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Old September 20th, 2012, 03:51 PM   #4801
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Porur flyover delay seems to be on two reasons.

Major reason - they are laying UG pipelines for both Water & sewage for the areas and all the major pipelines cross at the junction (Poor design but done long back without keeping the future in mind) .

Even EB lines are trunk lines it seems. During excavation, the pile machine cut through the EB cable & water lines it seems.

The second reason is that the contract was awarded at a very low price prior to the steep price increase of raw materials, steel, cement etc. The contractor now is asking for escalation.

As per tender norms, there is not much scope and they can not retender as the successful bidder may file a case then.

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Old September 20th, 2012, 04:13 PM   #4802
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That statue will come back to its original place once the arch is stuck with a glue like anabond. They are in the process of thinking how to stick the Arch back and as per Dinamalar 80 lakhs wasted till now just to hold that useless arch. Still they haven't found the right glue Sadly Dinamalar was more worried about the traffic snarls there due to this and not about the money which is being spent for nothing.

Some controversy came when Nehru idol was removed.



Don't talk about money. Money is never an issue for a profoundly wealthy country like India.

Particularly living in filthy rich state of Tamil Nadu.

We just build 700C Parliment building and let it derilict.
We spend 1000 crores on a partialy built arial Highway and then use it for posters.

Build a flasy library and let for rent to Wedding.

Tell me which country can afford to do such things.

Our Goverment even give out subsided spectrum, coal mines, granite quarries etc etc.

Stupid Sweden, Norway,UK, Australia & Canada goverment are struggling to give peanuts as unemployment benefits to their poor citizens.

Here we are doleing out Trillions in India to poor business community.

Indian tax payers are not concerned a bit about those Trillion Dollors hand outs.

India must be a super rich country.

Unfortunatly i dont live in India.

I live in a pitchakara country were my fellow citizen cry,moan & question for every Gov expenditure just because they are so called tax payers ( Pitchakara pasanga).
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Old September 20th, 2012, 05:59 PM   #4803
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And cofee, this is the country where you find very insensitive and indifferent citizens...and citizens who have very short memory...and who are at times, happy to be busy watching cricket, bollywood/kollywood/....wood movie....and allow our politicians to be corrupt and make us corrupt too....
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Old September 20th, 2012, 07:03 PM   #4804
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Even the almost completed rangarajapuram flyover is not progressing and its
halted now
We should feel proud even if we get single flyover with this regime
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Old September 21st, 2012, 06:08 AM   #4805
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Old September 21st, 2012, 08:43 AM   #4806
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one of my long dream to have flyover at this place ( Sterling rd-Collage rd Jn) & (pantheon - Adithanar salai Jn). there is no point of constructing mini flyovers, they should accuire more lands and do some justice for our chennai traffic. hope some good news by 2013
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Old September 21st, 2012, 02:46 PM   #4807
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Even the almost completed rangarajapuram flyover is not progressing and its
halted now
We should feel proud even if we get single flyover with this regime
Revolutionary leaders are not good administrators and she is prooving that
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Old September 24th, 2012, 09:53 AM   #4808
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Work on flyovers resumes after futile wait

Construction was stalled to facilitate shifting of Metrowater lines at Moolakadai and Porur

Tired of waiting for Metrowater to shift water lines, the Highways Department has opted for ‘Plan B’ at Moolakadai and Porur flyovers.

Work on the two flyovers was stalled in order to facilitate the water supply agency to lay down pipelines before the two structures came up. But now, the department has decided to go ahead with construction after tweaking a few details.

At Moolakadai, the department had to change the flyover design in a small way. Work will progress at Porur, and the water supply agency can lay new lines in future and close down the two existing ones running there.

“At Porur, we completed 90 per cent of land acquisition in January, and the rest by July. But we had to foreclose the contract and are now calling a fresh tender. There is enough space on either side of the flyover and if Metrowater wishes to shift the water lines from Chembarambakkam lake, they can do so without disturbing our work,” said a Highways Department official.

Work on the Rs. 35 crore facility began in March 2010 and only about 10 per cent of civil construction has been completed. The work had to be put on hold as the water lines had to be shifted. The four-lane flyover — 475 metres long and 17.2 metres wide — will help ease traffic at the junction of Mount Poonamallee Road and Arcot Salai. “We can divert traffic to either side of the flyover. We expect work to commence by end of next month,” the official said.

At the Moolakadai junction, the design has been altered slightly so that the water mains do not come in the way. “We will commence work on October 1 after getting permission to enter the premises that have been acquired for the project,” another official said.

Nearly 50 per cent of work on the four-lane flyover has been completed. The Rs. 49.55-crore facility is expected to be ready by September 2013, the official said.

Source - http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/...cle3929749.ece
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Old September 25th, 2012, 09:21 PM   #4809
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Is it renovation or restoration ?

http://ibnlive.in.com/news/chennai-a...07-62-130.html

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During the discussions, the Chief Minister advised the officials about the renovation measures to be undertaken to safeguard the Arches, a landmark in the city.

Donno that Jaya is an expert in architecture/civil engineering, even giving advice to 'qualified' officials about how to do the renovation.
Not only her, earlier Ayya also did the same for flyovers (just one single, straight, narrow flyover without any consideration of the nature of junction), Secretariat, etc.
It is amazing that we have politicians who are experts in all fields.
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Old September 30th, 2012, 07:14 PM   #4810
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Also, since they are all Doctors, they will soon be giving medical opinions
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Old October 1st, 2012, 03:20 PM   #4811
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Velachery MRTS Flyover

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Old October 3rd, 2012, 08:03 AM   #4812
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Indha eddathai ivvalavuu Azhagha katta eppadi Mudinjatrhu. Good photography.
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Old October 4th, 2012, 10:57 PM   #4813
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I got a nice snap of the Anna Arch being lisfted by a crane. Will post soon.

Any pics of Moolakadai?
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Old October 5th, 2012, 08:26 AM   #4814
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I got a nice snap of the Anna Arch being lisfted by a crane. Will post soon.

Any pics of Moolakadai?
Regarding Moolakadai Fly over - Lot of building demolition activities going on the either side of the road. the whole area looks dusty for the past one or two weeks.. very difficult to drive two wheelers..

But the over all work goes in good pace..I dont have any photos as of now. but can click few this week end.
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Old October 5th, 2012, 09:23 AM   #4815
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Regarding Moolakadai Fly over - Lot of building demolition activities going on the either side of the road. the whole area looks dusty for the past one or two weeks.. very difficult to drive two wheelers..

But the over all work goes in good pace..I dont have any photos as of now. but can click few this week end.
Good it means wide flyover and also wide service lane. but in thirumangalam they are not touching single building for flyover so the service lane will not be wide.
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Old October 5th, 2012, 09:27 AM   #4816
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Regarding Moolakadai Fly over - Lot of building demolition activities going on the either side of the road. the whole area looks dusty for the past one or two weeks.. very difficult to drive two wheelers..

But the over all work goes in good pace..I dont have any photos as of now. but can click few this week end.

Thanks for the info Nirmal Sir.. I wanted to know the updates on Moolakadai flyover for quiet sometime now...
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Old October 7th, 2012, 04:32 PM   #4817
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Regarding Moolakadai Fly over - Lot of building demolition activities going on the either side of the road. the whole area looks dusty for the past one or two weeks.. very difficult to drive two wheelers..

But the over all work goes in good pace..I dont have any photos as of now. but can click few this week end.
Moolakadai - Flyover construction activities -
Few pics which are taken today
















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Old October 7th, 2012, 04:38 PM   #4818
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TFS..

Looks like a warzone! Aleppo should look better than this..
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Old October 7th, 2012, 05:13 PM   #4819
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I have been using the Mount-Poonamallee road for daily commuting.
It is a hell to cross the narrow stretch at butt road section (near the mosque) during peak hours (not to mention the jams all along the stretch, especially at Ramapuram, DLF and Porur)..

When widening most of our road, they leave the bottlenecks as it is (one more e.g. vijaya nagar junction). They don't even care about it and it becomes a daily ordeal for daily commuters like us. In many places clearing the encroachments itself will give lot of road space.

In places like butt road if land acquisition is a problem, they can put that money to build flyovers to handle it. By this they can solve the traffic problems without worrying about land acquisition, using the money required for it.
For. eg. they can build a flyover at butt road with pillars at the side of the road as in the below picture, so that one way traffic is at surface and the other way is on the flyover right above it.



But one thing, if they continue on giving freebies with taxpayers money meant for govt projects, they won't even start or complete already started projects and everything will find the same fate as our electricity board.
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Old October 7th, 2012, 08:40 PM   #4820
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Hi.. I too commute on this road daily and I was thinking of a subway instead of a flyover. I believe there was some thing called a "Magic Box" technology to build subway for a small stretch used in Bangalore.. I remember reading that the construction could be completed in very short period and with very much less cost.

The Subway would carry traffic towards kathipara. The traffic towards porur would be on level ground.

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