There will be separate elevated stretch to the top floor of the new International Terminal building, where the departure terminal functions. That will be cool :)
    - Malayaali, in 11 months
  • + 1

    I feel the NH junction development should get more priority itself than the airport road widening. Currently, the NH at the junction acts a single lane to Angamaly due to large number of vehicles waiting their turn to airport. And those vehicles to airport have to wait for 2-3 signals to get going. This gives a poor impression to the infrastructure of the city and requires more attention as CIAL is the gateway to Kochi's growth.

    An extra lane towards Angamaly side and a flyover for Aluva side can solve the issue. Hope NH/CIAL authorities consider this option at the earliest.

    Actually CIAL is more weighing SPAP road than NH Widening and facilities. It hopes that once SPAP gets completed, it acts as better alternative to NH 544...

    But still I believe, its high time NHAI should consider a flyover/subway in Athani junction for avoiding congestion at the junction for regular NH users, while allowing airport vehicles to criss cross the junction.

    In addition, a 4/6 laned road must be considered from Angamally Junction directly towards airport. It helps airport users from northern side, to avoid Angamally-Athani stretch of NH 544. Once SPAP comes up, even Passengers from Southern side can avoid NH 544.....
    - mohammedirshad06, in a year
  • I now only noticed this in the report.

    There will be separate elevated stretch to the top floor of the new International Terminal building, where the departure terminal functions. That will be cool :)

    Ohh, it has been mentioned several times in most of reports. This will allow segregated Departure and arrivals at different levels, like most of new airports say Delhi, Hyderabad or upcoming Chennai or like Abu Dhabi, Dubai etc.....

    The departure check-in, immigration and security check will be in second floor, while departure waiting area, shopping etc at third floor.

    Arriving passengers reach at second floor and go down at ground floor for arrivals immigration etc.
    - mohammedirshad06, in a year
  • I now only noticed this in the report.

    There will be separate elevated stretch to the top floor of the new International Terminal building, where the departure terminal functions. That will be cool :)

    Yup.. this is a major work.. no wonder its gonna take 18 months..
    - arunks, in a year
  • ^^

    That is part of new international terminal project. The airport road development contains a new ROB, that's the cause of 18 months delay in project completion.
    - Malayaali, in a year
  • ^^

    That is part of new international terminal project. The airport road development contains a new ROB, that's the cause of 18 months delay in project completion.

    They also say, certain curves will be straighten in the road. Could it means more acquisition and new alignment, than existing? Since there are two major curves, straightening means only a new alignment, though still it reaches back to Athani junction.

    Equally I hope they consider 4 laning of Airport Road to Kalady.

    Apart from road development, they must equally consider on landscaping. This is because, this forms the first impression about the city.
    - mohammedirshad06, in a year
  • ^^

    That is part of new international terminal project. The airport road development contains a new ROB, that's the cause of 18 months delay in project completion.

    Ah okay.. I got confused.. Then I feel 18 months is a bit long..
    - arunks, in a year
  • I think its for toll collection.

    Kochi cityscapes

    Container Road.
    Has anyone got idea on the structure built there, future crossroad?
    https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/180488_10150092190173671_706233670_6518612_4608658_n.jpg
    All pics courtesy: Ullas Photography[/SIZE]
    - bijuarr, in a year
  • Many Road projects were announced in the Cochin Corporation budget 2012-13.
    Continuing the trend in the last 5 years, the Thammanam-Pullepady road was included in the list this year also :nuts:

    Some of the promises from the budget, wish at least a quarter of this get completed this year!

    1) Kochi City Road Improvement Project - 16 roads
    2) Shanmugham Road to be model road - Rs 5 lakh for study! :nuts:
    3) Thammanam-Pullepady road completion
    4) SA Road extension till Foreshore road at 22m
    5) MG Road-TP Road-Bypass-SP/AP Road connectivity
    6) Hi-Court-Goshree-Chathiat-Container road connectivity
    7) Goshree-Pottakuzhy road completion
    8) Palluruthy 40-feet road completion
    9) Thevara-Thykoodam bund road completion
    10) Vytilla-Kaniampuzha road-SP/AP road connectivity
    11) North RS - South RS roads development
    12) Pachalam ROB will be built at 12m width
    12) Vathuruthy ROB to start construction

    And a number of other road projects are also mentioned.

    KCRIP, TP Road & Atlantis ROB will be more than enough, if they are able to complete these projects.

    http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/7133/5034619421218.jpg
    cc: Manorama
    - Malayaali, in a year
  • Other important Roads/Bridges to be completed (http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-kerala/article3256437.ece)

    The Goshree-Anjumana-Bypass Road and the Thykoodam-Chilavanoor-Thevara Bund Road are among the major roads that would be developed to ensure better east-west connectivity in the city.

    While the Kochi Corporation would widen and develop the first stretch, it would cooperate with the GCDA to remove obstacles to widen the Bund Road, the agency says in the budget presented on Tuesday. The Goshree-Pottakuzhi stretch will be widened first. Steps would also be taken to widen the Padma Junction-Pullepady-Thammanam Road, with priority given to widen the stretch up to Katrikadavu. The stretch would be extended eastward up to the Airport-Seaport Road, through Chakkaraparambu and Vennala.

    The Corporation reiterates that good roads are inevitable for sustainable development of any city. It suggests concrete topping of select roads and the need of annuity models to fund road development.

    The width of SA Road from Pallimukku up to Fine Arts Hall would be increased to 22 metres. The Vytilla-Kaniampuzha Road too would be widened and extended up to the Airport-Seaport Road. A north-south road corridor has been planned linking the North and South railway stations. The KITCO has been asked to prepare the alignment sketch and the detailed project report. The Kerala Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) has offered to support this as a PPP scheme, the budget says.

    The coastal road through Chatiath Church would be linked with the Container Road.

    The work on the Palluruthy 40-Feet Road would be speeded up. The High Court-KTDC Reception Counter Road would be made a model road.

    A foot overbridge with an elevator would be built. Parking and bus bays would be built.

    The Ponnurunni railway overbridge would be ready by September, while the work on the Atlantis overbridge would begin this year. The State Government has allotted Rs 48 crore for land acquisition. The bridges would be built by RBDCK. The width of the Pachalam bridge would be reduced from the 22 m proposed to 12 m.

    A bridge would be built parallel to the Karanakodam bridge with the help of KCCI, to make it 4-lane. The DPR is ready for the Island-Kannangat bridge.

    The construction works of Vaduthala-Perandoor and Pashnithode bridges would begin this year.
    - mohammedirshad06, in 2 years
  • Land survey for 2nd phase of Seaport-Airport Road (http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kochi/Land-survey-Seaport-Airport-Road/articleshow/12488326.cms) :cheers1:
    The land acquisition (LA) section of the revenue department will initiate a joint inspection and survey with the Roads and Bridges Development Corporation-Kerala (RBDCK) to acquire land for the second phase of development of the Seaport-Airport Road.

    The decision to begin joint inspection was taken after the revenue department received administrative sanction from the state government to acquire 13.7 hectares of land, said an official in the LA section. In the second phase, a 15-km four-lane road will be built from HMT Junction near Kalamassery to the airport, parallel to NH 47.

    "From the first week of April, we plan to start the survey of land to be acquired in Thrikkakara municipality and lay alignment stones. Once the joint inspection is completed we will notify the survey numbers and the compensation will be fixed," the official said.

    According to the plan for land acquisition, the revenue department will acquire nearly 13.7 hectares spread in five villages including Thrikkakara north, Chovvara, Chengamanad, Aluva west and Aluva east. This includes 0.44 hectares of land in Chengamanad, 0.4 hectares in Chovvara and 0.73 hectares in Aluva east for constructing two bridges.

    Along with acquiring land for road extension, the authorities will also acquire 0.35 hectares for straightening the land at the accident-prone Pojaarivalavu on the Kakkanad-Kalamassery stretch of the seaport-airport road.

    Though the second phase of the project was initiated in 2000, it was delayed due to lack of funds and land acquisition issues. "We had completed the procedures for acquiring land twice and had to drop it later. It was a couple of weeks ago that we got administrative sanction from the state government," the official said.
    - Malayaali, in 2 years
  • ^^ Cheers to That :cheers:
    - sachinrk, in 3 years
  • Land survey for 2nd phase of Seaport-Airport Road (http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kochi/Land-survey-Seaport-Airport-Road/articleshow/12488326.cms) :cheers1:

    Hope, within another 2 years, Kochinites will get more faster and easier access to Airport........:banana::banana::banana:
    - mohammedirshad06, in 3 years
  • Ponnurunny ROB

    http://rbdck.com/sites/all/themes/rbdck/uploads/weeklyphotogallery/5306_RE%20wall%20plrvtm%20side.jpg
    - Malayaali, in 3 years
  • Actually, I was in a feeling that the land was already acquired for SPAP Road phase 2, as I was hearing about phase 2 alignment from real estate agents, on year 2010 onwards when i was searching for a property in Kochi. I saw some properties there near Toshiba and pipeline road it claims to be very near to future airport road, at a very competitive price. On that time, agents are telling that , once the next govt(Udf) became in power Ibrahim kunju will again became minister, and he will moot up the project as it is in his constituency.

    And that is what happening now...:) And , wow !!!, this road project getting some momentum at least by some political interests. And the same political interest may be the reason behind freezing the development of Vallathol jn- Perumbavoor road and Kakkanad - Kothamangalam road which are passing through some LDF strong holds of Ernakulam district.



    Land survey for 2nd phase of Seaport-Airport Road (http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kochi/Land-survey-Seaport-Airport-Road/articleshow/12488326.cms) :cheers1:
    - RKPV, in 3 years
  • Approval for making Panampally Nagar Road as Model Road

    The proposal of District Collector Sheikh Pareeth to convert Panampally Nagar into a model road, has been approved by Govt at a cost of 1.10 crore. Benny Behanan MLA played a key role in getting its approvals

    The roads will be relaid, with beautification of the stretch by landscaping the area, relaying new titles for footpaths, Jogging track, benches, drinking water facility etc will be implemented here.

    http://epaper.manoramaonline.com/MMDaily/Kochi/2012/04/02/F/MMDaily_Kochi_2012_04_02_F_LO_007/992_74_1944_844.jpg
    - mohammedirshad06, in 3 years
  • ^^

    Rs 1.10 crore is very less i feel for such a project. I wish the avenue is made over to match international standards and adding more greenery. The Atlantis ROB will do wonders to this stretch.
    - Malayaali, in 3 years
  • ^^ Although 1.1Cr is a small amount,doing simple things the right way can do wonders to this strech.
    - e_arunsid, in 4 years
  • ^^

    Rs 1.10 crore is very less i feel for such a project. I wish the avenue is made over to match international standards and adding more greenery. The Atlantis ROB will do wonders to this stretch.

    But the road isn't in any too bad shape... The prime money is required for retarring, which some additional amount would be allocated under PWD heads too as they too announced retarring....

    There is no need of any widening, no need for buliding new drains or things like that, as all are there in that place.... All required is beautification and development of small small things, to look it really better......

    But, I am bit disappointed, that this project ends till Passport Office.... The road from Passport Office to the Army Housing area is in very bad shape... Hope PWD completes the work fast....

    Along with Atlantis, GCDA has announced Thykoodam-Thevera connectivity, which probably help to extend Panampally Nagar more Southwards towards Bund Road. Some limited acquisition required to make Thevera side exit proper and a clear alternative to MG Road.
    - mohammedirshad06, in 4 years
  • The Ring road Demand is getting more stronger:)

    http://epaper.manoramaonline.com/MMDaily/Kochi/2012/04/02/F/MMDaily_Kochi_2012_04_02_F_LO_007/1228_1226_1940_1898.jpg
    - mohammedirshad06, in 5 years
  • No need for repairs this year (http://ibnlive.in.com/news/no-road-repair-needed/244931-60-122.html)

    Unlike all other years, this year’s monsoon preparations can do without road renovations. According to the Corporation, 90 per cent of the city roads are in a state to bear the rains.

    “There are no major repair work to be done. The roads have not suffered any serious damage since we repaired them last year,” said Soumini Jain, Chairperson, Works Standing Committee, Kochi Corporation.

    Meanwhile, the 13 Corporation roads which were handed over to Public Works Department (PWD) last year have been re-assigned to Kerala State Construction Corporation (KSCC). The move was made after PWD quoted an amount more than the government sanction. “We had finished all the tendering procedures related to the repair works of the roads. However, the quoted amount was 34 per cent above the sanctioned amount and the government stated that only 15 per cent cost escalation was permissible. Since the particular contractor refused to work for the amount, the tender had to be dropped,” said T I Jose, Executive Engineer, PWD.

    The KSCC will be reinitiating the tendering process and the road repair work is expected to begin post-monsoon.

    In September last year, the roads were handed over to PWD after the High Court severely criticised the Corporation and the State government for the pathetic condition of the roads. Even though the court had set the deadline of September 30 for PWD and the Corporation to finish road works, the deadline was later extended to November 30 for PWD and December 15 for the Corporation.
    - mohammedirshad06, in 5 years
  • Any Update on Kakkanad-Thankalam(Kothamangalam) highway? or GCDA dropped this project?
    - keralite, in 5 years
  • Angamaly bypass to be built on PPP basis (http://http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kochi/Angamaly-bypass-to-be-built-on-PPP-basis/articleshow/12512683.cms)

    The public works department (PWD) has decided to construct the Angamaly bypass on a public private partnership (PPP) basis.

    The decision was taken at a meeting convened by works minister V K Ebrahim Kunju at the Aluva guest house on Sunday.

    Roads and Bridges Development Corporation managing director Muhammed Haneesh was entrusted with the task of preparing an alignment and supervising the procedures associated with the construction. Regarding the construction of the Kodungallur bypass, the meeting considered the suggestions put forward by Kodungallur municipality. According to the PWD, these suggestions would be incorporated in the construction work.

    On the issues associated with the development of Kalamassery constituency, the representatives of civil society and the Rajiv Gandhi Cultural Forum held discussions with the minister and his team. The discussions were related to the construction of the Kalamassery underpass, bus stand and railway stop. Ebrahim Kunju also held discussions with municipal councillors regarding water-logging at Moolepadam. The problem will be resolved by the end of May.
    - vjkrishn, in 5 years
  • Mr : V j Krishn or anybody else know the details of Angamaly bye pass . From where it starts and connects etc .
    hope somebody 'll post the same .

    Great news..Earlier the plan was to start the bypass from karayamparampu(hardly 1 km away from angamaly town) and end somewhere around kariyadu.. Dont know if it is changed
    - sree_ec, in 5 years
  • North ROB: 1st phase in August

    The new side bridges of the North ROB will be open for traffic in August, one month sooner than planned.
    The work of setting girders is fast progressing.

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    - Malayaali, in 5 years
  • Roads inside Cochin Port

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    - Prasanth_KCV, in 5 years
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    - Prasanth_KCV, in 5 years
  • IGH road,Kadavantara seems to be paved so nicely & it looks so cool now.
    Previously this road road was a mess. Any idea whoz taking care of this road .
    Is it PWD or corporation doing the works ?
    - mohdshanil, in 5 years
  • NH Bypass

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    - Prasanth_KCV, in 5 years
  • Nice showcasing:). Is it the Nippon Toyota Kalamassery in the background of the image. Nice structure!!
    - mohdshanil, in 5 years
  • HMT JN - Kochi Medical College road is getting an improvement in terms of the road structure quality.Serious kind of works are happening these days. Mainly the water logging problem would get sorted out since the authority are strengthening this road before the actual pavement gets done. This road has got great importance as its connecting the Major industrial areas of the city. Would like see this road gets to have a four line with footpaths and parking area which could be developed as a Gateway road to the IT Hub of Kochi.
    - mohdshanil, in 5 years
  • Nice showcasing:). Is it the Nippon Toyota Kalamassery in the background of the image. Nice structure!!


    Yes, it is Nippon Toyota Kalamassery
    - Prasanth_KCV, in 5 years
  • Nice Pictures Prashanth.

    Eight new bridges opened for public
    (http://ibnlive.in.com/news/eight-new-bridges-opened-for-public/246305-60-122.html)

    KOCHI: Commuters along the Vypeen-Munambam State Highway are a relieved lot as eight new bridges constructed parallel to old and narrow ones are now open to traffic. With this, the first phase of the `27-crore reconstruction project of Public Works Department (PWD) has been completed.

    Since the old bridges at Aniyal, Punchayilthod, Valiyathanparambu, Vadayilthod, Ayyampilly, Pazhangad, Karuthala, and Kuzhuppilly were extremely narrow, traffic blocks had been a perennial affair on the route. “The traffic has been re-routed via the new bridges. As the first phase of the project is now complete, PWD procured the permission of Goshree Islands Development Authority (GIDA) to start the second phase which consists of the demolition and reconstruction of the old bridges. With the reconstruction of the old bridges, the traffic along the route can be

    converted into two-lane,” said E P Benny, Assistant Executive Engineer (Bridges Sub Division), PWD.

    Meanwhile, implementation of the second phase is facing major hurdles due to the lack of coordination between the various departments involved. “The demolition of the bridges will require the removal of water pipelines and electric posts located near them. Even after repeated requests, the Kerala Water Authority (KWA) and the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) have not initiated any necessary actions. Moreover, there is still some land to be acquired for the work on a few of the bridges. All this had led to a delay in the implementation of the first phase. If the same situation continues, the second phase will suffer as well,” said a top official with the PWD. However, officials with KWA maintained that they had removed the pipelines as per the PWD’s request.

    ‘Express’ had earlier reported that the reconstruction work on these bridges were lagging behind, despite strict orders from District Collector P I Sheik Pareeth to finish the first phase before early February.
    - e_arunsid, in 6 years
  • Nice Pictures Prashanth.

    Eight new bridges opened for public
    (http://ibnlive.in.com/news/eight-new-bridges-opened-for-public/246305-60-122.html)

    Thanks Arunsid, two line traffic is not enough it should be converted into 4 line road.
    - Prasanth_KCV, in 6 years
  • Thanks Arunsid, two line traffic is not enough it should be converted into 4 line road.

    How do you expect LA to happen in Vypeen Island, which is often dubbed by many media as one of the most densely populated islands in the world itself?

    Though its a necessity to a 4 lane fast expressway connecting city to Cherai Beach and later to Kodungalloor bypassing Paravur, its almost impossible considering the massive LA.

    Rather I believe, the proposal of Coastal Highway via Puthuvypeen must be considered as it goes for less LA, though its still tough to get EC due to CRZ norms.... But personally I feel, getting EC is better than considering LA option into extreme densely populated island stretch.
    - mohammedirshad06, in 6 years
  • How do you expect LA to happen in Vypeen Island, which is often dubbed by many media as one of the most densely populated islands in the world itself?

    Though its a necessity to a 4 lane fast expressway connecting city to Cherai Beach and later to Kodungalloor bypassing Paravur, its almost impossible considering the massive LA.

    Rather I believe, the proposal of Coastal Highway via Puthuvypeen must be considered as it goes for less LA, though its still tough to get EC due to CRZ norms.... But personally I feel, getting EC is better than considering LA option into extreme densely populated island stretch.

    +1

    Its near to impossible to widen the existing strech :)
    - e_arunsid, in 6 years
  • How do you expect LA to happen in Vypeen Island, which is often dubbed by many media as one of the most densely populated islands in the world itself?

    Though its a necessity to a 4 lane fast expressway connecting city to Cherai Beach and later to Kodungalloor bypassing Paravur, its almost impossible considering the massive LA.

    Rather I believe, the proposal of Coastal Highway via Puthuvypeen must be considered as it goes for less LA, though its still tough to get EC due to CRZ norms.... But personally I feel, getting EC is better than considering LA option into extreme densely populated island stretch.

    Necessity is the mother of invention. When people really need to do something, they will figure out a way to do it. Think about the situation of that stretch after 10 years with only 2 line road, we will be lucky if we are able to move at a speed of 20 km per hour. Think about the land price after 10 years. It will be 100 times difficult to do the LA after 10years, so better do it now. I am not saying this road itself is to be developed, other option of coastal highway via Puthuvypeen can be considered.
    - Prasanth_KCV, in 6 years
  • ^^^^^^^^

    Dear Mohammed,

    I know there is no point in talking to you, as you are not able to understand the context in which I am speaking.

    You came with a bang in SSC, citing the need of revival of Sir Robert Bristow's Kochi Harbour Bridge between Fort Kochi and Vypeen.

    Have you ever gave a thought, why such a leading engineering genius, gave up this idea, way back in 1930s?

    Vypeen even in starting of 20th century, was one of thickly populated area, primarily fisherfolk community, controlled by highly powerful seafood Muthalis. The current single line proper road was first commissioned during days of H.H Regent Queen Sethu Parvathi Bai of Travancore, as Vypeen belonged to Travancore that time. Have you ever thought, why Travancore, which have built more wider road like MC till Angamally, didn't ever think of atleast a 2 lane road here?

    Remember, this road had a military significance till 1930s.... The Pallipuram Military Outpost of Travancore Army is the nearest armed forces available to Kochi Harbour and British Regency Island of Bolgatty. The Kochi's Armed forces was located in Tripunithara, almost 30 kms away from Kochi Harbour/Bolgatty. So this road had a key military utility, before RAF airbase and Naval Station was established in W.Island.

    Yet why didn't Travancore didn't consider atleast a 2 lane road.... Even so-called autocratic Monarchical rule will have to face wrath locals, if they go for larger acquisitions, even back in 20s.... Then how do you expect, in 2000s, in a democratic set-up with so much political awareness, pressure lobbies in our system, able to acquire massive LA, in this island, which is now atleast 100 times more densely populated way back in 30s.....

    Its not practical to consider such mega acquisition, as the govt would end up paying more than 5000 crores just for acquisition purposes alone. With that amount, we can think, creating a new Kochi Island, thro' reclaimation than a 4 lane road.....

    If the intention is faster commute between Goshree Islands to Paravur-Kodungallor side, surely the reclaimed 4 lane road planned via ICTT Road, will serve the purpose. Likewise, a 4 laned road via Puthuvypeen will also serve same..... I don't think, the intention to make locals get few pennies via Land acquisition.

    Whereas, the govt has to plan new 4/6/8 lane roads hinterland where LA is less for future needs.....

    I hope you have understood the context which I am telling. Well this will be my last reply to you in this regard.

    Thanks
    - mohammedirshad06, in 6 years
  • ^^^^^^^^

    Vypeen even in starting of 20th century, was one of thickly populated area, primarily fisherfolk community, controlled by highly powerful seafood Muthalis. The current single line proper road was first commissioned during days of H.H Regent Queen Sethu Parvathi Bai of Travancore, as Vypeen belonged to Travancore that time. Have you ever thought, why Travancore, which have built more wider road like MC till Angamally, didn't ever think of atleast a 2 lane road here?

    Remember, this road had a military significance till 1930s.... The Pallipuram Military Outpost of Travancore Army is the nearest armed forces available to Kochi Harbour and British Regency Island of Bolgatty. The Kochi's Armed forces was located in Tripunithara, almost 30 kms away from Kochi Harbour/Bolgatty. So this road had a key military utility, before RAF airbase and Naval Station was established in W.Island.

    Yet why didn't Travancore didn't consider atleast a 2 lane road.... Even so-called autocratic Monarchical rule will have to face wrath locals, if they go for larger acquisitions, even back in 20s.... Then how do you expect, in 2000s, in a democratic set-up with so much political awareness, pressure lobbies in our system, able to acquire massive LA, in this island, which is now atleast 100 times more densely populated way back in 30s.....


    Thanks MI for sharing such a valuable information
    - bijuarr, in 6 years
  • 10 ROBs among 54 entrusted to RBDCK (http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-kerala/article3292799.ece)

    So, that assures the start of Airport road development.
    Local issues are preventing the Roads and Bridges Development Corporation of Kerala (RBDCK) from taking up the construction of the 10 railway overbridges (ROB).

    The ROBs at Nandikkara, Vellanchira, Kannur Town, Jaganantha Temple Gate, Thalassery, Amalapuri-4thGate, Thrissur town, Nedumbaserry, Vaduthala, Palakkad-Commonwealth are those that the RBDCK could take up, a top official of the RBDCK told The Hindu .

    The 10 ROBs are among the 54 entrusted to the RBDCK from the 67 ROBs included in the work programme of the Railways.

    Of the 54 ROBs, 19 have been taken up as per a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) of 2002, 33 under the Non-MoU works and two that had not been included in the work programme of the Railways.

    According to the official, work on 13 ROBs are going as per the schedule and are in various stages of completion. They are Palakkad-Sulthanpet, Koratty-Angady, Parappanangady, Payannur, Kainatty Road, Mulamkunnathukav Yard, Ponnurunni, Devdhar, Thirunavaya, Cheruvathore, Puliyanam, and Koilandy.

    Land acquisition is in the final stage in the case of Aloor-Mala, Divine Nagar, Kanhangad Town, and Kunhippally.

    Land acquisition is ongoing in the case of the ROBs at Atlantis-MG Road, Kochi, Kumaranallor, Mooledam, and Feroke.

    Though the alignment has been tentatively finalised in the case of the ROB at Amritha, the general arrangement diagram has not been approved by the Railways. The alignment is yet to be finalised in the case of ROB at Pachalam and Carithas.

    As on March 14 this year, the RBDCK had completed 15 ROBs under the MoU works and another five under the Non-MoU works. The RBDCK submitted proposals of 10 new RoB's to the Railways and the State government.

    All of them have figured in the 2012-13 railway budget. The new ROBs that figured in the budget are Angadipuram, Eroor, Kulukkollur, Guruvayur, Mulamthuruthi, Pallimukku-Kundara, Pallimukku-Kollam, Idava, Jananthamukku in Kollam, and Kumbalangi in Alappuzha.
    - Malayaali, in 6 years
  • Malayaali or others,

    Do you have any idea how the new Seaport-Airport Road alignment is fixed beyond HMT junction as well as beyond Irumpanam Junction?

    Is this Nedumbassery ROB, means part of SPAP or parallel to existing ROB to make into 4 lane till Athani?
    - mohammedirshad06, in 6 years
  • ^^

    No idea on the alignment. It should meet somewhere on the airport road and cross it to reach Kariyad on NH.

    I believe, Nedumbaserry ROB is part of the airport road 4 lane development.
    - Malayaali, in 6 years
  • It is parellel on right side to pipeline road through paddy feilds , from HMT-Thoshiba jn upto Asokapuram I heard. From there ownards, no idea .

    Malayaali or others,

    Do you have any idea how the new Seaport-Airport Road alignment is fixed beyond HMT junction as well as beyond Irumpanam Junction?

    Is this Nedumbassery ROB, means part of SPAP or parallel to existing ROB to make into 4 lane till Athani?
    - RKPV, in 6 years
  • New six line flyover, Aluva, Kochi

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    - Prasanth_KCV, in 6 years
  • Land Acquisition for 'Poojari-bend' straightening to start

    13 owners of 50 cents of land to be acquired agreed to return land. Meeting again with Collector on 20th to discuss on land price.

    The land acquisition for 2nd phase of SP-AP road have began.

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    - Malayaali, in 6 years
  • Malayaali or others,

    Do you have any idea how the new Seaport-Airport Road alignment is fixed beyond HMT junction as well as beyond Irumpanam Junction?

    Is this Nedumbassery ROB, means part of SPAP or parallel to existing ROB to make into 4 lane till Athani?

    From Asokapuram it reaches beyond Thottumughom and crosses Periyar to reach Chowara. Here there are 2 bridges above Periyar,one from Thottumughom to Turuthu and second one from Thuruthu to Chowara.It could also be a continous one because the intermediate land area is small at Thuruthu. From Chowara it goes thro paddy fields to cross over the railway line at Naduvattom and proceeds to Kariyad bisecting Airport road. The above mentioned ROB could be the SP-AP railway cross over bridge, though I am not sure.
    - ttand3t, in 7 years
  • The above mentioned ROB could be the SP-AP railway cross over bridge, though I am not sure.

    Thanks bud for the info. The ROB must be the airport road new parallel bridge since, the project is on take off stage, whereas SP-AP road project is still nowhere with land acquisition yet to start.
    - Malayaali, in 7 years
  • GCDA inspects proposed site for Chilavanur Bund Road (http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kochi/Greater-Cochin-Development-Authority-inspects-proposed-site-for-Chilavanur-Bund-Road/articleshow/12617424.cms)

    Greater Cochin Development Authority (GCDA) inspected the proposed site for the Chilavanur Bund Road connecting Thevara to Thykoodam. After inspection, GCDA informed that 14 houses would have to be completely or partially acquired to finish this project.

    GCDA chairman N Venugopal said the authority would have to clear some unauthorized structures that have come up along the path. "Government has forwarded this project to the revenue department for further procedures. Now, revenue department has to initiate land acquisition," he said.

    Earlier in the day, GCDA also held discussions with members of the trading community regarding its proposal to temporarily rehabilitate merchants and vendors of Kaloor market and Ambedkar stadium, to facilitate renovation work. After holding talks, GCDA stated that the traders had agreed to shift.

    Venugopal said merchants from Kaloor market would be shifted to a building, which would come up at a 30 cent plot owned by the authority in Kaloor. Traders from Ambedkar stadium would be moved to a new building that will be constructed near the northern side of the stadium.

    "We expect to complete the work on these buildings within a year and then shift merchants. Municipality has agreed to identify land to temporarily shift these merchants to Kakkanad. Further meetings would be held on Friday and Monday to decide the terms and conditions of the lease," he said.
    - mohammedirshad06, in 7 years
  • Thanks bud for the info. The ROB must be the airport road new parallel bridge since, the project is on take off stage, whereas SP-AP road project is still nowhere with land acquisition yet to start.

    Yup.. Malayali you could b correct. LA procedures for both bridges over Periyar only has started. No activity heard about ROB before at Naduvattom.
    - ttand3t, in 7 years
  • DMRC to construct bridges on Moolampilly-Chathanad Road (http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kochi/DMRC-to-construct-bridges-on-Moolampilly-Chathanad-Road/articleshow/12657048.cms)

    Funny that a metro rail project in Kochi might necessitate DMRC to rename as Delhi Infra Development Corporation (DIDC)! :nuts:
    With the efficiency & proactive approach by completing projects within time frame, almost all new projects are being handed over to DMRC. I really wish the SP-AP road and Vytilla-Petta roads are also handed over. :)
    In yet another move that will redefine travel through Kochi, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation will construct three bridges on the proposed four-lane Moolampilly-Chathanad Road.

    Metro man E Sreedharan, the principal advisor to DMRC, will initiate a study on the project, and will inspect the site on April 19, said district collector P I Sheik Pareeth.

    DMRC will undertake construction of three main bridges - the 180-meter Moolampilly-Pizhala Bridge, the 230-meter Pizhala-Valiya Kadamakudy Bridge and the 350-meter Valiya Kadamakudy-Chathanad Bridge. The smaller bridge at Pizhala is 40-meter long. The proposed road is 4.5 km long and 22 meter wide.

    The new road will have 15 to 18 culverts. The project is expected to cost Rs 97.2 crore.

    The Goshree Island Development Authority (GIDA) sanctioned the four-lane project last January. The authority had written a letter to DMRC asking it to take up the construction activities.

    Following this request, a high level DMRC committee visited the project site last month. Once this road materializes, it will be possible to link Chathanad with the Container Terminal Road at Vallarpadam through Moolampilly.

    The Kadamakuddy panchayat will get the maximum benefit from this as it will provide it a better link to Ernakulam through the Container Terminal Road.

    A government review committee had forwarded the project to the ministry of environment and forests for clearance. The ministry's directive along with a report submitted by the Centre for Earth Science Studies (CESS) was forwarded to the Kerala Coastal Zone Management Authority for further studies.

    In the meantime, discussions are being held at various levels to facilitate land acquisition. The GIDA has decided to hold meetings with MLAs V D Satheesan and S Sharma for the purpose. People who are willing to give their land for the project will be given permission to develop their property.
    - Malayaali, in 7 years
  • Land Acquisition for the 2nd phase of SP-AP road set off (http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kochi/PWD-floats-firm-to-develop-infrastructure/articleshow/12657109.cms) :cheers:
    The state government has constituted Road Infrastructure Company Kerala Ltd to implement Rs 5,100 crore State Road Improvement Projects. PWD minister V K Ebrahimkunju said on Thursday, the roads for the project have already been selected.

    The project envisages upgradation of Rs 1,286 crore state highways and district roads to international standards. The government has arrived at an understanding with the World Bank on a Rs 2,942 crore project for the maintenance and reconstruction of the roads. Under this, bridges and roads (367 km) will be upgraded. Maintenance of roads (around 1,000 km) will also be undertaken.

    He added that the PWD department topped the list prepared by the planning board on executing the projects. PWD will prepare an assets registry of the department. "The physical version of the registry will be complete in three months. Then, it will be transformed into electronic format,'' said P H Kurien, principal secretary, PWD.

    Land acquisition for the second phase of Seaport-Airport road has been started. The PWD manual has been modified after 40 years of its introduction.
    - Malayaali, in 7 years
  • Hmm.. I wouldn't surprised if Onion or Fakenews guys write an item like "DMRC to take over Kochi Corporation"
    - DileepKS, in 7 years
  • @dileep , why do we need a corporation that does not do anythng.?
    - zuperman, in 7 years
  • I'm quite happy with the present improvements in roads.
    I know chammany is criticized here, but imho, he's miles ahead of mercy williams.I happened to drive from marine drive to pachalam.....the roads were real smooth.....
    The pk road thevara has never been better, and roads such as by lanes into kacheripady to north, vennala etc are at their all time best.
    - The Adventurer, in 7 years
  • The Kochi city roads are seriously good now a days. I feel the earlier standards put for paving the roads has been changed to an advanced level.:)
    - mohdshanil, in 7 years
  • I'm quite happy with the present improvements in roads.

    I know chammany is criticized here, but imho, he's miles ahead of mercy williams.I happened to drive from marine drive to pachalam.....the roads were real smooth.....

    The pk road thevara has never been better, and roads such as by lanes into kacheripady to north, vennala etc are at their all time best.

    Yes, Roads have considerable improved.... The real litmus test will be monsoons.... If these roads successfully keeps up post monsoon period, surely it will real kudos......

    But in general PWD quality has really improved...... KSCC and KMRLhas done a commendable jobs. Cochin Corporation's quality needs to be proved as they struck with the old styled relaying, unlike modern style of KSCC.... Hope it able to keep up the quality.....

    Else DMRC will be forced to intervene once again.....
    - mohammedirshad06, in 8 years
  • DMRC to construct bridges on Moolampilly-Chathanad Road (http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kochi/DMRC-to-construct-bridges-on-Moolampilly-Chathanad-Road/articleshow/12657048.cms)

    Funny that a metro rail project in Kochi might necessitate DMRC to rename as Delhi Infra Development Corporation (DIDC)! :nuts:
    With the efficiency & proactive approach by completing projects within time frame, almost all new projects are being handed over to DMRC. I really wish the SP-AP road and Vytilla-Petta roads are also handed over. :)

    Its far better to declare Kochi part of NCR so that DMRC will handle entire infrastructure....It seems, E.Sreedharan has now became Infrastructure Minister of Kerala.... Hopefully, our govt won't ask DMRC to start building sewage, electricity and drinking water projects....

    Here is similar news in IBN

    E.Sreedharan to visit Moolampilly on April 19th. (http://ibnlive.in.com/news/e-sreedharan-to-visit-moolampilly-on-april-19/248640-60-122.html)

    Former chairman of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) E Sreedharan will visit Moolampilly-Chathanad area for looking into the proposal for constructing three bridges on Moolampilly Chathanad four-lane road.
    E Sreedharan has informed that he would visit the place on April 19, said District Collector P I Sheik Pareeth.

    The project for a four-lane road connecting the islands of Moolampilly, Pizhala, Valiya Kadamakkudi and Chathand was approved at a meeting of the Goshree Islands Development Authority (GIDA) in January.

    The GIDA had requested the DMRC to take over the construction of the bridges. Following this, a high-level team of DMRC visited the proposed site last month.

    The Moolampilly-Pizhala bridge (180 metres), Pizhala- Valiya Kadamakkudi (230 metres) and Valiya Kadamakkudi-Chathanad bridge(350 metres) are the three major bridges to be constructed on the 4.5 km-long and 22-m wide Moolampilly-Chathanad four-lane road.

    The estimated total cost of the project is Rs 97.2 crore.

    Once completed, the road will open a new connectivity between Chathanad and Vallarpadom Container Terminal Road.

    The residents of Kadamakkudi panchayat will be the main beneficiaries of the project as they can travel to Ernakulam via Container Road.
    - mohammedirshad06, in 8 years
  • IMO, Chammany is far better than Williams.

    We should acknowledge that the babus in Local Admin dept has shot down the proposal to re-lay the roads in BM/BC, and insisted that they be done in 20mm/40mm CC. Given the limitation, I find that the paving is done to good standard. I do know, by observation, various standards of CC pavement BTW. Anyway, we will know in a few months.

    Right now, the roads are in excellent condition.
    - DileepKS, in 8 years
  • Moolampilly-Chathanad new 4 lane road: E Sreedharan to visit site

    The proposed 4.5km road will have 22m width.
    Goshree Islands Development Authority (GIDA) requested DMRC to takeover construction of the 3 major bridges along the stretch.

    http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/7455/p3250783.jpg
    cc: Mathrubhumi
    - Malayaali, in 8 years
  • Kundannur Bridge: Rs 8.5 crore allotted for repair and relaying

    The 2 km bridge, which connects Kochi Port to NH, is the longest in the state. It collects the max toll compared to any other bridge in the state.

    The works have been tendered and will commence next month.

    http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/7455/p3250783.jpg
    cc: Manorama
    - Malayaali, in 8 years
  • Actual length is 1.7 Km's and not 2KM. It was one hell of a vision to provide this kind of a connectivity but offlate the ride on the bridge has become really bumpy. Good to hear that repairs will be done soon :cheers:
    - e_arunsid, in 8 years
  • ROB to be built at Eroor
    (http://ibnlive.in.com/news/rob-to-be-built-at-eroor/249821-60-116.html)

    TRIPUNITHURA: Excise Minister K Babu on Tuesday said that the government has decided to construct Eroor-Mathoor railway overbridge at Mathur Junction in Eroor.� The decision was taken after the meeting of the officials of the Roads and Bridges Development Corporation (RBDC), Public Works Department, Kochi Refinery and the Municipality, he said at the inauguration of the construction work of the Andhakarathodu bridge near the Hill Palace Police Station here.

    Babu said that the work will be done under the aegis of RBDC and the land acquisition for the overbridge at Eroor would be conducted by the Municipal authorities. The total cost of the project will be Rs 41 crore, of which Rs 12.5 crore will be funded by Kochi Refinery.

    Public Works Minister V K Ebrahim Kunju, who inaugurated the work, said that agitations against toll collection were a major roadblock for allocation of NHAI’s road development projects to the state.

    The UDF Government was keen to solve the problems faced by people regarding toll collection, he added. Earlier, toll could be collected for the bridges constructed for Rs 1 crore and above. But now the policy has changed and bridges that are constructed spending Rs 5 crore and above only come under the toll purview.

    Kunju said that the work of the Andhakarathodu bridge has been entrusted with P T Mathai Construction Private Ltd. He hoped that the construction would be completed within six months. The total estimated cost of the Andhakarathodu bridge is Rs 260 lakh

    Tripunithura municipal chairman R Venugopal, Opposition leader C N Sundaran and Collector P I Sheik Pareeth were present.
    - e_arunsid, in 8 years
  • GCDA to end agreement with the Gammon India

    KOCHI: In a bid to make the Thoppumpady BOT bridge toll free, Greater Cochin Development Authority (GCDA) has decided to end the agreement with Gammon India, the company that undertook the construction of the bridge and is now collecting the toll.

    “GCDA will approach the company within a week,” N Venugopal, GCDA chairman� told the City Express. “GCDA is ready to pay the company the amount that they would collect as toll during the remaining period of the contract,” he said. He added that the amount could be decided by a third party comprising of politicians and others social workers.

    To avoid any dispute with the government, Venugopal said that the company and the government should sit together to find a solution. “The agreement is between GCDA and the company. The government is not a part of it,” he said.

    In case of an arbitration, it has to be decided by a panel consisting of three persons - GCDA chairman or his nominee, a company official and a port official. However, there are very less chances of any conflicts in regard to the termination of the contract, he added.

    The bridge was constructed at a cost of Rs 22 crore and the company has collected around Rs 41 crore till February 2012 as per the submissions made to the sales tax and the income tax.

    “They have already got double their investment and we hope that we would hear a positive response from them,” he said.

    The Thoppumpady BOT bridge agreement was signed in 1999 and was opened to the public in 2001. As per the agreement, the company had the rights to collect toll for 13 years and nine months. The agreement with the company comes to an end in 2013.

    http://ibnlive.in.com/news/gcda-to-end-agreement-with-the-gammon-india/249786-60-122.html

    Something fishy. If the agreement is set to expire in 2013, which means just a few months more, why bother with "negotiating" for a premature end?
    - vu3nnn, in 8 years
  • GCDA to end agreement with the Gammon India



    http://ibnlive.in.com/news/gcda-to-end-agreement-with-the-gammon-india/249786-60-122.html

    Something fishy. If the agreement is set to expire in 2013, which means just a few months more, why bother with "negotiating" for a premature end?

    True..Sometime back they had requested state government to extend the toll collection period . Gammon claimed that returns werent near their expectations and hence it should be extended . To prove their income was below expectations they even allowed lot of vehicles to pass thru the bridge without collecting any toll from them for a period of time.
    - e_arunsid, in 8 years
  • ^^

    I don't think many vehicles pay toll there. I never do! :lol:
    - Malayaali, in 8 years
  • Metro Rail land: No consensus on price

    Authorities ready to pay Rs 40 lakh a cent, owners demand Rs 1 Crore! :nuts:

    Where in the world, will someone buy land on Banerjee road at Rs 1 crore? There isn't any business happening on the stretch. Most of the buildings lie vacant and dilapidated. I find some justice for that price on MG Road. No way with Banerjee and RS roads!!

    http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/7455/p3250783.jpg
    cc: Manorama
    - Malayaali, in 8 years
  • Metro Rail land: No consensus on price

    Authorities ready to pay Rs 40 lakh a cent, owners demand Rs 1 Crore! :nuts:

    Where in the world, will someone buy land on Banerjee road at Rs 1 crore? There isn't any business happening on the stretch. Most of the buildings lie vacant and dilapidated. I find some justice for that price on MG Road. No way with Banerjee and RS roads!!


    Its a way of Malayali style... To get 50 lakh, you need to ask for One crore.... For those land owners, they have nothing to lose.... Many of those bldgs have gone dilapidated... Tenants are still paying 80s/90s era rents.... Even if they spend some time in court, they will get more amount with interests, higher than current interest rates (Courts still provide interest rate of 11%)....

    In Cochin city, there are group of specialized lawyers, who are working exclusively for LA cases... They don't charge fees. Rather they get commission on hiked total amount that owners get from court.... Its normally 3% of total hiked amount...

    So in this case, if court rules for 50 or 60 lakh per cent, imagine the amount these lawyers get?

    I personally know the system, as same approach has been taken for Infopark 2 land were my cousin's land is involved. The govt agreed to pay 1 lakh per cent... Yet all cases are in Perumbavoor court, to get 5 lakh per cent..... These advocates will call you personally and make you lure to go against govt rates and file case.....

    The same thing might have happened here.... Anyway, it doesn't affect Metro LA, as both goes in parallel.... For govt, its a good now, as they need to pay only lesser LA rates as deposit in Court... The case may go around 2 or 3 years.... So by the time, next govt will have to worry about actual payment of hiked amount.
    - mohammedirshad06, in 8 years
  • PWD Minister promises widening of Tripunithura - Vaikom Highway

    Demolition of Bridge at Tripunithura started

    http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/7455/p3250783.jpg
    cc: Manorama
    - Malayaali, in 8 years
  • GoK to build ROB at Eroor, Tripunithura

    RBDCK to take up the work.
    To cost Rs 41 crore; BPCL to provide Rs 12.5 crore
    The ROB will be tolled.

    http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/7455/p3250783.jpg
    cc: Mathrubhumi
    - Malayaali, in 8 years
  • ^^^^^^

    Its high time, GOK consider single point automated toll system for entire Kochi City area, rather than stopping cars at every single bridge/road and pay toll....

    In short, many of tolls are now acting as Congestion charge of the city, making many newly opened bridges/road less crowded, keeping back the pressure on old roads/routes.

    I fail to understand, why Kerala govt not providing annuity schemes for roads in Kochi unlike elsewhere, despite of the fact, Kochi provides highest road tax and funds to govt treasury... Atleast we too must benefit for something we pay as road taxes.....
    - mohammedirshad06, in 8 years
  • GCDA to end agreement with the Gammon India

    KOCHI: In a bid to make the Thoppumpady BOT bridge toll free, Greater Cochin Development Authority (GCDA) has decided to end the agreement with Gammon India, the company that undertook the construction of the bridge and is now collecting the toll.

    “GCDA will approach the company within a week,” N Venugopal, GCDA chairman� told the City Express. “GCDA is ready to pay the company the amount that they would collect as toll during the remaining period of the contract,” he said. He added that the amount could be decided by a third party comprising of politicians and others social workers.

    To avoid any dispute with the government, Venugopal said that the company and the government should sit together to find a solution. “The agreement is between GCDA and the company. The government is not a part of it,” he said.

    In case of an arbitration, it has to be decided by a panel consisting of three persons - GCDA chairman or his nominee, a company official and a port official. However, there are very less chances of any conflicts in regard to the termination of the contract, he added.

    The bridge was constructed at a cost of Rs 22 crore and the company has collected around Rs 41 crore till February 2012 as per the submissions made to the sales tax and the income tax.

    “They have already got double their investment and we hope that we would hear a positive response from them,” he said.

    The Thoppumpady BOT bridge agreement was signed in 1999 and was opened to the public in 2001. As per the agreement, the company had the rights to collect toll for 13 years and nine months. The agreement with the company comes to an end in 2013.

    http://ibnlive.in.com/news/gcda-to-end-agreement-with-the-gammon-india/249786-60-122.html


    Something seems to be fishy here. Why negotiate with Gammon when the toll period would end in a few months anyway?
    - vu3nnn, in 8 years
  • It can't be possible for a single collection center , as far as a small city like Cochin is concerned;
    because the NH is not dedicated to Cochin zone alone.
    wow , annuity scheme for our roads . Incredible for the time being .
    Mr . MI , plz care that your car is NOT the only one that is frequently blocked; that is applicable for every 2/3/4 and other heavy vehicles.
    Not only in road taxes or other taxes , 50 %/ of the total revenue of the state is earned by Cochin area [Ernakulam district].

    I wasn't talking about NH alone, Mr. Kabeer.... I was talking about automated Toll Gate system, with toll Gates installed at entrance of tolled bridges/roads, with help of a scanner, which can automatically scan vehicle number plates at every toll gates. Kochi registered vehicles must have registered pre-paid account mandatory, while non Kochi vehicles can purchase a toll card and fix it on windscreen which also deduct the pre-paid card.

    Since the city has several and N number of bridges, roads under tolls, its the most realistic and best way; both for govt to have proper accounts without fraudulent practices and for motorists they need not pay 5, 10, 20 Rs at every road. every time..... It also helps better security.

    Secondly, the govt must stop taking Kochi as granted. There must be some roads or bridges built for free usage. Its for that, we pay taxes, that too highest share from the state. We can understand for NH and wide roads... But for every small bridges/ROBs like Eroor, Tripunithara, Edappally etc, it defeats the purpose of such bridges.....
    - mohammedirshad06, in 9 years
  • GCDA to end agreement with the Gammon India
    Something seems to be fishy here. Why negotiate with Gammon when the toll period would end in a few months anyway?

    Definitely, there seems to be some game happening behind the curtain. And that we can never trust these policos add to the misery.
    - Malayaali, in 9 years
  • I wasn't talking about NH alone, Mr. Kabeer.... I was talking about automated Toll Gate system, with toll Gates installed at entrance of tolled bridges/roads, with help of a scanner, which can automatically scan vehicle number plates at every toll gates. Kochi registered vehicles must have registered pre-paid account mandatory, while non Kochi vehicles can purchase a toll card and fix it on windscreen which also deduct the pre-paid card.

    Since the city has several and N number of bridges, roads under tolls, its the most realistic and best way; both for govt to have proper accounts without fraudulent practices and for motorists they need not pay 5, 10, 20 Rs at every road. every time..... It also helps better security.

    Secondly, the govt must stop taking Kochi as granted. There must be some roads or bridges built for free usage. Its for that, we pay taxes, that too highest share from the state. We can understand for NH and wide roads... But for every small bridges/ROBs like Eroor, Tripunithara, Edappally etc, it defeats the purpose of such bridges.....

    Toll should not be there even for NH. Imagine, you cannot enter into Kochi without paying tolls.

    Toll roads are needed. Those have a special purpose. Those are highspeed roads for people who needs them (For faster travel). There should be parallel roads as well for those people, where fast travelling is not needed.

    The toll system here is only designed to rob money from people.:bash:
    - sree_ec, in 9 years
  • Edapally gate is closed after opening of the bridge. Now toll is going to be introduced on the bridge where everybody has to pay and travel. Those who are ready to wait at the gate also cannot do so :).
    - rkpai13, in 9 years
  • Edapally gate is closed after opening of the bridge. Now toll is going to be introduced on the bridge where everybody has to pay and travel.
    This is ridiculous. If they wanted to introduce toll, they should not have closed down the other available option.
    Toll roads are needed. Those have a special purpose. Those are highspeed roads for people who needs them (For faster travel). There should be parallel roads as well for those people, where fast travelling is not needed.
    What you pointed out is true. But we know that, to develop a new highway in our state, like an expressway, is near impossible. Not completely impossible though. Some of our politicians have tried for that in vain. People here are fighting even against NH development.

    Anyway the state needs development. Infrastructure need to be spruced up. Viable option is to develop existing highways. Ours is a developing economy We do not have excess funds to build infra for free, so it has to be tolled. People need to bear the burden. But at the end of the day, people are getting better roads. The area gets development. That will pave way for industry majors to setup their shops. More jobs created. People then won't find it difficult to pay toll. Hence, this is all interlinked.
    - Malayaali, in 9 years
  • Collector evokes Urgency Clause for LA of Poojarivalavu in SPAP Road

    The provision has been evoked to fasten LA, even in event of owners not agreeing with rates of LA or any other hurdles. 50 Cents of Land is required for straightening the dangerous Poojari Curve, which is a pre-requisite for second phase expansion of Seaport-Airport Road (SPAP).

    http://epaper.manoramaonline.com/MMDaily/Kochi/2012/04/19/F/MMDaily_Kochi_2012_04_19_F_LO_002/56_344_990_1304.jpg
    - mohammedirshad06, in 9 years
  • Any updates about E.Sreedharan's visit to moolampally and pizhala. Very curious to know whether DMRC will take up this. If yes then with in 2 to 3 years Paravur will be of 20 minutes distance from Kochi .
    - Nidhin VC, in 9 years
  • Any updates about E.Sreedharan's visit to moolampally and pizhala. Very curious to know whether DMRC will take up this. If yes then with in 2 to 3 years Paravur will be of 20 minutes distance from Kochi .

    I remember reading on some website today that DMRC would take over work on the said bridges.
    - binaiks, in 9 years
  • I remember reading on some website today that DMRC would take over work on the said bridges.
    Many sources reported that. But, actually, ES was supposed to visit the site today and give confirmation on the same. And it is believed DMRC might take up the project.

    Interesting thing is that retired Ex-MD of DMRC is de facto MD for DMRC projects in Kerala! :)
    - Malayaali, in 9 years
  • Around 400 captured violating traffic rules (http://ibnlive.in.com/news/around-400-captured-violating-traffic-rules/250424-60-122.html)
    As many as 400 people are booked every day for violating traffic rules through the surveillance cameras installed at various parts of the city, said Motor Vehicles Department officials. “On an average, 400 complaints are being registered every day and show cause notices are being sent to those who violate the rules,” said T J Thomas, Regional Transport Officer. He, however, admitted that the department was finding it hard to cope up with the increasing traffic cases. “The department is reeling under shortage of staff,” he added.

    Thomas also said that there is better transparency now as the persons cannot deny their fault. “Everything is captured by the cameras and the offenders cannot deny committing the mistake,” he said.
    “The cameras are installed at 15 places, mainly on the highways, across the district. The installation involves two types of cameras - one to capture the image of the overspeeding vehicles and another to click vehicles crossing the stop-line and zebra crossing at the junctions,” he said.

    However, Thomas said that the drive has just begun. “Cases of overspeeding increases during the night time. We have noted is that long-distance night buses, especially, Volvo buses travel at a speed of 150 km per hour. The permitted speed for these vehicles is 60 km per hour. Also, some of the high-end cars touch the speed of 200 km per hour on the National Highways,” he said.

    Not only the highways but even city roads are now under camera surveillance. “We have caught more than 800 people in the last one month. The cameras are very helpful in tracking the rule violators. In the city, most of the people are caught for not following traffic lights and crossing the stopping-lines and zebra crossing,” an official with the Police Control Room said. Motor Vehicles Department has also intensified drive against drunken driving.
    “In the last two weeks, we have suspended more than 200 licenses for drunken driving. As of now, more than 2400 licenses have been suspended in the last three months,” Thomas said.
    - Malayaali, in 9 years
  • Concensus on land price: Land acquisition for 'Poojari Curve' to start now

    50 cents in total to be acquired. Land to be acquired next week.
    The price of Rs 10.5 lakh per cent for level land and Rs 8 lakh per cent for farm land, agreed upon.

    http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/7455/p3250783.jpg
    cc: Mathrubhumi
    - Malayaali, in 9 years
  • Pedestrian signal installed at NH Bypass (http://ibnlive.in.com/news/pedestrian-signal-installed-at-nh-bypass/250758-60-122.html)
    Now the people of east Edappally can easily cross the NH bypass to west Edappally thanks to the pedestrian signal installed at a major crossing hub.

    Ever since the NH bypass bifurcated Edappally, the people of east Edappally, a major residential area, have to cross to the west for availing themselves of major services.

    Most of the schools, hospitals, banks, offices and other service centres are located in the west and crossing the NH bypass from Edappally Marottichode to Edappally Market Road was a major hassle for the pedestrians despite the presence of zebra crossing.

    Road mishaps have been frequent on this spot. To make things easier, the Thrikkakara, Edappally, Marottichode, Thoppil(TEMT) Development Forum has installed the pedestrian signal on either side of the road at the major crossing hub a fortnight ago.

    “We have installed the signal on the NH bypass where people from the east can cross to the west. We have also beautified the area and fixed hand railings for the steps, with private participation,” said Forum president Jaleel Thaanath.

    People who want to cross the road can press the green button on the black box to alert the traffic flow on the road to stop.
    But, the major flaw is that both the public and motorists are not aware of the new system.

    “We have put up a notice near the signal but only a few have taken note of it. Even motorists need to be made aware of it. If the Corporation help in placing a sign board, it would be more visible. Roping in student police can create awareness on the pedestrian crossing,” said N M Raghunathan, forum secretary.
    - Malayaali, in 9 years
  • Pedestrian signal installed at NH Bypass (http://ibnlive.in.com/news/pedestrian-signal-installed-at-nh-bypass/250758-60-122.html)

    Actually, the corporation must have considered Foot-Overbridge with Elevators in NH Byepass area, than in MG Road or Marine Drive areas, as its more difficult to cross a 45 M wide busy NH where you have more speeding vehicles, than 18 M wide MG Road where congestion is regular order with slow moving traffic.

    I have seen the trouble faced by many near Oberon Mall, where many park cars on other side or those board down by Bus/autos, trying hard to cross the NH. Not just Oberon area, crossing in Thykoodam or Panagad has became more seriously challenging than Edappally.....

    Corporation or GCDA along with NHAI must errect foot over bridges with elevator or ramp access so that there could be better patronage. Since its more challenging to cross NH, people considers it more than people inside CBD where roads are narrower with slow traffic......

    Perhaps having a few food or small retail kiosks so that it help to earn some revenue to maintain the facility along with confidence for public to consider the same.
    - mohammedirshad06, in 9 years
  • Finally that might too happen....

    KMRL Considering reconstruction of South ROB (http://ibnlive.in.com/news/kmrl-mulls-reconstruction--of-south-rob/251019-60-122.html)

    he Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) authorities will soon look into the possibilities of the reconstruction of the South Railway Overbridge (ROB) as part of the proposed Kochi Metro Rail project.:banana::banana:

    The decision was taken by the KMRL authorities after holding a meeting on Saturday with various civil society organisations of the city.

    “The suggestion to rebuild the South ROB was a major request put forth by the participants of the meeting, as once the Metro Rail lines are completed in this area, the bridge can never be reconstructed. The restructuring of the bridge will solve most of the traffic congestion in the southern part of the city. We will check the possibility of the plan with authorities concerned and will take this forward,” said KMRL Managing Director Tom Jose.

    Regarding the parking facilities at the proposed Metro Rail stations, Jose said that a study report in this regard would be submitted within a month and further decisions would be taken based on the recommendations made in the report.

    The KMRL authorities will also convene regular meetings with civil society representatives once in every two months to discuss the development project and seek ways to minimise the problems and difficulties people might come across during project implementation. It will also launch an awareness programme called ‘Know Your Metro’.

    The participants also put forth the idea of extending the Metro Rail service to Tripunithura, Nedumbassery, Kakkanad and Western Kochi, to which Jose said that a feasibility study in all these areas will be conducted after the completion of the first phase of the Kochi Metro Rail.

    A very good move indeed...

    If they can consider a double decker flyover cum ROB with flyover starting from Kadavanthara, providing direct connectivity till Church Landing Road, for onward connection to Foreshore road, it shall be a major boon for massive reduction of congestion.

    Atleast DMRC must consider a 4 laned South ROB, which would resolve the bottleneck there....

    DMRC and KMRL has now became defacto city authority....:banana::banana:
    - mohammedirshad06, in 9 years
  • Finally that might too happen....

    KMRL Considering reconstruction of South ROB (http://ibnlive.in.com/news/kmrl-mulls-reconstruction--of-south-rob/251019-60-122.html)



    A very good move indeed...

    If they can consider a double decker flyover cum ROB with flyover starting from Kadavanthara, providing direct connectivity till Church Landing Road, for onward connection to Foreshore road, it shall be a major boon for massive reduction of congestion.

    Atleast DMRC must consider a 4 laned South ROB, which would resolve the bottleneck there....

    DMRC and KMRL has now became defacto city authority....:banana::banana:

    Good Move by KMRL. They have to construct a 4 lane south ROB and a fly over to P. Nagar to clear the traffic at Panampilly Nagar Jn. Corporation should extend the Panampilly Avenue road from Kochu Kadavanthara till Thevara. Till Kochu Kadavanthara 4 lane road plus service road is already constructed.
    - Prasanth_KCV, in 9 years
  • Kudos DMRC/KMRL . Also suggest a four line road upto Shanmugham road connecting foreshore road and park avenue.

    Excatly, They should have developed this road 2 dacades back
    - Prasanth_KCV, in 10 years
  • Good Move by KMRL. They have to construct a 4 lane south ROB and a fly over to P. Nagar to clear the traffic at Panampilly Nagar Jn. Corporation should extend the Panampilly Avenue road from Kochu Kadavanthara till Thevara. Till Kochu Kadavanthara 4 lane road plus service road is already constructed.


    Well, some months back, I have proposed how come a Flyover from GCDA towards Church Landing road, with an elevated flyover, over existing SA Road.

    The Flyover can stack over a 4 lane ROB in current ROB place. So at a time, we can transport 8 Lane worth traffic, with traffic distributed and segerated from MG Road/Chitoor Road from Marine Drive.... I am reposting what I have posted some time ago

    Friends,

    I am proposing some maps, which is my proposal for elevated South Flyover from SA road to Church Landing road. I am posting both the approach areas, to point out not much acquisitions is required

    http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/1108/graphicdrawnsaroad.png

    The flyover can start from Kadavanthara Bus Stop area. The approach road starts current road, while exit roads to current SA starts on side of flyover's approach road, using GCDA's frontage and Bus stand area. The exit takes to current SA Road which is exactly below to proposed Flyover

    Now I am going to talk about how flyover ends at Church Landing road

    http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/2451/graphicflyoverchurchlan.png

    The flyover will pass over Pallimukku and cross to CL Road. The landing approach of this flyover happens over current bare land in center of that 2 roads in Church Landing road, to be acquired and taken over by Govt.

    Now I will also show how exit roads works to expanded Church Landing which is to be made 4 lane, making a logical connection to SA road.

    http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/3076/graphicgroundchurchland.png

    The red lines show how current roads work as exit to Church landing road. The current 2 lane church landing road has to be expanded to 4 lane, acquiring 4 red dotted properties on its Northern side.

    The Church will have to lose the shed, which they can built in northern side as space is there. Then 3 other properties are basically built on encroached land.

    Perhaps the major acquistions happens to foreshore side. But thats not a nessecity now, unless traffic picks up. Its possible to expand foreshore road, by reclaiming land from sea and in future Park Avenue also have to be four laned providing a logical 4 lane connectivity untill Goshree.

    Perhaps this alone can make first circle as part of a circular road around Kochi.
    - mohammedirshad06, in 10 years
  • ^^

    We should take this up with the authorities. It's a practical solution.
    - Malayaali, in 11 years
  • Around 400 captured violating traffic rules (http://ibnlive.in.com/news/around-400-captured-violating-traffic-rules/250424-60-122.html)

    This is very true.. last week I got a mailer imposing a fine for riding around my vehicle without helmet in the MG Road.. They track using the regn. number offcourse.. Good in a way .. :)
    - arunks, in 11 years
  • Atlantis RoB to get image makeover (http://ibnlive.in.com/news/atlantis-rob-to-get-image-makeover/251260-60-122.html)

    Fed up with these guys. Why can't they plan for at least 15 years?? :bash:
    In what can be termed as a cheaper but revolutionary move towards speeding up the implementation of the Atlantis Railway Overbridge (RoB) project, the authorities are planning to reduce the width of the proposed bridge.

    The plan is to realign the width to 12 metre instead of the originally proposed 22m. Once the construction of the Atlantis RoB is over, it is expected to offer another entry point to the city and will help avoid the bottlenecks at the South ROB.

    A top official with the Corporation has said that realigning the width would help reduce the cost of land acquisition considerably.

    “Land acquisition is the major challenge for the Corporation in implementing the Atlantis RoB project under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM). The government had already allocated `45 crore for land takeover. But that is not enough if we go for a 22m-wide bridge,” he said.
    Over two acres of land should be acquired if the Corporation opts for 22m-wide bridge.

    “The total project cost is estimated at `18 crore, of which the Centre will bear 50 percent expenses. But the cost of land acquisition will be three to four times higher than the total project cost. Hence, realigning the bridge will be a feasible idea,” he said. The official said the Corporation can also look into the possibilities of handing over the work of the Atlantis RoB to Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL).

    JNNURM Norms

    The Corporation town planning committee chairman K J Sohan has said the JNNURM rules allow alterations in either of the two components - gradient or width. “According to the Centre’s guidelines for JNNURM RoBs, it is mandatory to maintain either a gradient of 1:30 or a 22 metre width.
    Since we have the option to sacrifice one of the components, realigning the width will be a practical idea that will help speed up the project,” he said.
    For a congested city like Kochi, the only alternative before the authorities is to provide multiple access to major areas.

    “The new RoB that will connect Salimrajan Road with Rajaji Road and the Atlantis RoB will act as new access points to the city,” he said.

    South RoB Widening

    The KMRL authorities had earlier stated that they would look into the possibilities of widening the South RoB as part of the proposed Kochi Metro Rail project. It was after a meeting held with the members of various civil society organisations that KMRL managing director Tom Jose said he would check the possibility of reconstructing the railway overbridge.

    The suggestion to rebuild the South ROB was put forth by the participants during the meeting as the bridge can never be reconstructed once the Metro Rail lines are drawn.
    - Malayaali, in 11 years
  • Atlantis RoB to get image makeover (http://ibnlive.in.com/news/atlantis-rob-to-get-image-makeover/251260-60-122.html)

    Fed up with these guys. Why can't they plan for at least 15 years?? :bash:


    In what can be termed as a cheaper but revolutionary move

    How can they say that this is a revolutionary move. :bash::bash: Now they can acquire the land by paying 45 crore, what they will do after 5 years when they realise that one more ROB is required due to heavy traffic. Chammany is not fit for that chair, he should be PROMOTED to handle much more difficult task such as panchayat prasident of Kumbalam panchayat or Arookutty panchayat and The Corporation town planning committee chairman Honorable K J. Sohan as the Vice President.

    Raavile raavile manushyane menakkeduthan oru news.:bash::bash:
    - Prasanth_KCV, in 11 years
  • ^^ Pathetic planning..No vision at all...

    Panampilly Nagar road is 30M..MG road near atlantis is around 18-22M and the flyover which is going to connect these two roads will be 12M :bash:
    - e_arunsid, in 11 years
  • I wouldn't blame Chammany completely.

    Remember the land acquisition story of SA road. Some a-holes went to court, and the road remained bottlenecked for DECADES. Do you want the same thing to happen again? Are we so sure that the learned justices at the highcourt will throw out all those litigations fast enough? Any two-bit lawier can delay the whole project by a few years, and we have plenty of that kind around.

    I would rather have a 12M ROB than no ROB. Still, it remains to be seen if even the proposed 12M bridge will get acceptance by all landowners. I honestly don't think so.

    A society gets what it deserves. We deserve 7 metres ROBs and leaders like Chammany.
    - DileepKS, in 11 years
  • A society gets what it deserves. We deserve 7 metres ROBs and leaders like Chammany.

    so true :)
    - induzcreed, in 11 years
  • Isn't there any system to acquire land with force. I think there are laws supporting that.
    - Malayaali, in 11 years
  • ^^^^^^

    Well, they want KMRL to take over the project... Hope E.Sreedharan will veto it and Tom Jose, in his capacity as Principal Secretary of Transport Department of Kerala, will surely press forward for a 22 M wide bridge....

    Its high time, Kerala should dissolve this kind of Corporation system by adopting Mumbai model with bureaucratic officer on head, so that he doesn't need to worry about vote-bank in the area, while a Political Mayor in the office with just rubber stamp authority.

    Or else, the mandate of construction of roads, bridges, must be taken away from Corporation and handed over to independent Road Development body.

    As long as these politicians have more concern of their vote banks than visionizing for development of the city future, nothing will work out......
    - mohammedirshad06, in 11 years
  • Isn't there any system to acquire land with force. I think there are laws supporting that.

    There is a law. The Collector is invoking the same South and Banerjee road acquisitions, while has done the same for Moolampilly, Infopark projects. But the govt will not prefer a forcible acquisition, which will give political and humanitarian colors to it.... Achuamma and LDF has been discredited a lot for forcible Moolampilly acquisitions...... So never a govt, running at wafer thin majority will consider a same, especially when Business and rich lobbies are involved here......
    - mohammedirshad06, in 11 years
  • I am not sure about the legal procedures, but I think the landowners can go to 'infinite litigation mode' if they want (and have money to pay the lawiers), even if the urgency clause is invoked.
    - DileepKS, in 12 years
  • Kochi Metro: Report submitted to acquire land through LA act

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    - Malayaali, in 12 years
  • Seaport-Airport Road: Rs 18 crore allotted for 2nd phase development

    land acquisition progressing for Kalamassery - Airport section

    This road would bring an extensive change in the infrastructure of the city. Just see how a project which hanged in fire for many years, is fast progressing.
    Kudos to this government. :cheers:

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    cc: Mathrubhumi
    - Malayaali, in 12 years
  • so true :)

    Wehn sometime back I read a news that Pachalam ROB will be reduced from 22m I thought at least Atlantis ROB will be 22m. Now they are going to reduce it to 12m. Pathetic planning:bash:. Is there any way we can contact these morons and ask them to stop this stupid move?:ohno:
    - manukarukail, in 13 years
  • 14 roads in district to be resurfaced before rains (http://www.deccanchronicle.com/channels/cities/kochi/14-roads-district-be-resurfaced-rains-231)
    The resurfacing work of the 14 roads in the district, which was proposed in the budget, will be completed before the monsoon, the public works department minister V.K. Ibrahim Ku-nju promised on Monday.

    The decision was taken at the projects review meeting held at Kunnampuram PWD guest house.

    “PWD will make sure that these roads will be resurfaced before the rains. If we don’t begin the work now, once the monsoon season starts, we will have to wait for at least three months,” the minister said.

    The meeting also decided to allot Rs 10 crore for the development of roads in Thrikkakara.

    The PWD will allocate Rs 1 crore for the construction of the Collector’s camp office at Kakkanad and Rs 50 lakh for the renovation of the guest house.

    The minister also said the renovation work of the Drug Controller’s lab will get Rs 4 crore, while the Social Welfare Department’s Asha Bhavan will get Rs 31 lakh for reconstruction.

    The PWD will also contribute Rs 2 crore to upgrade the homeopathic hospital as the district homeopathic hospital.

    Resurfacing of the Edappally-Muvattupuzha, Padamukal-Palachuvadu, Devankulangara-Kacherippady and Vayanashala-Infopark stretches is also expected to be done before monsoon.
    - Malayaali, in 14 years
  • Salim Rajan ROB works progressing, Part of Kochi Metro

    http://www.deccanchronicle.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_horizontal/article-images/21-K---KSRTC-2.jpg.crop_display.jpg
    The ongoing metro works have eaten up a major chunk of the KSRTC's garage space.

    CC: Deccan Chronicle
    - Malayaali, in 14 years
  • Kochi Metro: North & Salim Rajan ROB Works updates

    Updates as on Feb 2012

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    - Malayaali, in 14 years
  • Kochi Chaos :nuts:

    http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/multimedia/dynamic/01063/Thiruvananthapuram_1063553f.jpg

    A scene from Vytilla Junction in Kochi. Delay on the part of NHAI in building flyovers at Vytilla, Palarivattom,
    Edapally and Kundanoor in the city is causing huge traffic snarls at these junctions on the NH 47 Bypass
    - Malayaali, in 14 years
  • Kochi Chaos :nuts:

    A scene from Vytilla Junction in Kochi. Delay on the part of NHAI in building flyovers at Vytilla, Palarivattom,
    Edapally and Kundanoor in the city is causing huge traffic snarls at these junctions on the NH 47 Bypass

    My goodness... why dont the authorities open their eyes.... kerala's busiest jn still dont hv a flyover.....what sad state of affairs....
    - KMC, in 14 years
  • Well, some months back, I have proposed how come a Flyover from GCDA towards Church Landing road, with an elevated flyover, over existing SA Road.

    The Flyover can stack over a 4 lane ROB in current ROB place. So at a time, we can transport 8 Lane worth traffic, with traffic distributed and segerated from MG Road/Chitoor Road from Marine Drive.... I am reposting what I have posted some time ago

    Excellent plan MI, but i don't think our town planners can visualise the thinks in the way in which you have described. They comes to the office and works 4 or 5 hours in a day without taking any preasure, not accountable to any body and they are least worried about the future of our city.

    They think about reducing the width of ROB from 22 mtr to 10 mtr even after getting funds from central and state Governments, i don't think that these people will be able to do a project like this. Forget these kind of infrastructure projects, they have approached DELHI METRO RAIL CORPORATION for routine works like cleaning 4 or 5km long Perandoor canal. :bash: :bash:
    - Prasanth_KCV, in 14 years
  • Cruise through the new airport road soon! :cheers:

    The new 4 lane road will maintain a straight alignment after the CIAL golf club avoiding the exisiting curves.

    The road will be built at a cost of Rs 16 crore; a new ROB has to be built south of the existing bridge.

    The present road will exist as an exclusive road to CIAL Trade & Exhibition centre :)

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    cc: Deepika
    - Malayaali, in 14 years
  • Cruise through the new airport road soon! :cheers:

    The new 4 lane road will maintain a straight alignment after the CIAL golf club avoiding the exisiting curves.

    The road will be built at a cost of Rs 16 crore; a new ROB has to be built south of the existing bridge.

    The present road will exist as an exclusive road to CIAL Trade & Exhibition centre :)



    Kudos for the new plan..... CIAL is investing and planning well....... Wish they consider a good landscape planning as well as development of Airport Road extension towards Kalady to connectivity for MC Road......:banana:
    - mohammedirshad06, in 14 years
  • Excellent plan MI, but i don't think our town planners can visualise the thinks in the way in which you have described. They comes to the office and works 4 or 5 hours in a day without taking any preasure, not accountable to any body and they are least worried about the future of our city.

    They think about reducing the width of ROB from 22 mtr to 10 mtr even after getting funds from central and state Governments, i don't think that these people will be able to do a project like this. Forget these kind of infrastructure projects, they have approached DELHI METRO RAIL CORPORATION for routine works like cleaning 4 or 5km long Perandoor canal. :bash: :bash:

    In chennai even less arterial ttk road and royapettah high road has got flyovers.
    Nammada nadu nannakilla
    - jithuajayan, in 14 years
  • sorry state of traffic in Vyttila. :( I think, the Buses crossing from SA road to VMH adds to the agony especially in the evenings.
    - keralite, in 15 years
  • Vytilla-Peta Road: 30m width at possible spots

    Wonder how good the city will look once the metro construction is over :cheers:
    The high-level meeting convened, to discuss the land acquisition to develop Vytilla-Peta stretch for Metro rail construction, decided to develop road at 30m width wherever possible. Land at other areas where acquisition is difficult, will be carried out at 26m width

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    cc: Manorama
    - Malayaali, in 15 years
  • Atlantis ROB: Rs 43.20 crore allotted

    Rs 3.55 crore sanctioned to widen the road from NH to Inland waterways terminal at Maradu
    The Cochin Corporation has demanded the district authorities to acquire land for the Atlantis ROB project. The new bridge will act as a new entry point to the city, from Panampilly Nagar, giving relief to the congested SA Road.

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    cc: Manorama
    - Malayaali, in 15 years
  • E Sreedharan to inspect site for proposed Moolambilli-Chathanaadu Road on Monday

    KOCHI: Principal advisor to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) E Sreedharan will visit the proposed site for the four-lane Moolambilli-Chathanaadu Road, for conducting a primary study, on Monday.

    Following a request made by Goshree Island Development Authority (Gida) senior officials of DMRC had inspected the site last month. Of the three proposed bridges, Moolambilli-Pizhala Bridge has a length of 180 metres, Pizhala-Valiyakadamakkudi Bridge has a length of 250 metres and Valiyakadamakkudi-Chaathanaad Bridge has a length of 350 metres.

    In addition to this, a small bridge in Pizhala has a length of 40 metres. The 4.5-kilometre-long four-lane road is designed to have a width of 22 metres. The entire length also includes 15-18 culverts. The project cost is estimated to be 97.2 crores.

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kochi/E-Sreedharan-to-inspect-site-for-proposed-Moolambilli-Chathanaadu-Road-on-Monday/articleshow/12930321.cms
    - Nidhin VC, in 15 years
  • E Sreedharan to inspect site for proposed Moolambilli-Chathanaadu Road on Monday
    E Sreedharan to visit Moolampilly site today (http://ibnlive.in.com/news/e-sreedharan-to-visit-moolampilly-site-monday/253431-60-122.html)
    Former chairman of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) E Sreedharan will visit the Moolampilly-Chathanad area on Monday, to look into the proposal for constructing three bridges on the Moolampilly Chathanad four-lane road. District Collector P I Sheik Pareeth has informed that E Sreedharan will reach the place by 9.30 am.

    The project for a four-lane road connecting the islands of Moolampilly, Pizhala, Valiya Kadamakkudi and Chathanad was approved at a meeting of the Goshree Islands Development Authority (GIDA) in January.
    The GIDA had requested the DMRC to take over the construction of the bridges. Following this, a high-level team of DMRC visited the proposed site last month.

    The Moolampilly-Pizhala bridge (180 metres), Pizhala-Valiya Kadamakkudi bridge (230 metres) and Valiya Kadamakkudi-Chathanad bridge (350 metres), are the three major bridges to be constructed on the 4.5 km-long and 22-m wide Moolampilly-Chathanad four-lane road. The estimated total cost of the project is `97.2 crore.

    Once completed, the road will enhance connectivity between Chathanad and Vallarpadom Container Terminal Road. The residents of Kadamakkudi panchayat will be the main beneficiaries of the project as access to Ernakulam will become easier for them, via the Container Road.
    The State Review Committee had sent the project to Central Forest and Environment Departments for the approval. The report from SEZ, given to the state government will be handed over to Coastal authorities for studying the feasibility of the project.

    In a meeting conducted by GIDA, it was decided that discussions about the land acquisition for the project, will be held with V D Satheesan MLA and S Sharma MLA, who are the representatives of the areas.
    GIDA has approved an amount of `142 crore for the development of Goshree Islands.
    Out of this, `92 crore will be spent for constructing the four bridges.
    - Malayaali, in 15 years
  • ^^ Kochi all set for a infrastructure boom..lot of new roads and bridges :)
    - e_arunsid, in 15 years
  • ^^ Kochi all set for a infrastructure boom..lot of new roads and bridges :)

    A list of major developments in progress/ soon to take off:

    1) Seaport-Airport Road Phase I - 4 lane development (13 km)
    2) Seaport-Airport Road Phase II - New Road development (18km)
    3) MG Road till Jos Jn - Widening & Beautification (3 km)
    4) Banerjee Road till Madhava Pharmacy Jn - 4 lane development (1 km)
    5) North ROB - 4 Lane reconstruction
    6) Salim Rajan ROB - New ROB
    7) Ponnurunny ROB - New ROB
    8) Vytilla-Tripunithura Road - 4 lane development (3 km)
    9) Atlantis ROB - New ROB
    10) ERS (South RS) Road - 4 lane development
    11) Cochin airport Road - 4 lane development (5 km)
    12) SA Road West Extension - 4 lane development
    13) Eroor ROB - New ROB
    14) Chilavannoor-Bund Road

    Proposed
    1) South ROB - 4 lane development
    2) Moolampilly-Chathanadu Road - New 4 lane road (4.5km)
    3) Pachalam ROB - New ROB
    4) Goshree - Pachalam Road development

    In addition we have the KCRIP and Corporation projects which were announced earlier :cheers:
    - Malayaali, in 15 years
  • ^^ List is long and pretty good..I just hope the quality of the work done is also good...something as good as we see in cities like blore /chennai.
    - e_arunsid, in 15 years
  • A list of major developments in progress/ soon to take off:

    1) Seaport-Airport Road Phase I - 4 lane development (13 km)
    2) Seaport-Airport Road Phase II - New Road development (18km)
    3) MG Road till Jos Jn - Widening & Beautification (3 km)
    4) Banerjee Road till Madhava Pharmacy Jn - 4 lane development (1 km)
    5) North ROB - 4 Lane reconstruction
    6) Salim Rajan ROB - New ROB
    7) Ponnurunny ROB - New ROB
    8) Vytilla-Tripunithura Road - 4 lane development (3 km)
    9) Atlantis ROB - New ROB
    10) ERS (South RS) Road - 4 lane development
    11) Cochin airport Road - 4 lane development (5 km)
    12) SA Road West Extension - 4 lane development
    13) Eroor ROB - New ROB
    14) Chilavannoor-Bund Road

    Proposed
    1) South ROB - 4 lane development
    2) Moolampilly-Chathanadu Road - New 4 lane road (4.5km)
    3) Pachalam ROB - New ROB
    4) Goshree - Pachalam Road development

    In addition we have the KCRIP and Corporation projects which were announced earlier :cheers:


    At least 50% of these road development projects are due to Metro Rail project
    - Prasanth_KCV, in 15 years
  • Proposed

    Moolampilly-Chathanadu Road - New 4 lane road (4.5km)

    Correction!

    DMRC to take up works of 4 bridges on the proposed Moolampilly-Chathanad Road

    E Sreedharan, who visited the site today, said that the works will start in a month :cheers:

    There's no word 'Proposed' in ES's dictionary! :)
    - Malayaali, in 15 years
  • DMRC to take up works of 4 bridges on the proposed Moolampilly-Chathanad Road

    E Sreedharan, who visited the site today, said that the works will start in a month :cheers:
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    cc: Metrovartha
    - Malayaali, in 15 years
  • A list of major developments in progress/ soon to take off:

    1) Seaport-Airport Road Phase I - 4 lane development (13 km)
    2) Seaport-Airport Road Phase II - New Road development (18km)
    3) MG Road till Jos Jn - Widening & Beautification (3 km)
    4) Banerjee Road till Madhava Pharmacy Jn - 4 lane development (1 km)
    5) North ROB - 4 Lane reconstruction
    6) Salim Rajan ROB - New ROB
    7) Ponnurunny ROB - New ROB
    8) Vytilla-Tripunithura Road - 4 lane development (3 km)
    9) Atlantis ROB - New ROB
    10) ERS (South RS) Road - 4 lane development
    11) Cochin airport Road - 4 lane development (5 km)
    12) SA Road West Extension - 4 lane development
    13) Eroor ROB - New ROB
    14) Chilavannoor-Bund Road

    Proposed
    1) South ROB - 4 lane development
    2) Moolampilly-Chathanadu Road - New 4 lane road (4.5km)
    3) Pachalam ROB - New ROB
    4) Goshree - Pachalam Road development

    In addition we have the KCRIP and Corporation projects which were announced earlier :cheers:

    Add the Willingdon Island (South) - Eda Kochi Bridge.

    This list, if implemented would do wonders to Kochi's infrastructure, removing much of the existing bottlenecks. The following however also needs to be taken up

    1. Extension of Goshree - Pachalam Road to Edapally via Vaduthala
    2. Widening of Park Avenue, Fine Arts Avenue and Church Landing Road as an extension of the SA Road development
    3. Flyovers at Kalamassery, Cochin University Jn, Edapally Toll-Edapally NH Jn, Palarivattom Jn, Vytilla Jn and Kundanoor Jn
    4. New Ro-Ro service between Fort Cochin and Vypeen
    5. 4-lane sea highway between Vypeen and Munnambam with a bridge to Azhikode
    - vu3nnn, in 15 years
  • ^^

    Before taking up mega projects like Sea bridge, many arterial roads like Chittor Road, DH Road, Civil Lanes Road, Thammanam-Pullepady Road etc. should be 4 laned. These roads are awaiting development for a long time.
    - Malayaali, in 15 years
  • Delhi Metro Rail Corporation gives nod for bridges connecting Goshree Islands (http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kochi/Delhi-Metro-Rail-Corporation-gives-nod-for-bridges-connecting-Goshree-Islands/articleshow/12942839.cms)
    The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Monday gave in-principal nod to construct three bridges on the proposed four-lane Moolampilly-Chathanad Road. DMRC principal advisor E Sreedharan announced the decision after inspecting the proposed sites for the project.

    Sreedharan said that DMRC was willing to take up the project, and that the documentation works would be completed in a month. "We are ready to implement this project taking into consideration the development of the city and Goshree islands," he said.

    "Since the Goshree Islands Development Authority (Gida) has enough funds for the project and has already got approval from the state government, we do not expect any delay in completing the project. If the authorities complete the land acquisition procedures at the earliest, DMRC will complete the construction of bridges in three years," he said.

    The project for a four-lane road connecting the islands of Moolampilly, Pizhala, Valiya Kadamakkudi and Chathanad was approved at a Gida meeting in January. Following a request from Gida to take up construction activities, a high-level committee of DMRC visited the site last month.

    According to the plan, DMRC will undertake construction of three main bridges - the 180-m Moolampilly-Pizhala Bridge, the 230-m Pizhala-Valiya Kadamakudy Bridge and the 350-m Valiya Kadamakudy-Chathanad Bridge. Along with this, the agency will also construct a smaller bridge at Pizhala.

    The proposed road will be 4.5 km long, 22 m wide and will have 15 to 18 culverts. The project cost is expected to be about Rs 97.2 crore.

    Once constructed, the road will link Chathanad with the container terminal road at Vallarpadam through Moolampilly. Kadamakudy panchayat will derive maximum benefit as it will provide them an easy link with Ernakulam city through the container terminal road.

    The state review committee had sent the project to the ministry of environment and forests for clearance, which was later forwarded to the Kerala Coastal Zone Management Authority for further studies. In the meantime, people's representatives from the area and Gida initiated discussions with the locals for acquiring land.
    - Malayaali, in 15 years
  • DMRC agrees to build three bridges on proposed highway (http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Kochi/article3373233.ece)
    The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has, in principle, agreed to take up the construction of three major bridges in the proposed Moolampilly-Chathanad four-lane road.

    This follows a visit to the islands that the new road would interlink by E. Sreedharan, the Principal Advisor to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Monday. The proposed four-lane 4.5-km-long road is expected to cost Rs.97.20 crore.

    The new road planned would provide an alternative link from the city to Paravur. The three bridges, smaller bridges and the road are expected to be ready in three years.

    Mr. Sreedharan put forth a condition for the DMRC taking up the works – the Goshree Islands Development Authority (GIDA) must ensure speedy land acquisition.

    The DMRC evinced interest in the project since GIDA has the funds for the purpose. The authority had also obtained the necessary clearances from the government.

    “The rest of the formalities can be worked out through further discussions,” he said.

    The three major bridges proposed in the stretch are the Moolampilly-Pizhala bridge, Pizhala-Valiakadamakudy bridge and Valiakadamakudy-Chathanad bridge. Kadamakudy panchayat will benefit the most from the bridges since it would get a link with the Vallarpadam container terminal road.

    Mr. Sreedharan suggested that the bridges be built in two phases and recommended the acquisition of more land than planned. The work on the four-lane road must begin soon, he said, after touring Moolampilly, Pizhala, Valiakadamakudy and Chathanad in a boat.

    The paper works for the project would be over in a month. District Collector P. I. Sheikh Pareed said that the road would link the city with NH 17 at Paravur. “People have surrendered land free of cost for building the bridges, while the rest of the land required has been marked,” he said. The State Coastal Management Authority has submitted the road project to the Union Ministry of Environment for its clearance.

    Apart from Mr Pareed, those who accompanied Mr Sreedharan include Hibi Eden, V.D. Satheesan and S. Sarma, MLAs.
    - Malayaali, in 15 years
  • Panampilly Nagar Road to be Model Road

    Works to be awarded to an expert agency

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    cc: Manorama
    - Malayaali, in 15 years
  • Great news :banana:

    Panampilly Nagar Road to be Model Road

    Works to be awarded to an expert agency

    http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/385/fffcopy.jpg
    cc: Manorama
    - Prasanth_KCV, in 15 years
  • NH 544 Kochi - Thrissur Section

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    Edappaly - Aluva section

    http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/8486/13631298.jpg
    - bijuarr, in 16 years
  • ^^

    What are they gonna do with Angamaly-Edapally section. It is one of the most congested stretch of NH in the state. No service roads and not much area available to develop too.
    - Malayaali, in 16 years
  • Scenic spot beckons tourists to Container Road (http://ibnlive.in.com/news/scenic-spot-beckons-tourists-to-container-road/253769-60-122.html)
    The waterfront alongside the four-lane highway connecting International Container Transshipment Terminal Vallarpadam (ICTT) to Kalamassery is gaining popularity among locals and tourists alike.
    Sandwiched between backwaters and Goshree Islands, the stretch can be developed on similar lines as Ernakulam Marine Drive, according to the local body and tourism authorities.

    Though there are no benches to sit on or other facilities, many people can be seen thronging along the road throughout the day to have a glimpse of the beauty of backwaters.

    “People come here daily and the number goes up on holidays and weekends,” said Noushad, an ice-cream vendor.
    Mulavukad panchayat president A K Dinakaran said the panchayat has already submitted a proposal to the Department of Tourism for developing the area into a tourist spot.

    “The proposal includes setting up facilities for boating, benches for visitors, food courts and other required amenities of a tourist spot. The panchayat has noticed the tourism potential of the area which is quiet and calm yet very close to the city,” Dinakaran said. He is of the opinion that the project can be a great success if the neighbouring panchayats, through which the 8km-long road passes, join hands together towards this aim.

    Meanwhile, the District Tourism Promotion Council authorities said it had looked into the possibilities of developing the area. “But the road is still under construction. Two lanes of the road are yet to be finished. We can develop the area once the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) completes the project,” said DTPC secretary T N Jayasankar.

    “However, we have already framed a project to develop the side of Goshree-Chakyath Road, which will also be an extension to the Marine Drive. The waterfront of the 3km-long stretch is being developed with a beautiful walkway and other facilities,” he said.
    - Malayaali, in 16 years
  • ^^

    What are they gonna do with Angamaly-Edapally section. It is one of the most

    Yes..I was about ask.. What about SPAP extention with proposed Angamaly bypass?
    - bijuarr, in 16 years
  • Yes..I was about ask.. What about SPAP extention with proposed Angamaly bypass?

    There is no further scope for Aluva-Edappally stretch.

    The only possible solution is an elevated 4/6 laned expressway over existing, perhaps till Angamally, making the current road into city road, while elevated version as part of NH 544....

    Or else Pipeline road needs to redeveloped as an effective parallel alternative this stretch
    - mohammedirshad06, in 16 years
  • There is no further scope for Aluva-Edappally stretch.

    The road can be easily developed into a 6 lane stretch with the available land and clearing encroachments. And still people want the highways to be developed in 30m!

    An elevated highway is out of question once the metro construction begins. The possible options to decongest the road are develop SP-AP highway into a 6 lane road and divert possible north traffic through to be developed NH-17 highway.

    Pipeline road is an ideal alternative, but i do not pin much hopes on that.
    - Malayaali, in 16 years
  • ^^

    What are they gonna do with Angamaly-Edapally section. It is one of the most congested stretch of NH in the state. No service roads and not much area available to develop too.

    I think 45 m width road is possible between Angamaly and Aluva provided there is a bypass at Angamaly and a flyover at Athani. Rest of the stretch has lot of vacant lands which can be acquired without the demolition of much buildings.

    From Aluva to Edapally may be they can build a 6 lane road w/o any service lanes. Dont even think about building a 45 m highway here:).

    The best option is to convert SP AP road as the new Kochi bypass
    - manukarukail, in 16 years
  • The road can be easily developed into a 6 lane stretch with the available land and clearing encroachments. And still people want the highways to be developed in 30m!

    An elevated highway is out of question once the metro construction begins. The possible options to decongest the road are develop SP-AP highway into a 6 lane road and divert possible north traffic through to be developed NH-17 highway.

    Pipeline road is an ideal alternative, but i do not pin much hopes on that.

    Yeah.... The plans for Metro design is not finalized yet. I really wish NHAI and DMRC jointly goes for Double deck design as DMRC have done for Jaipur Metro case, with an elevated flyover from Aluva to Edapally..

    All of us agree, SPAP is the next Kochi Byepass. Perhaps, SPAP 3 must be considered by extending from Irupanam towards Amballoor (Where Kochi E City is coming up) and perhaps a trans-lake bridge towards Aroor, connecting back to NH 66.

    In this way, automatically, the traffic into the city will drop..... Ofcourse, I know its bit costly to design a 2 Km long Trans-Lake Bridge. But the traffic is really worth for it and far better than going for LA.......
    - mohammedirshad06, in 16 years
  • All of us agree, SPAP is the next Kochi Byepass. Perhaps, SPAP 3 must be considered by extending from Irupanam towards Amballoor (Where Kochi E City is coming up) and perhaps a trans-lake bridge towards Aroor, connecting back to NH 544.


    Dear MI, no NH 544 in Aroor its NH 66 :)
    - bijuarr, in 17 years
  • Dear MI, no NH 544 in Aroor its NH 66 :)

    Done.....

    I personally feel, such a Trans-Lake Bridge and SPAP3 along with Angamally Byepass with solve non-city based traffic forever... Currently, the NH Byepass is forced to handle both city and non city traffic. Once this facility is made, people from South, can proceed towards Thrissur or CIAL or Northern Kerala without touching core areas of Kochi....
    - mohammedirshad06, in 17 years
  • Dear MI, no NH 544 in Aroor its NH 66 :)


    Is it like, upto Aroor NH66 and after that NH544 can anyone explain. I reach only up to NH47 till now. :ohno::ohno:
    - Prasanth_KCV, in 17 years
  • ^^ If we can build a 1.7Km bridge connecting Kundanoor-Thevara 10 years back..we can definetly built a 4 lane 2 Km bridge now .

    It also makes sense to build things parallely.then only it will serve the purpose..building a 4 lane road from Irumpannam to Nedumbassery just for the sake of is not worth..Proper connectivity should be made from Irumpannam to Aroor/Kundanoor as well
    - e_arunsid, in 17 years
  • GCDA to end agreement with the Gammon India
    http://ibnlive.in.com/news/gcda-to-end-agreement-with-the-gammon-india/249786-60-122.html
    Something fishy. If the agreement is set to expire in 2013, which means just a few months more, why bother with "negotiating" for a premature end?


    KOCHI, MAY 2:
    Mr N. Venugopal, chairman of Greater Cochin Development Authority, has said that the toll collection at the BOT Bridge at Thoppumpady would end by August 15 this year.

    http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/industry-and-economy/logistics/article3377112.ece?homepage=true&ref=wl_home
    - Arunz, in 17 years
  • Elevated highway will be too expensive. New Bypass is the best solution.
    Proposed outer Ring road will also do the Job
    - BRIDGE-7, in 18 years
  • Flyovers at 4 Junctions to cost Rs 1500 Crore

    Multiple Flyovers at Edapally & Vytilla

    Jumbo projects getting designed at an extravagant cost. Not denying the need, but not sure how practical this is going to be.

    http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/385/fffcopy.jpg
    cc: Manorama
    - Malayaali, in 18 years
  • ^^

    http://img845.imageshack.us/img845/4117/fffcopyu.jpg
    cc: Manorama
    - Malayaali, in 18 years
  • The highlight of the above report is the new six lane road itself..the proposed scheme of acquiring 100 meters of land and subsequent building of complexes, is a novel one for our city..If implemented, it will surely give a boost to the brand 'Edappally' area..A new six lane road with planned complexes besides, amid parking bays and other utilities ...But the challenge is with the state govt. as NHAI has already washed their hands in this scheme...the state govt. should give this project to DMRC or proposed CRICP. I think this shall be given to DMRC itself as they are even taking up 'non metro' related works...they have the experience of implementing these kind of projects in Delhi.. There is no doubt about the financial viability of this project as the invested amount can be easily regained within a few years by letting out these complexes...
    - NeeRaj_Chand, in 18 years
  • The highlight of the above report is the new six lane road itself..the proposed scheme of acquiring 100 meters of land and subsequent building of complexes, is a novel one for our city..If implemented, it will surely give a boost to the brand 'Edappally' area..A new six lane road with planned complexes besides, amid parking bays and other utilities ...But the challenge is with the state govt. as NHAI has already washed their hands in this scheme...the state govt. should give this project to DMRC or proposed CRICP. I think this shall be given to DMRC itself as they are even taking up 'non metro' related works...they have the experience of implementing these kind of projects in Delhi.. There is no doubt about the financial viability of this project as the invested amount can be easily regained within a few years by letting out these complexes...
    + 1

    This is a very much feasible project. The only issue is going to be the toll. Already Kochi is under 'a lot of toll' situation. The central and state governments should bear a major share in the funding and the rest can be returned from the planned commercial sources.

    DMRC is the best bet for this project, as already they will have to do a lot of work at Edapally & Vytilla.
    - Malayaali, in 18 years
  • ^^

    http://img845.imageshack.us/img845/4117/fffcopyu.jpg
    cc: Manorama

    Is this a good plan? If we go by this plan then a new junction will be created at NH bypass near Oberon. So in effect the current junction at at Edapally will be moved towards Oberon mall. Hence I hope this will do more harm than good. Correct me if I am wrong?
    - manukarukail, in 18 years
  • Is this a good plan? If we go by this plan then a new junction will be created at NH bypass near Oberon.
    Untrue. The new road from Toll Jn. till Oberon will not create any additional junction. There will be a flyover which will top over present bypass near Oberon Mall. You can see the shaded area in the render.
    - Malayaali, in 18 years
  • Untrue. The new road from Toll Jn. till Oberon will not create any additional junction. There will be a flyover which will top over present bypass near Oberon Mall. You can see the shaded area in the render.

    Then the plan is perfect. I couldn't decipher from the sketch that there is a flyover near Oberon.

    Hope they will plan for two tier flyovers at Edapally and Vytilla?
    - manukarukail, in 18 years
  • Hope they will plan for two tier flyovers at Edapally and Vytilla?
    Not sure about Edapally, since there is the plan for the additional road and flyover for interchange. Vytilla, in all probability, will have a 2 tier flyover.
    - Malayaali, in 18 years
  • SP-AP Road: Land acquisition for Poojari Curve to start today

    http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/385/fffcopy.jpg
    cc: Mathrubhumi
    - Malayaali, in 18 years
  • Moolampilly-Chathanad 4 lane Road: DMRC to submit report in 1 month

    Project may take off in 2 months
    DMRC to start work on all the bridges together
    GIDA planned for 22m road, ES demands more land

    See how prospicient ES is. Any other person, but him, would have been happy with 22m. He is a gem of a project manager.
    I pray for his long and healthy life.

    http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/385/fffcopy.jpg
    cc: Mathrubhumi
    - Malayaali, in 18 years
  • ^^

    http://img845.imageshack.us/img845/4117/fffcopyu.jpg
    cc: Manorama

    Looks very good...But a new six lane road will be a huge challenge..
    - e_arunsid, in 18 years
  • Wow .. Superb details. Really exciting to know about proposed 6 lane connecting Toll and Oberon and the flyover over Edapally Jn.

    Not being pessimistic but really hope all this happens :)
    - home@kochi, in 18 years
  • If all these 4 flyovers are constructed within five or six years, think about the stretch from Edapally to Kundanoor. It will be amazing and mindboggling scene for all Keralites. It will be an uphill task if the project is not handed over to DMRC, at least flyover at Edapally and Vyttila should be handed over to DMRC.
    - Prasanth_KCV, in 19 years
  • If all these 4 flyover is constructed within five or six years, think about the stretch from Edapally to Kundanoor. It will be amazing and mindboggling scene for all Keralites. It will be an uphill task if the project is not handed over to DMRC, at least flyover at Edapally and Vyttila should be handed over to DMRC.

    Ellam DMRC cheythal bakki ullavar evide pokum:nuts:
    - sree_ec, in 19 years
  • [QUOTE=Mohamed Kabeer;91071354]please , Mr prasanth , bear in mind the entire stretch from Edappilly to Kundannor to be handed over to DMRC/KMRL . Besides , many programs have already implemented in Delhi including tree transplant , plant saplings ,its permanent maintenance. Let's hope the same GREEN ZONE in our Cochin .
    Kudos KMRL/DMRC.


    If it is handed over to DMRC/KMRL then sure they will finish off the work within 4 to 5 years.
    - Prasanth_KCV, in 19 years
  • SURE Prasanth , we 'll live in a Asian giant city in a few decades .In most probability , we 'll have smart city , HDIL , INFO Park , Parswanath , Sobha Hi tech park . soon , we are going to have many more IT related in private sector . This not mere imagination . LONG LIVE COCHIN .PROUD 2 B A COCHINITES . FANS OF THE QUEENS CITY . Florida of the east .


    Mohd. Kabeer NINGALUDE NAAKKU PONNAYIRIKKATTE. :cheers:
    - Prasanth_KCV, in 19 years
  • Well, we won't, and don't want to, be a one trick pony, like just having IT or port based business. We are the business capital of the state, and we sure will thrive with the logistics, petrochemical, tourism, electronics, engg and manufacturing services. All along with an equal share of IT business too.

    We should get as much of stuff as possible to be done during the current UDF regime, because another five years of inaction awaits after that.
    - DileepKS, in 19 years
  • We should get as much of stuff as possible to be done during the current UDF regime, because another five years of inaction awaits after that.
    + 1

    This govt. has done a lot more in 1 year than the previous 5 year regime!
    - Malayaali, in 19 years
  • We should get as much of stuff as possible to be done during the current UDF regime, because another five years of inaction awaits after that.

    Captian Krishnan Nair (Leela Group) said few months back that, (CPI-M) state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan, would make a better CM, even better than Gujarat CM Narendra Modi. I too agree with this statement because he is such a strong leader and very few leaders of Kerala [past/present] can be compared with him, like K. Karunakaran and Achutha Menon. If he heads the state then it is 100% sure that Shobha Hitec City will become a reality and i hope that he will be able bring lot of projects into our state.

    Don't think that i am a Communist supporter, i just scribbled something which i feel correct. So i think, we don't have to worry much about what will happen after 4 years.
    - Prasanth_KCV, in 19 years
  • Fourth thread in Kochi SSC to break out to 1000+ messages category.:cheers:

    Another milestone indeed.:banana::banana::banana:
    __________________
    - Prasanth_KCV, in 19 years
  • Prashant, Yes, Pinarayi is a strong leader. Yes, he can and will do stuff, but he is too divisive, and can't think out of the either you, or me box. There is no concept of "common good" for him. Unless all groupism ends in CPIM, and everyone really bows down to him, we will have serious problem.

    When a project proposal comes, instead of looking its merits and demerits objectively, the analysis would be going, like "See, it comes under the area committee of ഈച്ചമുക്ക് ഈനാശു, who is with the opposite faction"

    BUT... I don't think he will take the CMship himself. Given the party setup and system, he would want to be the super-cm controlling the CM. Then too, we will have to have a united CPIM 100% under his command to get an equitable development platform.
    - DileepKS, in 19 years
  • ആലുവയുടെ ഒരു ഭാഗ്യം*​- After Flyover Opening A usual evening scene in Aluva bypass :bash: Atlast they let the vehicles from a single side go through the both the bridges (Marthandavarma Bridges) .

    http://img560.imageshack.us/img560/6763/29645080.jpg

    http://img845.imageshack.us/img845/7973/39484025.jpg

    http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/8100/41762016.jpg

    http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/2290/10997037.jpg
    - bijuarr, in 19 years
  • bijuarr, i did not understand..could u please make it more clear?
    i hv not been to kochi for some months..
    - zuperman, in 19 years
  • ^^^^^^^^^^^^
    people who designed this Flyover shud be put behind bars...never seen such an attrocious ill planned flyover like the aluva one.It just serves one purpose...congest the thottakattukara jn
    - ak.army, in 19 years
  • the NH strech frfom aluva bypass to edapally toll shud be converted to 6 lane...ample land is avail on both sides..dont know why auth are not thinkin on the same lines
    - ak.army, in 19 years
  • ^^^^^^^^^^^^
    people who designed this Flyover shud be put behind bars...never seen such an attrocious ill planned flyover like the aluva one.It just serves one purpose...congest the thottakattukara jn

    +100

    I am still not able to find out the reason why this flyover was built. Sometime back one of my friends told me that NHAI built this flyover so that they can collect more toll. I didn't believe it then, but now I think what he told is correct.

    They should close Pulinchode jn and Bypass jn at the earliest. I hope that will solve the mess at Aluva bypass. what's your opinion guys?
    - manukarukail, in 19 years
  • Fourth thread in Kochi SSC to break out to 1000+ messages category.:cheers:

    Another milestone indeed.:banana::banana::banana:
    __________________

    Correction : 5th
    - sree_ec, in 20 years
  • I am still not able to find out the reason why this flyover was built.
    The superior authority of highway development in the country is filled with engineers of class and foresight :bash:

    The flyover will serve some purpose if NHAI built the support infra for the flyover. I really can't understand why this delay in completing the comparably smaller work of side roads and under passages.

    However, this flyover was totally 'unnecessary' when compared to many other junctions inside the city.
    - Malayaali, in 20 years
  • Prashant, Yes, Pinarayi is a strong leader. Yes, he can and will do stuff, but he is too divisive, and can't think out of the either you, or me box. There is no concept of "common good" for him. Unless all groupism ends in CPIM, and everyone really bows down to him, we will have serious problem.

    When a project proposal comes, instead of looking its merits and demerits objectively, the analysis would be going, like "See, it comes under the area committee of ഈച്ചമുക്ക് ഈനാശു, who is with the opposite faction"

    BUT... I don't think he will take the CMship himself. Given the party setup and system, he would want to be the super-cm controlling the CM. Then too, we will have to have a united CPIM 100% under his command to get an equitable development platform.


    I agree with you 90%, but now he is appointed 4th time as State secretary and he will not be appinted as secretary next time as the maximum term is 12 years for any leader. In this situation obviously he will try to become the CM. Any ways let Chandy, Pinarayi, Kodiyeri or Ramesh become the CM, we want more projects, developmet and progress.
    - Prasanth_KCV, in 21 years
  • Correction : 5th

    Thanks sree for correction :)
    - Prasanth_KCV, in 21 years
  • went for a movie at Q1 .tr was traffic jan at 2100h at bypass road.luckily was in a 2 wheeler wid my cousin..wid more malls and shops opening up its going to become a big mess.
    - ak.army, in 22 years
  • I agree with you 90%, but now he is appointed 4th time as State secretary and he will not be appinted as secretary next time as the maximum term is 12 years for any leader. In this situation obviously he will try to become the CM. Any ways let Chandy, Pinarayi, Kodiyeri or Ramesh become the CM, we want more projects, developmet and progress.

    After making my post, I realized of this very valid point. Yes, he will definitely shoot for CMship.
    - DileepKS, in 22 years
  • ^^^^^^^^^^^^
    people who designed this Flyover shud be put behind bars...never seen such an attrocious ill planned flyover like the aluva one.It just serves one purpose...congest the thottakattukara jn

    +1:nuts:
    Its good to see Thottakattukara Jn now as NHAI had already started works for widening the exsting road..

    I think next jn to be widened will be Paravoor Kavala JN..:)
    - mohdshanil, in 23 years
  • Source : Manorama (http://www.manoramaonline.com/cgi-bin/MMOnline.dll/portal/localContentView.do?tabId=16&contentId=11555866&district=Cochin&programId=1079897613&BV_ID=@@@)
    - Arunz, in 24 years
  • Source : Manorama (http://www.manoramaonline.com/cgi-bin/MMOnline.dll/portal/localContentView.do?tabId=16&contentId=11555856&district=Cochin&programId=1079897613&BV_ID=@@@)
    - Arunz, in 24 years
  • Source : Manorama (http://www.manoramaonline.com/cgi-bin/MMOnline.dll/portal/localContentView.do?tabId=16&contentId=11555866&district=Cochin&programId=1079897613&BV_ID=@@@)

    http://epaper.manoramaonline.com/MMDaily/Kochi/2012/05/09/F/MMDaily_Kochi_2012_05_09_F_MT_031/30_974_1464_2184.jpg
    - DileepKS, in 24 years
  • So 4 ROBs within 4 kms space in between South and North overbridge, great going Kochi, of these 3 ROBs will be converted into 4 lane soon. :cheers:
    - Prasanth_KCV, in 24 years
  • Land acquisition within 10 days: GCDA (http://www.deccanchronicle.com/channels/cities/kochi/land-acquisition-within-10-days-gcda-822)

    Hope this is not another line shooting!
    Infrastructure boom happening in Kochi :cheers:
    http://www.deccanchronicle.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_horizontal/article-images/BUND.jpg.crop_display.jpg
    The present bund road.

    Land acquisition for the proposed bund road connecting Thevara to Thykoodam, which will help to decongest SA Road and the Vyttila junction, will be completed within 10 days, said N. Venugopal, chairman of the Greater Cochin Development Authority (GCDA).

    “The GCDA is already in possession of 70 per cent of the land required for the project. The remaining 30 per cent needs to be acquired.

    Valuation of houses and commercial establishments in the proposed stretch is progressing. Land owners are willing to provide the land and there are no major issues in acquisition,” said the GCDA chairman.

    Valuation of two small houses and three shops is yet to be completed while some issues remain regarding an area owned by a church as they are unwilling to hand over the land.

    It is hoped that Revenue Department officials will be able to complete acquisition within 10 days, he added.

    Meanwhile, the Authority has proposed a land swap deal for acquisition. Land owners who will have to be relocated, can surrender their land while receiving land from the Authority.

    The GCDA will provide land to these people in other locations. This system can facilitate easy land acquisition, according to N. Venugopal.

    GCDA authorities have already removed unauthorised structures that have come up along the proposed path.

    The Thevara- Thykoodam Bund road is one of the major roads that will be developed to ensure better east-west connectivity in the city.

    The 3.5 km road that begins from Thykoodam bridge on the bypass near Vytilla, passes through Chilavanoor and Panampilly Nagar and ends at Thevara.
    - Malayaali, in 25 years
  • Source : Manorama (http://www.manoramaonline.com/cgi-bin/MMOnline.dll/portal/localContentView.do?tabId=16&contentId=11555856&district=Cochin&programId=1079897613&BV_ID=@@@)

    Street lights in SP-AP roads has been inoperative since last year.

    Its a shame that such an important road is getting very less concern.:bash:
    - mohdshanil, in 25 years
  • PWD receives additional Rs 15 lakh for road work (http://ibnlive.in.com/news/pwd-receives-additional-rs-15-lakh-for-road-work/256490-60-122.html)
    The maintenance work of Kumbalangi-Ezhupunna road got a boost with Public Works Department (PWD) alloting additional fund of Rs 15 lakh for it. Earlier, PWD had kick-started the work with a budget of Rs 15 lakh. However, the Kumbalangi panchayat authorities convinced the State government that the amount was enough to complete the work before the onset of monsoon.

    “Rs 15 lakh were insufficient for the completion of the project and that prompted us to approach the government for additional funds,” said Usha Pradeep, president, Kumbalangi panchayat.

    The lifeline of the Kumbalangi village, the 5.6-kilometre-road was in a dilapidated condition after Kerala Water Authority (KWA) dug the road for laying pipeline under a Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission project. Trenching on the road, coupled with lack of maintenance, worsened the situation. In fact, two-wheelers skidding on this road had become a common sight. The road, which was under the control of PWD, was handed over to the district panchayat in 2007. However, the district panchayat did not carry out any maintenance work.

    The road was again brought under the jurisdiction of PWD after the new grama panchayat council came to power. PWD carried out restoration of the trenching work with the funds from KWA. “KWA had deposited the amount with the district panchayat and it was later transferred to PWD for works. Though, the restoration of trenching work was completed, but the maintenance of the road was not carried out,” said a PWD official.

    He added that the work would start on Friday. He also said that PWD is planning road resurfacing in the next season. “As an immediate solution, we are carrying out the maintenance work and expect it to complete before rains,” the executive engineer said.
    - Malayaali, in 25 years
  • Goshree parallel ride from June (http://http://expressbuzz.com/cities/kochi/goshree-parallel-ride-from-june/390517.html)

    The bridge constructed parallel to the second Goshree Bridge is expected to be opened for traffic in June. The bridge was constructed as part of the four-lane highway connecting the Vallarpadam International Container Transshipment Terminal(ICTT) with Kalamassery.

    Once the bridge is opened for traffic, the Rail Vikas Nigam Limited can start the work of the elevation and extension of the existing Goshree Bridge to convert it into a rail overbridge.

    At present, there is a level cross at the end of the bridge at Vallarpadam to enable the movement of trains carrying containers to the ICTT.
    Traffic on the existing bridge has to be diverted to the new bridge to resume the extension work.

    Though the bridge is ready, the construction of two lanes of the highway would be completed only by May 2014, said a top official of Soma Enterprises Limited, the company which undertakes the construction of the road. “Non-availability of soil is the present crisis we face. We had been operating a quarry at Pepathy, near Piravom, which we had to close down following the local protest,” he said.

    “What remains to be done is the two-lane stretch starting from Moolampilly to Vallarpadam. We have done second phase surcharge loading (soiling) on the remaining stretch of reclaimed land and now we have to wait for another six months to make the ground ready for construction,” the official said.
    Two-lane stretch of the road was commissioned considering the emergency situation at the time of commissioning of ICTT in February 2011. The 17.2-km-long road (NH 47-C), starting from Kalamassery connects the ICTT with NH-17 and NH 47.

    There are 12 bridges on the highway which connect islands such as Moolampilly and Kothad. The road also provides an easy access to the people of Mulavukad, Moolampilly, Kothad, Cheranelloor and Eloor areas to the city.
    - vjkrishn, in 25 years
  • KOCHI: It is almost two years since the Pullepady railway over bridge (ROB) was opened to the public. But, the proposed 200 metre approach road has still not been constructed, nor have the lights been installed on the bridge.
    And this despite chief minister (http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/topic/chief-minister) Ommen Chandy's assurance that the government would provide Rs 25 crore for carrying out the project.
    Criticizing the lackadaisical approach of the Kochi Corporation (http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/topic/Kochi-Corporation), the Ernakulam Vikasana Samithi (EVS) said motorists were now being forced to cover two kilometres instead of 200 metres to reach Pullepady from Padma Junction. The vehicles have to take Veekshanam Road and Arangathu Road to reach the ROB.
    "With construction work going on at North ROB, vehicles are being diverted through Pullepady ROB. This has resulted in increased traffic on this stretch. To make matters worse, the corporation has not installed lights on the ROB," said EVS president (http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/topic/EVS-president) K Lakshmi Narayanan. When contacted, the corporation maintained that it was unable to acquire land for the approach road. The plan was to execute the project under Transfer of Development Rights (TDR). As per TDR norms, land owners will be given relaxations in construction of buildings, and they will also have the right to transfer the property.
    "The government has already issued TDR notification. The corporation is yet to identify the areas which will receive the benefits. So, we have approached the government to provide clarity on this aspect," said K J Sohan, chairman (http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/topic/chairman), Town Planning Committee.
    Apart from Pullepady ROB, the local body has also to execute the works of Pachalam, Atlantis and Thammanam ROBs. The Roads and Bridges Development Corporation-Kerala is constructing the Thammanam ROB. Officials said formal notification has been issued for acquiring land for the construction of Atlantis ROB. But, the civic-body has not yet finalized the plan for the Pachalam ROB.
    "Disputes regarding the width of Pachalam ROB are yet to be resolved. For constructing the project under JNNURM scheme, it is mandatory that the bridge should have a width of 22 metres. But, some councillors and the public want the width reduced to 12 metres. Unless the corporation reaches a consensus on this issue, we will not be able to take it forward," added Sohan.


    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kochi/Approach-road-remains-on-paper/articleshow/13101416.cms
    - ak.army, in 25 years
  • very good all the information...
    - laduchessa, in 25 years
  • Thottakkattukara junction widening progressing

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    cc: Mathrubhumi
    - Malayaali, in 25 years
  • Kochi City Road Improvement Project: 14 roads to be developed

    State Revenue department demands district authority to submit revised report of Rs 525 crore required for the project

    62km of road development

    Hopes high on Goshree-Mamangalam and Thammanam-Pullepady roads now :)

    http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/1105/3097414642184.jpg
    cc: Mathrubhumi
    - Malayaali, in 25 years
  • Kochi Metro: North & Salim Rajan ROB updates

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    http://img859.imageshack.us/img859/1174/srob3.jpg

    http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/1499/srob2.jpg

    http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/6379/nrob2.jpg

    http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/1329/nrob1.jpg
    cc: Kochimetro.org
    - Malayaali, in 25 years
  • Now CALICUT is closer to KOCHI and Beyond....
    CHAMRAVATTOM Regulator-cum-Bridge across Nila River near Ponnani will be commissioned on May 17,
    Route wil be CALICUT <-->UNIVERSITY <--> PARAPPANANGADI <--> THANUR <--> TIRUR <--> PONNANI <--> KODUNGALLUR <-->
    PARAVOOR <--> ERNAKULAM.
    ADVANTAGES
    ----------------
    1.It wil reduce the Distance between CALICUT and KOCHI by 40 KM.
    2.Straight Road ( COASTAL HIGHWAY ) , NO Up and Down , can SAVE ONE Hour in travell time.
    3.Can save Rs 21 in ticket fare,can AVOID TOLL in TRISSUR.
    4.Initial Stage 40 buses r running , evey 20 Minutes one SUPER FAST.
    5.Facelift in Tourism sector in Coastal regions.
    CONCERNS
    --------------
    1.Traffic wil increase 3 times,Narrow roads in Tirur and Tanur,Devadhar railway gate,....

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    - Nikhil George, in 25 years
  • Now, this is interesting.


    KOCHI: If a section of town planners have their way, then Kochi will get the first pedestrianized zone in the state. Better Kochi Response Group (BKRG) - a city based NGO- is planning to submit a proposal before authorities to convert the busy M G Road into an area where entry of vehicles will be restricted.

    In their efforts to decongest the commercial hub, BKRG has plans to provide parking spaces on parallel roads like Chittoor Road, Durbar Hall Road and Hospital Road.

    Explaining the project, BKRG president S Gopakumar said local bodies should identify vacant plots available on pocket road that merge into MG road.

    The concept is to build double-decker and underground parking facilities in these spaces.

    A study conducted by the NGO reveals that about 550 cars are parked on MG road, and 40% of these vehicles belong to the owners of commercial houses along the road.

    Hence to make it a pedestrian friendly space, vehicles should not be allowed on the stretch. Parking lots should be set up at least every half kilometre as this will encourage people to walk.

    "Kochi Corporation should take the initiative to negotiate with the owners of the plots which remain entangled in legal disputes and take over those properties. By providing space for land owners on top floors of the parking lots, the civic-body can tide over difficulties of acquiring land," he said.

    Authorities, including Greater Cochin Development Authority (GCDA), PWD and corporation, should come together to execute the project.

    The NGO told these agencies to revoke earlier projects to widen Shanmugham Road, Park Avenue Road and Banerji Road.

    Apart from providing people-oriented parking facilities, authorities should also focus on providing amenities that would make shopping on M G Road a refreshing experience.

    "There should be scope for entertainment and places where people can sit and relax.

    "There should be small spaces for stage performances. Roadside vending machines should be put in place. There is a requirement to improve the overall greenery by making little gardens. The presence of fountains and music troops will add to the charm of the pedestrian zone," said Gopakumar.

    BKRG is also hopeful that the pedestrian zones will result in increased commercial activity as shopping turns into a more pleasurable experience.

    Kochi metro will bring in more people from the neighbouring areas in time.

    The NGO informed that they would draft a proposal and submit it before all city authorities, PWD and the state government.
    toi (http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kochi/Move-to-make-Kochis-MG-Road-vehicle-free/articleshow/13159421.cms)
    - Arunz, in 25 years
  • ^^^

    I think these guys have lost it... They want to convert what is still the most major road inside the city into a pedestrian zone and an extended circus strip :nuts:

    Good on paper, but next to impossible to implement. Such suggestions would actually make more sense for Marine Drive or even Broadway

    If they want to restrict access to vehicles in MG Road, then what's the alternative for the vehicles? They didn't specify that because they cant.

    The only sane suggestion is to identify parking lots and ban parking on the roadside.
    - vu3nnn, in 25 years
  • ^^

    Exactly ;-) they can think about it if there is any alternate commute options - like metro.

    Everywhere, it's flooded with proposals, every group is coming up with ideas :lol: - will be glad if alt east few of these go through, with proper futuristic planning.
    - Arunz, in 25 years
  • Personally, I support the idea to the core.....

    The MG Road is one of the state's most leading commercial stretch and congestion/traffic problem has really taken a toll of it. How much more you acquire land for widening, the ratio of vehicular increase is almost 4 or 5 times more than it.... And its impossible to acquire land at such hefty costs......

    Anyway, for a period of 2 to 3 years, the road and business in the stretch will get affected due to Metro work constructions.... Many of business houses thus slowly consider Byepass as an alternate commercial stretch. Taking this opporunity, MG ROAD from Madhava Junction to Pallimukku must be made as a Pedistrian only zone and revitalize MG Road as a shopping street or a strip mall.

    The traffic needs to be redistributed via Marine Drive primarily. Light vehicles can be redistributed one way wise thro' TD Road and Chitoor Road (with a ban on heavy vehicles entering into CBD from 7 AM to 6 PM). TD Road is barely used for city traffic, as its almost occupied by heavy vehicles... Once its available for city traffic, surely half of the congestion at MG Road is taken off and TD Road is potential enough to be extended to Layam road. Jos Junction will serve one point, where traffic from Chitoor Road can interchange into DH, via an underpass.

    If Delhi model 8 storied automated parking complexes can be considered as PPP way, it serves both commercial interest and resolve parking trouble. In addition, Kochinites will get a good shopping district much like Bangkok's famous walking street....
    - mohammedirshad06, in 25 years
  • You don't need to ban vehicles on MG road. Just remove all the obstructions and ban parking (After providing pay&park every half km).
    - DileepKS, in 26 years
  • Nw it is ok...but during and after the construction of Metro, M.g.road won't be able to handle the traffic...the proximity of chitoor road , which runs parellel to the M.G.road,should be made a dedicated transit way...so if u wish to go for a shopping in M.G.road, u can either take a metro or your personal car,park it some where in the parking bay and have a decent shopping by walking...the parking facility shud have any access from the chitoor road...AS MI said, for those coming from the other side ,they need parking facility near DH road, hospital road etc...this is the only way for the renaissance of M.G.road...
    - NeeRaj_Chand, in 26 years
  • PWD launches survey for Vaduthala-Elamakkara bridge (http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kochi/PWD-launches-survey-for-Vaduthala-Elamakkara-bridge/articleshow/13159460.cms)
    The PWD has proposed constructing a bridge over Thevara-Perandoor (TP) Canal in order to improve connectivity between Vaduthala and Elamakkara.

    The proposed bridge connecting either banks of the canal is expected to come up near Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Vaduthala.

    Launching the land survey for the project, Hibi Eden MLA said the project had already been accorded administrative sanction to carry out land inspection, assessment and acquisition.

    "Rs one crore has already been sanctioned for the purpose. The bridge will be 80-meter long," Eden said. The bridge will bring down the travelling distance between the two areas. Currently people have to travel through the busy Pottakuzhy Road and Perandoor Road to reach Elamakkara from Vaduthala.

    Asha Pious, Vaduthala councilor, said the final decision on the exact location, entry and exit points of the bridge would be announced after completing the survey.

    "This will provide a new opening to the interior regions of the city. The bridge will also help one reach Edappally without having to pass through busy junctions like Ernakulam North, Kaloor and Palarivattom."

    With authorities getting actively involved in making the project a reality, builders and real estate agents have been showing interest in acquiring property in the region. Though the dates of construction and commissioning of the bridge have not yet been announced, speculations are rife that the project would be completed during the tenure of the UDF government.

    "Builders have been highlighting proximity of schools, hospitals and easy access to the city as the USP of the region," said Anoop Anil Kumar, a resident.
    - Malayaali, in 27 years
  • Thrikkakara - Thripunithura Bridge: Soil Test to begin now

    To connect Thuthiyoor with Eroor

    Infra boom in Kochi :cheers:

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    cc: Manorama
    - Malayaali, in 28 years
  • SP-AP Road development: District administration request for funds

    District administration has send letter to RBDCK requesting Rs 18 crore for land acquisition.

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    cc: Mathrubhumi
    - Malayaali, in 28 years
  • Thrikkakara - Thripunithura Bridge: Soil Test to begin now
    A lot of bridges are now coming in and around kochi. It reminds me one of the tag line that appeared in Indian express- 'Kochi - the city of bridges....'The list of bridges make the city qualified for that name:
    Aroor bridge-starting point of kochi
    Vallarpadom bridge-Longest railway bridge in India
    Kundanoor bridge,goshree bridge , venduruthi vikrant bridge ,the iconic thoppumpady bridge and the list goes on......
    - NeeRaj_Chand, in 28 years
  • A lot of bridges are now coming in and around kochi. It reminds me one of the tag line that appeared in Indian express- 'Kochi - the city of bridges.
    Yeah, Kochi is a city of bridges. The number of backwater stretch and canals in the city is the prime reason. The railway lines which crisscross the city is another factor. Earlier the CBD had only 2 connectivity, the North and South ROB, but we are now seeing new connections from every other side.
    - Malayaali, in 28 years
  • Venduruthy Bridge paves way for Navys underpass (http://ibnlive.in.com/news/venduruthy-bridge-paves-way-for-navys-underpass/258317-60-122.html)
    After decades of bearing the burden of the city’s heavy traffic, the old Venduruthy Bridge was finally closed down on Tuesday. The traffic on the route has been completely relegated to the newly-opened Venduruthy-Vikranth Bridge. The entrance to the old bridge near the naval base is now left for the construction of the underpass for the Navy. “The first phase of the construction of the underpass has been completed. To carry out the second phase of the work, we needed a ‘No Objection Certificate’ from the Railways as the underpass passes alongside the area under the Railways. Now that we have obtained the certificate, the construction work is going on at full pace. We hope to complete the underpass within three months,” said T I Jose, executive engineer (in-charge), PWD (Roads).

    “An underpass is being constructed to connect the naval base with Katari Bagh. This underpass will pass through the entrance of the old Venduruthy bridge located on the side of the naval base and hence, it is closed for all other practical purposes. Even after the completion of the construction of the underpass, the chances of the old bridge being opened for the traffic is low as the bridge is rusted and a substantial portion of its entrance will taken up by the underpass,” said a PWD official who is in-charge of the project. The PWD will undertake the work with the guidance from the Navy.

    Meanwhile, the underpass to be built at an approximate cost of `12 crore is expected to ease the traffic on the main road. “On the completion of the underpass, traffic movement between the naval base and Katari Bagh will be completely via the underpass. As of now, the vehicles from the base are using the main road for the movement. The underpass will help in reducing the traffic on the main road substantially,” a Navy official said.

    The construction of the underpass was envisioned along with the construction of the new Venduruthy-Vikranth Bridge. However, delay in availing the permission from the Railways interfered in kick-starting the project.
    - Malayaali, in 28 years
  • The Thuthiyoor bridge will open up a lot of 'catchment area' for the IT Hub. Along with the Eroor ROB, it will bring in the stretch isolated by Kadambrayar into easy reach.
    - DileepKS, in 28 years
  • Survey to continue for Vytila-Peta road

    30m width at available areas, 26m elsewhere.

    http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/2025/2182693.jpg
    cc: Mathrubhumi
    - Malayaali, in 28 years
  • Chaos at Aluva

    See how proper support infra is as important as the flyover.

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/p480x480/543661_297675116984000_202412496510263_647918_385983336_n.jpg
    - Malayaali, in 28 years
  • nowadays i avoid the NH and use container road to reach the city.much more comfortable and great scenic beauty.
    - ak.army, in 28 years
  • Personally, I support the idea to the core.....

    The MG Road is one of the state's most leading commercial stretch and congestion/traffic problem has really taken a toll of it. How much more you acquire land for widening, the ratio of vehicular increase is almost 4 or 5 times more than it.... And its impossible to acquire land at such hefty costs......

    Anyway, for a period of 2 to 3 years, the road and business in the stretch will get affected due to Metro work constructions.... Many of business houses thus slowly consider Byepass as an alternate commercial stretch. Taking this opporunity, MG ROAD from Madhava Junction to Pallimukku must be made as a Pedistrian only zone and revitalize MG Road as a shopping street or a strip mall.

    The traffic needs to be redistributed via Marine Drive primarily. Light vehicles can be redistributed one way wise thro' TD Road and Chitoor Road (with a ban on heavy vehicles entering into CBD from 7 AM to 6 PM). TD Road is barely used for city traffic, as its almost occupied by heavy vehicles... Once its available for city traffic, surely half of the congestion at MG Road is taken off and TD Road is potential enough to be extended to Layam road. Jos Junction will serve one point, where traffic from Chitoor Road can interchange into DH, via an underpass.

    If Delhi model 8 storied automated parking complexes can be considered as PPP way, it serves both commercial interest and resolve parking trouble. In addition, Kochinites will get a good shopping district much like Bangkok's famous walking street....

    Last week, I happened to take a bus to Bangalore. Bus started from Jos at 7 and reached Edapally by 9 PM (no, its not a typo) passing through SA Road Vytilla and Bye Pass, and still managed to reach Bangalore by 7 AM. Not even in the worst of congestion through MG Road has it taken this long.

    So it is into such a busy bye pass that our "planners" are planning to push in more traffic.




    With KK Road, Marine Drive-Goshree Road and Bye Pass having come up, MG Road no longer has that much of pass-through traffic that it can be diverted via Marine Drive. Most of the vehicles that now frequent MG Road have some business in the vicinity.

    Chittoor Road can only support a single lane of traffic, and T D Road is even narrower - neither can take the load of MG Road. Anyway, to where will the hardware merchants of TD Road and their goods vehicles be relocated to before this plan can even be considered?

    There has been instances when portions of MG Road has been blocked for drainage related works and North to South traffic was diverted through Chittoor Road, and CHAOS was only word to describe the situation.




    Bangkok's Waliking street is a good option for Broadway, but Bangkok's planners didn't suggest converting Soi Sukhumvit (the main road in CBD, equivalent to MG Road here) as a pedestrian only zone.
    - vu3nnn, in 29 years
  • Work on Poojari curve to start on 31st

    The curve straightening to cost Rs 2.07 crore in addition to cost of land taken up

    http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/4851/39821142561144412536910.jpg
    cc: Manorama
    - Malayaali, in 30 years
  • SP-AP 2nd phase - survey to start today.

    source: mathrubhumi
    - Arunz, in 30 years
  • ^^

    SP-AP Road Phase II survey to start today :cheers:

    Survey for 17km Kalamassery-Nedumbassery section

    http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/8683/2848515.jpg
    cc: Mathrubhumi
    - Malayaali, in 30 years
  • Cochin CRIP to start work in 2013 (http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kochi/Project-to-relay-Kochi-roads-to-start-in-2013/articleshow/13329589.cms)

    Expects land acquisition to complete in six months from now.
    A project to relay 19 city roads is expected to begin next year, as the district administration will submit a revised report on the land acquisition (LA) package this week. Authorities were asked to revise the report they submitted to the revenue department a few months ago.

    Officials of the Kerala road fund board (KRFB), the implementing agency, said the revenue department had asked them to conduct a social impact study, which is part of the new resettlement and rehabilitation policy of the state government. "We were asked to do a detailed survey on the classification of land. The study will be based on survey numbers, number of people who are affected and the compensation package. The report has been prepared and it will be submitted within a week," an official said.

    The official added that once the revenue department gives its approval, the initial steps for land acquisition would be mooted. "Under the present circumstances, we expect officials in the land acquisition section to complete the process in six months. Once the district administration hands over the land to us, the project will be completed in two phases," an official said.

    Meanwhile, land acquisition deputy collector Mohandas Pillai said that land would be acquired using the fast track procedure where both land owners and government will not have to bear a huge loss. "We are planning to submit the final report to the revenue department in a week. Once we get the administrative sanction, we will complete land acquisition in six months," he said.

    KRFB had prepared the detailed project report to relay 19 city roads in 2007 and received administrative sanction from the public works department (PWD) in 2010. To complete the first phase of the Cochin City Road Improvement Project (CCRIP), RFB will require about 7.52 hectares of land. The expenditure for the same is pegged at around Rs 200 crore. The total project cost is Rs 525.23 crore.

    Major city roads that will be revamped

    Phase 1

    Kaloor-Kadavanthara Road

    Vyttila-Thripunithura Road

    Fort Kochi-Chellanam Road

    Edakochi Road

    Kumaranashan Road

    Mathai Manjooran Road

    Salim Rajan Road

    Phase 2

    Thammanam-Pullepady Road

    Goshree-Mamangalam Road

    Karshaka link Road
    - Malayaali, in 30 years
  • ^^

    SP-AP Road Phase II survey to start today :cheers:

    200 acres of land to be taken up for Phase II development.
    Rs 46 crore sanctioned by GOK for initial phase land acquisition.

    http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/510/41341312.jpg
    cc: Manorama
    - Malayaali, in 30 years
  • Major city roads that will be revamped

    Roads mentioned in the 'phase 2' are those that need urgent improvment. I don't see any problem in kaloor kadavanthra road...instead, the pullepady road and the goshree mamangalam road development offers better east-west connectivity to the city..that sud be the priority..if there is no gud approach road, then what benefit does the pullepadi bridge gives....around 1 year has passed , after the construction of the bridge..still its approach road development is planned for phase 2...that means in 2014 or 2015...for these years the bridge jz seves as a toll collecting booth...
    anyway happy to see that salim rajan road is mentioned...otherwise, the new salim rajan road will also get the same fate of pullepadi bridge...
    our authorities should make this mandatory that, whenever, a new bridge is prposed, it should be atleast 4 lane one and also its approach road shud be covered in that proposal...
    - NeeRaj_Chand, in 30 years
  • Quick question to the knowledgeable folk here.... What is the construction/bridge coming up at the end of Subhash Chandra Bose Rd from Kadavanthara ? Road blocked to get to the Bypass. I was there 2 weeks ago on a trip and didn't know what it was all about. Thanks!
    - malluland, in 30 years
  • ^^^

    That's the new Ponnuruni ROB coming up.



    Regarding the CRIP, I dont know why on earth does Kaloor-Kadavanthara Road find a mention. It's already in the most perfect of shape (except for a parallel ROB for the Kathrikadavu ROB), whereas what is desperately needed is the Thammanam-Pulleppady Road, which strangely finds mention only in Phase 2.
    - vu3nnn, in 30 years
  • ^^

    'coz people who plan this has lesser of nous and more of clay in their head.
    - Malayaali, in 30 years
  • [QUOTE=vu3nnn;91601015]^^^

    That's the new Ponnuruni ROB coming up.



    Thanks for the update... Kochi sure is having a lot of activity. Exciting times.
    - malluland, in 30 years
  • SP-AP Road phase II survey took off

    The road connecting Kalamassery to Airport will be 15km long.
    Land will be acquired at 45m width :)
    The project worth Rs 662 crore, is expected to be completed in 4 years.
    The 2 bridges at Aluva, built at a cost of Rs 46 crore, will be ready in 2 years.

    http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/4851/39821142561144412536910.jpg
    cc: Mathrubhumi
    - Malayaali, in 30 years
  • http://i46.tinypic.com/2u9mnig.png
    http://malayalam.deepikaglobal.com/News_Cat1_sub.aspx?subcatcode=KL7

    * Edappally-Muvattupuzha road will be developed as a state highway.
    Development of Kangarappady Junction.

    This will Help Perumbavoor-Kakkanad-Ernakulam Road? narrow highway will get needed relief.
    - keralite, in 30 years
  • SP-AP Road phase II survey took off

    The road connecting Kalamassery to Airport will be 15km long.
    Land will be acquired at 45m width :)
    The project worth Rs 662 crore, is expected to be completed in 4 years.
    The 2 bridges at Aluva, built at a cost of Rs 46 crore, will be ready in 2 years.

    cc: Mathrubhumi

    what is the width of the existing SP-AP road? I mean have they acquired the land for a 45m road b/w Kalamassery and Irumpanam?
    - manukarukail, in 30 years
  • what is the width of the existing SP-AP road? I mean have they acquired the land for a 45m road b/w Kalamassery and Irumpanam?

    I don't think the present SP-AP road is 45 m wide. It looks like having 30m width.
    - Malayaali, in 30 years
  • Development of Kangarappady Junction.

    This will Help Perumbavoor-Kakkanad-Ernakulam Road? narrow highway will get needed relief.
    Where is this Kangarapady?
    - Malayaali, in 31 years
  • Where is this Kangarapady?
    it is in Edappally-Pukkattupady route. also, from Kakkanad-Wonderla route, take left from Navodaya, it is very near.

    high range,perumbavur buses takes pukkattupady-kangarappady-navodaya-kakkanad route as it is faster than edappally-pukkattupady route(because of traffic congesiton till Edappally)
    - keralite, in 31 years
  • Panampilly Nagar Model Road Development; Night Shopping Considered

    Night Shopping might be soon back to Cochin as the tourism council is considering it along with Model road development at Panampilly Nagar.

    http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/4851/39821142561144412536910.jpg
    c: Manorama
    - Malayaali, in 31 years
  • Seaport-Airport Road: Second phase begins (http://ibnlive.in.com/news/seaportairport-road-second-phase-begins/260180-60-122.html)
    The second phase development of the Seaport-Airport Road began on Monday. As the first step, Public Works Minister V K Ebrahim Kunju inaugurated the survey activities for the road. The first phase survey is being conducted from Pallilankara Thoshiba Junction to NAD along the HMT Road, Kalamassery.

    Speaking after the inauguration, the minister said that the survey would be completed in 10 days. For the second phase development, land acquisition will be done in six villages. A total area of 13.65 hectors will be needed for development up to Nedumbassery.

    When the road reaches near the Golf Club in Nedumbassery, there will be slight changes from the pre-planned draft, to ensure that the Golf Club is not affected.

    The minister said that as part of the second phase development, bridges will be constructed at Thottumukkam Mahilalayam Junction and the island. Construction of the bridges is expected to be completed in two years.
    The second phase development is expected to have a total project cost of Rs 662 crore. When the project was envisaged 10 years back, the total cost expected was Rs 100 crore only. The delay in construction has led to the additional cost, the minister pointed out.

    An amount of Rs 45 crore has been allotted for the initial construction activities and survey. The work is expected to be completed in four years.
    The minister said that the State government has been considering various aspects of the project including availing of loan for the purpose. The construction of the project is being done by the Roads and Bridges Corporation.

    District Collector P I Sheik Pareeth, Kalamassery Municipal chairman Jamal Manakkadan, Land Acquisition Deputy Collector Mohandas Pillai and other officials also attended the function.
    - Malayaali, in 31 years
  • Article on sad state of NH 17 through Ernakulam District

    http://epaper.mathrubhumi.com/epaperimages/2352012/2352012-md-ek-1/2511593.JPG
    -- Death toll is very high on this route due to lack of width through the district

    http://epaper.mathrubhumi.com/epaperimages/2452012/2452012-md-ek-2/3444593.JPG
    -- Basic safety measures not taken have added to the chaos through the road.

    http://epaper.mathrubhumi.com/epaperimages/2552012/2552012-md-ek-2/3117953.JPG
    -- Development of the road was out of track since the declaration itself.


    Mathrubhumi
    - rkpai13, in 31 years
  • Ernakulam South ROB on the hartal day

    http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/4081/img4298ob.jpg
    cc: Manorama
    - Malayaali, in 31 years
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