Kuthiran Tunnel – UPSC Prelims

Kuthiran Tunnel:
  • The Kuthiran Tunnel is the first road tunnel in Kerala. It is located at Kuthiran in the Thrissur district of Kerala.
  • The tunnel is 1.6 km long and runs through the Peechi-Vazhani wildlife sanctuary. It is a twin-tube tunnel with three lanes in each tube.
  • The objective of this road tunnel is to improve connectivity between important ports and towns while protecting wildlife.
  • The tunnel is also a part of the Mannuthy-Wadakkanchery stretch of the National Highway in Kerala.
Peechi-Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary:
  • Peechi-Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary headquartered in Peechi, Thrissur District of Kerala. It is the second-oldest sanctuary in Kerala.
  • The sanctuary was established in 1958. It consists of Palappilly- Nelliyampathy forests including the area of Chimmony Wildlife sanctuary.
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