CM grants Rs.109 crore to build bridges

Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Friday sanctioned Rs.109 crore to improve road-related infrastructure in the districts of Chennai, Thiruvallur and Kancheepuram.

Published: 23rd June 2012 08:14 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd June 2012 11:34 AM   |  A+A-

Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Friday sanctioned Rs.109 crore to improve road-related infrastructure in the districts of Chennai, Thiruvallur and Kanchee­puram. This is in continuation of the directive of the CM for laying new roads and constructing railway bridges and carrying out maintenance works on existing structures across the State at a cost of `3,793 crore.

“Construction of foot overbridges, subways, flyover, skywalk, high-level bridge and submersible bridges will ease traffic congestion and reduce the journey time”, an official release here said.

A skywalk, costing `20 crore, will soon connect Park Station on EVR Road (Poon­amallee High Road), Central Railway Station and Rajiv Gandhi Government Hospital. A flyover (`40 crore) on Jawaharlal Nehru Road will stretch through the area of Kaliyamman Kovil and the Mofussil bus terminus  entra­nce. A three-lane foot overbridge, costing `8 crore, will be built across the Coovum river, on Periyar EVR Road at Aminjikarai. Two-lane foot overbridges, one  on Mount-Poonamallee-Avadi Road and the other  on Singaperumal Kovil-Sriperumpudur-Thiruvallur-Red Hills Road will cost `5 crore and `2 crore respectively.

Five subways, costing `3.5 crore each, will be constr­ucted at Anna Road near St Thomas Mount; GST Road near Guindy-MKN Road jun­ction; near Malladi Group of Companies at Ekkadu­thangal on Jawaharlal Nehru Road; near Kasi Theatre on Jawaharlal Nehru Road and near Koyambedu bus terminus on Jawaharlal Nehru Road.

A bridge on the Mount-Poonamallee-Avadi Road would be widened at a cost of `1 crore and a high-level bridge will be laid on Karanodai-Minjur Road at a cost of `9 crore. Two submersible bridges will come up on Kodambakkam-Sriperumpudur Road (`2 crore and `1 crore respectively) and another submersible bridge will be constructed on Tambaram-Mudichur-Sriperumpudur Road for `2 crore.

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