Tag Archives: Kerala Roads

A photo of the MC Road in Kerala

The MC Road Framed by Walls of Greenery

The Main Central Road (MC Road) in Kerala connects the state capital Thiruvananthapuram with central Travancore districts, ending at Angamaly in Ernakulam district. The road was built by Raja Kesavadas, the erstwhile Diwan of Travancore. The road passes through mountainous terrain, heavily populated in pockets. Here the road is seen in Kottayam district, flanked by walls of greenery on all ...

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KSRTC Superfast Bus

KSRTC Superfast on a Long Journey…

A brilliantly liveried Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) Superfast bus on its way to Thiruvananthapuram seen near Aluva in the suburbs of Ernakulam on a bright morning. These distinctly liveried red-and-yellow buses are the preferred mode of transportation in Kerala as they have only very limited stops and are notorious for their high speeds. The road is the National ...

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MC Road flooded and potholed near Tiruvalla Kerala

Broken and Flooded MC Road near Tiruvalla, Kerala

Cars “swim” through a waterlogged MC Road near Tiruvalla in Kerala. The state of the “lifeline” road of central south Kerala is deplorable and this is not the only location where the road is in this condition, rather it is one of many. Deep gorges hide beneath the water, holding up traffic and causing long traffic jams and misery. Only ...

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View through the front windshield inside a KSRTC Superfast bus

Front-Row Seat View from Inside a KSRTC Superfast

Kerala State Road Transport Corporation’s (KSRTC) Superfast bus RSC 587 of Adoor rumbles along the MC Road between Kaladi and Ankamali. This photo was taken inside the bus through the front windshield over the driver’s shoulder, where the front-row seat view through the plate glass window shows the commanding driver’s position, exceptionally good road and the unruly traffic on it, ...

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Kerala: An Elephant on a Truck

A common scene in Kerala: An elephant being transported standing on a truck. It is even more common to see the Pachyderms being transported walking along the road, but this is becoming lesser due to the heat and humidity of the state. Elephants are known to become violent owing to those long walks. Captured somewhere on the MC Road between ...

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An “Olympics” at Kollam!

A private bus named “Olympics” plying on the NH 744 near Kollam, Kerala. The bus is a city-suburban bus service, plying from Chavara to Perumpuzh via Neendakara, Chinnakkada (Kollam), Kareekode, Chandanathoppu and Keralapuram. The bus like all other private city services in Kerala is a body built on a truck chassis. But these private buses form a majority of public ...

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