September 30, 2022

Specific Information Service

CHENNAI: The Ministry of Highway Transport and Highways (MORTH) has set an 18-month deadline for completion of the widening of Chennai-Bengaluru Highways, based on official sources. It’s scheduled to be accomplished by Could 2021.

Of the 326 km Chennai-Bengaluru Bypass Highway (Nationwide Freeway 48), the 61-km stretch between Sriperumbudur and Walajah Highway has 4 lanes and the Koyambedu-Sriperumbudur Highway and Walajah-Bengaluru Highway have six lanes.

“Earlier, the work for six lanes from Maduravoyal to Walajapet that was granted in June 2012 was cancelled in July 2016 as a result of concessionaire’s fault. Now, the work from Sriperambudur to Walajapet is awarded in two elements and is scheduled to be accomplished by Could 2021,” stated the involved Highways official.

He stated that improvement of the six-lane hall between Maduravoyal and Sriperambudur is envisaged as part of Bengaluru-Chennai Expressway, for which a Detailed Mission Report (DPR) has been ready.
In keeping with official information, about 70,000 automobiles run alongside the NH-48 between Maduravoyal and Sriperumbudur per day. So, evidently, throughout peak hours, automobiles choke on this street. “Close to Sriperambudur, lorry site visitors is excessive they usually occupy a lot of the slim street. It’s each harmful and time consuming to journey on this street at any time of the day. Including to our woes is the mud due to the motion of heavy automobiles on this street,” stated Sana Pallavi, an everyday commuter.

R Mohan, one other commuter stated, “Roads have turn out to be unusable as a result of motion of lorries. At any time when we ask the authorities, they are saying work will likely be accomplished after six lanes are full and now we have been ready since 2012.”

In keeping with the officers of the Highways division, a lot of the land acquisition course of has been accomplished. DPR has been initiated at Thandalam between Maduravoyal and Sriperambudur, and work has begun close to Sandaivellore situated between Maduravoyal and Sriperambudur. As soon as the six-laning is accomplished, the journey time from Chennai to Bengaluru and vice versa is predicted to scale back by 90 minutes. It at the moment takes 6.5 hours.

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