The ministry of shipping, road transport and highways has
approved road improvement works in the Kerala at a total cost of Rs 14.24 crore
under Inter State Connectivity for widening and strengthening of roads from
Vadakkenchery Mangalam junction (km 239/000 of NH-47)to Govindapuram.
The 39-km road from Vadakkencher to Govindapuram (Kerala-Tamil Nadu border) is
the shortest route to Pollachi, Tamil Nadu, a market place and the way to the
famous Madura Meenakshy temple. Traffic on this road is very heavy. The Kerala
government has proposed to widen this to 7 m carriageway and also strengthen the
existing crust by providing 50 mm BM and 25 mm BC.