Kuthiran Tunnel Opening: Big news for Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka! One side of tunnel to be OPENED for public today, says Nitin Gadkari | WATCH video
Kuthiran Tunnel Opening: The tunnel, which happens to be the first road tunnel in Kerala, will also connect ports of North and South corridor
In a big news that will help the commuters of Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, one side of 1.6 km long Kuthiran Tunnel in Kerala will be thrown open for public on Saturday, said Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari. The tunnel will also connect ports of North and South corridor. This is the first road tunnel in Kerala, said the minister, adding that it will pass through Peechi-Vazahan wildlife sanctuary.
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"We will open one side of the Kuthiran Tunnel in Kerala today. This is the first road tunnel in the state and will drastically improve connectivity to Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. The 1.6 km long tunnel is designed through Peechi- Vazahani wildlife sanctuary," tweeted Nitin Gadkari.
We will open one side of the Kuthiran Tunnel in Kerala today. This is the first road tunnel in the state and will drastically improve connectivity to Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. The 1.6 km long tunnel is designed through Peechi- Vazahani wildlife sanctuary. pic.twitter.com/9yG0VhrsLq
— Nitin Gadkari (@nitin_gadkari) July 31, 2021
Besides providing relief to the people of three states, this tunnel will also help boost economic activities by connecting important ports in North and South corridor. "The road will improve connectivity to important ports and towns in North – South Corridor without endangering wildlife. Under the leadership of PM Shri @narendramodi Ji, transformation in the infrastructure of the country is ensuring better economic opportunities to every citizen," said Gadkari.
Earlier, news agency ANI has reported that Kerala government has been planning to open Kuthiran tunnel in Vadakenchery-Mannuthi national highway in August.
"Government plans to open one tunnel of the Kuthiran in Vadakencherry-Mannuthi national highway by 1st of August or in the month of August," Kerala Minister for Tourism and Public Works Department (PWD) P A Muhammad Riyas had said in the state assembly on July 26.
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