Kerala Minister for Public Works VK Ibrahim Kunju has said that the Edappally-Muvattupuzha Road is to be upgraded into a State highway as it passes through commercially important areas and provides crucial connectivity from Kochi city to areas east of it.
Once it is declared as a State highway, more funds will be made available for enhancing the quality of the 40-km road.
This would provide a fresh link to Muvattupuzha from the city.
Kunju was speaking in Kochi on May 21 after handing over Rs 1.04 crore as compensation to 10 people who surrendered their land for widening the Kangarapady Junction. The widening of the junction is seen as the first step to begin works to widen and upgrade the Edappally-Muvattupuzha Road.
The 4-metre-wide road that passes through the junction will be widened to 30 metre, for a distance of 250 metre.