In the announcements made for the upcoming year, Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami stated that monetary resources to the tune of Rs.1,122 crore would be marked from the New Development Bank (NDB) for the acquisition of land for 18 projects. This would prove to be a turning point in ensuring smooth flow of traffic while expanding road infrastructure development in the city.
The plan for development includes construction of 13 flyovers at Madhavaram, Ramapuram, Akkarai, Korattur, Madhya Kailash, Kundrathur, Kattupakkam, Ambattur, Avadi, Kaiveli, Selaiyur, Vadapalani-P.T. Rajan Salai junction and Madipakkam. Two railway overbridges, two-foot overbridges and a bridge across a river will also be constructed under the Chennai City Traffic Decongestion Project.
Details pertaining to the construction of two flyovers and two road projects were also announced. This ambitious project includes the widening of a section of the East Coast Road into a six-lane highway, construction of an over-bridge at the East Coast Road-Lattice Bridge Road junction in Tiruvanmiyur, and construction of two U-shaped flyovers at Tidel Park junction.
Mr. Palaniswami stated that the four-lane GST road between Singaperumal Koil and Perungalathur would be constructed into an eight-lane highway.
The CM added that detailed project reports (DPR) and detailed feasibility reports (DFR) were being prepared for the construction of bridges, foot overbridges and link roads. It is worthy to note that the DFS will be done at a cost of 1.7 crore.