Nitin Gadkari Inaugurates 42 Km, Newly-Renovated Munnar-Bodimettu Highway, Netizens In Awe!

The extensive 42-km renovated road underwent a significant transformation with road widening, and safety and navigability enhancement.

by Tashika Tyagi
Nitin Gadkari Inaugurates 42 Km, Newly-Renovated Munnar-Bodimettu Highway, Netizens In Awe!

There is something about road trips that soothe the soul and make you happy from the inside! Especially when you’re travelling on highways with beautiful landscapes. And the newly renovated Munnar-Bodimettu highway checks out all these boxes. Inaugurated on 5th January 2024, this highway can easily pass as one of Kerala’s most picturesque highways.

Newly Renovated Highway With Kerala’s Same Old Lush Beauty!

Munnar-Bodimettu highway
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Union Minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurated the revamped, picturesque Munnar-Bodimettu road. A segment of NH-85, this newly renovated route is known as one of Kerala’s most beautiful roads. Travellers from Bengaluru will have to take the Salem-Dindigul Road to get on the NH-85 (Kochi-Dhanushkodi). Nitin Gadkari also launched the Cheruthoni Bridge that spans across the Idukki reservoir Periyar downstream today.

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What’s New & How Is The Internet Reacting To This Beauty?

Munnar-Bodimettu highway
Image Courtesy: X/@Madhusudan222

The renovated stretch – 42 kilometres long – along the Kochi-Dhanushkodi National Highway cost around ₹381 crore for its complete transformation. Some of the key highlights of the Munnar-Bodimettu highway were road widening, zebra lines, and signboard installation to improve safety and navigability. Roads on this highway were only four metres wide earlier; they have now undergone significant widening and are now 15 metres wide!

The best part, however, for us is the scenic picture this new highway paints. With clear skies, lush vegetation, and the Chokramudi Hills in the background, the Munnar-Bodimettu highway will surely leave you enthralled!

Here are some reactions by netizens that’ll make you want to take a long drive here soon!

So, plan a road trip with your friends here and live your own ZNMD road trip moment, right here in India!

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