Tenders have been floated for work on roads near proposed facility in T. Nagar
Roads around the proposed pedestrian plaza in T. Nagar will get a makeover with traffic and junction improvement works. Chennai Corporation has floated tenders for traffic improvement works around the proposed facility.
Work on stretches between G.N. Chetty Road and Venkatnarayana Road will commence as part of development of the plaza in T. Nagar. Roads such as Dr. Nair Road, Thanikachalam Road, North Boag Road, South Boag Road, Vijayaraghava Road, Raja Badar Street and Raman Street are also likely to get a makeover as part of the project.
The changes will facilitate optimum use of the proposed pedestrian plaza covering 1400 metres of Thyagaraya Road from Bashyam Road near Panagal Park to Anna Salai.
“Stretches that serve as link roads for the pedestrian plaza will be developed for easing traffic congestion in the commercial area. Some stretches will have roadside parking lots to help visitors park their vehicles. This requires support from residents. So we will make minor modifications to traffic flow without bothering residents,” said an official of Chennai Corporation. Normal traffic flow will not be possible on the plaza that will have space for seating.
The proposal includes development of the stretch as a busy intersection of art and commerce with animated and illuminated signs.