Chennai-Bangalore Freeway strengthening work begins


Work to strengthen a 23 km stretch of the Chennai-Bangalore Freeway from Maduravoyal to Sriperumbudur has commenced.

The venture shall be carried out at a value of ₹35 crore in order that the street can have a easy driving floor, and can have the power to hold the big quantity of visitors that it often will get every day. On a median, the street witnesses over 2 lakh passenger automobile models every day.

In response to sources within the Nationwide Highways Authority of India (NHAI), the contractor will lay two layers of bituminous tar on the present street. They will even set up extra signages and must full the work inside a interval of six months.

This was being taken up following a path from the Madras Excessive Court docket, the official added. The NHAI had began improving junctions, together with the Vanagaram, Velappanchavady and Parivakkam ones.

Lighting not included

Nonetheless, the proposal won’t embrace lighting services, one thing that the street is in dire want of. Sangeetha Raghunathan, who steadily visits Kancheepuram, stated she most popular the Padappai route regardless of its cattle menace.

“Though that route additionally doesn’t have lighting, it’s higher that this one. Driving at evening on the Bangalore street is hard. I take it provided that I drive within the afternoon,” she stated.

In the meantime, the NH wing of the State Highways Division has begun marking roadsides to take away encroachments for widening the power into six lanes together with service roads on both aspect. “We’ve got sufficient land with us. But it surely has been encroached on in lots of locations. We’ll clear them shortly,” an official stated.


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