Vyttila

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Vyttila is one of the most prominent junctions of Kerala state
Vyttila
വൈറ്റില
Suburb
Vyttila Junction - A harthal day view
Vyttila Junction - A harthal day view
Coordinates: 9°58′08″N 76°19′05″E / 9.969°N 76.318°E / 9.969; 76.318Coordinates: 9°58′08″N 76°19′05″E / 9.969°N 76.318°E / 9.969; 76.318
Country  India
State Kerala
District Ernakulam
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Temple office

Vyttila (Malayalam: വൈറ്റില) is an intersection as well as the name of a region in the city of Kochi, in the state of Kerala, India. It is one of the largest as well as the busiest intersections in Kerala. This node intersects the main north-south artery of the state of Kerala, namely, the National Highway 47, with three city roads of Kochi viz, the S. A. Road (east-west), the Vyttila-Petta Road, and the Thammanam Road.

The name Vyttila is said to be evolved from the word "Vayal Thala" meaning the main part of the paddy field. Once the area including Elamkulam, were paddy fields and paddy cultivation was the main source of income. The paddy field existed from Ernakulam, Girinagar, Panampilly Nagar, Gandhi Nagar, Jawahar Nagar, Kumarananshan Nagar and extended to Kaniyampuzha and Panamkutyy bridge. Some also say that because there existed a bunch of dacoits, who murdered and looted the travelers the name evolved from "VAZHITHALA". Once the Puthenpalam bridge that connected Chilavennoor Lake and Chettichira was the only link from Vayalthala with Ernakulam.

Vyttila hosts the Kochi Mobility Hub, which converges different ways of surface transport (namely, local as well as long distance buses, rail, Metro Rail and inland water transport) to the city onto a single node.[1]

Vyttila is also the name of the region in the city of Kochi, of which the Vyttila Intersection is a part. Until 1967, Vyttila was a panchayat. The November 1967 order of the Kerala Legislative Assembly amalgamated Vyttila to the newly formed Kochi Corporation.

Vyttila approaching

Chalikavattom[edit]

Chalikavattom Placed in nearby vytila around 1 km

Vyttila Mobility Hub[edit]

Main article: Vyttila Mobility Hub
A view of Vyttila Mobility Hub

Vyttila is home for the Vyttila Mobility Hub, which converges different modes of surface transport (namely, local as well as long distance buses, rail, Metro Rail and inland water transport) to the city of Kochi onto a single node. Phase-1 of the project consists of a Bus Terminal with 13 bus bays, each of which can park 5 buses.[2] Thus, when Phase-1 is completed, the terminal can handle as many as 65 buses at a time.[2] Part of the proposed Phase-1 was commissioned on 26 February 2011.[3][1] well before completion of the phase, owing to a political decision to inaugurate the terminal before declaration of the State Election which is anticipated on 1 March 2011. What was so far was commissioned consists of 4 of the proposed 13 bus bays. 3 more bus bays are presently under construction. The mobility hub is located north-east of the Vyttila Intersection, in the area between Kaniyampuzha Road and Poonithura Village Office. Vyttila is the node of the city that connects it to the neighbouring districts viz, Thrissur, Alappuzha, Kottayam and Idukki.

Vyttila by-pass[edit]

The Aroor-Edapally streatch of the National Highway 47, even though built a couple of decades back, as a highway, to by-pass the city of Kochi, has now become a busy city road, necessitating the construction of a newer by-pass, a little more eastward to the city (which is already proposed in the Kochi Master Plan).

The Vytilla Junction on the bypass is the biggest and busiest road intersection in the state. It connects the district headquarters of Kottayam, Alleppey etc. to the Kochi city centre.

Vyttila Junction - A harthal day view-

Major Organizations[edit]

Vyttila is home to hospitals like the Welcare Hospital and the Mother & Child Hospital. The State Bank of India, State Bank of Travancore, Punjab National Bank, Corporation Bank, Vijaya Bank, Bank of Baroda, Federal Bank, South Indian Bank all have branches in this area. Toc H Public School, St. Rita's H.S Ponnurunni, C.K.C.L.P.S are schools located in Vyttila. There are several supermarkets (prominent among them include V-Mart and the Margin Free Market chain of mini-super markets) in this area in addition to several mom & pop stores and pharmacies. Eateries like K.R Bakes, Aryaas, Best Bakers, delight Bakers and traditional 'Thattukadas' are also decent hangouts for people across age groups in the junction.

Schools[edit]

Vyttila hosts the following schools

Foreign language colleges[edit]

  • Traum Academy for German & French languages

Places of worship[edit]

  • Sree Narayaneshwaram Temple, Ponnurunni
  • Kavalampillil Neelingattu Bagavathy Temple
  • Vytilla Siva Subramonia Temple
  • Ayyampillikavu Devi Temple
  • Sharon Fellowship Church, Opp. K.S.E.B Off., Vyttila.
  • Sharon Fellowship Church, Thykoodam. .
  • Ignatious Noorono Jacobite Church, Ponnurunni
  • Chalikavattom Juma Masjid
  • Juma Masjid Eroor
  • Salafi Masjid, Vyttila
  • Kavalampilly Dharma Daiva Temple, Junior Janatha Road

Shopping and entertainment[edit]

The Kundannoor-Edapally stretch of the National Highway 47 passing through Vyttila, is home for a best shopping experience at Kerala. Multicomplex TheGold Souk Grande Kochi|Gold Souk]] is located in Vyttila on NH Bypass. The mall has 4 Screen Multiplex Cinemas, Spacious Hypermarkets, Food courts, Restaurants and branded retail outlets. LULU mall, the one stop shop for all the shopping purpose, is located on the way from Vyttila to Edapally. There are several supermarkets (prominent among them include Bismi Hypermart, Big Mart and the Margin Free Market) in this area in addition to several mom & pop stores and pharmacies. Eateries like Hotel Anugraha, K.R Bakes, Aryaas, Best Bakers, Delight Bakers, Rasam Restaurant, Naalukettu, Shaapp Food, Salt & Pepper cafe and traditional 'Thattukadas' are also decent hangouts for people across age groups in the junction. The Oberon Mall, another multiplex mall in Kochi with its cinemax theatres, is also situated along the way from Vyttila to Edappally.

Adjacent regions[edit]

Janatha, Power-house, Thykoodam, Kaniampuzha, and Ponnurunni all located in close proximity to Vyttila. Vyttila is now more of a commercial location. However the area surrounding the junction are still thickly populated.

The roads and lanes on either side of S.A. Road and the NH are filled with residential buildings. There are residents associations for each area in Vyttila. The Vyttila Residents Welfare Association is prominent among them. The association which is based at Maplachery Road, covers the entire south-west area from Vyttila junction with Maplachery Road and Bank Road as its borders.

Business[edit]

Vyttila has many business headquarters. Few of them are :

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