The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) will finally resume work on the stalled Chennai Port-Maduravoyal elevated expressway, Newstoday has reported. The project’s cosy has been revised to Rs 2,400 crore from the earlier estimate of Rs 1,815 crore. It doesn’t include the additional land acquisition (LA) and relief and rehabilitation (R&R) costs.
The Maduravoyal-Port expressway project was conceptualised and launched in September 2010 by the DMK Government under late CM Karunanidhi, but it was arbitrarily halted in 2011 by the Jayalalithaa government ostensibly on the grounds that the construction of pillars on the Cooum river would have an adverse impact on the environment and would cause flooding during monsoon.
The originally planned length of the project now stalled for the last five years was 18.3 km. As per the new alignment, the total length of the project is 20.3 km. Read more
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