CHENNAI:Chennaiites were relieved a bit from traffic congestion on Friday morning after Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa inaugurated three flyovers through video conferencing at the Secretariat.
The Moolakkadai flyover was built at a cost of Rs 49.55 crore, Vyasarpadi flyover at Rs 80.68 crore and the one at Thirumangalam costs Rs 60.23 crore.
Inauguration of one arm of the Vyasarpadi flyover from Sathya Moorthy Nagar Main Road to Basin Bridge relieved residents of North Chennai from traffic congestion, especially when Vyasarpadi subway and Ganeshapuram subway were submerged, which connects people from Mullai Nagar, Sathya Moorthy Nagar, MKB Nagar in Vyasarpadi, Kodungaiyur, Erukancheri, Moolakadai and Ganeshapuram and BB Road in Perambur to other parts of the city.
The four-lane flyover, which starts at Basin Bridge Road, splits into two-lanes on each side, one reaching Erukancheri High Road and the other Sathya Moorthy Nagar Main Road.
Opening the Thirumangalam flyover must have made thousands of commuters and residents in and around Anna Nagar and on 100 Feet Road very happy, who otherwise have to put to a lot of hardship because of the traffic congestion and inundation roads in the area.
The project, which was started in 2011, was due for completion in 2013 but the work had dragged on for years, because of various reasons like the tunnelling work for the Chennai Metro Rail, traffic movement, and other delays like land acquisition.
The 800-metre long Thirumangalam flyover would benefit people from Anna Nagar, Mogappair, Padi, Ambattur, Kolathur, Madhavaram and Red Hills.