The Ministry of Railways has planned to build Kozhikode- Kadakola a new rail line via Kalpetta from Koyilandy to Kadakola, a suburb of Mysuru. It will start from Koyilandy and link Peramba, Mullankunnu, Niravilpuzha, Tharuvana, Kalpetta, Meenangadi, Pulpally, Krishnarajapura, H.D. Kote, Hampapura, Badiraguato, and culminate at the existing Kadakola station. It is a viable proposal for rail connectivity between Wayanad and Mysuru districts without disturbing wildlife habitats much.
The distance from Kozhikode to Mysuru will be considerably reduced by 230 kms as against the existing distance of 715 kms via Bengaluru and 507 kms via Mangalore. After the completion of the proposed Thirunavaya-Guruvayoor rail line, which has already been approved by the Railway Board, the rail route from Bengaluru via Mysuru, Kozhikode, Guruvayur, Ernakulam to Thiruvananthapuram will be the shortest linking Kerala to Karnataka. The new routes will reduce the travel distance from Bengaluru to Thiruvananthapuram by almost 120 kms and from Mysuru to Thiruvananthapuram by about 330 kms, thus benefiting travelers from south Kerala also.