Bus route roads to get granite footpaths - The New Indian Express

Bus route roads to get granite footpaths

Published: 22nd November 2012 08:19 AM

Last Updated: 22nd November 2012 08:19 AM

The Chennai Corporation has come up with a proposal to re-lay the city’s footpaths on all the bus route roads with granite kerbs and slabs. The proposal covers eight zones in Chennai - Tondiarpet, Thiru Vi Ka Nagar, Anna Nagar, Teynampet, Kodambakkam, Alandur and Adyar - covering a total of 71 roads.

Budgeted at a cost of Rs 42.75 crore, the civic body is slated to open the tender on December 6 and present it for approval before the council by the end of December. “If things go smoothly and the tenders get approved, work might commence from January. We have given a schedule of four months for work to be completed,” said an official.

Zone IX, Teynampet, is set to be the longest area covered, with 21 bus route roads getting new footpaths, at a total length of 15.66 kms.

Tank Bund Road, Sterling Road, 70 Scheme Road, Greams Road, Thiru Vi Ka Salai, Valluvar Kottam High Road, Thyagaraya Road, North Usman Road, Luz Church Road and Chamiers Road are some of the other roads included. Teynampet alone will get a total of 62,620 sq km of new footpaths at a cost of Rs 13.65 crore.

Kodambakkam (Zone X)  is the second longest area with 13 roads, including Dr Nair Road, parts of South Usman Road, Thyagaraya Road, Duraiswamy Road and Tamniah Road, at a total length of 9.85 sq kms.

Pantheon Road, Purasawalkam High Road, Whannels Road, Halls Road, Casa Major Road and Gandhi Irwin Road, among others, will receive new footpaths in the Royapuram Zone for a total length of 6.82 kms.

Anna Nagar’s Shanthi Colony, Kathipara Road, Indira Nagar’s Second and Third Avenue roads, Besant Nagar’s Second Avenue Road, Mahatma Gandhi Road and Choolai High Road are among the other roads listed under the civic body’s proposal.

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