The Chennai Corporation has started evaluating the feasibility of constructing pedestrian subways at many locations across the city, including Luz Corner, Broadway and near the Thiruvanmiyur bus stand.
It has started examining the results of the Comprehensive Transportation Study following the Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority asking it about the status of projects recommended under the study. The study, commissioned by CMDA, recommended construction of grade separators at 37 junctions, subways at 24 locations and nine multi-level parking facilities.
List of locations
The list of locations where subways have been recommended include Anna Nagar Second Avenue, Doveton, near Egmore railway station, Mint, Usman Road-Duraiswamy Road Junction and T.Nagar bus stand.
The Corporation proposes to start examining the prospects of constructing grade separators that have been recommended in the study.
The CMDA is also in the process of collecting data from other agencies such as Highways Department about the status of the subways recommended in other locations, including near the Vijay Nagar bus stand in Velachery, on Anna Salai near SIET College, Arcot Road near Meenakshi College, near Vadapalani bus stand, near Chennai Moffusil Bus Terminus and Koyambedu junction.
“As many of the departments have already started work on some of the recommendations, we have sought the details,” said Susan Mathew, Vice-Chairperson of CMDA.
The agencies, particularly the Chennai Corporation, would soon prepare detailed project report on pedestrian subways and grade separators at locations where it is feasible.
Keywords: city infrastructure