2010: The Inauguration of a Short but Pivotal Road on India’s Malabar Coast

September 14, 2010

On southwestern India’s Malabar Coast, the first segment of a road in the seaport city of Kollam in the state of Kerala was formally dedicated. This road in Kollam’s neighborhood of Asramam was developed to help reduce traffic congestion in the nearby section of Chinnakada. One of the busiest parts of Kerala, Chinnakada is widely considered to be the heart of that city. Construction on the Asramam Link Road had begun in 2005.

The initial 2.2-mile (3.5-kilometer) stretch of this bypass route was inaugurated by G. Sudhakaran, who served as Kerala’s minister for cooperation from 2006 to 2011. Other public officials taking part in that Tuesday dedication ceremony included V. Rajendrababu, the mayor of Kollam. In its present-day form, the Asramam Link Road has a total length of 3.8 miles (6.1 kilometers).

Photo Credit: Arunvrparavur (licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en)

For more information on the Asramam Link Road, please check out https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asramam_Link_Road

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