Port Road, Kollam

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Kollam Port Road
കൊല്ലം പോര്‍ട്ട്‌ റോഡ്‌
Route information
Maintained by Kerala Ports & Harbours Department
Length: 2.863 km (1.779 mi)
Status: Under Construction
History: Planned in 2009
Major junctions
South-West end: Kochupilamoodu in Kollam
  Kollam Beach
Kollam Port
North-West end: Tangasseri in Kollam
Highway system

Kollam Port Road (Malayalam: കൊല്ലം പോര്‍ട്ട്‌ റോഡ്‌) or Port Road, Kollam is a four lane road currently under construction in the city of Kollam, India. The 2.8-kilometre-long (1.7 mi) road connects historic Port of Quilon(Kollam Port) and Tangasseri with Kochupilamoodu in the city through Kollam Beach.[1]

History[edit]

A detailed plan for constructing a four lane road to connect century-old Port of Quilon with Kollam city was first suggested by P. K. Gurudasan, the then Labour minister of Kerala state, in 2007.[2] V. S. Achuthanandan lead LDF ministry had sanctioned fund in 2009-2010 Kerala budget, to take over 71.5 cents of land from Kochupilammoodu bridge road to the Port road from private parties and also sanctioned Rs.2.43 crore for road construction works.[3]

The road project[edit]

The first phase of the road, between Tangasseri and Kollam Port had been completed in 2010, the total estimated project cost including phase-II is Rs.13.52 crores.[4]

No. Heading Parameter Project cost in Rs. crores
1 Approach road cost Indicative project cost for covering 2.5 km from port gate to 9
2 Land acquisition cost Cost of acquiring the indicative 1 acre at market rate 3
3 Site development cost Construction of road drain & footpath, Electrification of port road 1.52
4 Total Project Cost in Rs. Crores 13.52

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Detailed Project Report for the Development of Thankassery (Kollam) Port" (PDF). The Directorate of Ports, Government of Kerala. Retrieved 15 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "Kollam port awaiting good times". The Hindu. 10 June 2013. Retrieved 15 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "Cashew capital to get new port road". Deccan Chronicle. 28 December 2013. Retrieved 15 October 2016. 
  4. ^ "Detailed Project Report for the Development of Thankassery (Kollam) Port" (PDF). The Directorate of Ports, Government of Kerala. Retrieved 15 October 2016.