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Old February 8th, 2011, 11:48 PM   #61
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Traffic snarls between Guduvanchery and Perungalathur, has become the order of the day in the evening hours. A scene on GST Road recently. Photo: A. Muralitharan

Traffic snarl for several hours in the evening on the most important arterial road towards Chennai has become the order of the day.

Development of realty, growth of software industry, and construction of road overbridges have seen a phenomenal growth of traffic on Grand Southern Road between Tambaram and Chengalpattu over the past few years.

Not only during weekends, but on weekdays, it takes several hours to negotiate the distance between Guduvanchery and Tambaram. D. R. Muthu said that a few months ago, he spent most of his time on his moped held up in long traffic snarls between Guduvanchery and Perungalathur. A resident of Ayyanchery near Guduvanchery and retail merchant of snacks, he said that many times, he was unable to reach his shop on time.

Residents and representatives of civic groups around Tambaram said that the problem was due to the delay in completion of the road overbridge to replace the railway level-crossing near Vandalur railway station. Officials of the State Highways Department pointed out that a road overbridge was nearing completion to replace the railway level-crossing near Vandalur railway station. Preliminary work was on to construct a similar bridge near Urapakkam railway station. They said that with mofussil buses arriving at Perungalathur from both Chengalpattu and Tambaram directions, the road width of GST Road was not proportionate and hence the problem. They were hopeful that once the present bus shelter in Perungalathur was completed, traffic snarls on GST Road would not be as acute.

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The traffic between Chengelpet and Tambaram has increased to its peak.
I used to travel from Tambaram to SP Koil in 30-35 mins in long distance bus, but nowadays it takes more than an hour to reach Tamabaram from SP Koil.

The only solution is to have the 3rd railway line which should be taken along with the doubling project that is happening between Chegelpet and Southern Districts(The existed meter gauge lines served earlier to move some amount of passenger traffic. In its absence the passenger traffic has moved to bus). There are no scope of introducing additional lanes in the existing GST Road.
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Old February 9th, 2011, 05:42 AM   #62
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This was more like a regional plan, you sure can draw parallels with NCR. The saddest part of this proposal was, it was mooted by CII.. who listens to business folks when all these funny politics can occupy the our politicians time..

It sure can become a reality. First thing it needs is a strong visionary person from CM's office, a bunch of groundbreaking legislations, redirect all the useless freebie money into providing infrastructure.

The idea was not to make a concrete jungle in MAP, instead it called for sustainable development based on resources. It was a very forward idea. I wish its high time to revive this idea of MAP.. The current dynamics of urbanization already point in this direction.. only thing is there is no vision or guiding agency to regulate growth.
To start with all Level Crossings in the entire GST road stretch till chengalpat atleast needs to be made irrelevant by constructing ROB or RUB. Currently the railway line acts as a divider for development and there are huge skewness in development because of developments favouring GST road side. Myself looking for plot development in MM Nagar but waiting because of this LC..
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Old February 9th, 2011, 01:58 PM   #63
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looking at rapid growth between tambaram-chengalpattu, SR should convert the existing third line between cgl-tbm and also in future they should lay fourth line also. so that suburban train will have a dedicated line like tbm-beach line. it will definitely ease some traffic on GST road.

as soon as the tambaram and vandalur ROB completed , it will ease the traffic on perungalthur .

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Old February 10th, 2011, 02:55 AM   #64
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* Lot of places in Kanchipuram dist face the prob of drinking water pipe breakage problem
* Service lane near SP Koil on GST Road damaged due to one such breakage
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Old February 15th, 2011, 08:38 PM   #65
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Old February 16th, 2011, 08:20 AM   #66
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ceeznic, Do guys working inside MWC in various Companies choose to settle down in these new settlements? It would then be an ideal situation...staying close to work!
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Old February 16th, 2011, 09:13 AM   #67
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yeah, when i enquired yesterday in Metropolis, they said Infosys employees alone have already booked around 100 flats there. One of my friend who lives in nungambakkam also has booked a flat there. Though he has his own house in the center of the city, travelling almost 4 hours daily, made him to take the decision. Getting a seat in train is not easy during morning times and moreover road transport(private veh and company buses) becomes quite impossible to commute daily from city because of the perungulathur jam. people leaving work at 5.30 pm are reaching home after 8 and 9 pm(and have to start back again by 6.30 AM next day). Many even started to think of leaving Mcity because of commutation problem(mainly because of the perungulathur jam). Unless more train services/perungulathur traffic problems were solved, this trend of either shifting home near to mcity or ppl leaving mcity will continue. With most of the companies expanding their bases in mcity(infy growing aggressively), its already high time to look into the transportation problems. almost 30% of mcity employees are staying in nearby areas like tirutheri, sp koil, chengalpet, mm nagar and this percentage is increasing day by day. Land rates have gone up many folds and rents for 2 bhk houses went above rs 7500/month in sp koil.

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Old February 16th, 2011, 09:47 AM   #68
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yeah, when i enquired yesterday in Metropolis, they said Infosys employees alone have already booked around 100 flats there. One of my friend who lives in nungambakkam also has booked a flat there. Though he has his own house in the center of the city, travelling almost 4 hours daily, made him to take the decision. Getting a seat in train is not easy during morning times and moreover road transport(private veh and company buses) becomes quite impossible to commute daily from city because of the perungulathur jam. people leaving work at 5.30 pm are reaching home after 8 and 9 pm(and have to start back again by 6.30 AM next day). Many even started to think of leaving Mcity because of commutation problem(mainly because of the perungulathur jam). Unless more train services/perungulathur traffic problems were solved, this trend of either shifting home near to mcity or ppl leaving mcity will continue. With most of the companies expanding their bases in mcity(infy growing aggressively), its already high time to look into the transportation problems. almost 30% of mcity employees are staying in nearby areas like tirutheri, sp koil, chengalpet, mm nagar and this percentage is increasing day by day. Land rates have gone up many folds and rents for 2 bhk houses went above rs 7500/month in sp koil.
nhai has been extremely tardy when it comes to chennai. even rest of tn has very good nh. 3 lanes each from tambaram & bypass merge at perugalathur into a 4 lane highway to south. i doubt even 6 laning this stretch until chengalpat would be sufficient & i see no signs of this starting yet.
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Old February 16th, 2011, 11:31 AM   #69
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nhai has been extremely tardy when it comes to chennai. even rest of tn has very good nh. 3 lanes each from tambaram & bypass merge at perugalathur into a 4 lane highway to south. i doubt even 6 laning this stretch until chengalpat would be sufficient & i see no signs of this starting yet.
They should make the Tambaram chenglepet as express way and provide 2lane service road both side with entry & exit to express way @ vandalur,urapakkam,Guduvancherry,MM nagar,SP koil. MTC to use only service road and TNSTC/SETC to ply on express way.Later they can extend the express way upto tindivanam
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Old February 16th, 2011, 11:41 AM   #70
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nhai has been extremely tardy when it comes to chennai. even rest of tn has very good nh. 3 lanes each from tambaram & bypass merge at perugalathur into a 4 lane highway to south. i doubt even 6 laning this stretch until chengalpat would be sufficient & i see no signs of this starting yet.
That's very true and quite surprising since, as you said, NHAI has been extremely active across the rest of the state...

The 3 main highways leading out of Chennai - NH45, NH4 and NH5 all desperately need to be widened to twice their existing width.

Forget future planning - 8-lane roads are already desperately needed upto Chengalpet, Kanchipuram and Tada along these 3 highways respectively..
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Old February 16th, 2011, 12:45 PM   #71
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* 8-lane roads are must along with service roads(10 lanes in principle) but the prob is this much amount of space is not available @ many places between Tambaram(TBM) and chengalpattu(CPT).

* Take for an example between Perungalathur and Vandalur gate, the stretch is squeezed between sriram sez and railway tracks. If railways goes on for expansion for 4th track(it might not happen for another 2 decades though) then it might eat up part of this space too. There are lots of trees that may have to be uprooted to make this widening possible. but green activists will object to this. on the other side, sriram sez has roads and building quite closer to NH. but i think that space can be taken but again land acquisition probs will surface. this is one such example of numerous constraints in this stretch between TBM & CPT.

* Atleast they should go for 6 lane in the first phase and then they can build a 6-lane elevated highway along this stretch from TBM to CPT (Distance : 40 kms) with exit/entry ramps at Vandalur, Guduvanchery, MM nagar, Mahindra city in the second phase.

* But they must complete 6 laning first before taking up this elevated highway. Whats more, there wont be land acquisition problems since it will come up on the existing NH, no environmental clearance problems etc.

* I would like a healthy discussion on this regard. Does anyone know any official email address so that I/we can forward the proposal to him?
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Moreover making the existing stretch alone as expressway will obviously increase the congestion in service lanes. more than 50% of local traffic (based on my experience) in this stretch till chengalpattu are primarily due to the areas residential/commericial/public transportation users between TBM & CPT region. squeezing them into service lane will actually aggravate the traffic woes. thats why i said making the existing road as some kind of arterial road (6-lane with service roads) like Anna Salai and building elevated road and making that as an expressway will reduce the problem and also keeping in mind of the problems that might occur in future
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Does anyone know any official email address so that I/we can forward the proposal to him?
I was about to ask this. Many here(mcity) needs a right contact to raise the perungulathur traffic jam issue and force railways to finish the vandalur ROB fast. Atleast this will be a temporary solution for the mess happening at perungulathur daily. To whom can we raise this?
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I was about to ask this. Many here(mcity) needs a right contact to raise the perungulathur traffic jam issue and force railways to finish the vandalur ROB fast. Atleast this will be a temporary solution for the mess happening at perungulathur daily. To whom can we raise this?
another neglect along this gst road is by railways. they are not at all interested in stretch beyond tambaram. now patronage has increased many folds compared to just 5 yrs ago. still railway timetable did not change much. they should increase the frequency particularly at peak hours. but before that they must finish the pending ROBs like vandalur. if they are not convinced about patronage during non-peak hours like midday, they can go for 3-4 compartment EMUs or even DMU during non-peak hours.
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Old February 16th, 2011, 02:06 PM   #75
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another way to reduce congestion on GST is to extend the Chennai bypass road upto chenglepet or atleast SP koil. Bypass can run parallely to west side of railway lines from irumbuliyur to SP koil. ( am not so familiar on those side land availability)
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Old February 16th, 2011, 03:47 PM   #76
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- 8-laning of GST, GWT or GNT
- 3rd line from Tambaram to Chengalpattu on suburban by gauge conversion (this is just possible in one year in TN gvt and SR works together, sadly this is not even in proposal of SR )
- Chennai bye-pass extension to SP koil or Chengai (It needs more than 15KM new alignment road)

are long term projects. We have to wait for ORR to take the load of small stretch Vandalur-Perungalattur.

They should plan for super outer ring road covering Mahabs, Chengai, SRPD, Thiruvallur and Ponneri as very long term plan.
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I was about to ask this. Many here(mcity) needs a right contact to raise the perungulathur traffic jam issue and force railways to finish the vandalur ROB fast. Atleast this will be a temporary solution for the mess happening at perungulathur daily. To whom can we raise this?


if Mahindra city developers pressurized state government and Railways, regarding speeding up the vandalur rob project, and also converting the existing Mg line into BG between Tambaram&chengalpattu,then there will be some improvement. so that more trains can operate between tambaram& chengalpattu. Because of MWC request only all the emu trains starting from cgl converted to operated till Beach , before that emu trains starting from cgl was operated upto tambaram only , except in peak hours.

If the IT companies in MWC requested State and Railways i hope something might happen.
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Old February 16th, 2011, 04:12 PM   #78
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When there is a Will(Good Will), there is a way". Unfortunately we have a very bad political system that runs on swindling money and not doing the rights things on a right time at a right cost...
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[QUOTE=wlbkng;72724841 * Atleast they should go for 6 lane in the first phase and then they can build a [B]6-lane elevated highway along this stretch[/B] from TBM to CPT (Distance : 40 kms) with exit/entry ramps at Vandalur, Guduvanchery, MM nagar, Mahindra city in the second phase.

* But they must complete 6 laning first before taking up this elevated highway. Whats more, there wont be land acquisition problems since it will come up on the existing NH, no environmental clearance problems etc.

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This makes lot of sense and this is one of the very critical gap in Chennai Infra. Development.
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>>Krishnasamy: its "swindling" money
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