Corporation, traffic police to decide vehicular movement on Rangarajapuram interchange

The Chennai Corporation plans to open two arms of the Rangarajapuram flyover by this month-end. It will hold discussions soon with the traffic police on how to regulate vehicular movement on the facility.

Two ramps, connecting a 49.5 metre bowstring bridge constructed by the Southern Railway between Kodambakkam and Bazullah Road, are being readied for traffic movement.

The civic body is currently working to connect the ramps with the bowstring bridge.

The railways' portion of one arm of the project was completed and handed over to the Chennai Corporation in the second week of February.

The Southern Railway is expected to complete another arm on the Rangarajapuram side later.

Work on the second bowstring bridge, for use by vehicles coming on the Rangarajapuram arm of the flyover, is under way. So far, work on 98 piles, 24 pile caps, 25 piers and 21 deck slabs is over. The facility has a total of 25 deck slabs.

The major portion of work on three ramps of the 962-metre-long flyover has been completed by the civic body.

The flyover is being constructed at a cost of Rs.23.76 crore, with Southern Railway constructing two bowstring bridges over the tracks. The work order for the construction of the flyover was issued in January 2008. There, however, would not be any formal inauguration of the two arms of the flyover as with the announcement of the Assembly elections the Code of Conduct has also come into force, Corporation sources said.


Aloysius Xavier LopezJune 28, 2012

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