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Four new flyovers coming

By Our Special Correspondent

CHENNAI, JUNE 14. The Centre, in coordination with the State Government and the Chennai Corporation, is planning to construct four road overbridges at major junctions in the city to ease traffic congestion.

The overbridges will come up at Padi, Koyambedu, Kathipara junction and near the Meenambakkam airport. Feasibility reports for these projects will be prepared followed by the detailed reports. On receipt of the reports, the Centre will execute the projects, the Union Minister of Shipping, Road Transport and Highways, T.R. Baalu, told newsmen here today.

For the overbridge project at Padi junction, the Centre will consult the State Highways Department, the railways and the Chennai Corporation, as all these agencies are involved in the project.

Traffic congestion had become severe at this junction; when the railway gate closed, it takes nearly an hour for the traffic to clear

Similarly, flyovers would be constructed at Koyambedu on National Highway No.4 and at Kathipara junction. The Kathipara project would be aesthetically designed and would have two layers as the junction is considered the gateway of the city.

The Meenambakkam flyover would link the Chennai airport so that passengers could directly enter the airport without hassle. He said all these projects, barring the one at Padi junction, would be taken up simultaneously.

The Minister said he had convened a meeting of officials of the Shipping, Highways and Road Transport Ministries in Coimbatore on Tuesday when decisions would be taken on various projects, including the city projects.

He appealed to the State Government to cooperate with the Centre in taking up these projects. He said politics should not come in the way of executing the projects as they were for the benefit of commuters. He wanted the government to make the best use of the 12 Union Ministers from Tamil Nadu.

Earlier, Mr. Baalu visited the above junctions along with officials of the Ministry of Shipping, Road Transport and Highways, the National Highways Authority of India and the Tamil Nadu Road Development Company.

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