The Aluva-Edappally stretch of National Highway 47 in Kochi is to be widened into four-lane one to facilitate traffic during the metro rail works. The Kochi Metro Rail authorities already taken initiative for this. The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has given its consent for the widening of the stretch. The National Highway will be widened by evacuating encroachments on either side but without acquiring additional land.
The road will be widened by around five metre to ensure smooth four-lane traffic even as eight metre of the highway’s centre is barricaded for metro viaduct construction, said a KMRL spokesperson.