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Work on Chennai-Bengaluru elevated expressway project to begin soon

Infra News - Published on Fri, 23 Feb 2018

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Express News Service reported that the vehicular movement on one of the country’s busiest stretches between Poonamallee and Sriperumbudur along the Chennai-Bengaluru National Highway is set to get smooth, thanks to the six-lane elevated expressway project. The project aimed at decongesting the NH-48 between Poonamallee and Sriperumbudur has been on paper for several years and is now nearing its date of commencement with the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) having floated tenders for the project. The 13.7-km six-lane elevated expressway to link the Chennai Outer Ring Road at Nemilicheri with Sriperumbudur is estimated to cost `2,165.27 crore. The elevated project is an extension of the Bengaluru-Chennai Expressway, according to NHAI officials.

The 264-km proposed Bengaluru-Chennai Expressway will begin at Hoskote in Bengaluru and end at Sripermbudur in Tamil Nadu. Official sources said that “The six-lane elevated project is aimed at providing faster traffic between express highway and the Chennai outer ring road via Poonamallee. Motorists taking express highway can travel faster.”

In addition to this, the elevated express highway will also link the Chennai Port with Sriperumbudur through the 42-km elevated corridor, after the 18.3-km Chennai Port-Maduravoyal elevated expressway project is completed.

HM Naqvi, Regional Officer, Chennai (Tamil Nadu and Puducherry), said that “A detailed project report is being prepared by a consultancy for connecting Maduravoyal with Nazarethpet to build the 11-km elevated highway, thereby connecting the Chennai Port with Sriperumbudur through elevated road.”

The Chennai-Bengaluru National Highway is one of the busiest stretches, handling more than 75,000 vehicles a day. The elevated corridor is expected to ease traffic congestion between Poonamallee and Sriperumbudur.

An official said that “The express highway will reduce the travel time during rush hour and is designed to facilitate vehicle speed at 100 kmph.”

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Posted By : Nanda Koijam on Fri, 23 Feb 2018
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