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Old 13th November 2007, 03:10   #16
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What a horrible condition. The road was perfect in the beginning,but unless the rains fall and made the roads bad.These contractors who do this job must be phased out as they dont build quality roads and always try to steal money.
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Old 13th November 2007, 08:24   #17
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Yesterday had a drive down from tcr, the roads have tell tale marks on them where most of the major pothholes have been removed. still some are remaining, especially infront of the TELK gate where the bridge is getting constructed, took the pothole head on,, as it comes immediately after a good piece of road in the middle of a blind corner. be warned about that. from angamaly to cochin, the roads are great.
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Why blame the contractors alone? They have to siphon out money to everyone, including the pillar, the tree and the stray dog at the PWD office.

The problem is 100% with the political leadership. You take a bunch of people who have absolutely no experience in governance (not even in a village panchayath level) and make them ministers, you should expect worse.

I'd give that the PWD minister was experienced guy, but the finance minister had no clue about public finance. He thinks development is bourgeois, and should not be funded. He single handedly managed to torpedo every road development effort, be it the MC road scandal, or not paying the PWD contractors.
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Old 14th November 2007, 22:21   #19
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Makes me think..when will these issues be fixed? there are so many new-comers in politics,some of them pretty well educated. I'd love to see some of these individuals reach the top spot in politics,and then maybe things will get better.

Was just wondering...how's the route from Calicut to Kottakal?My cousin's gonna be in Kerala next month,and this is one segment he needs to being doing often.
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Was just wondering...how's the route from Calicut to Kottakal?My cousin's gonna be in Kerala next month,and this is one segment he needs to being doing often.
Calicut to Kottakal is in good condition.
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Old 14th November 2007, 23:06   #21
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Thats good to hear. Its always been one of my favourite routes to drive on.Usually takes 1&1/2 hrs to complete. It does get scary at times,with people running all over the place,especially towards Kottakal.
Aren't all the roads rubberized? (isn't that what its called?)
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the roads used to be really really good back in 2004-2006...have done many cochin - tvm and cochin - coimbatore trips...

used to be an absolute breeze/// but on a recent trip....man!! the palakkad thrissur stretch is absolutely horrible...very dangerous infact with private buses ( which even earlier were known for their lack of driving sense ) taking the opposite side of the road in some stretches where that portion is better running straight into oncoming traffic...

thats the irony of this state...when all over india roads are getting better and better,,,,,gods own country is only going to the #$%^&
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I dont have another alternative detour apart from taking the trichy, kamban, teni route from chennai.
Chennai-Thindivanam is perfect 45min but Thindivanam-trichy is very very bad 1week back and it took me 6hr to reach (Night drive).

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Old 15th November 2007, 01:01   #24
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Last December,we traveled from Thrissur to Palakkad.I was shocked to see the state of the road. My F-I-L had just gotten his Fiesta,and it was sheer torture to let the car go into those potholes & crevices!
Apparently,its gonna be done up by next summer.
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Old 21st January 2008, 19:46   #25
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I am planning to travel from Chennai to Trichur, and plan to use the krishnagiri-CBE route. Would it be advisable to use the Palghat - Trichur road or use the alternative Shoranur Route or any better route now....

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My friends who travelled from Cochin to Bangalore says, the TN stretch of NH47 have gone pretty bad after the rains in december. No idea if NH authorities have patched up the bad stretch.
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Palghat- Thrissur is doable now...a little bumpy because the roads have just been patched up instead of re-laying the whole surface, but so much better than the potholed nightmare that it was a few months back.
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Thanks guys, I shall update on my return the actual state...
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Take palakkad-ottapalam-shoranur-trichur route... the roads are wide (enough for 4 lanes), smooth and traffic is sparse. However, you drive 20 kms extra. However, you will definitely enjoy that drive
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The roads in Kerala are all damned from top to bottom.Its now like the perfect place to test out a real american SUV to its limits. Last day, i saw a m800 struggling hard to make it out from a pothhole.
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