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Rs.8 crore sanctioned to improve city roads

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The Hindu       22.01.2015  

Rs.8 crore sanctioned to improve city roads

Corporation Commissioner stresses need to follow road discipline

Safety mission:NSS volunteers of American College taking out road safety awareness rally from Mattuthavani Bus Stand on Wednesday.— Photo: R. Ashok
Safety mission:NSS volunteers of American College taking out road safety awareness rally from Mattuthavani Bus Stand on Wednesday.— Photo: R. Ashok

The Madurai Corporation has been sanctioned Rs.8 crore exclusively to improve city roads and thereby create better road infrastructure.

This fund was given to the civic body by the State government under the Tamil Nadu Urban Roads Infrastructure Fund (TURIF) and it will be utilised soon for creating a better road network . “We are having Rs.8 crore for undertaking road works and, if required, additional funds will be mobilised from other sources,” Commissioner C. Kathiravan told The Hindu on Wednesday.

He was replying to a question on the bad condition of city roads and hardships caused to motorists and public. The corporation is ready to spend money from funds allotted through Integrated Urban Development Mission and from the general fund also, he added.

Mr. Kathiravan informed this before flagging off a road safety awareness rally by students organised as a part of the Road Safety Weekcelebrations in association with Voice Trust, American College and Surabhi Suzuki at Mattuthavani omni bus stand.

He emphasised the need to avoid rash driving and follow road discipline to prevent accidents. “There should be a good road culture. Unfortunately, we see road accidents and traffic violations on the one side and pavements/platforms being occupied by shops on the other. If road accidents have to be averted, we all have to follow the rules and also wear helmet while driving two-wheelers,” he said.

Mayor V. V. Rajan Chellappa, who flagged off the rally, appealed to motorists to practise self-regulation.

A. Madhavan, senior interventional cardiologist, Apollo Speciality Hospitals, said that human body was like a temple and it should have only natural death. “Loss of life in an accident puts the family in misery. Remember always that your family members are depending on you,” he told the youngsters.

 

Chennai Corporation decides to widen roads as 'flyovers won’t ease traffic congestion'

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The Times of India        30.12.2014

Chennai Corporation decides to widen roads as 'flyovers won’t ease traffic congestion'

 

CHENNAI: The Chennai Corporation on Monday decided to widen a few more roads to ease traffic congestion in the city. "From now on, we will ease traffic congestion in the city by widening roads and not by building flyovers," Mayor Saidai S Duraisamy said during the council meeting.

The corporation has decided to widen three more roads -- Valluvar Kottam high road, Kodambakkam high road and Annai Nagar in Perungudi. Hitherto, the civic body had taken up a total of 24 heavily congested main roads to be widened.

Private consultants are carrying out preliminary procedures such as a land plan schedule and social impact assessment.

The previous DMK regime built 15 flyovers and subways. The present AIADMK regime has carried out detailed studies for eight grade separator projects and opened two flyovers, five bridges and three subways, according to a corporation official.

"It is now accepted world over that flyovers are not the solution to traffic problems. In fact, if not planned properly, a flyover can only transfer congestion from one junction to another," the official said.

"Therefore, it is extremely important to plan new flyovers based on detailed feasibility studies and with stakeholder consultations as huge public funds are involved in the construction of flyovers along with large scale land acquisition of private lands."

The mayor promised to complete all the proposed road works by April next year. 

 

Corporation proposes to re-lay damaged roads at Rs. 16.30 crore

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The Hindu       28.11.2014  

Corporation proposes to re-lay damaged roads at Rs. 16.30 crore

Proposal to repair roads damaged due to recent rains, by using plastic waste

The City Municipal Corporation has proposed to re-lay damaged roads at a total of Rs. 16.30 crore in all the four zones in the city.

The Commissionerate of Municipal Administration, Chennai has asked the Corporation to submit a proposal for carrying out re-laying of roads in areas that were damaged due to under ground drainage work and Mettur – Salem Dedicated Water Supply Scheme.

The order directed the Corporation to submit a proposal to repair roads damaged due to recent rains, by using plastic waste.

Also, drainage works could also be undertaken, the order said.

After inspecting various roads, the Corporation has prepared a detailed report that proposes to carry out 61 works, including drainage for 3.215 k.m. and roads for 20.963 k.m.

The total proposal stood at Rs. 1,630.13 lakh.

In Suramangalam Zone, 13 works including roads for 4,653 k.m. would be carried out at a cost of Rs. 405.68 lakh; in Hasthampatti Zone, 14 works, including drainage for 1.005 k.m. and roads for 5.318 k.m. at a cost of Rs. 410 lakh; in Ammapet Zone, 19 works, including roads for 6.172 k.m. at a cost of Rs. 400 lakh; and in Kondalampatti Zone, 15 works, including drainage for 2.210 k.m. and roads for 4.820 k.m. at a cost of Rs. 414.45 lakh would be done.

Officials said that under the Tamil Nadu Urban Road Infrastructure Project (TURIP), funds would be sanctioned and works would be carried out.

A detailed report that proposes to carry out 61 works prepared. The totalproposal stood at Rs. 1,630.13 lakh.

 


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