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Hi,
this is a thread which can be used to post updates about news about projects,developmental activities in Eastern parts of Ernakulam district. as @Dileepks suggested: it may be used to post news and updates about the area outside Cochin UA and under Muvattupuzha,Kunnathunadu and Kothamangalam Talukas.

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MUVATTUPUZHA
Muvattupuzha is a old centre east of Aluva during the earlier times. it is the headquarters of Muvattupuzha taluka. it is also the starting point of the river with the same name- Muvattupuzha. The town lies in the eastern-central midlands and planes starting just east of Kochi city and stretches further to the east up to Thodupuzha-Moolamattom and Vannappuram.

Muvattupuzha was part of old Travancore kingdom for around 250 years and before that it was part of Edappally Swaroopam/Vadakkumkoor/Keezhmalnad respectively in past centuries. The town had prominence as a hill produce market owing to the connectivity through the Muvattupuzha river to reach the then major port city of Alappuzha in the earlier times. In the start of last century, Aarakkuzha, a village 6 kms south of Muvattupuzha was the main centre. The region was known as Arakuzha Pakuthi(Taluka) before. In the earlier times, The town was connected to Vaikom and Piravom which were more prominent due to access through roads and waterways. Apart from Muvattupuzha-Vaikom road, Kothamangalam-Thrippunithura road (present NH49) and Main Central road(fully completed in 1890's) existed for long. In 1878, Thodupuzha got connectivity to Muvattupuzha - the present Muvattupuzha-Thodupuzha road earlier called as Aanachal road. Before the Kaladi bridge of MC road was built, Muvattupuzha was largely connected to Aluva for transportation purposes. Muvattupuzha became a Municipality in 1958.

The towns near by are Kothamangalam, Kolenchery-Puthenkurish,Koothattukulam, Piravom, Perumbavoor and Thodupuzha all around 15 to 20kms from Muvattupuzha.

Muvattupuzha has a large hinterland that depends on the town to propel it's growth although most of this remains untapped. Vazhakulam, Kalloorkkad, Pothanicadu, Paingottur, Parts of Kothamangalam, Nellikkuzhi, Mannoor, Pandappilly, Parts of Kunnathunad and some fringe regions of Vaikom(Peruva) and Meenachil(Veliyannur) talukas all are connected to this town.

As an example, the formation of Hubli-Dharwad municipality in Karnataka is a guideline for the future of Muvattupuzha and Kothamangalam. The twin towns of Muvattupuzha-Kothamangalam under a single municipal corporation will help this region grow and bring back the past glory. Only 2 kilometres distance separates both the municipal limits.


Muvattupuzha town is divided into two towns as of census 2011:
1. Muvattupuzha town
2. Velloorkkunnam census town


History of Muvattupuzha
http://web.archive.org/web/20011220221929/http://muvattupuzha.com/history.htm

EDIT: More photos here: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=122122706&postcount=187



Aerial view (credits: TheQuadCamBros FB) :


Thriveni Sangamam - where Three rivers(Kaliyar,Thodupuzhayar,Kothayaar) merge to form Muvattupuzha river.




* Muvattupuzha bridge in Kacherithazham completed 100 years was completed in 1913.
* it is the first concrete bridge in south India.
* Kerala government granded 1.62 crores for the renovation works and inclusion as heritage icon.
* The bridge in Thodupuzha road (Latha Palam) was constructed in 1917.




old photo of Kacherithazham,Muvattupuzha from 1980s:

BOC(now called Nehru Park), Velloorkkunnam old photo from the 1950s :


A shop in the market(kavumkara) very old snap:


Velloorkkunnam Signal Junction (Thykkavu) before. Left is towards Ernakulam and Right towards Perumbavoor:


Image Credits: FB group "Muvattupuzha (മുവാറ്റുപുഴ അന്നും ഇന്നും)", Muvattupuzha dot in http://muvattupuzha.in/article/muvattupuzha_history
Location of Muvattupuzha town:

A map of old Travancore depicting central and north Travancore with important towns of that time including Muvattupuzha.

credits: Geography textbook 4th standard Travancore 1936 (Malayalam Wikipedia)
 

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Canton Mall at 130 junction,Muvattupuzha is partly functional:
Food circle is opened now and it's not much interesting but the ambience seems good.
Gaming zone and 2 Screen 3D multiplex with 70-80 seating capacity will be opening soon.






the mall is run by someone from Pallarimangalam-Adivad area. somebody knows?
 

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Perumbavoor

Perumbavoor is a Industrial town situated surrounded by populous villages. It is the centre of Timber industry and saw mills are seen all around the town. Plywoods and other small industries are the common activities in the area. you can find most number of labours from outside Kerala here owing to this. Kodanadu,Paniyeli Poru waterfalls lies near to Perumbavur.
Oushadhi jn:


Kaladi Junction:
 

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Kothamangalam

Kothamangalam HQ of Kothamangalam taluka often called "Gatway to Highranges". a busy town comes enroute to Hillstation Munnar lies on the Aluva-Munnar highway and NH49. Nellikkuzy, 2kms from here is famous for furniture manufacturers. Hill produce and Small scale industries are the main sustenance here. Kothamangalam perhaps may be the largest Municipal area in the region.

cc:Santhosh kumar KS http://www.panoramio.com/user/5729534?comment_page=1&photo_page=1




cc: ANTONY JOHNSON http://www.panoramio.com/user/3525903?with_photo_id=31309585

Cheriya Palli, Kothamangalam


ANNS Cinema, Kothamangalam

 

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chekuthaane ..thanks..that market bus stand looks like a picture from 70's, except those pvt buses with pandi colour patterns :lol:
 

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Keralite, It is the same R/A where we turn to Munnar and Thodupuzha/Kottayam, right?
yes. that round is called Nehru park or BOC junction. looks like that photo is very old prolly from the mid 70s.
at present :
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Hi,

BOC, Vellurkkunnam old photo:


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i wonder campaigning for which election? i can read some "ernakulam"..but MVPA was a constituency (parliament) even from the very first election in 1957. So the photo is from early 50's? obviously before 1964 party division..
 

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Land survey for Perumbavoor bypass picks up momentum

Land survey for the long-pending Perumbavoor bypass project has picked up momentum and more than 50 per cent of the work has now been completed.

Sources said around 25 hectares would be acquired for the 30-metre-wide bypass road, which would be nearly four kilometres linking Palkkattuthazham Junction on the west end of the Perumbavoor town with Maruthukavala Junction on Aluva-Munnar Road, crossing the Perumbavoor-Puthenkurisu Road and Major Centre Road.

Land will be acquired in the Perumbavoor, Rayamangalam, Vengola and Marampally villages, which fall under the Kunnathunad taluk. The land acquisition orders were issued in July 2011. According to the sources, about 80 per cent of the land needed for the bypass has no human inhabitation, no places of worship. Schools or other public institutions will not be affected by the project. Six major culverts and a few minor ones will be built to avoid water-logging on the reach.

Heavy traffic on the Aluva-Munnar road and the growth of Perumbavoor town had prompted the authorities to plan the construction of a bypass in early 2010.

The work, initiated by the Public Works Department, was later handed over to the Kerala State Construction Corporation.

Financial assistance for the project, which is estimated to cost Rs.10 crore, will come from the Kerala Road Fund Board.
 
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