Corporation to spend Rs 26.45 crore on new Elephant Gate bridge
| Wednesday | 14th August, 2019
By Express News ServiceCHENNAI: As demolition of the Elephant Gate bridge is likely to start soon, the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) has announced that it will spend `26.45 crore for reconstruction of East and West slopes of the bridge, according to a corporation statement.
On the Pulianthope end, the slope will be of 250 metre length and on the Walltax Road end, it will be of 180 metres length.
The length of the new bridge would be 580 metres maintaining the existing breadth of 20 metres.
Garbage menaceTNIE had reported three times earlier about how the bridge was neglected and had become a dump yard.
Once the railway lines beneath the bridge are shifted by the Tangedco, the demolition of the bridge would begin.
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