The proposed elevated expressway between Chennai Port and Maduravoyal would put an end to traffic congestion, said DMK president and former chief minister, M. Karunanidhi.

In a statement here, the DMK chief said the Rs. 1,815-crore project would have been completed this year had the State government allowed it to progress as per schedule.

Quoting the report ‘Ray of hope for Port-Maduravoyal project’ that appeared in The Hindu on Tuesday, he said the State government was taking measures to revive the project.

National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) had said it did deviate from the alignment approved by the State government.

The 19-km-long elevated expressway is being implemented in two phases, with phase-1 running from Chennai Port to Koyambedu along the Cooum, and phase-2 from Koyambedu to Maduravoyal on Poonamallee High Road.

If the project is completed, trailers carrying freight to Chennai Port can take this expressway and connect to the golden quadrilateral without entering city limits, he said.

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