Source : www.99acres.com | Dated : Apr 9, 2019
Construction on two ramps connecting Chennai Outer Ring Road (CORR) at Vandalur with GST Road is underway and nearing completion with only 50 percent of the work pending now. The authorities are yet to complete work on ramps connecting Tiruchi to CORR and CORR to Chennai.
Due to land acquisition fiascos holding up operations, the connecting arms could not be completed within the stipulated duration. The delay has led to motorists taking the service lane for a short span and then getting onto the six-lane road, despite the first phase from Vandalur to Nemilichery staying open to them since 2014.
Officials of the Tamil Nadu Road Development Company (TNRDC), which is the managing associate for the project, claim that the CORR to Tiruchi wing is operational. They also stated that deadlines have been put in place for the completion of the Tiruchi-CORR-Chennai ramps.
A 210 m stretch on the 62 km-long Vandalur to Minjur Road faced a hold up in construction owing to land acquisition hassles. This forced motorists to take a 3.5 km-long detour through Red Hills after a short stretch on the service lane. On an average, about 30,000 vehicles, including trucks, pass through this stretch every day. With this high a volume of traffic passing through here, a toll gate is in the making to generate revenue for the future provision and maintenance of the road.
Officials revealed that construction work on Poonamallee High Road would be completed soon since the land dispute there has been resolved. With this development, motorists can avoid having to take a complicated route to get onto CORR to reach Minjur.