GST Road Reopened, But Repair Still On

Work underway to restore busy stretch to its original shape

Published: 19th July 2015 03:40 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th July 2015 03:40 AM   |  A+A-

Repair Still

CHENNAI:Traffic has been restored on the busy GST road, as Chennai Metro Rail workers carried out repair work through the night after a portion of the road caved in on Friday evening. The stretch which is key to accessing the airport posed anxious moments to people trying to catch their flight on time.

A traffic police official, however, said that although traffic has been restored, work is continuing to restore the road to its original state. A senior Metro Rail official said that the incident happened due to rain, and added that Chennai Metro Rail will ensure that such things do not occur again.

“Our people are attending to it. We will hold an internal inquiry,” he said.

Meanwhile, Chennai Metro Rail is preparing a counter affidavit after Gammon India approached the Madras High court seeking a stay on the termination of its contract by Chennai Metro Rail.

The hearing was posted on Monday. Gammon India’s contract was terminated on July 13 after which it approached Madras HC. The court has asked both Gammon and Chennai Metro Rail to resolve the issue amicably.

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