Her great grand father built the Durbar Hall in Cochin and the Town Hall in Trichur and it was during his time that the roads to Munnar, Trichur and Chittur were constructed and macadamised.
Surfaces include macadamised surfacing; corduroy surfacing exists in two areas, 560 metres and 765 metres west of Devil's Elbow; stone pitching exists in a number of places, many in excellent condition.
They recommended the building of new sections of road to avoid obstructions, eased steep slopes and directed the relaying of existing road-beds with carefully graded stones to create a dry, fast-running surface ( known as Macadamising ).
This design, sometimes known as " macadamising ", was developed by John MacAdam, a British engineer . " Corduroy roads " were also utilised in places, possibly the result of repairs to boggy sections of the road by bullock drivers.
". . . a quiet little town of some 3000 inhabitants spread out in straggling allotments down to the water's edge, intermingled with gardens and shrubberies and half rural in its aspect . . . The main streets are macadamised, but the outlying ones and most of the footpaths retain their native state from the loose sand-the all pervading element of Western Australia-productive of intense glare or much dust in the summer and dissolving into slush during the rainy season ."