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 the Government and work would start once approval was received.