Here’s a list of roads that have been cleared, and the list of those that haven’t.

Kerala floods National and state highways cleared in several districts
news Kerala Floods Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 12:47

The floods in Kerala and the landslides have caused damages to several roads across the state. But as the the water recedes, traffic has been several roads, even as many others remain blocked.

Here’s a list of roads that have been cleared, and the list of those that haven’t.

Blocked roads:

  • In Pathanamthitta district, the Mannarakulanji-Pampa road which caved in due to rains has been cut off in the Laha-Chalakayam sections due to damages. Traffic to this area too has been restricted. In the Plappally-Kambalathu Valavu, close to Attathodu, traffic has been blocked due to the road caving in in the region.

  • On the MC road or State Highway 1 running through Perumbavoor and Vallam, the tar on the road has been completely washed away along 10 metres of the stretch, making it inaccessible to buses and lorries.

  • In Idukki, the State Highway connecting Thodupuzha town and Puliyanmala, National Highway 744 stretch connecting Kochi and Dhanushkodi, NH 83 connecting Munnar-Marayoor to Udumalpet in Tamil Nadu and NH 744 stretch between Kottarakkara in Kollam and Dindigul in Tamil Nadu have been blocked.

  • In Alappuzha, several roads are still inaccessible due to persistent water logging in the area. Roads between Alappuzha-Changanassery, the stretch of the State highway along Kallissery-Mulakuzha, the Vetticode stretch on the Kayamkulam-Punalur Road, the State Highway along Ambalapuzha-Thiruvalla starting from Thakazhi and the State Highway running along Mavelikara-Kozhencherry have been waterlogged.

  • In Kollam, the traffic along NH 744 between the district and Thirumangalam in Tamil Nadu have been blocked for the fourth consecutive day due to heavy rains and flooding.

Roads that have been cleared:

  • In Kottayam, three roads leading to Idukki and Ernakulam have been restored successfully. The MC road, the AC road and the KK road have been restored and are fully operational, allowing commuters to travel to Ernakulam taking the Thalayolaparambu-Kanjiramattom route or to Thodupuzha in Idukki via Pala. The MC road running through Pandalam, too, has been partially restored following the waters receding in Pandalam town. However, traffic on the route is still being limited to rescue vehicles at the moment.

  • Traffic on National Highway 66 connecting Thrissur and Kozhikode has been restored successfully.

  • Traffic on the Thenmala-Kodavasal (in Tamil Nadu) stretch of the National Highway 744 too has been partially restored with KSRTC buses being allowed in one direction and traffic flow being allowed in both directions within three days.

  • The National Highway 544 stretch between Ernakulam and Thrissur has been restored partially following water levels in Aluva receding on Saturday. In the stretch connecting Neriamangalam and Admali and further merging with the NH 185 to Kumily is still blocked in several places due to landslides.

  • The principal road connecting Palakkad to Thrissur via Kuthiran highway tunnel, which had been blocked due to landslides has been cleared. In Wayanad, the Kuttiyadi Ghat Road from Kozhikode which has been blocked on a Friday has been opened again and traffic has been restored.

Apart from the roadways, railway services too have only been partially restored with special trains being announced today to several districts.