CHENNAI: Moving ahead with the road expansion drive in 12 arterial roads across the city, announced at the last council meeting, the city Corporation, on Thursday passed a resolution to commence work on preparing land plan schedules for the project.
Under the project the corporation would revive work on Arcot Road, where expansion is long pending. Among the new roads included to list are Nelson Manickam Road, Kaliamman Koil Street, Kodambakkam Road, Masoodi Street, Paper Mills Road, Sembium- Redhills Road, Santhome High Road, LB Road, Kalki Krishnamurthy road, Jayaraman Road and Sardar Patel Road.
Also, under the CMDA’s second master plan, the Corporation has further included Perambur Barracks Road and Strahans Road under the project. All roads except Arcot Road, LB Road and Sardar Patel will be expanded to 24 metres under the project while the three roads will be expanded to 30.50 metres.
Earlier, the Corporation had identified a total of 41 roads for expansion and pre-
paration of the report is underway by a team of retired Tahsildars and Engineers, Corporation officials said. At present, the civic body is in the process of identifying private consultancy firms for preparing the Land Plan Schedule for the 12 roads.
“We are currently in the process of acquiring the land area limits of individual owners whose lands will have to be acquired. This will take about a month’s time and the work will start thereafter,” said a Bus Routes and Roads Department Official.
According to Officials, the cumulative cost of the project will only be arrived at once the land plans are acquired and the plan schedule is prepared for the project.