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Taluk Cutchery
Our Lady of Velankanni Shrine at Cutchery
Our Lady of Velankanni Shrine at Cutchery
Nickname(s): കൊല്ലം താലൂക്ക് കച്ചേരി
Cutchery is located in Kollam
Location in Kollam, India
Cutchery is located in Kerala
Cutchery (Kerala)
Cutchery is located in India
Cutchery (India)
Coordinates: 8°53′24″N 76°35′04″E / 8.889989°N 76.584362°E / 8.889989; 76.584362
Country  India
State Kerala
City Kollam
 • Body Kollam Municipal Corporation(KMC)
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 691013
Vehicle registration KL-02
Lok Sabha constituency Kollam
Civic agency Kollam Municipal Corporation
Avg. summer temperature 34 °C (93 °F)
Avg. winter temperature 22 °C (72 °F)

Cutchery (Malayalam: കച്ചേരി/താലൂക്ക് കച്ചേരി) or Taluk Cutchery or Taluk Kacheri is a neighbourhood of the city of Kollam. It is the 49th ward in Kollam Municipal Corporation,[1] the place got the name Cutchery from a similar word in Malayalam: കച്ചേരി which means office/court.[2] Kollam Taluk office is situated at Cutchery.[3][4]


The place Cutchery got this name because of the presence of Kollam Taluk office situated at this place. A multi-level new Taluk office complex is under construction here. Cutchery is under the Central Zone-II of Kollam city corporation,[5] the headquarters of Kollam Taluk is situated at Cutchery. Historic Iron Bridge in Kollam city is situated at Cutchery.[6] Cutchery junction is an important road junction connecting the present National Highway-66 with Downtown road and Asramam Link Road. Kollam District Hospital, Kollam KSRTC Bus Station and garage are very close to Cutchery. Our Lady of Velankanni Shrine is situated at Cutcehry. A good number of residential apartments and hotels are there in Cutchery.[7] Famous Mahatma Gandhi Peace Foundation is situated at Cutchery in Kollam city.[8]

Cutchery: An emerging transport hub of Kollam[edit]

Cutchery junction(Taluk office junction/Taluk Kacheri junction) is an emerging transport hub of Kollam city as the place is the meeting point of Kerala State Water Transport Department's boat yard and Kerala State Road Transport Corporation's only bus station in the city. Taluk Kacheri junction has been included into the city's junction improvements project along with Chinnakada junction. Kollam Municipal Corporation has a plan to improve the road from Kappalandi Mukku(near Polayathode) – Taluk Kacheri junction via Asramam as one among the 3 inner ring roads in the city. As per the research report done by CRISIL for Draft City Development Plan of Kollam-2041, the passenger car equivalent(pce/pcu) in Taluk Kacheri junction during peak hours is 6,366 which is highest in the city and its average per day value is 53,522. The road section from Taluk office junction to High School junction in Kollam city is over-utilized to the extent of 311% of its capacity, as per the National Transportation Planning and Research Centre (NATPAC), Taluk office junction is one of the most accident-prone areas in Kollam city. To avoid the traffic woes in Cutchery junction, now the Government of Kerala is constructing a new bridge parallel to the historic Iron bridge in Kollam city.[9]

Major Public/Private institutions situated near Cutchery[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Councils - Kollam Municipal Corporation". Retrieved 16 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Malayalam English Dictionary". Retrieved 22 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Postal Codes DB". Retrieved 22 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "". Retrieved 22 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "Building Permit Management System - Kollam Corporation". Retrieved 22 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "Work on parallel Iron Bridge begins - The Hindu". Retrieved 22 December 2014. 
  7. ^ "Apartments - Cutchery". Archived from the original on 14 May 2014. Retrieved 22 December 2014. 
  8. ^ "Mahathma Gandhi Peace Foundation". Retrieved 22 December 2014. 
  9. ^ "'City Development Plan for Kollam, 2041' prepared by CRISIL - Pages 75, 102, 103, 104, 108" (PDF). Retrieved 22 December 2014. 
  10. ^ "India Post - Kollam Cutchery S.O". Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  11. ^ "Google Map - Cutchery, Kollam". Retrieved 26 December 2014. 

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