Kollam-Paravur Coastal Road

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Kollam-Paravur Coastal Road
കൊല്ലം-പരവൂര്‍ തീരദേശ റോഡ്‌
Route information
Maintained by Kerala Harbour Engineering Department
Length 14.1 km (8.8 mi)
Major junctions
North end Chinnakada
Kollam Beach
Mundakkal Beach
South end Paravur
Highway system

Kollam-Paravur Coastal Road (Malayalam: കൊല്ലം-പരവൂര്‍ തീരദേശ റോഡ്‌) is one of the important city roads currently under construction in Kollam city in Kerala, India.[1][2] The 14.1-kilometre-long (8.8 mi) road starts at Chinnakada in the north and ends at Paravur town in the south, via Kollam Beach, Paapanasam Beach, Kakkathoppu, Mukkom, Thanni and Pozhikara. Coastal road is considered as one of the important roads in Kollam city as it is passing through the suburbs like Kochupilamoodu, Mundakkal, Valathungal and Vadakkumbhagam. It is also known as Eravipuram-Paravur Coastal road.[3][4]


Kollam-Paravur Coastal road is the most scenic road in the state. 90% of this road is passing through the beautiful coastal areas of Kollam.[5] As a city road, Kollam-Paravur Coastal road has its own importance as it is acting as a bypass that helps to divert the traffic on the congested Chinnakada-Kottiyam stretch of National Highway-47 passing through the city.[6] In addition to that, the Harbour Engineering Department (HED) of Kerala is planning to make New port road towards Kollam Port as part of this coastal road.[7] So after completion, the road will serve as a coastal bypass for Kollam city.

The Harbour Engineering Department had completed the renovation works in Pozhikara-Thanni stretch of coastal road and opened for the public on December 2015.[8] Bus services through coastal road, connecting Paravur with Kollam, has been resumed on 8 July 2016, after a gap of 24 years.[9][10]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Huge waves lash Kollam coast". The Hindu. Retrieved 11 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "Sea gnaws away parts of coastal road". The Hindu. Retrieved 11 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "Annual Plan write up 2014(for Transport and Communication)". Finance Department-Government of Kerala. Retrieved 11 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "Kollam-Paravur coastal road to be revived". The Hindu. Retrieved 11 March 2015. 
  5. ^ "Sea erosion in Kollam; 10 houses damaged". TNIE. Retrieved 11 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "Priority for Kollam Port, Coastal Road: MLA". Hindu. Retrieved 11 March 2015. 
  7. ^ "New road to port". The Hindu. Retrieved 11 March 2015. 
  8. ^ "Paravur-Kollam coastal road opened to traffic". The Hindu. Retrieved 25 December 2015. 
  9. ^ "Commuters hail resumption of bus service on coastal road". The Hindu. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
  10. ^ "Beached vessel a major crowd-puller". The Hindu. Retrieved 14 July 2016.