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Construction : Web Exclusive | May 2013 | Source : Construction Update

Work incomplete on several bridges in Chennai

Media reports say that work on several bridges and flyovers in Chennai is incomplete and and in a few cases like Rettai Eri junction and Korattur railway level crossing, where a new bridge and a subway were announced in 2010, are yet to begin. Chennai Corporation, Southern Railway and State highways are the three major players involved in executing these projects and almost all bridge work in Chennai are running behind schedule.

The Chennai corporation executes Mint flyover project and only 70 per cent work is completed. The facility is scheduled to be ready by next year. In Vyasarpadi, work on the Rs 80.68 crore Vyasarpadi road overbridge to replace existing vehicular subway began in 2010 under the highways department and Southern Railway. The work got delayed due to delay in land acquisition and shifting of storm water drains.

Moolakadai junction: The construction of the Rs 49.55 corre flyover at Moolakadai junction on GNT road has been hit due to delay in land acquisition and shifting water pipelines.

Karuku-Ambattur: Paper work is over. The subway on completion will decongest Ambattur, Pudur and Oragadam.

Korrkupet: The bridge is a long-pending demand of residents. This is an example of a project getting stuck between Chennai corporation and Southern Railway and delayed.

Porur: The project much promoted by the real estate lobby has been pending for the last two years.

Thirumangalam: The flyover at the intersection of second Avenue Anna Nagar and Mogappair road-Inner Ring road began in 2011 and is progressing at snail’s pace.

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