Karunanidhi inaugurates NHAI projects

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Chennai, Apr 9 (UNI) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi today inaugurated various projects of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), completed at a total cost of Rs 122 crore.

Mr Karunanidhi inaugurated the first phase of the road overbridge, built as part of the grade separator project at Kathipara junction connecting Ashok Nagar and Koyambedu on the one side and the GST road on the other.

Later, at a function held at suburban Tambaram, he inaugurated the vehicular underpass at Irumbuliyur, built at a cost of Rs four crore, four-laning of Chennai bypass Phase-I up to Porur built at a cost of Rs 70 crore, the pedestrian subway at Trisulam providing connectivity to airport at a cost of Rs five crore and the bus shelter at Chromepet built under the MPLAD Scheme at a cost of Rs 82 lakh.

Mr Karunanidhi also laid the foundation stone for the foot-over bridge at Chromepet built at a cost of Rs 2.40 crore.

The functions were presided over by Union Minister of Shipping, Road Transport and Highways T R Baalu and Tamil Nadu Local Administration Minister M K Stalin.

An official release here said the completion of the Irumbuliyur underpass would facilitate right turn for the Tambaram traffic to access Chennai bypass thereby providing quicker connectivity to the golden quadrilateral corridor.

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