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June 23rd, 2012
CM grants Rs.109 crore to build bridges in Chennai

Chennai: Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa  sanctioned Rs.109 crore to improve road-related infrastructure in the districts of Chennai, Thiruvallur and Kanchee­puram.This is in continuation of the initiative 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 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.