Hill Highway (Kerala)

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SH KL 59

State Highway 59
Hill Highway
Route information
Maintained by Kerala Public Works Department
Length 1,332.16 km (827.77 mi)
Major junctions
From Nandarapadvu, Kasaragod
To Parassala, Thiruvananthapuram
Location
Primary
destinations
Bandadka, Malom, Chittarikkal, Cherupuzha, Alakode, Payyavoor, Kalpetta, Thiruvambady, Edakkara, Palakkad, Pattikkad, Neriamangalam, Kattappana, Erumely, Ranni, Punalur, Kulathupuzha, Madathara, Kuttichal
Highway system

The Hill Highway or Malayora Highway or State Highway 59 (SH-59) is the longest state highway in Kerala. The proposed highway extends from Nandarapadvu in Kasaragod district to Parassala in Thiruvananthapuram district, will have a length of 1332.16 km. The expected outlay for the project is Rs.1,500 crore.The proposed highway would pass through areas including Bandadka, Malom, Chittarikkal, Alakode, Payyavoor, Ulikkal, Mananthavady, Kalpetta, Thiruvambady, Edakkara, Palakkad, Pattikkad, Neriamangalam, Kattappana, Mundakayam, Erumely, Ranni, Konni, Pathanapuram, Punalur, Anchal, Kulathupuzha, Madathara, Palode and Vithura.[1]

This highway will pass through 13 out of the 14 districts of Kerala state. Alappuzha is not connected by this highway as that district is not part of the hilly ranges of Kerala. Between Kannur and Malappuram districts, this highway will have two parallel routes, one through Wayanad district and another through Kozhikode district.[2]

Development of hill highway in Kerala is proposed in two phases. First phase involved selection of most feasible route between Kasargode and Palakkad Districts. The National Transportation Planning and Research Centre (NATPAC) has already undertaken detailed investigation and finalised the alignment for Phase I of Hill Highway. Implementation of the same is in progress in the northern region of Kerala. In the second stage possible alternative routes for developing into Hill Highway between Palakkad and Thiruvananthapuram Districts are identified. Field studies and environmental screening of the project were completed and NATPAC submitted the report to Government on 21-05-2009. Government have approved the alignment on 6-7-2009 and issued Government order vide GO (MS) No.44/2009/PWD dated 6-7-2009.[3] It is also called as "Kerala's Spice route"[4]

Complete alignment

Sl.No District Alignment Length Remarks
1 Kasargode Nandarapadav, Puthiga, Perla, Badiyadukka, Mulariya, Pandi, Paduppu, Bandadka, Kolichal, Malom, Chittarikkal 110 km
2 Kannur Cherupuzha. Manjakad, Alakode, Karuvanchal, Thavukunnu, Naduvil, Chemperi, Payyavoor, Ulikkal, Iritty, Peravoor, Nedumpoil, Vilangad

& Ulikkal, Vallithode, Anappanthy, Karikkottakary, Edoor, Aralam, Kappukadavu, Perumbunna, Madapurachal, Manathana, Kottiyoor, Ambayathode, Boy's Town

109 km Dividing into 2 routes from Ulikkal
3 Kozhikode Vilangad, Kiaveli, Kayakkody, Kuttiady, Maruthonkara, Peruvannamuzhi, Chakkittapara, Narinada, Koorachundu, Kallanod, Thalayad, Kattippara, Malapuram, Kodancheri, Thiruvambady, Koodaranji, Koombara, Kakkadampoyil 110 km
4 Wayanand Boy's Town, Mananthavady, Naalam Mile, Anjukunnu , Panamaram, Kainatty, Kalpetta, Kappenkolly, Meppadi, Chooralmala, Aranappuzha 96 km
5 Malappuram Kakkadampoyil, Akampadam, Nilambur, Pookkottumpadam, Kalikavu, Kizhekethala(Karuvarakundu), Pulvetta, Karingalthonni

& Munderi, Pothukal, Chungathara, Karulai, Pookottumpadam

101 km Dividing into 2 routes from Pookottumpadam
6 Palakkad Ponpara, Edathinattukara,Kappuparambu,Thruvizhakunnu,Kottopadam,Kumaram,Puttur,Mannarkadu, Chandranagar(Palakkad Town), Kalligal,Puthunagaram, Kollenkode, Nenmara,Vadakkenchery 130 km
7 Thrissur Pattikkad, Vilangannoor, Mannamangalam, Pulikkanny, Palappilly, Nayattukundu, Vellikulangara, Randukai, Vettilappara 60 km
8 Ernakulam Vettilappara,Adivaram,Kadappara, Ellithodu,Chettinada, Pannamkuzhi, Payal, Kottapadi, Chelladu, Ughipara, Nadukani, Neriamangalam,Arrammile Elamblassery 104 km
9 Idukki Kurathikudi, Perubankuth, Mankulam, Kallar, Eruttukanam,Kunjithanni, Rajakkad, Thinkalkadu, Myladumpara, Nedumkandam, Puliyanmala, Kattappana, Elappara, Kuttikkanam, Mundakayam 166 km
10 Kottayam Mundakayam, Erumely, Palacheri 24 km
11 Pathanamthitta Ranni, Kumbazha, Konni, Pathanapuram 46 km
12 Kollam Pathanapuram, Piravanthur, Punalur, Karavaloor, Anchal, Kulathupuzha, Madathara, Kollayil 64 km
13 Thiruvananthapuram Palode, Perungamala,Thennur, Vithura,Thudumukku, Malayadi, Paragondu, Aryanadu, Kuttichal,Kallikadu,Vazhichal,Kudapanamoodu,Annapara,Vellarda,Karakonam,Parassala 75 km

Budget Support

No Financial Year Amount outlay (Rs) Amount spend (Rs)[5]
1 2012-13 Nil Nil
2 2013-14 82.37 lakh 6.23 cr
3 2014-15 82.37 lakh 8.98 cr
4 2015-16 9.06 crore 7.35 cr

External links

  • http://keralapwd.gov.in/intranet/compRepository/mediagallery/PublicGO/hill_highway_GO.pdf

References

  1. ^ http://www.thehindu.com/2005/01/31/stories/2005013105930500.htm
  2. ^ http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/todays-paper/tp-economy/hill-highway-to-boost-keralas-rural-economy/article2166637.ece
  3. ^ http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/kochi/DPR-of-hill-highway-likely-in-3-months/2013/09/23/article1798544.ece
  4. ^ http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-kerala/alignment-for-hill-highway-finalised/article293539.ece
  5. ^ http://niyamasabha.org/codes/13kla/session_15/ans/u01384-031215-843000000000-15-13.pdf

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