Chennai, Apr 9: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi will inaugurate four projects completed at a total cost of Rs. 80 crore by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) here today.
M. Karunanidhi will also lay the foundation stone for foot-over bridge at Chromepet on the same day. The function for the inaugural ceremony will be presided over by the Union Minister of Shipping, Road Transport and Highways Thiru T. R. Baalu and the Minister for Local Administration, Government of Tamil Nadu Thiru M.K Stalin will be the chief guest. The guests of honour will be Thiru M.P. Swaminathan, Minister for Highways, Government of Tamil Nadu and Thiru T.M. Anbarasan, Minister for Labour, Government of Tamil Nadu.
The Irumbuliyur underpass has been built at a cost of Rs. four crore, four-laning of Chennai bypass phase-I up to Porur has been completed by NHAI at a cost of Rs. 70 crore, the pedestrian subway at Tirisulam has cost Rs. five crore and the bus shelter at Chromepet built under the MPLAD Scheme has cost 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 will facilitate the commuters in crossing NH-45 to access the railway station on the other side and vice versa which provides rail connectivity to southern part of Tamil Nadu, will cost Rs. 2.40 crore.
Baalu has expressed hope that with the completion of these four projects, the people living in and around these areas would be greatly benefited.