A new road connectivity is emerging for Kochi to NH 17 at Paravoor with the Kerala government giving in-principle nod for the construction of four new bridges linking four islands. These bridges announced by the Chief Minister on May 12 are the Moolampilli-Pizhala bridge, Pizhala minor bridge, Pizhala-Valiya Kadamakkudi bridge and Valiya Kadamakkudi-Chathanad bridge.
The Goshree Island Development Authority (GIDA) which will construct these bridges at a cost of Rs 160 crore will also lay a 4.5 km-long road with 22-metre width from ICTT road at Moolampilli to Chathanad near Paravoor. The road from Chathanad is already extending up to NH 17 at Paravoor. The road will effectively link NH17 to NH47 since the ICTT road is branching out from NH 47 at Kalamassery.
It will open up another easy route for those coming from Guruvayur, Kodungallor, Paravoor and other northern parts to reach Kochi, said VD Satheesan, Paravoor MLA, who has been lobbying for the realization of this route so that the people of his constituency have ready access to the growing Kochi metro city.