The Tamil Nadu government
has unveiled a plan to lay a
162-km 'Chennai Peripheral
Road' connecting Mamallapuram
and Ennore Port at an outlay of
1,420 crore. The government will
prepare a detailed project report
for the project.
The road would link the tourist
town of Mamallapuram, with
Ennore via Singaperumalkoil,
and Puduvayal till Kattupalli
(adjacent to Ennore port
where L&T shipyard is located).
While new roads measuring a
length of 83.20 km would be laid,
78.60 km of existing roads would
also be upgraded under the project.
A detailed plan would be prepared
for creation of bypass roads
linking State highways in the city
limits, to reduce traffic congestion
in urban localities.
Besides, whenever a new road
was laid or upgraded, a 'road grid'
system would be formed to facilitate
development around the
road. The state will implement the
first road grids on Outer Ring
Road as a pilot project.