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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

Model Roads project: Corporation begins work on D.B. Road

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The Hindu       07.03.2017  

Model Roads project: Corporation begins work on D.B. Road

Coimbatore Corporation and ITDP have started the Model Roads project work on D.B. Road in the city.M. PeriasamyM_PERIASAMY  

Telephone lines and power cables to go underground

Coimbatore Corporation and the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) have commenced the Model Roads Project work a few days ago at the southern end of the D.B. Road in R.S. Puram.

According to sources, the two agencies have begun the work near the Corporation’s water tank on a 50-metre stretch, where they would be studying the alignment of the utility lines and the passage of power cables and telephone lines in the area. Thereafter, they would provide ducts to conceal the cables and lines, cover the road, then take up pedestrian pathway development. The work on the median would be the last.

The Corporation is executing the Model Roads project on 1.80 km stretch of D.B. Road and 1.20 km of T.V. Swamy Road. The telephone and power cables would go underground, the pedestrian pathway would be of uniform width and height so that pedestrians could seamlessly walk from one end to another and the carriage way too would be of uniform width.

As part of the project, the two agencies would also work to remodel road junctions so that the turning radius is uniform and bus movement is not hindered. The Corporation along with ITDP is also taking up the project on M.K. Palayam Road, Race Course and Sanganoor Road.


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