Vallarpadam is situated next to the Bolghatty Island on the west, and linked to Kochi (Ernakulum) via the new Goshree bridges. It is about 3.5 kilometers in length in the north-south direction and hosts a population of 10,000 people. A couple of years back, reaching Vallarpadam was a pain, because one had to wait for the ferry services and the roads were so bad. Now thanks to the new projects(LNG Terminal, Container Terminal….) coming up in an around this area, Vallarpadam is well connected.Vallarpadam is about one kilometer away from the mainland.
Vallarpadam and the nearby island ‘Puthuvypeen’ (New Vypeen Island) holds great development potential because of its proximity to the international east-west trade route between Asia and Europe.
Construction going on at National Shrine- Our Lady of Vallarpadom Basilica
The newly laid railway track and railway bridge The cost for constructing the 8.86 Km long rail way path is 300 crore rupees. This is the longest rail route in India which is constructed over the river path.