Kallar – Ambasamudram road which is also known as “Travancore Passway” built by the British, couple of centuries ago, was a road linking Thiruvananthapuram and Thirunelveli from the pre-independence period and that is now in disuse. The road would be highly benefited as the the distance between Thiruvananthapuram and Thirunelveli can be reduced considerably. At present one has to travel a distance of 240kms to reach Thirunelveli from Thiruvananthapuram.
The Travancore Passway has a lot to tell about British invasion and the bloodshed which occurred after that. As the road was connecting Travancore and Tamilnadu it was named Travancore Passway.
History says, Kulathupuzha – Kallar – Thirunelveli road was also planned, evidence shown in Travancore records. The road starts from Kallar which is in Nedumangad Taluk and ends in Papanasham near Thirunelveli.
Kerala State Government is fully ignoring the potential of this road but on the other side Tamilnadu is has developed the road up to the border.
News Sourced from “Mathrubhumi”