DPR completion of Maduravoyal-Chennai Port corridor soon
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DPR completion of Maduravoyal-Chennai Port corridor soon

The Tamil Nadu highway department told the media that the detailed project report (DPR) of the delayed Maduravoyal-Chennai Port elevated corridor project would be completed within three months.

The corridor project was sanctioned in 2007 and was not commissioned for about four years. Later, when the highway department started constructing pillars, the project was on hold for environmental issues.

According to the sources, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) proposed to revise the corridor design after eight years. The project will have a double-decker flyover which will cost Rs 5,000 crore.

The state highway department has confirmed the revision. According to the newly revised design, the corridor will have an upper deck for commercial vehicles such as trucks and a lower deck for other passenger vehicles.

The new design will have ramps for entry and exit at 13 locations, including Chintadripet, Binny Road, Monteith Road, Aminjikarai police station, Spurtank Road, Kamaraj Salai, Arumbakkam, Sivananda Salai and College road.

The length of the service road which is to be constructed under the flyover is yet to be finalised.

According to the highway department officials, after the construction, the infrastructure will be the first double-decker elevated corridor in India, and port-bound containers can reach the spot in 30 minutes, which currently takes 3 hours.

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Also read: Bangladesh to set up seven land ports with northeast India

Also read: Govt inaugurates loading ops of Green Freight Corridor in Kerala

The Tamil Nadu highway department told the media that the detailed project report (DPR) of the delayed Maduravoyal-Chennai Port elevated corridor project would be completed within three months. The corridor project was sanctioned in 2007 and was not commissioned for about four years. Later, when the highway department started constructing pillars, the project was on hold for environmental issues. According to the sources, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) proposed to revise the corridor design after eight years. The project will have a double-decker flyover which will cost Rs 5,000 crore. The state highway department has confirmed the revision. According to the newly revised design, the corridor will have an upper deck for commercial vehicles such as trucks and a lower deck for other passenger vehicles. The new design will have ramps for entry and exit at 13 locations, including Chintadripet, Binny Road, Monteith Road, Aminjikarai police station, Spurtank Road, Kamaraj Salai, Arumbakkam, Sivananda Salai and College road. The length of the service road which is to be constructed under the flyover is yet to be finalised. According to the highway department officials, after the construction, the infrastructure will be the first double-decker elevated corridor in India, and port-bound containers can reach the spot in 30 minutes, which currently takes 3 hours. Image SourceAlso read: Bangladesh to set up seven land ports with northeast India Also read: Govt inaugurates loading ops of Green Freight Corridor in Kerala

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