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[pib] Kuthiran Tunnel

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From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level : Kuthiran tunnel

Mains level : Not Much

The Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways has inaugurated the Kuthiran Tunnel in Kerala

Kuthiran Tunnel

  • Kuthiran Tunnel is a Twin-tube tunnel at Kuthiran in Thrissur District of Kerala.
  • It is located on National Highway 544, owned and operated by the National Highways Authority of India.
  • It is Kerala’s first-ever tunnel for road transport and South India’s Longest 6-lane road tunnel.
  • Kuthiran gradient is situated in the Kuthiran Hills, situated in the western part of Anaimalai Hills. The hills are a notified Peechi- Vazahani wildlife sanctuary.
  • It will drastically improve connectivity to Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.
  • The road will improve connectivity to important ports and towns in North-South Corridor without endangering wildlife.
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