The Centre has proposed to construct a double-decker flyover connecting Chennai Port with different very important places in Tamil Nadu at a value of Rs 5,000 crore, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari mentioned on Wednesday.
This would cut back site visitors congestion within the metropolis to an excellent extent, he mentioned.
The Union minister of highway transport and highways, who was on a non-public go to to town, mentioned work on the Bengaluru-Chennai Expressway would additionally start quickly.
Throughout his temporary interplay with Chief Minister Ok Palaniswami, Gadkari advised that the flyover be designed as a double-decker one by bringing in worldwide consultants rather than 4 lanes as deliberate earlier.
“As soon as the undertaking is cleared, for subsequent 20-25 years it will resolve the issue for Chennai”, he mentioned.
Noting that the undertaking price would escalate to Rs 5,000 crore from Rs 3,100 crore as deliberate earlier, Mr Gadkari mentioned he advised to the chief minister that the GST for metal and cement can be exempted for this undertaking enabling the state authorities to save lots of Rs 500 crore.
“One other Rs 1,000 crore can be borne by the Central authorities and NHAI,” the Union minister mentioned.
Requested when the undertaking was prone to be accomplished, Mr Gadkari mentioned, “It’s as much as the chief minister to clear the proposal.”
Concerning the Bengaluru-Chennai Expressway undertaking, he mentioned land acquisition was accomplished, however the COVID-19 pandemic delay commencment of the undertaking.
Referring to his final go to to the State, Mr Gadkari mentioned he had then requsted CM Palaniswami to accomplice within the growth of a multi-modal logistics park in Chennai.
“The state authorities has agreed to supply land close to Chennai that’s close to Port Belief and (they’re) planning to bid it out earlier than January 2021,” he mentioned.