The north Chennai residents are forced to wait and continue to take a detour as the new rail overbridge at Elephant Gate level crossing project has failed to elicit a response from bidders.
As per the tender document, the total length of the bridge would be around 750 metres. The bridge would be along with the Southern Railway as the Chennai Corporation would complete works on its land. The civic body has allocated Rs 27.48 crore to build the new bridge. Apart from this, Southern Railway would spend for completing the works on its land.
The old bridge was closed for traffic and the vehicles are being diverted towards Basin Bridge at Elephant Gate level crossing as the old bridge was found weak.
The civic body also has plans to construct a new bridge at Basin Bridge level crossing so that the level crossing would have two bridges to accommodate more vehicles.