Neerodi-Kanyakumari road link to ease traffic

The coastal town of Neerodi in Kerala would be linked to Kanyakumari to ease traffic in towns including in this city, Thuckalay and Marthandam, official sources said.

Last Updated: Mar 30, 2012, 12:41 PM IST

Nagercoil: The coastal town of Neerodi in
Kerala would be linked to Kanyakumari to ease traffic in towns
including in this city, Thuckalay and Marthandam, official
sources said.

They said the work on 63 km stretch, estimated to cost Rs
40 crore, would begin this year.

There was a plan to construct bridges across Panttivaikkal
at Rajakkamangalamthurai and across Tamirabarani estuary to
connect Thengapattinam and Erayammanthurai at an estimated
cost of Rs 25 crore, they said.

Vehicles could come directly from the four lane road from
Kanyakumari to this road to Neerodi and Thiruvananthapuram
airport via Poziyur and Kovalam beach. Point to Point bus
services to Thiruvananthapuram could also be operated through
this road, freeing vehicular traffic within the district, the
sources said.

Kanyakumari Collector S Nagarajan had sent the proposal to
to the Government and work would start once approval was
received, they said.

PTI