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So the Cochin International Airport will not be operational till Aug 18th(Sat), until further notice. This measure had to be taken due to the flooding situation at the Airport's runway which makes it extremely risky for flights to take-off or land.
Army troops making a bridge using trees & trunks in flood devastated Wayanad in Kerala to rescue stranded people.
This location is Edapuzha, road has been washed away and either sides of the cemented bridge portion of the bridge has also collapsed.
Video : @nte_keralam
Did you know.? The Varapuzha bridge on NH 17 is a cantilever bridge spanning the Periyar river between Varapuzha and Cheranallur.
Varapuzha Bridge is the first bridge in Kerala to be constructed using Balanced Cantilever technique(120m span) and also the first bridge in Kerala where Caisson floating technique was adopted. The construction of the bridge won the National award for the Most Outstanding Bridge(1999) of Indian Institution of Bridge Engineers. On 16 January 2001, Varapuzha Bridge was opened to traffic.
Cochin International Airport is the busiest and largest airport in Kerala. As of 2017, the Cochin International Airport caters to 63.86% of the total air passenger movement in Kerala. It is also the fourth busiest airport in India in terms of international traffic and seventh busiest overall. In fiscal year 2017-18, the airport handled around 10.2 million passengers with a total of 68,898 aircraft movements. The airport is a primary base for Air India Express operations which is also headquartered in the city.
On 18 August 2015, Cochin International Airport became the world's first fully solar powered airport with the inauguration of a dedicated solar plant. On 26 July 2018, the airport was selected for the coveted Champion of the Earth award, the highest environmental honour instituted by the United Nations.
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Did you know this story behind Fort Kochi.? Kochi was a fishing village in the Kingdom of Kochi in the pre-colonial Kerala. The territory that would be later known as Fort Kochi was granted to the Portuguese in 1503 by the Rajah of Kochi, after the forces of Afonso de Albuquerque helped him fighting the forces of Saamoothiri of Kozhikode. The Rajah also gave them permission to build Fort Emmanuel near the waterfront to protect their commercial interests. The first part of the name Fort Kochi comes from this fort, which the Dutch later destroyed. The Portuguese built their settlement behind the fort, including a wooden church, which was rebuilt in 1516 as a permanent structure, today known as the St Francis Church.
Fort Kochi remained in Portuguese possession for 160 years. In 1683 the Dutch captured the territory from the Portuguese, destroyed many Portuguese institutions, particularly Catholic including convents. The Dutch held Fort Kochi in their possession for 112 years until 1795, when the British took control by defeating the Dutch. Foreign control of Fort Kochi ended in 1947 with the Indian independence.