In a recent development, the state government has announced that the flyover on Chennai’s GST Road will start its operations by December 2019. This will be unidirectional flyover that will cover a stretch of around 1.53 km, thereby ending traffic woes of daily commuters. Starting from Tambaram, the flyover will be built on Grand Southern Trunk (GST) road near Pallavaram.
The uni-directional flyover will have three lanes and the expected cost of the project is Rs 82.66 crores.
Elaborating more information on the above, a senior official from the Highway Department said, “After several hurdles, the construction work has once again started on the stuck flyover. 47 deck slabs need to be fitted, of which 37 has already been constructed while work on rest is still underway,”
He further informed that the work on two junctions near English Electricals and Old Sandhai Road has been completed, while at Pammal Junction it is under progress.
“At the same time, the work on ramping of a flyover on the Chennai’s side has already started and will take around 4 months to be complete. On the other hand, work on the other side will start next week.” Official added.
As of now, the authority is working hard to complete the flyover by the end of this year so that the problem of snarling traffic between Tambaram and airport end soon.
The move to end the work swiftly is welcomed by daily commuters. According to them, although the department has made diversions and provisions to manage traffic still, there is a huge jam during peak hours. So, as soon as the flyover will start operation, the problem of commuters will come to an end.