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Gandhipuram flyover to be ready by 2017

State Highways Department plans to complete Gandhipuram flyover project inthe city by 2017. — PHOTO: S. SIVA SARAVANAN

State Highways Department plans to complete Gandhipuram flyover project inthe city by 2017. — PHOTO: S. SIVA SARAVANAN   | Photo Credit: S_ SIVA SARAVANAN

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Rs. 162-crore project has two segments

The two-tier flyover coming up in Gandhipuram is expected to be ready for use by 2017, according to an official of the State Highways Department.

The official told The Hindu on Saturday that works started in July this year and the schedule for completion is 33 months (April 2017). But, the aim is to complete the project before 2017.

The Rs. 162-crore project has two segments.

It includes a four-lane flyover for 1.75 km from Nanjappa Road (near Park Gate junction) that will end near the omni bus stand (Sathyamangalam Road).

It will also have seven-metre wide service lane on either side on Nanjappa Road and two subways (pedestrian crossing) - one at Gandhipuram junction and another near the mofussil bus stand.

Works are progressing for this portion of the project, the official said.

The second-level flyover will start near the seventh cross on 100-feet road.

It will be a two-lane one for 1.22 km and end near the Avarampalayam junction.

Land acquisition for the project is minimum and works are progressing fast because of use of modern construction method, the official said.

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