Tag Archives: MC Road

Kerala KSRTC Super Fast Bus of Muvattupuzha Depot

“Stickered Up” KSRTC Super Fast RPK 127 of Muvattupuzha!

Kerala State Road Transport Corporation’s (KSRTC) Ashok Leyland Viking bus RPK 127 Super Fast of the Muvattupuzha depot runs the daily service from Thiruvananthapuram to Muvattupuzha, here spotted on the abomination of a “highway” called the MC Road, just after Kottayam in Kerala. This service is famous for its aggressiveness and speed, as are most services from the Muvattupuzha depot. The ...

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Kerala KSRTC old ordinary bus TS620 on MC Road

KSRTC’s Old Ordinary Bus TS620 “Aana Vandi” of Muvvattupuzha

Kerala State Road Transport Corporation’s ordinary bus TS620 of Muvvattupuzha deport wheezing up the curves of the MC Road on its Muvvattupuzha – Kootthattukulam run which takes it entirly though hilly areas which the old, dusty, flaky, moldy (note the moss on its roof) 14 year old (1999 model) Ashok Leyland grandfather bus still manages to endure. This old warhorse must’ve started ...

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A KSRTC Superfast careens around a bend at high speed on the MC Road in Kerala

A KSRTC Superfast on a Rollercoaster Ride!

Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) Superfast bus RNK 447 of Poovar depot in Trivandrum district careens around a sharp bend at high speed between Koothattukulam and Muvattupuzha on the MC Road in Kerala, on its run from Poovar to Thrissur. This particular stretch of road is filled with almost continuous sharp twists and turns making it it a challenging road to drive ...

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Traffic Rules Written in Malayalam

Obey Traffic Rules! By Order, Kerala Police

The most basic traffic rules written in Malayalam hang from a traffic signal post at Kalady junction on the MC Road in Kerala. (Traffic signals are called just “traffic” in Kerala. So what is traffic actually called? A “block”. Yeah we are complicated. The rules written are as follows: Don’t drink and drive. Always wear seatbelts. Do not overtake from ...

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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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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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