Traffic block in Kuthiran as visitors flock to see tunnel
Vadakkencherry: Traffic was disrupted in the Vadakkencherry-Mannuthi national highway after many people flocked to see Kuthiran tunnel in the route. When the people started parking their vehicles on the access road to the tunnel, traffic was disrupted.
As those who entered the tunnel started driving very slowly to watch the tunnel, there was huge rush of vehicles inside it. Following this, a traffic jam was formed outside the tunnel in the old road in Vazhukkumpara.
Highway police tried to control the traffic but could not reduce the congestion. The traffic was finally cleared late at night.
In addition to enjoying the views of the tunnel, the people also stopped to take photos and videos.
People came from different districts to enjoy the journey through the first tunnel road in Kerala. Most of them were from Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thrissur, and Ernakulam districts.
Parking in front of the tunnel caused traffic jams but the highway police controlled the traffic. Passengers also stopped by to enjoy a small waterfall on the roadside as they exit the tunnel.