Kochi: Ending the wait of Kochi natives, the Vytilla and Kundannoor flyovers were officially inaugurated by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday.
The traffic block issues in Kochi is expected to end with the opening of the flyovers.
The two flyovers were built at a cost of Rs 165 crore, which was funded by the Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board (KIIFB). The flyovers are expected to ease the huge traffic congestion in the National Highway bypass that connects Vytilla and Aroor.
Meanwhile, the police restrained activists of 'V4Kerala' from opening the Vyttila flyover to motorists on Thursday evening.
The activists expressed outrage at the government for not permitting even ambulances on the flyovers whose work got over a month ago, despite massive traffic hold-ups at the junction. They termed the inordinate delay in opening the flyovers as unpardonable.