An ambitious project to connect ports in the state with national highways will be launched by NHAI under Bharatmala Pariyojana Programme of the ministry of road transport & highways (MORTH).
Vizhinjam, Thankassery Alappuzha, Kochi, Munambam, Ponnani Beypore and Azheekkal will get connected to the nearest highway by NH-standard roads. A total of 192 km roads will be renovated at an estimated cost of Rs 3,782 crore.
When MORTH prepared the list of port connectivity roads under the new Bharatmala programme in December, the state has noticed that it has got only a small share of 18 km of the total approved 1,294 km.
Soon the senior officials of PWD approached Union minister Nitin Gadkari and made a presentation of a proposal to ensure a better connectivity between all ports in the state. Read More
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