Thammanam-Pullepady road continues to be a nightmare

Despite being one of the most important connecting roads in the city, the Thammanam-Pullepady road is proving to be a nightmare for motorists.

Published: 11th December 2019 07:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th December 2019 07:04 AM   |  A+A-

The gravel-laid Thammanam-Pullepady road has become a nightmare for commuters

By Express News Service

KOCHI: Despite being one of the most important connecting roads in the city, the Thammanam-Pullepady road is proving to be a nightmare for motorists. Owing to its uneven state, a ride along the stretch has been a bumpy affair for the past many months.

So, when the Kochi Corporation took up the levelling of the road as a major project, commuters heaved a sigh of relief. However, much to the dismay of the public, the work has come to a halt for the past 10 days.
Although the laying of gravel was undertaken in full swing in the last week of November, there has been an inadvertent delay in laying bitumin.

“A part of the road was barricaded for a couple of days when the gravel was being laid, a road roller was brought in to level the rocks. But there has been no progress since then. In a way, the situation is worse now. The gravel throws up a lot of dust and the stretch has become even bumpier. Also, there have been incidents of tyre punctures due to sharp-edged rocks,” says Dhanesh K S, an autorickshaw driver who plies regularly through the road.

“The delay is because a few electric poles on the road need to be shifted by KSEB. The corporation has forwarded the necessary instructions to the electricity board and I have spoken to the engineer in this regard. The work will be completed in a week to 10 day,” said P M Harris, chairman, Standing Committee for Works, Kochi Corporation.

“The corporation gave  the board the first list of poles to be shifted last month. This work has already been carried out. We received a second list recently. This request is being processed and a cost estimate has been forwarded to the corporation. Once we get the approval for the payment from them, the poles will be relocated immediately,” said Anand S R, deputy chief engineer, electric circle, KSEB, Ernakulam.


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp