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Old 1st June 2016, 11:27   #9556
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Work has not resumed. Halted or abandoned - I dont know! No flyovers opened. However, thankfully, the entire stretch is motor-able without much of a problem
That is really bad news. Is it possible to get some updates from locals?
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Old 1st June 2016, 11:29   #9557
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That is really bad news. Is it possible to get some updates from locals?
Well, Iam a local. LOL!!! But no one knows anything. As I said earlier, it maybe a fallout of the Kolkata flyover collapse, where the same contractor, IVRCL is implicated
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There were reports that the work in halted. Has work resumed now?
When I travelled in mid of April the flyovers were not open. Is it open now?
I did not see any active work going on.

Small correction: The flyover is open for those coming towards Coimbatore. The entry is blocked by a pile of sand, and it has become flat now through which all the vehicles pass through.
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Just back from an extensive interior trip to thrissur district. Rains have started and the lashing is particularly severe. Take precautions if stuck in monsoon.
Highway - NH47 is great all the all from walayar to vadakkencherry. From there its a horror ride till thrisshivaperur bypass. The multitude of private buses like jijumon, shamsha, saranam ayyappa travels etc show no respect to oncoming traffic. In Kuthiran stretch, the road is good but the buses are again reckless. paliakara toll booth till kalady is excellent. there are 4 signals on the highway :o. and their stoppage times are >60 secs. Especially in the koratty stretch one has to be very careful encountering the signal.
Interior roads- these are holding up, but not for long, already small patches of potholes of 1/2 feet depth has started in ollur, cherpu, kolathur, irinjalakuda roads. low GC cars need special care while driving on these interior roads.
Kerala is a beauty during monsoons. Its lush green cover, trees, paddy fields water bodies are all amazing. hope it remains the same. The vadakkencherry to thrishivaperur where they are widening the roads by blasting the mountains was a sad sight to see. Infact with rains now, and water filling up the sides, one needs to be careful while giving way.

PS: the flyover near marapalam in outskirts of coimbatore is not open. its still in the ghost state. its a horrendous roundabout now.

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Hi Guys,

Need help. I am planning a Munnar-Thekkady trip between 1st & 2nd week of July for 4 to 5 days. How would be weather during the time and is it suggested during this period. Planning with wife & daughter (2.8 years).

I would be driving from Bangalore.

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I am planning a Munnar-Thekkady trip between 1st & 2nd week of July for 4 to 5 days. How would be weather during the time and is it suggested during this period.
It will be very wet and pouring. Landslides and blockages on hilly roads are a distinct possibility. Quite likely that your holiday would be a washout. :-)

On the other hand, Kerala during monsoons is a sight to behold. Lush greenery all round.
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Hi Guys,

Need help. I am planning a Munnar-Thekkady trip between 1st & 2nd week of July for 4 to 5 days. How would be weather during the time and is it suggested during this period. Planning with wife & daughter (2.8 years).

I would be driving from Bangalore.

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Considering that it is monsoon time in Kerala, might as well look at Kodaikanal as one of the options.
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Need help. I am planning a Munnar-Thekkady trip between 1st & 2nd week of July for 4 to 5 days. How would be weather during the time and is it suggested during this period.
This is generally the time when the monsoon in Kerala is usually at it's peak with heavy rains. It's also the off-season time for the resorts and hotels.
If you enjoy the rains, Munnar will be beautiful but if sight-seeing is the top priority, think twice. If the plan is to take it easy and relax, it will be an enjoyable trip.
At Thekkady, I'm not sure if the boat rides will be available on rainy days, and if you'll be able to spot any wildlife at all during the rains.
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Finally someone has some news - even if it is just bad news about the Madukkarai-Walayar stretch

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/...?homepage=true

Means no one knows when the work will resume now. Thankfully it is not because of the Kolkatta flyover collapse, which would have indefinitely delayed the project
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Finally someone has some news - even if it is just bad news about the Madukkarai-Walayar stretch

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/...?homepage=true

Means no one knows when the work will resume now. Thankfully it is not because of the Kolkatta flyover collapse, which would have indefinitely delayed the project
Thanks for the update. Hopefully things will improve
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Friends one specific question. Planning to drive to Kottayam from Chennai. Considering the fact that Monsoon has started is it difficult to drive through Kumari route? What are the other options?
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And here is the full architecture of future and present Kuthiran on NH47 between vadakkencheri and thrissur.
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Any data on expected completion timeframes for this? How much additional time savings can we expect for palakkad thrissur (In addition to the natural time saving due to 4 lane)?
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Any data on expected completion timeframes for this? How much additional time savings can we expect for palakkad thrissur (In addition to the natural time saving due to 4 lane)?
I read somewhere that the tunnels will reduce the distance by 3 KMS.
We can expect a reduction of around 20 mins during day time.
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Oh no. just saw this pic of them building a tunnel. This is really sad as i loved the circuitous route along the ghat road in kuthiran. We have our mandatory stop over at the ayyappa temple on top of the hillock. Get a peaceful 15 minute break and then used to proceed towards thrisshivaperur.
now they are going to build a tunnel, put a toll (maybe). if the old route would still exist, i would always take the old route if am driving
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