The toll plaza at Thiruvallam is coming up as part of the Kazhakoottam-Carrot bypass. Construction of the toll plaza was started by the National Highways Authority. The toll plaza will be constructed at Thiruvallam junction, 300 meters from the Thiruvallam bridge. Construction is expected to be completed within three months.
Toll collection within two months
Toll collection will start in two months as soon as the permanent toll plaza is constructed. Toll plaza will be at different places for vehicles going in both directions. Until the completion of the new toll plaza, a temporary toll plaza will be set up one kilometer beyond the Thiruvallam junction. The tender has been invited for hiring staff for toll collection at the temporary toll plaza.
The toll will be fixed soon
The National Highways Authority has started the process of fixing toll rates for various types of vehicles. In addition, tender procedures have been initiated inviting agencies to operate the toll plaza. The toll will be collected by the contractors.
The first decision was in the pond
Initially, it was decided to set up a toll plaza at Akkulam. However, the state government had intervened to set up a toll plaza in the Akkulam area, including the Technopark, on the Thiruvallam-Vellar route. However, as Thiruvalla is also located within the city limits, toll collection will affect daily commuters coming to the city from Kovalam, National Highways Authority officials said. Such passengers can reach the city by other routes from Vellar Junction to avoid paying toll. Alternatively, you can buy discount coupons issued by the National Highways Authority and travel through the toll plaza.