Tamil Nadu's Budget tabled in the State Assembly on March 21 featured a number of schemes and allocation on both the plan and non-plan expenditure fronts. The widest ramification seems to be the announcement of a Multi Modal Transport Integration Study to be carried out over the financial year. Other major announcements included identification of four sites based on traffic flow patterns for flyover projects, and the allocation of Rs 1,250 crore towards plan expenditure on urban development schemes.
The Multi Modal Transport Study is aimed at bringing different modes of transport and transport networks to mesh with each other in a way that provides increased connectivity within Chennai’s metropolitan spread.
During 2013-2014, a study on the Multi Modal Transport Integration in Chennai City will be taken up by this Government, said Finance Minister while delivering the Budget speech. The announcement also entailed a Rs 750 crore allocation towards the Chennai Metro Rail (CMRL) project. The government has also proposed to construct four flyovers in Chennai, at locations chosen on the basis of the Chennai City Traffic and Transportation Study (CTTS).