The second arm of the Rangarajapuram flyover has neared completion, with the work of painting and laying of the approach road. The arm will connect Bazullah Road in T. Nagar to Railway Border Road in Kodambakkam.

Residents of Rangarajapuram are hoping that the second arm of the Rangarajapuram flyover that will land in Subramania Nagar in Kodambakkam will be inaugurated before Deepavali as the work is nearing completion and all that remains is painting and laying of approach road. Chennai Corporation officials said that the Rs.23.75 crore ‘Y’-shaped facility will be inaugurated soon. “If it does not rain, we can complete the painting,” the official said. The Southern Railway had completed its portion of the work in April after which, the civic body took up work to connect it.

The arm connecting Bazullah Road in T. Nagar to Railway Border Road in Kodambakkam, which is a one-way with entry from North Usman Road, was inaugurated by Chief Minister Jayalalithaa in September 2011. The work order for the construction of the 962-metre-long flyover was issued in January 2008.

Indhu Raghu, a resident of T.Nagar, if the flyover arm is inaugurated as soon a possible, it would help reduce traffic on the Doraisamy subway and consequently the Panagal Park area. “Through traffic to West Mambalam area will take the new arm. Every Saturday I take my son to music class via the Doraisamy subway and it takes 20 minutes just to cross the facility. During the Deepavali season, I shudder to think of the traffic and autorickshaws in T.Nagar,” she said.

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