OMR to get elevated corridor soon
Chennai- The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu has announced an elevated corridor along 45 km stretch of Old Mahabalipuram Road, IT corridor in Chennai. It is expected to ease traffic and will provide a smooth ride to many IT professionals.
In this regard, a detailed project report (DPR) will be prepared by government. Around Rs 5 crore has been allocated for this purpose.
The OMR stretch witnesses heavy traffic from the large number of IT firms, multi-storied buildings and educational institutions. This new corridor will be completed in two phases (Taramani to Siruseri and Siruseri to Mammallapuram) and will ease the traffic along OMR.
This 45 km OMR stretch starts from Madhya Kailash Temple junction on Sardar Patel Road and ends on East Coast Road. The six lane stretch embraces many IT/ITES companies like Infosys, Wipro etc.
The famous TIDEL park is also situated on this road. State Industries Promotion Corporation of Tamil Nadu (SIPCOT) has a cyber city in an acre of 2000 acres in Siruseri.
The Padi-Tirunindravur road in western Chennai is currently under control of National Highways Authority of India (NHAI). The highways department would ask to take control of the same as NHAI could not take up any development.
Government is planning to widen this road at an cost of Rs 168 crore. Firstly, the road will be widened to four lanes at a cost of Rs 98 crore.
Thandalam-Perambakkam-Thakkolam road in Tiruvallur will also be widened to four lane.The widening will be carried out till 39.4 km which will help the trucks to reach Chennai harbour.
Chief Minster also announced 18 rail over bridges (ROB) in 11 districts. These include Trichy, Tiruvallur, Salem, Tiruvannamalai, Tiruvarur, Coimbatore, Nagapattinam, Villupuram, Kancheepuram, Tirunelveli, and Vellore.