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Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Chennai infrastructure to get a facelift

Yet another statement to prove that politicians get active before the elections:-

In a bid to decongest traffic and prevent the metropolis, which is attracting lot of it majors, going the 'Bangalore way', Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today ordered construction of four river bridges, six flyovers and widening of several roads in the city at a cost of Rs 525 crore.

The proposed river bridges were: a new bridge across Adyar river in Adyar, a bridge at Ennore, a bridge across the Buckingham canal at the Sardar Patel road in Adyar, from where the new it highway is coming up and a bridge across Cooum river near Mogappair.

The proposed flyovers were Vyasarpadi in GNT road, Thirumangalam-Mogappair junction, Moolakadi in GNT road, Porur, Halda junction at Guindy and at inner ring road at Vadapalani.

Recently, Union IT Minister Dayananidhi Maran had cautioned the state government that IT industry in the city might shift from Chennai, if the problem of traffic congestion was not tackled.


  • The possibility of 'Widening of roads' becoming true is remote... It will take a long time for them to clear the congested roads and settle the legal battles with the residents. I heard even in a remote area like Perungudi (tharamani road), people were not convinced with Govt proposals and hesistant to leave quickly.

    In which case, how will it happen easily within the city?

    By Blogger Ram.C, at 11:35 AM  

  • All the projects that have been listed will sure provide short term benefits. But the same happened a few years back when the flyovers were built in Chennai. Wonder if any of these guys will think of a long term solution (at least for the next 40-50 years).

    Development of New Bombay is a good example and wish these projects follow that example.

    By Blogger vee-jay, at 1:11 PM  

  • True that all these projects are Election oriented but the end results is the benefits for the city, if done in time...as rain also caused havoc in trichy side...Govt.defnly need to do some speedy action

    By Blogger Shrinivas, at 2:54 PM  

  • If the projects materialise, it still is good for the city.
    We should all fight to have elections more frequently.

    By Blogger SLN, at 3:40 PM  

  • Flyovers at Porur and Vadapalani Junctions are long overdue. Especially after the establishment of CMBT. But this should be complemented with the widening of Arcot Road for these projects to be effective as both of these fall in Arcot Road. The flyover at Porur will be very useful during peak hours with many buses moving in the Sriperumbudur side for the numerous industries and colleges located there.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:15 AM  

  • It is a pity that the Government has been reduced to flyover retoric - They're making the same mistake that T R Baalu, in a hurry to satisfy the people who put him into office, made as soon as he took up his post as Surface Transport Minister - He too, announced flyovers for the city.

    Flyovers dont reduce traffic, they just regulate it (and that too, if you look at the flyovers built by Stalin's administration about 7 years ago, its a wonder that anybody uses them, they're so badly designed). What is really needed in large scale investment in a transit system - They could pump in more money into the MRTS or build a Metro (which is being planned). Flyovers wont help.

    By Blogger Dynesh, at 12:28 PM  

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