According to a Chennai Corporation official, the new bridge would connect Eldams Road and Thyagaraya Road at Teynampet Junction. “As T Nagar has been selected for area-based development (ABD) under smart city mission, the new flyover will also be built with the mission fund,” the official said.
The bridge would come at a
cost of Rs 130 crore and would augment already existing 14 bridges in the city.
The tender document floated by the civic body said that the potential bidder would design and build basis. “We have received the go-ahead from the Chennai Smart City Committee recently. Following the nod, the tenders have been floated,” the official added.
When asked about the technical and engineering aspects of the flyover, the official said that the contractor should prepare a detailed project report (DPR) and execute the works. “So, the length and structure of the bridge will only be available after the selected contractor prepares it,” the official said.
Meanwhile, it is learnt that the Chennai Corporation is planning to build another grade separator on Anna Salai at Nandanam Junction to connect Venkatanarayana Road and Pasumpon Muthuramalingam Road. “The process for another bridge is going on and the tenders for the same will be released in coming days. Bids for Teynampet Junction flyover will be opened on December 28,” the official said.
Corporation to save Rs 1.5 crore from T Nagar skywalk
The Greater Chennai Corporation has floated tenders to build escalator-equipped skywalk in T Nagar at a cost of Rs 28.50 crore, which is Rs 1.85 crore less than the previous estimate.
According to a Chennai Corporation official, the skywalk would be built under the smart city mission. “Initially, the estimation of Rs 30.35 crore was prepared for the skywalk. However, the estimation has been revised and the cost is cut down to Rs 28.50 crore,” the official said.
The 600-meter long and 4-meter broad skywalk would connect Mambalam railway station and T Nagar bus stand via Railway Border Road and Madley Road. “We have already prepared detailed project report (DPR) with the help of a private consultant. The Southern Railway had accorded permission to link the FOB and skywalk,” the official added.
The skywalk will have an escalator for the entire length to help disabled and elderly persons. Entry points will be provided opposite T Nagar bus stand and at the Mambalam railway station, according to the official.
Civic body to pay Rs 10 crore to acquire ICF land for ROB
The Greater Chennai Corporation will acquire 1,222 sqm of land from Integral Coach Factory (ICF) for 35-year-lease and pay Rs 10 crore to build a new rail over bridge (ROB) at the level crossing at Kolathur – Villivakkam.
According to a Chennai Corporation official, the ROB was first proposed in 2003 to connect Kolathur Main Road and ICF Road. “The decision to pay Rs 10.74 crore lease amount and Rs 1,000 per annum for the ICF land as licence fees was taken after many rounds of discussion. Now, the ICF has agreed to give land on lease for 35 years. The Corporation will also bear the cost of demolition and construction of the ICF compound wall,” the official said.
Meanwhile, it is learnt that the civic body had released the funds to the Revenue Department, who will oversee the acquisition process.
The Chennai Corporation would also release Rs 60.43 lakh to Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (CMWSSB) to shift water and sewer pipes in the area. “Rs 55 lakh will be given to Tangedco to shift the cables and LT equipment. Funds for the ICF, CMWSSB and Tangedco will be released from capital grant fund received for the project,” the official said.
“The total cost of the project is Rs 58.50 crore and tenders will be floated after the land acquisition completes,” the official said.
The railway gate in the crossing is closed every 15 minutes and the crossing witnesses more than 10 lakh train vehicle units and an annual average of 19,000 passenger car units (PCU).