METRO

Improvements of road and bridge infrastructure facilities, construction of Foot Over Bridges, Subways, Railway Over Bridges and Railway Under Bridges are being taken up by the Metro wing in the Chennai Metropolitan Area with state budgetary allocation and World Bank loan assistance

It functions under the control of a Chief Engineer with one Circles and four Divisions:

Functions:

  • Execution of Chennai Metropolitan Development Plan (CMDP) works
  • Road works, major bridge works and bridge works in road junctions under TNUDP – III
  • Inter State Connectivity Scheme works(ISC)
  • Construction of ROBs / RUBs in Metro areas

Schemes being implemented:

Chennai Metropolitan Development Plan (CMDP):

To improve the road and bridge infrastructure facilities in the Chennai Metropolitan Area, the Chennai Metropolitan Development Plan is being implemented since 2003-2004 with State budgetary allocation.  The Comprehensive Traffic & Transportation Study for the Chennai Metropolitan Area  and the Second Master Plan of the CMDA have recommended the projects that are required to be implemented in a span of   15 years (2010- 2025). In the above report, about 340 works have been identified at an approximate cost of Rs.14,070 Crore.

So far, the Government have given its approval for 239 improvement works at a cost of Rs.975.51 Crore which includes 473 km of road works, 7 Bridges, 5 Grade Separators, one Railway Over Bridge

Further, a Grade Separator on Periyar EVR Salai at the junction of Nelson Manickam road and Anna Nagar III Avenue junction has been approved by the Government at a cost of Rs.117 Crore and the work is in progress

In 2012-2013, the Government have accorded its administrative sanction for two road works at a cost of Rs. 45 Crore, eight bridge works at a cost of Rs.30 Crore, four Grade Separator at a cost of Rs. 271.68 Crore, one Sky walk at a cost of Rs.20 Crore and five Pedestrian subways at a cost of Rs. 19 Crore and the project reports are under preparation

Major works under implementation are detailed below:

Grade Separators

Work on five Grade Separators at a cost of Rs.330.93 Crore is in progress. The details of the works are given below.

Sl No Nomenclature Cost
(Rs. in Crore)
Thiruvallur District
1 Grade Separator at the intersection of Mount Poonamallee road with Kodambakkam - Sriperumpudur road at Porur 34.72
2 Grade Separator at the intersection of Madhavaram High road with G.N.T Road at Moolakkadai 49.55
Chennai District
3 Grade Separator at the intersection of Anna Nagar IInd Avenue and Mogappair road with Inner Ring road at Tirumangalam 60.23
4 Grade Separator at the intersection of N.S.K Salai (Arcot Road) with Inner Ring road at Vadapalani 69.43
5 Grade Separator on EVR Salai at the intersection of Nelson Manickam road and Anna Nagar 3rd Avenue road. 117.00
  Total 330.93


River Bridges

Work on two River Bridges at a cost of Rs.68.70 Crore are in progress and these are expected to be completed during 2013-2014. The details of works are given below:

Sl No Nomenclature Cost
(Rs. in Crore)
Thiruvallur District
1 Highlevel Bridge across Coovam river at the road connecting GWT road at km11/2 and Mogappair near Nerkundram 16.04
2 Highlevel Bridge across Ennore Creek on the road connecting Ennore Expressway with North Chennai Thermal Power station. 52.66
  Total 68.70


Railway Over Bridges/ Under Bridges at Railway Level Crossing

Government have accorded Administrative Sanction for 9 works at a cost of Rs.289.72 Crore of which two (Level Crossing 5 and 14) are in progress and the remaining seven are at  different stages of pre-construction. During 2013-2014, the two Railway Over Bridge works which are in progress are expected to be completed. The details of these works are given below:

Sl No Nomenclature Cost
(Rs. in Crore)
Thiruvallur District
1 LC No.3 –Construction of Railway Over Bridge near Tiruvotriyur - Mattusandhai 47.00
2 LC No.4 –Construction of Railway Under Bridge near Tiruvotriyur Railway station. 28.00
3 LC No.6 – Construction of Railway Under Bridge near Tiruvotriyur - Wimco Nagar Railway station. 25.50
4 LC No.5 – Construction of Railway Over Bridge near Pattaravakkam 35.00
5 LC No.14 – Construction of Railway Over Bridge near Veppampattu Railway station 29.50
6 LC No.4 – Construction of Railway Under Bridge near Korattur Railway station 19.97
Kancheepuram District
7 LC No.32&33 – Construction of Railway Over Bridge nearPerungalathur Railway station 76.00
8 LC No.22 –Construction of Railway Under Bridge near Thirusulam 14.00
9 LC No.27 –Construction of Limited Use Subway near Chrompet Radha Nagar 14.75
  Total 289.72


Tamil Nadu Urban Development Project –III (TNUDP-III):

The TNUDP–III Scheme was formulated in 2005 and is being implemented with World Bank assistance.

Road Works

Under the traffic component, five road projects for a length of 36 km at a cost of Rs.145 Crore have been taken up of which three have been completed and the remaining two road works will be completed in the year   2013-2014.

Foot Over Bridges

The Government have accorded sanction at a cost of Rs.28 Crore for the construction of Foot Over Bridges in the following seven locations where the volume of pedestrian traffic is high

  • 1. G.S.T Road, near Chrompet Government Hospital
  • 2. G.S.T Road, near MEPZ, Tambaram
  • 3. Inner Ring Road, near SBOA School road junction, Thirumangalam.
  • 4. Taramani Link Road, near TCS.
  • 5. Taramani Link road, near Perungudi junction.
  • 6. EVR Salai near MOP Vaishnava College.
  • 7. Velachery Bypass, near Metro water filling station.

Among these, the first 5 works are in progress and will be completed during 2013-2014

Works Under DPR Stage

a. During 2012-2013, to improve infrastructure facilities, the Government have accorded administrative sanction for the following 3 Grade Separators at a cost of Rs.231.68 Crore.  Detailed designs for the following works are being prepared and will be taken up for implementation in 2013-2014.

Sl No Nomenclature Cost
(Rs. in Crore)
1 Construction of a Grade Separator at the junction of Kundrathur road and Santhai road at Pallavaram in GST road 80.74
2 Construction of a Grade Separator at the junction of Taramani road, Tambaram – Velachery road and Velachery bypass in Velachery Vijayanagaram junction 98.22
3 Construction of a Grade Separator at the junction of Perambur – Redhills road near Kolathur Rettai Eri in Inner Ring Road 52.72
  Total 231.68


b. The Government have accorded administrative approval for the preparation of DPRs for 12 works, the details of which are as indicated below:

Sl No Nomenclature Cost
(Rs. in Crore)
1 New link road connecting Rajiv Gandhi Salai (OMR) with East Coast Road at Palavakkam (2.0 km) 50.00
2 Grade Separator at the junction connecting Medavakkam road and Pallavaram Thuraipakkam road near Keelkattalai 60.00
3 Grade Separators at Medavakkam – Sholinganallur road junction, Medavakkam – Mambakkam road junction and Mount – Medavakkam junction in Maramalai Adigal Bridge – Irumbuliyur(MBI) road. 90.00
4 Grade Separator at the junction of ECR – Thiruvanmiyur road 160.00
5 High level bridge across Coovam river in NH 4 at Nolambur road junction 12.00
6 High level bridge across Coovam river in M.P road-Paruthipattu road at km 0/6 8.00
7 Widening of ROB at km 20/8 of Mount-Poonamallee-Avadi road. 15.00
8 Widening of ROB to dual four lane at km 12/2 -13/2 of Inner Ring Road 20.00
9 New link road connecting Rajiv Gandhi Salai (OMR) with East Coast Road at Neelankarai (2.0 km) 50.00
10 Grade Separator at the junctions connecting Mount – Poonamallee-Avadi road, Chennai – Chittor- Bengaluru road, Kundrathur road near Poonamallee Kattupakkam 60.00
11 RUB at the junction of Mount –Medavakkam road and Southern Sector of Inner Ring Road 25.00
12 Widening of high level bridge across the river Adyar in Mount – Poonamallee Road near Ramapuram 8.00
  Total 558.00


DPR for these works are under preparation and Alignment proposals have been approved by the Steering Committee for the first 6 works.

c. Further, Government have accorded Administrative Sanction for 15 works which have been prioritized for implementation under the CMDP scheme. Among these 15 works, the alignment proposals have been approved by the Steering Committee for the first 7 works at a cost of Rs.79 Crore. Out of remaining 8 works, tender has been called for 1 work and DPR preparation is in progress for other 7 works. All the 15 works will be taken up for implementation in 2013-2014.


 

Sl. No Nomenclature Cost
(Rs. in Crore)
I. Pedestrian Subway
1 Near A.G Church in Anna Salai. 3.50
2 Near M.K.N road junction at Guindy in GST road. 3.5
3 At km 1/6 of Jawaharlal Nehru Salai (IRR) near Malladi company at Ekkattuthangal. 3.50
4 At km 2/7 Inner Ring Road (IRR) near Kasi theatre. 3.50
5 At km 7/7 of Inner Ring Road (IRR) near CMBT. 5.00
II. Sky walk
6 A sky walk connecting Central station, Park station and GH in EVR Salai. 20.00
III. Grade Separators
7 Construction of a Grade Separator connecting the junctions of Mofussil bus entrance of CMBT and Kaliamman Koil road junction in Jawaharlal Nehru Salai (IRR) 40.00
IV. Bridge works
8 Construction of additional 3 lane bridge across the river Coovam near Aminjakarai in EVR Salai 8.00
9 Widening of Bridge on the Mount – Poonamallee Avadi road (SH-55) 1.00
10 Construction of an additional two lane bridge on the Mount – Poonamallee Avadi road (SH-55) 5.00
11 Construction of an additional two lane bridge  on the SingaperumalKoil – Sriperumpudur –Thiruvallur – Redhills road (SH-57) 2.00
12 Construction of a high level bridge on the Karanodai- Minjur road 9.00
13 Construction of a bridge on the Tambaram - Mudichur road (SH110) 2.00
14 Construction of a bridge on the Chennai – Kodambakkam -Sriperumpudur Road (SH113) 2.00
15 Construction of a bridge on the Chennai-Kodambakkam-Sriperumpudur Road (SH113) 1.00
  Total (15 works) 109.00