Arm of flyover to be ready in 4 months

Work on the Vyasarpadi flyover began in 2010 and was supposed to have ended last year. Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam   | Photo Credit: B_JOTHI RAMALINGAM

One arm of the ‘Y’-shaped Vyasarpadi flyover is likely to be completed by February-end. The Highways department has completed its work on the side that lands at Sathyamurthy Nagar Main Road and is waiting for Southern Railway to finish the central portion of the flyover.

“With the cooperation of the Railways, we hope to finish the work by February-end. They had earlier said the work over the railway tracks will be completed by October, but now, it looks like they will require more time,” said a source in the Highways.

The flyover which was designed to replace a subway in Vyasarpadi — one that has particularly small height clearance — has been in the works for nearly four years. The project was slated to be completed last year.

After the Railways completes its work, the Highways will take another month to join the arms with the central portion. They have to construct two adjacent spans that are ready. Currently, approach roads are being formed on either side.

On the Erukancheri High Road side, the sewer line work is likely to be completed by this month-end. The other arm will take another six months.

Work on the 1,720-metre-long facility began in March 2010.

However, land acquisition, transfer of land from government departments, traffic diversion and works including the shifting of sewer and water mains has delayed the project. In March 2012, the Southern Railways commenced its workthat costs Rs. 8 crore. The total project cost is Rs. 88.65 crore.

The 4-lane flyover, which starts at Basin Bridge Road, splits into two-lanes on each side, one reaching Erukancheri High Road and the other, Sathyamurthy Nagar Main Road near Kalyanapuram.

N. Kuppuraj, a resident of Vyasarpadi, said that the Railways should complete its work as soon as possible. “Yet another monsoon is here and each time it rains, traffic snarls occur, causing additional problems to school children and office-goers. Hopefully, the work will be over next year,” he said, adding that a section of residents whose houses were demolished to make way for the flyover were unhappy with the compensation provided to them.

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