In Chennai, the planned flyover connecting the Old Mahabalipuram Road and the East Coast Road is now a step closer to reality. The design of the flyover that would start near Tidel Park on OMR and land on ECR was given a go-ahead by a technical committee of the State highways Department that met a few days ago.
The proposed flyover will begin just after the small bridge on the Buckingham Canal on West Avenue Road.
It will then cross the much-dreaded Lattice Bridge Road junction, turn right and then land on ECR near the Thiruvanmiyur RTO. The authorities are yet to float a tender and work on land acquisition will start in a year. This is touted to be one of the most expensive flyovers in the city, given its size. The cost has been estimated at Rs 400 crore, officials concerned said..
For the flyover, land acquisition will be completed before construction begins. Construction of flyovers in Porur, Moolakadai and Thirumangalam has been delayed due to land acquisition issues.