Work on Perungudi-Velachery road in Chennai begins


Indian Railways has recently taken over the work to develop the road that connects Perungudi and Velacheri in Chennai. The will make travel easy for the commuters in Velachery, Taramani, Vijaya Nagar, Madipakkam, and Tambaram. The foundation stone of all these roads is laid.

The railways took over the project after the encroachments near Velachery railway station were removed. A railway official informed that the project got delayed due to several reasons and the connectivity work is commenced after the allotment of tender.

The foundation laying of the remaining three roads will be carried out soon and this road will allow smooth connectivity between Velachery to Taramani while making Vijaya Nagar congestion-free. Hence, people can reach both office and home without getting stuck in jam.

The official also informed that all encroachments will be removed soon and the land fencing will be carried out to protect the property.

Prior to this, Piyush Goyal, Union Minister for Commerce and Industry informed about the completion of the DPR [Detailed Project Report] for the Chennai-Bangalore Industrial Corridor also known as CBIC is completed.

The proposed plan is designed to have three nodes that include Krishnapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, Ponneri in Tamil Nadu, and Tumakuru in Karnataka. All these places will be developed for the corridor to connect Chennai and Bengaluru, the two major cities of Southern India.

The officials informed that JICA i.e. the Japan International Cooperation Agency drafted the proposed plan for the industrial corridor and also framed the initial master plan to figure out the locations. According to the reports, this project is in the development phase and the completion date of the corridor is yet to be finalized.