CHENNAI, INDIA (Metro Rail News): Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) has decided to build 3.14 Km, four-lane flyovers between Mugalivakkam and Ramapuram on Mount Poonamallee Road. It is a part of Madhavaram-Sholinganallur corridor-5 of CMRL’s Phase-2 project. Moreover, CMRL will also make a vehicular underpass at the junction of Mount- Medavakkam Road and Inner Ring Road near Madipakkam. The flyover will help relieve the congestion at the busy points on the Mount-Poonamallee Road like DLF, Ramapuram and Mugalivakkam.
The State Highways Department has already sanctioned 45.49 for the construction of VUP, which is a part of the 47 km Madhavaram-Sholinganallur red line. The government has allotted 36.25 crores for the land acquisition process. The flyover will form a double-decker viaduct for the vehicles and metro trains. Moreover, as per the proposal for land acquisition, the land width required for the VUP is 30.50m, but only around 22m are available. The proposed VUP will have a 5.5 m carriageway on both sides, and 1.2m will be the width of the median.