Work to widen the stretch of GST avenue between Guduvanchery and Chettipunniyam to eight lanes is at risk of be accomplished by might 2023. The Tambaram-Guduvanchery stretch has already been widened.
in protecting with sources inside the nationwide Highways Authority of India (NHAI), beneath whose administration the avenue is, round 50% of the work has been accomplished so far. The nationwide Highways wing of the State Highways division is ending up the work at an estimated funds of ₹4213.seventy seven crore, with the NHAI bearing the worth. The avenue was 4 lanes, and now, the width is being doubled collectively with the development of service lanes and stormwater drains and extension of culverts.
A supply inside the State Highways division acknowledged of the 5 sections inside the avenue, work on two had been accomplished and but one extra was nearing completion. Of the remaining thirteen.5 km, the work is in diverse phases with solely the bituminous concrete layer to be laid inside the stretch between Singaperumalkoil and Chettipunyam.
An engineer associated to the mission acknowledged the mission confronted factors, collectively with the scarcity of combination supplies, which was mandatory for formation of the avenue, scarcity in availability of labourers, regular site visitors, shifting of utilities and waterlogging on the becoming side of the avenue as a outcomes of rain.
Raghuraman, a resident of Perungalathur, acknowledged for the purpose that avenue had change into very broad after the widening, pedestrians and native motorists had been discovering it very troublesome to cross it. “Junctions at Kilambakkam, Thailavaram, Nandivaram avenue, Maraimalai Nagar and Chettipunyam needed to be improved to make optimistic pedestrian safety. Steps should be taken for easy integration of native site visitors with the circulate inside the precept carriageway,” he acknowledged.