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GS-III :
  • 15 May, 2020

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6.5-km two-lane tunnel road to Wayanad

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

Source: TH


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