Perumathura Bridge opens up to public!

Photo Credit: Biju Bhaskar

With the new bridge in place, the journey along the coastal roads connecting Kollam to Veli, Shanghumugham and Kovalam will improve.

In a major boost to the development in the coastal areas of Trivandrum and Kollam, the Perumathura Bridge has finally opened to public.

The place will become a hang-out spot for the people who want to enjoy their evening.

With this the connectivity between the two districts will get better. The bridge which connects Thazampally and Perumathura, will provide easy access to Trivandrum for people living in Varkala, Vettoor, Kayikkara, Anchethengu, Poonthura, Kadakkavur and Anathalavattom.

Some facts about the bridge

The foundation stone for the Perumathura Bridge was laid in March 10, 2011. The Perumathura Bridge spans a length of 259.7-metre and has a width of 10.5 metre. It includes a separate 1.5 metre walkway for pedestrians. The approach roads on either side are of 120 metres’ length each.

Advantages of the bridge

With the new bridge in place, the journey along the coastal roads connecting Kollam to Veli, Shanghumugham and Kovalam will improve. It will also help to boost the tourism prospects of  Anchuthengu Fort, Varkala beach, Kayikkara Asan Memorial, Attingal Palace, Chirayinkeezhu boat fest and Pulimootil Kadavu.

The bridge will provide easy access to residents of Thazampally and Anchuthengu to the Medical College Trivandrum. At present, the traffic snarls at Attingal often turn a bane for ambulances.

Project Cost

The bridge is being built using Nabard fund of Rs 16 crore. The government had also allotted Rs 37 lakh for land acquisition as part of construction of approach roads.

For residents of Perumathura, the new bridge is dream come true. That’s not all, the bridge and the nearby place offers a spectacular view. Soon the place will become a regular hangout spot for the people who want to enjoy their evening.

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