Chennai PWD sets deadline for Medavakkam and Velachery flyovers
The Chennai Public Works Department (PWD) minister EV Velu has directed highway officials and developers to complete Medavakkam and Velachery flyovers by December 2021.
According to the state government, the construction cost of the Velachery double-decker flyover is Rs 108 crore, and it will have two-level connecting the Taramani-Velachery bypass road.
Work is completed for the Velachery-Tambaram lane of the three-lane Medavakkam flyover. The rest of the remaining work would be finished by the year-end.
The 980 m long Koyambedu four-lane flyover was also examined by the PWD Minister, which is in ongoing construction for Rs 93.50 crore. The flyover would decongest the traffic to the mofussil bus terminus and benefit vehicles to avoid the traffic two signals at Kaliamman Koil Street junction and CMBT, August 31 2021, is the expected completion date for it.
The flyovers should have been constructed by December of the previous year, but due to the heavy rains in December and January last year, construction work was delayed, otherwise, they would have been completed by the previous December.
Minister also inspected work for the Tambaram foot-over bridge and the Chromepet subway.
Velachery twin flyovers is a set of two L-shaped flyovers, which is currently in ongoing construction at the Vijayanagar Junction in the neighbouring area of Velachery in Chennai, India.