Steps being taken to improve ICTT Vallarpadam’s connectivity

Steps being taken to improve ICTT Vallarpadam’s connectivity

Cochin: The Cochin Port Trust (ChPT) has launched construction work on a flyover and a rail over bridge at Vallarpadam to improve the connectivity of the International Container Transhipment Terminal (ICTT) and ease traffic congestion on the road leading to the DP World operated facility.

Currently, a massive bottleneck has been created due to the mixing of local traffic to and from Puthuvypeen with the multi-axle container movement to and from the ICTT and container freight stations. Hardship is also being faced by the general public due to the level crossing at the GIDA Bridge no. 2 for rail movement to the terminal.

The construction activities are to be carried out on the existing Goshree Road, a portion of National Highway 47C, and on the road between GIDA bridges nos. 2 and 3, without hindering vehicular traffic.

The ChPT project is expected to cost INR620m ($10m), and will be completed by May 2016.

Shirish Nadkarni

Shirish Nadkarni is a management consultant and freelance international journalist, who has been writing on all spheres of Indian business for the past three decades for a number of reputed overseas publications. An avid sportsman, Nadkarni has represented India in international veterans' badminton since 1997, and was the 55+ age group doubles world champion in 2005.

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