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)
Existed: December 31, 2016 (2016-12-31) – present
History: Planned in 2009
Major junctions
South-West end: Kochupilamoodu in Kollam
  Kollam Beach
Kodimaram Jn.
Kollam Port
North-West end: Vaddy in Kollam
Location
Major cities: Kollam
Highway system

Kollam Port Road (Malayalam: കൊല്ലം പോര്‍ട്ട്‌ റോഡ്‌) or Port Road, Kollam is a four lane road in the city of Kollam, India. The 2.8-kilometre-long (1.7 mi) road connects historic Port of Quilon(Kollam Port) and Vaddy 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. On 16 February 2016, the site was transferred for construction and the works completed on 2016 December 31, the road was inaugurated by Kerala Port Minister Kadannappalli Ramachandran on 19th September 2017.[3]

The road project[edit]

The first phase of the road, between Vaddy 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
Total Project Cost in Rs. Crores 13.52

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See also[edit]

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.