Chief Minister Oommen Chandy will inaugurate the railway overbridge, constructed by the Roads and Bridges Development Corporation (RBDC), at Koyilandy on Saturday.
The 1,200-metre overbridge surpasses the two railway gates, one on the Koyilandy- Balussery- Thamarasseri road and another on the Muthambi- Arikkulam- Oorallur- Keezhariyur- Perambra road, which were causing many traffic jams in Koyilandy town for years.
The bridge was built at a cost of Rs.18.12 crore and has 30 spans including the railway span, which was constructed by Railways itself. The cost of construction was equally shared by the Railways and the RBDC.
The bridge has a ‘T’ shape diversion to the Thamarasseri road and Muthambi road. The solar information and warning boards are being experimented in the State for the first time on the bridge.
Minister for PWD V.K. Ebrahim Kunju will preside over the inauguration.
Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Mullappally Ramachandran, Minister for Social Welfare and Panchayats M.K. Muneer, former ministers P. Shankaran, M.T. Padma, and P.K.K. Bava, will participate.