Of the 20.6 km stretch, 14 km (Napier bridge to Koyambedu) can be two tiers. Whereas the decrease tier is for native visitors, the higher one is for automobiles travelling straight to Chennai port.
“We now have began getting ready an in depth undertaking report primarily based on the brand new alignment and have additionally initiated strikes to get the CRZ clearance from the setting division,” mentioned an NHAI official.
Primarily based on a request from the NHAI, the state authorities has agreed to reimburse the royalty for the uncooked materials reminiscent of earth and gravel getting used for the street undertaking.
The NHAI would enter right into a memorandum of understanding with the Tamil Nadu authorities within the coming weeks to begin the undertaking, mentioned the official. “We now have agreed in precept to the proposals and options given by the state authorities,” he mentioned.
The state has demanded connecting hyperlink to the expressway at Chintadripet (entry and exit), Montieth Street (exit), Binny Street (entry), Spurtank Street (entry) and close to K3 police station (entry and exit). The NHAI has agreed to it in precept and has forwarded the identical to the technical committee to review the feasibility.
Going by the unique plan of the undertaking, six ramps had been deliberate – at Kamarajar Salai (exit ramp), Sivananda Salai (entry), Faculty Street (entry), Spurtank Street (exit), and Arumbakkam (entry and exit).
Because the state authorities has agreed in precept to expedite the undertaking, the NHAI would begin the development work by the start of subsequent yr, the official mentioned and added that tender can be floated by September finish.
The technical committees are additionally learning the soundness of the pillars constructed alongside the alignment of the undertaking. “The earlier contractor had constructed 110 pillars between Maduravoyal and Koyambedu in 2010-2011, earlier than the Jayalalithaa authorities stalled the undertaking in 2011. They are going to be put to make use of. However the twin pillars constructed alongside the Cooum River mattress, to which the Jayalalithaa authorities raised objection saying it might adversely have an effect on the setting and would lead to flooding of residential areas, aren’t more likely to be a part of the undertaking. There can be cable bridge flyover over Napier bridge,” mentioned one other official.