KOLLAD | A Captivating Land

Kerala’s towns are far removed from big-city concrete jungles, and the dividing line between urban and rural is fine indeed, with green avenues and placid backwaters gracing the busiest cites, and tarred roads and public schools evident in smallest villages.

Palm-fringed river side, endless paddy fields, rolling hills, back waters that snake past tiled-roof house and spotless village roads: Kollad is a land of unmatched beauty. Malayali society is unique, boasting a highly literate population, a sex ratio favoring women, matriarchal sub-societies and a people unfettered by the divisions of case and creed. Diverse religions live here in peaceful amicability, each enriching the state with its customs and practices. Add vibrant arts and colorful festivals, ancient shrines and delectable cuisine, and Kollad is a must stop destination.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Chief Minister Oommen Chandy inaugurated the Railway Over Bridge at Mooledom

The rail over bridge (ROB) at Mooledom was opened to the public by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Friday. The Chief Minister said the controversy over toll collection at the ROB will be settled amicably without creating any burden for the local people. Two- and three-wheelers have been exempted from paying toll while a system to exempt the vehicles of local people would be evolved soon. 

Welcoming the gathering, local MLA and Minister for Forests and Transport Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan said that of the two ROBs on which work began two years agao, the Mooledom ROB has been completed. The other one being under construction at Kumaranallore on the northern side of the town, would be completed this year itself, he said.

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