Gadkari directs feasibility study for Beypore Port -NH project. NHAI has been directed to conduct the feasibility study for the ambitious road project.
It would provide vital road connectivity from the historic port to National Highway-66.
The proposal for the project is also expected to solve the issue of traffic congestion in the city to a great extent.
It was presented before the Union minister by Kozhikode MP, M K Raghavan in New Delhi on Wednesday.
M K Raghavan said that the minister said that final decision on the project will be taken as soon as the feasibility study is completed.
The road is being proposed for implementation under the Sagarmala project of the Union government.
Raghavan said that the road will boost economic development of the city by enhancing connectivity to the Beypore Port.
It is the second biggest port in Kerala handling about 100000 tonnes of cargo and 7500 passengers per annum and has much potential for future development.
The alignment of the 18.4 km road is planned through the Kozhikode Beach so as to avoid the crowded city centre areas.
“The major highlight of the project is that the new road can be constructed without acquiring any existing land,” Raghavan said.
The proposed project starts from Beypore port and culminates at Malaparamba Junction with three sections in between.
The first stretch envisages a 13.4 km four-lane road from Beypore Port to Kozhikode Beach passing through Gotheeswaram, Marad, Payyanakkal, Kothi
It would end at South Beach.Already there are existing roads in the stretch which can be developed.
The second stretch would be a 2.9 km long elevated highway from South Beach to Eranhipalam passing through Panikkar Road, Vellayil, Nadakkavu, Manorama Junction and East Nadakkavu.
The final stretch would be the 2.1 km four lane road from Eranhipalam to Malaparamba junction.
It is part of the existing Mananchira- Vellimadukunnu road development project.
The proposed road will ease transportation of goods from Beypore Port as the north side of the Malapramba Junction leads to Kannur/Mangaluru road.
South side of the junction leads to Kochi/Palakkad and the eastern road leads to Wayanad/Bengaluru.
The proposed road has existing two lane wide roads on most part of the stretch which are proposed to be upgraded to four-lane divided carriageway and an elevated highway.
Once completed it can also be utilised as a ring road around the city.