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Chennai civic body tie-up with 2 univs for road grid

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The New Indian Express    23.03.2017 

Chennai civic body tie-up with 2 univs for road grid

By C Shivakumar  |  Express News Service  |   Published: 22nd March 2017 01:37 AM  |  

CHENNAI: Two universities are helping the Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA) formulate a grid of road network plans for villages along the outer ring road (ORR) and IT corridor by developing them as potential areas to absorb the future growth of the city.

The big idea is that whenever new roads or upgraded roads are laid, the work should be done in such a way that the adjoining areas get developed and a grid of roads is evolved.

The School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada, and School of Architecture and Planning in Anna University have been appointed as consultants for the project.

It is learnt that the proposals were reviewed by CMDA member-secretary recently along with officials from the local bodies. Sources informed that the initial proposal could be tweaked as some of the proposed roads have been earmarked over water bodies.

The outer ring road was evolved as part of the recommendations of first master plan for the Chennai Metropolitan Area to relieve the traffic congestion in the city by connecting the national highway in Chennai Metropolitan Area.

The 62.3-km-long outer ring road connects NH 45 (GST Road) at Vandalur, NH 4 (GWT Road) at Nazarathpet, NH 205 (CTH Road) at Nemilicherry (Thiruninravur), NH 5 (GNT Road) at Nallur and TPP road at Minjur.

The move comes as the area plans unit of CMDA is currently receiving planning permission applications for large-scale developments along the outer ring road.

 It is learnt that SAP, Anna University has proposed the grid of roads linking 24 villages along the outer ring road, while SAP, Vijayawada is formulating the grid of road network for 29 villages along the southern sector of the Chennai Metropolitan Area.

Sources said that once the grid of roads network is prepared, then detailed development plans under Section 27 of the Tamil Nadu Town and Country Planning Act  will be prepared. It will specify the ideal use of each piece of land in the area and guide infrastructure development by various departments and agencies.

Last Updated on Friday, 24 March 2017 14:34