Karicode

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Karikode
കരിക്കോട്
Neighbourhood
Karicode
TKM college in Karikode
TKM college in Karikode
Karikode is located in Kollam
Karikode
Karikode
Karikode is located in Kerala
Karikode
Karikode
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 8°54′57.3480″N 76°37′57.7220″E / 8.915930000°N 76.632700556°E / 8.915930000; 76.632700556Coordinates: 8°54′57.3480″N 76°37′57.7220″E / 8.915930000°N 76.632700556°E / 8.915930000; 76.632700556
Country India
State Kerala
District Kollam district
Municipal Corporation Kollam
Languages
 • Official Malayalam
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 691005
Telephone code 0474
Vehicle registration KL-02
Website Kollam Municipal Corporation

Karicode (Malayalam: കരിക്കോട്/കരിയ്ക്കോട്) or Karikodu is a neighbourhood of Kollam city in India. It is about 5 km away from Kollam city centre. Karicode is the 23rd ward in Kollam Municipal Corporation council,[1] the place is very famous because of the educational institutions by TKM Group(Thangal Kunju Musaliar Group). Thangal Kunju Musaliar College of Engineering in Kollam is the first self-financing engineering college in Kerala state. The college, established in 1958, is to be considered as the pioneers in engineering education in Kerala.[2] TKM Arts & Science college is also situated at Karicode.[3]

Importance[edit]

Karicode is one among the cashew processing hubs of Kollam,[4] it was a part of Kilikollur panchayath before. Kilikollur has the maximum number of cashew processing factories in India. When Kollam Municipality was upgraded as city corporation in the year 2000, Karicode also merged with Kollam along with Kilikollur.[5][6] The congested National Highway stretch passing through Karicode is making the place a traffic black-spot in Kollam city. So many accidents happened in Karicode area because of the congested, under developed NH stretch.[7][8]

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited is planning to provide high-speed Wi-Fi hotspot in Karicode, considering the importance of the place as a major educational hub in the state.[9][10]

Transport[edit]

Karicode is situated on NH-208 connecting the city of Kollam with Tamil Nadu. Nearest railway station is Kilikollur railway station, situated at Karicode.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Councils - Kollam City Corporation". Retrieved 13 December 2015. 
  2. ^ "TKMCE". Retrieved 13 December 2015. 
  3. ^ "TKM Arts & Science College". Retrieved 13 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "CEPCI - Kollam". Retrieved 13 December 2015. 
  5. ^ [1] Rapid Baseline Assessment - Kollam City
  6. ^ [2] Residents' associations hail UDF panel decision - The Hindu
  7. ^ "Six engineering students killed in road accident - The Hindu". Retrieved 13 December 2015. 
  8. ^ "Six engineering students killed in road accident - The Hindu". Retrieved 13 December 2015. 
  9. ^ "BSNL Braces to Win Back the Lost Ground - TNIE". Retrieved 13 December 2015. 
  10. ^ "Kollam to have 20 BSNL Wi-Fi hotspots - The Hindu". Retrieved 13 December 2015.