Q. Kuthiran Tunnel was sometimes seen in the news. The tunnel is located in which of the following state/UT?

[A] Arunachal Pradesh

[B] Assam

[C] Kerala

[D] Jammu and Kashmir

Answer: C

Recently the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari instructed to open one side of the Kuthiran Tunnel in Kerala. 

About the Kuthiran Tunnel: 

  • This is the first road tunnel in Kerala and it will drastically improve connectivity to Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. 
  • The 1.6 km long tunnel is designed through Peechi- Vazahani wildlife sanctuary. 
  • The road will improve connectivity to important ports and towns in North – South Corridor without endangering wildlife. 

Source: PIB