CHENNAI: The State Government has asked Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA) to study the impact of the proposed Chennai-Bengaluru Industrial Corridor (CBIC) on Chennai Metropolitan Area.
Sources said during the review by the Housing secretary earlier this month, it was decided to study the impact of the project on the city and a proposal on how the industrial project can be integrated with the development plan for Chennai Metropolitan Area.
This comes after Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) prepared a master-plan after the Union government requested it to formulate “Infrastructure Development Program for CBIC. Tamil Nadu will have to invest $22,965 million in developing the corridor which will span across seven districts of the State, covering nearly 30,000 sqkilometres.
In Tamil Nadu, besides Chennai (175sqkm), Tiruvallur (3,394sqkm), Kancheepuram (4,483sqkm), Tiruvannamalai (6,188sqkm), Vellore (6,075sqkm), Dharmapuri (4,497sqkm) and Krishnagiri (5,129sqkm) will benefit from the project.
Interestingly, the newly expanded Chennai Metropolitan Area will be the one which will benefit the most as it encompasses Kanchipuram and Tiruvallur districts and Arakonam in Vellore district.
Interestingly, the Secretary has asked CMDA that while making statutory notification on expansion for Chennai Metropolitan Area, they should simultaneously prepare plans for the expanded area.
Interestingly, JICA master-plan has proposed to develop Ponneri in Tiruvallur district, as engine of growth for CBIC.
The master plan has taken into account the widening of Northern Port access road (linking Ennore Port to Thatchur) to six lanes, besides the 62-km Outer Ring Road (Vandalur to Minjur) and 129-km Chennai Peripheral Ring Road (Mamallapuram to Ennore).
Interestingly, the rail link from Avadi to Guduvanchery, via Sriperumbudur and Oragadam, to be built at an estimated cost of `1,295 crore is also on the master plan besides the Chennai Port-Maduravoyal elevated road to boost connectivity of Ponneri.
The CBIC will span across seven
districts in the State covering nearly
30,000 square kilometres
The corridor was envisaged to have industries ranging from Information Technology, textiles and leather in the districts between Chennai and Bengaluru
Besides Chennai (175 sqkm), the other districts that get covered in the corridor are: Tiruvallur (3,394 sqkm), Kancheepuram (4,483sqkm), Tiruvannamalai (6,188sqkm), Vellore (6,075), Dharmapuri (4,497sqkm) and Krishnagiri (5,129sqkm)
Tamil Nadu will have to invest
$22,965 million in developing the
corridor, according to JICA