CHENNAI: Chief Minister MK Stalin on Saturday opened the second arm of the Velachery twin flyover connecting the Bypass with Tambaram and Chengalpattu-Chennai arm of the Perungalathur grade separator for public use.
As part of the Rs 145-crore Velachery twin flyover project to decongest Vijaya Nagar junction, the second arm of the flyover connecting Velachery Bypass and Tambaram-Velachery road was opened for motorists today. The 640 m-long second arm, which runs above the first arm connecting Taramani Link Road and Velachery bypass, was constructed at Rs 78 crore.
The 1,028 m long first arm of the flyover constructed at Rs 67 crore was opened in November last year. Both the flyovers are 7.5 m wide and two-lane structures. The opening of the flyover is expected to ease traffic congestion at Vijaya Nagar junction at Velachery and help reduce the travel time of the school and college students and office goers.
At Perungalathur, Chief Minister Stalin opened the Chengalpattu-Chennai arm of the Perungalathur grade separator constructed at Rs 37 crore. The project comprises a massive elliptical rotary on GST road connecting with Srinivasaraghavan road across railway tracks and Tambaram East bypass.
With the opening of one arm of the Perungalathur rotary flyover, vehicles approaching the city from Chengalpattu could take the 745 m long two-lane flyover without getting stuck at the busy junction.
The Chief Minister opened the flyovers in the presence of Highways Minister EV Velu, Rural Industries Minister TM Anbarasan and Health Minister Ma Subramanian.