A new approach road for vehicles, to facilitate the construction of flyover near Anna Arch, has brought relief to motorists who until now had to navigate heavy traffic bottlenecks. For vehicles going to Nungambakkam and Chennai Central Railway Station from Anna Nagar Third Avenue stretch, the diversion is a welcome move. The road has been laid after acquiring a few metres of land from Aringnar Anna Government Hospital of Indian Medicine.
Work on flyover pillars along Nelson Manickam Road is progressing well. Work is on to construct flyover pillars near Anna Arch on Poonamallee High Road and along Nelson Manickam Road.
R. Vasudha, a college student says that travelling to Nungambakkam from Kaveri Colony, Anna Nagar, took almost 45 to 55 minutes during peak hours. “With the new traffic arrangement I can reach my destination in 25 minutes.” She wants the Highway Department to speed up construction work.
According to Highways Department sources, work will be completed at the earliest and the flyover will connect Poonamallee High Road, Anna Nagar Third Avenue Road and Nelson Manickam Road. The flyover will make the Anna Arch junction signal free.
The project, which was delayed after the State Government order against the demolition of Anna Arch, is back on track. Almost 75 per cent of the foundation work has been completed. Of the 52 columns, 39 have been finished. Official sources said that they were waiting for clearance from the traffic police to continue work on PH Road. They are also waiting for the Land Administration Department to complete the land acquisition process. The proposed project deadline is March 2014.