6.5-km two-lane tunnel road to Wayanad gets the nod

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News:The Union government has given the nod for a two-lane tunnel road in the Anakkampoyil-Kalladi-Meppadi corridor.

Facts:

  • The Anakkampoyil-Kalladi-Meppadi corridor will run parallel to the Thamarassery pass that links Kozhikode to Wayanad.
  • On completion, the 6.5-km tunnel will be the third longest in the country after Chenani-Nashri tunnel (9.2 km) and Banihal-Qazigund tunnel (8.5km) from Jammu and Kashmir.
  • Kerala’s longest is the 962-metre tunnel at Kuthiran between Thrissur and Palakkad.