T'Nadu CM to inaugurate four highways projects in Chennai

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New Delhi, Apr 4 (UNI) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi will inaugurate four projects completed at a cost of Rs 80 crore by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) on April 9.

Dr Karunanidhi will also lay the foundation stone for a foot-overbridge at Chromepet on the same day. The project is to be completed at a cost of Rs 240 crore.

Union Road Transport and Highways Minister T. R. Baalu will prside over the function for the inaugural ceremony, where Tamil Nadu Minister for Local Administration M.K Stalin would be the chief guest.

Among the four projects are the Irumbuliyur Underpass, built at a cost of Rs four crore, and the four-laning of Chennai Bypass Phase-I up to Porur, which has been conustructed by the NHAI at a cost of Rs. 70 crore.

The two other projects ate the pedestrian subway at Tirisulam (Rs five crore) and the bus shelter at Chromepet built under the MPLAD Scheme (Rs 82 lakhs).

The completion of the Irumbuliyur Underpass will facilitate right turn for the Tambaram traffic to access Chennai bypass and thereby quicker connectivity to the Golden Quadrilateral corridor.

The Chromepet Foot-over Bridge for which the foundation stone will be laid on Wednesday (April 9) will facilitate the commuters in crossing NH-45 to access the railway station, which provides rail connectivity to southern parts of Tamil Nadu, Mr Baalu expressed the hope that with the completion of these four projects, the people living in and around these areas would be greatly benefited.

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