Arterial roads to soon be pedestrian-friendly in Chennai

  • | Wednesday | 12th February, 2020

By Express News ServiceCHENNAI: The Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) launched the ‘Mega Streets Project’ which is set to turn arterial roads pedestrian friendly with continuous footpaths, carriageways, on-street parking, and underground utilities. ‘’The first phase of the project will focus on 70 sq km area, transforming 110 km long arterial and interior roads in Anna Nagar, Tondiarpet, Nungambakkam, Mylapore, Velachery and Adyar,’’ the Minister said. Some of the roads to be redesigned in this area are R. K. Salai, Gandhi Mandapam Road, Sardar Patel Road, New Avadi Road, Anna Nagar 3rd avenue, Cathedral Road, LB Road, Thiruvottiyur High Road, Royapettah High Road, Kutchery Road and Greenways Road among others. This will ensure safety for women, children, elderly and cyclists,’’ said the Minister, adding that for the next thirty years, damage to roads won’t be there. He said that as the future of vehicles are electric, high-speed charging stations alongside the streets could be seen as a revenue model.

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