Three bridges to be ready by April in Chennai

The Greater Chennai Corporation on Saturday announced that three bridges in the city at Thiru Vi Ka Nagar, Anna Nagar, and Kodambakkam zones would be ready by April.

According to a statement, the bridge crossing Otteri Nullah from Stephenson road in Thiru Vi Ka Nagar is being constructed for Rs 43.46 crore.

The civic body authorities demolished the old bridge in Stephenson Road across Otteri Nalla canal. Now, the construction of a new flyover is in process in Thiru Vi Ka Nagar zone, Perambur highway. A new flyover is about 282 meters long and 22.70m wide, an estimated cost of Rs 43 crore is allocated for the project, stated a release.

The major construction works of the high-level bridge have been completed and the construction of ramps on both sides is in progress. Also, road construction work and electric lights are being installed.

Similarly, in Anna Nagar zone near Villivakkam Railway Station the construction of railway flyover is underway with a budget of Rs.61.98 crore. The two-way flyover connects the routes between Kolathur main road and South ICF road. The ramp has been constructed and the road works are nearing completion. At present, the construction of a ramp on the Kolathur side is in progress.

Also, construction of the skywalk is underway with a budget of Rs.26 crore for the benefit of people without traffic congestion from T Nagar bus stand to Mambalam railway station. The flyover is 600m long and 4.20m wide. The bridge would have various facilities such as escalators, lift, railway station link.

At present, the work of setting up electricity near the railway station, lighting, CCTV, make-up rooms and generator near the bus stand and railway station is going on.

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