The Centre and the Tamil Nadu government have teamed up to construct a 20.6-kilometer double-layered elevated road in Chennai that will connect Madhuravoyal in the city to the Chennai Port. In Chennai, the State Government, the National Highway Authority of India, the Chennai Port Trust, and the Indian Navy signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the key expressway project. The major road infrastructure project will have two decks: one for trucks travelling to and from Madhuravoyal and the port, and another for passenger vehicles. Vehicles will enter and exit the lower layer via ramps at strategic locations. The project was first proposed in 2010 as a single-layered elevated road with a cost estimate of around 3,100 crore, but it was put on hold when the state’s government changed. It is now being constructed as a two-deck expressway.
Centre in JV with TN to build 20.6 km elevated road
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AUTHOR: Yukta Singh