Public Works Minister V K Ebrahim Kunju recently said that the construction of the 5.1 km-Pooladikunnu- Vengalam stretch of the Kozhikode bypass was inducted in the Speed Kerala Programme.
The final phase of the 28.12-km-long Kozhikode bypass, connecting Idimuzhikal to Vengalam, includes the construction of two bridges at Purakkattiri and Korappuzha. The total cost of construction of the Pooladikunnu- Vengalam stretch is around Rs 100 crore.The new stretch would be be face lift of Calicut because the heavy traffic through Korappuzha makes road transpiration, a misery.
Korappuzha bridge’s safety also is an issue of concern.
The labourers of Uralungal Labour Contract Society (ULCS) working on the final lap of the Vengalam-Pooladikunnu stretch of NH 17 by-pass