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Municipality seeks Rs. 90 lakh for repair of roads

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The Hindu        28.04.2017  

Municipality seeks Rs. 90 lakh for repair of roads

The badly damaged Manapparai to Veerappur Road in Tiruchi.Photo: B. Velankanni RajB_VELANKANNI RAJ  

Manapparai - Veerappur highway ridden with potholes

The bad condition of the Manapparai - Veerappur highway has been posing a serious threat residents of Manapparai town. This is a vital link from Manapparai to Veerappur and a large number of school buses and college vans operate through this stretch which falls in the ward 27 of the Manapparai municipality.

According to Noordeen, a resident of Manapparai, the road links Karur district via Gujiliyamparai. It takes about 10 minutes to cross a distance of just 300 metres by two-wheeler or four-wheeler. A large number of buses and mini-buses are also being operated through this stretch.

According to municipal officials, a proposal has been drafted for re-laying the road to a length of about 5 km at an estimate of Rs. 90 lakh. Since the municipal funds were not adequate to meet this huge expenditure, a proposal has been drafted for getting the funds from special provisions, the source told The Hindu on Thursday night.


Coimbatore to fly high with infrastructure projects

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The Hindu       31.03.2017 

Coimbatore to fly high with infrastructure projects

A concrete layer being laid for a 52-m span box girder at the Gandhipuram flyover in the city on Thursday.M. PeriasamyM_PERIASAMY  

Construction works for the Ukkadam bypass might start in a couple of months

A detailed project report is to be prepared for an elevated expressway on Avinashi Road; works for the first stage of Gandhipuram flyover will be over in May; bids will be invited for the Ukkadam flyover; and efforts are on to expedite the Western Bypass road project. With these, the city is expected to get its much needed boost on the infrastructure front.

Gandhipuram flyover

Sources in the State Highways Department here say that the main works for the first stage of the flyover from Nanjappa Road to Sathyamangalam Road will be completed in May. The finishing touches will also be over in the next two months. The first phase is for 1.75 km from Nanjappa Road.

The second segment of the flyover is on 100 feet road. The original plan was for 1.22 km on that stretch till New Sidhapudur. But, the plan now is to extend it for another 440 m, says an official of the department. “We are yet to get the funds for the portion that will be extended in this segment. We will get it shortly,” the official said. The Rs. . 162 crore project commenced in July 2014. “The original schedule was to complete the project in April this year. With the extension of the second stage, we are hopeful of completing it in another six months,” the official added.

Ukkadam flyover

Construction works for the Ukkadam bypass might start in a couple of months. The government has sanctioned Rs. . 88.62 crore for land acquisition (1.5 ha private land and 1.7 ha government land) and Rs. . 121.82 crore for construction work. The final notification for land acquisition will be issued soon. Meanwhile, bids will also be called for the construction work. It will take about a month to finalise the tender.

According to sources, it will be a 1.97 km, four-lane flyover from Karumbukkadai and will have two ramps, near the Ukkadam junction. It will take about two years for the project to be completed.

Western bypass road

The district administration has sought approval from the State Government to form three special units to survey the land on the alignment proposed for the western bypass road.

The Highways Department had submitted details of the alignment two years ago. When dedicated teams are constituted to survey the land, acquisition process can start soon. Approval for the teams are expected in 10 days, say sources.


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

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