6.5-km two-lane tunnel road to Wayanad gets the nod
The government has given the nod for a ?658-crore two-lane tunnel road in the Anakkampoyil-Kalladi-Meppadi corridor that would run parallel to the landslip-prone Thamarassery pass that links Kozhikode to Wayanad.
The 6.5-km tunnel will be the third longest in the country. The largest tunnel in India is the Chenani-Nashri tunnel (Patnitop tunnel) which runs 9.28 km.
Approach roads and a 70-metre bridge over the Iranjipuzha river are part of the project.
Kerala’s longest is the 962-metre tunnel at Kuthiran, between Thrissur and Palakkad.
The Konkan Railway Corporation, which prepared the detailed project report, will execute the project