I. Highway Planning, Management, Performance Evaluation & Instrumentation

1. Highway Planning & Management

1. Development of Hill Highway between Thiruvananthapuram and Kasaragod Districts
January 2005 to December 2005
(i) National Transportation Planning and Research Centre (NATPAC), Thiruvananthapuram (R)
(ii) Kerala State Council for Science Technology and Environment (S)


Present Status and progress
Project Completed and Govt of Kerala already declared the route between Kasargode – Palakkad Town as Hill Highway which would be developed to State Highway standard.
Findings / Conclusions
Based on the inventory of various alternative routes, traffic studies, socio-economic and environmental consideration, the most feasible alignment is suggested for the Hill Highway from Palakkad Town (NH-47) to Parassala in Thiruvananthapuram District. The Hill Highway alignment is proposed mostly by linking the existing roads as far as possible.
The study involved evaluation of various alternatives and selection of the most feasible alignment for development of hill highway for Kerala. Social impact analysis and environmental screening of the missing links and the route passing through reserve forest area have been carried out. The proposed hill highway would provide better connectivity to settlements and market centers in the hilly region of the state. This would also open up the hilly terrain for socio – economic upliftment and promote tourism potentials of the state.
Reports / Publications
Final report of the project has been submitted to Govt. of Kerala for implementation.