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Old December 15th, 2010, 04:28 AM   #2021
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shame on u.cant u translate it in english
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Old December 15th, 2010, 05:31 AM   #2022
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Notice to govt on beach expressway

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/c...ow/7101861.cms

The Madras high court on Tuesday ordered notice to the State government on a writ petition seeking to quash the final feasibility report' of the proposed beach expressway from Light House to Besant Nagar.

The petition has been filed by C Kasinathan, a fisherman at Ururkuppam in Besant Nagar, who asked the court to set aside the feasibility report as "the consultants for the project, Wilbur Smith Associates, did not take into consideration the views of the stakeholders of the proposed expressway." He prayed that the court direct the government to prepare the report afresh.

The first bench of the court comprising chief justice M Yusuf Eqbal and justice TS Sivagnanam, before which the petition came up for hearing, said it was not inclined to stall any developmental work by passing interim orders and ordered the notice to government, returnable by four weeks.

In his petition, Kasinathan said the highways department had proposed to construct the link road from Light House on Kamarajar Salai to Besant Nagar through Santhome, Sreenivasapuram, Ururkuppam, including a high-level bridge across Adyar estuary to East Coast Road. The department, which proposes to implement the project in two phases, prepared the final feasibility report through Wilbur Smith Associates in May this year. The report claimed that it was prepared after having widespread consultations with all the stakeholders including fishing community and residents of the area, but it was not true, Kasinathan argued.

Alleging that the report also had misleading statements, he said it would be against the public interest for the government to proceed on such a report.

People from Ururkuppam and Olcott Kuppam joined the residents of many other areas in south Chennai, under the banner of Save Chennai Beaches Campaign, had taken out a procession asking the government not to act on the "false" feasibility report, he said. People from Mylapore, Thiruvanmiyur and Kottivakkam also had expressed objections to the government's move, he added.

Besides, the beaches of Marina, Besant Nagar, Thiruvanmiyur and Kottivakkam were all preferred recreation spaces for local residents and tourists visiting Chennai. These beaches were also nestling grounds for Olive Ridley turtles, he said.

Stating that public consultations were not mere a ritual to be conducted to appease the people but a crucial decision making tool to ensure smooth and efficient use of resources for maximum public good, the petitioner said the report should have considered the opinions from fishing community, beach-goers, local residents, vendors and turtle conservationists.

While the stakeholders were denied to be heard, the report "falsely" claimed that the public were welcoming the project, the petitioner added. The petitioner prayed to the court to restrain the government from proceeding further on the project based on the report and prepare a fresh feasibility study obtaining opinions from all stakeholders.
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Old December 15th, 2010, 06:07 AM   #2023
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Save the beaches - yes!!

Stop the expressway - yes!!

Evacuate slums along the beaches - Double yes !!!
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Old December 15th, 2010, 06:13 AM   #2024
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Much expected.

Chennai never going to see any elevated expressway atleast for next 10years.

-Port expressway is an approved paper project foundation laid by PM Manmohan.
-Expressway along adayar river is another paper project...
-Now this beach elevated expressway going to be stopped in this stage by Turtle guys and fisherman! I guess high class families in Santhome, Besant nagar, T.vanmiyur will be behind these Turtle guys and fisherman.... or else who will worry about the aamai and fisherman in this country.
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Old December 15th, 2010, 06:21 AM   #2025
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i think we should wait for metro to be completed. And then decide about the beach expressway. It would be an eyesore jutting out of the beach. I guess once there are good bus and metro services, there would be no need of this expressway.
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Old December 15th, 2010, 06:39 AM   #2026
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Alternate road is needed along the beach from Santhome to Beasant Nagar/Thiruvanmiyur. Constructing the broken bridge and expanding the connecting roads of Kamarajar salai (from light house) with Beasant Nagar, Thiruvanmiyur will be shortest possible solution. This can be done in 2-3years with our Indian standard speed for executing a project.

MRTS is grossly under utilized ! If feeder service is available from T.vanmiyur MRTS to ECR localities, road traffic will be in control. Such feeder service can never be expected either from MTC or Southern railway.

I hope this elevated expressway project changes to 4 lane road project along the coast from Light house to Broken bridge. At Beasant nagar and Thiruvanmiyur residential roads should be considered for expansion and connecting it with ECR. This will bye-pass the ECR/Thiruvanmiyur or even OMR traffic from Adyar/Mylapore for enterting the CBD/Central.
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Old December 15th, 2010, 06:49 AM   #2027
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MRTS is grossly under utilized ! If feeder service is available from T.vanmiyur MRTS to ECR localities, road traffic will be in control. Such feeder service can never be expected either from MTC or Southern railway.
That won't change while the stations are in the pathetic state they're in..

The completed stations are basically giant slum-cum-toilets, and the incomplete ones are dark, dingy, always filled with stagnant water and garbage.

It's a real chore to have to travel by the MRTS..
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Old December 15th, 2010, 07:46 AM   #2028
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i am posting my doubts here. please clear it my friends.

1. Whether the project is still on or shelved?
2. Why is Soma taking so much time for soil testing. seeing the speed with which soma is working in Chennai metro serious doubts araise on expressway project.
3. whether we have got the required Clearance or still waiting for it.
4. whether there is any CBI(C stands for Congress) investigation going on as too why the project cost was increased from 750 crores to 1600 crores.
5. Did balu or DMK receive any kickbacks from soma.
6. whether the clearance is pending from Kamal Nath(National Highways Minsiter) or Jairam Ramesh( environment minister.)
7. whether there is any case pending to land acquisition in High Court and whether there is any stay on this project from court.
8. whether the state govt is taking up with central govt to speed up the process and start the work asap.
9. or whether this project will remain a non starter till the elections fearing the govt will lose votes because of clearing of houses and huts living along cooum and because of land that has to be acquired for this project.
below are my replies and i have been saying this many times in this forum about this project.

1. If the project is still on, where is the work going on ?
Its election times, so news about project scrapping will not come out.

2. SOMA is an incompetent company (a dust in front of L&T) to build huge projects. with very little knowledge the work will be slow.

3. This proejct has no clearance from MOEF and no public consultation has been done. The clearance was rejected thrice and TNSCZMA is trying hard to convince MOEF but in vain.

4. A CBI case is pending related to huge project cost

5. You still have doubts ??

7. A case is pending @ high court and initial hearing is yet to be done..

8. any insider info welcome..

9. certainly yes
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Old December 15th, 2010, 09:31 AM   #2029
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I guess high class families in Santhome, Besant nagar, T.vanmiyur will be behind these Turtle guys and fisherman.... or else who will worry about the aamai and fisherman in this country.
Very True.

Fisher folks in KK Dist add value to their life by building nice dwellings,eating and dressing well.May be they carry more of Kerala gene.

All other Tamil folks in this business love thatched huts and never learn to improve their lifestyle.I understand each outing to the sea can fetch them Rs 6000 worth of catch -single Boat. But alas, most of them work for a wage,Bulk of this income goes to the Boat owner.So no chance of any improvement, unless these people are diverted to other professions.

I would love the Day,all these huts are removed from the sea shore.Govt should form a "Fishermen rehabilitation Board" and set a 10 years target to resettle them.
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Old December 16th, 2010, 03:39 AM   #2030
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-Now this beach elevated expressway going to be stopped in this stage by Turtle guys and fisherman! I guess high class families in Santhome, Besant nagar, T.vanmiyur will be behind these Turtle guys and fisherman.... or else who will worry about the aamai and fisherman in this country.
I don't qualify as high-class or anything, but to me, I don't care if the turtles, fishermen or mermaids stop that expressway. I'm just glad that it's not going to be an eyesore on the beach. I have no problem siding with the fishermen on this one.
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Old December 16th, 2010, 06:34 AM   #2031
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Blocks have been piled up near Maduravoyal, within the CETL barricades.
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Old December 17th, 2010, 05:11 AM   #2033
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Any Folks from Velachery, IRR - Any idea when the Sutherland portion will be cleared, Heard thay have asked 10 days time but seems the wait is never ending. They need to cross the last mile so that the long wait in the Velachery junction ends
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Old December 17th, 2010, 06:36 PM   #2034
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below are my replies and i have been saying this many times in this forum about this project.

1. If the project is still on, where is the work going on ?
Its election times, so news about project scrapping will not come out.

2. SOMA is an incompetent company (a dust in front of L&T) to build huge projects. with very little knowledge the work will be slow.

3. This proejct has no clearance from MOEF and no public consultation has been done. The clearance was rejected thrice and TNSCZMA is trying hard to convince MOEF but in vain.

4. A CBI case is pending related to huge project cost

5. You still have doubts ??

7. A case is pending @ high court and initial hearing is yet to be done..

8. any insider info welcome..

9. certainly yes

thanks rg49274. so i think this project will not become a reality in future. in other words this might become another sethusamudram
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Old December 17th, 2010, 07:05 PM   #2035
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HC dismisses pleas against land acquisition for ring road

http://news.in.msn.com/national/arti...mentid=4711377

Madras high court today dismissed a batch of writ petitions challenging acquisition of land for laying an Outer Ring Road around Chennai.
In his order, Justice M Jaichandren said the petitions were devoid of merit and sufficient cause was now shown for grant of relief as prayed by them.
Pointing that the land owners had been given reasonable opportunity to file objections and the compensation awards were passed after considering them, the Judge said it would be open to them to seek relief for enhancement of the amount of compensation by approaching the concerned court.
A group of land owners in suburban Thirunindravur and adjoining areas in Thiruvallur district had challenged the notifications issued by the District Collector for acquiring the land for the road project.
The state government proposed the 63.2 km Outer Ring Road so that would enable users of national highways going through Chennai in order to ease traffic flow in city.
The first phase, covering a stretch of 30 kms between Vandalur and Nemilichery at the cost of Rs 1,082 crore was in progress.
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Old December 17th, 2010, 07:33 PM   #2036
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I guess high class families in Santhome, Besant nagar, T.vanmiyur will be behind these Turtle guys and fisherman.... or else who will worry about the aamai and fisherman in this country.
Very true!! It's hard to believe that they care for fishermen while doing nothing about the fishermen getting killed in Rameswaram.
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Old December 17th, 2010, 11:45 PM   #2037
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Six small bridges in South Chennai soon

http://www.hindu.com/2010/12/18/stor...1862400300.htm

The Water Resources Department (WRD) will soon construct small bridges in six locations between Thiruvanmiyur and Okkiyam Madu across the South Buckingham canal as part of the city waterways improvement project.

According to officials of the WRD, though the causeways in these places are meant for pedestrian use, many two-wheelers and often cars use them. As the causeways are old, they would be demolished and replaced with single lane bridges.

The bridges – each 3.5 metre wide and 25 to 30 m long – would come up across the canal at Elango Nagar, Kottivakkam, Neelankarai and Okkiyam Madu. Two causeways in Palavakkam, located close by, including one which is known as Mayan bridge, would be replaced with new facilities.

D.Viswanathan, a resident of Palavakkam, said these structures served as a link between Rajiv Gandhi Salai and East Coast Road. Many people travelling from Palavakkam to Kandanchavadi use the causeways. Otherwise, they have to take a detour of nearly six km via Thiruvanmiyur. Officials of WRD said the weeds in the canal near the structures were removed recently for free flow of water and prevent further damage to the structures.

The work to build new bridges would be executed as part of the canal widening measures under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission. The canal would be widened to 20-30 m from the existing 12 to 14 m in the six km stretch between Thiruvanmiyur and Okkiyam Madu. The project worth Rs.44 crore, which was affected due to rain, would be resumed next month and completed in a year.

The construction of the bridges would be completed along with the canal widening and deepening work. Each structure would be built at a cost of Rs.60 lakh, an official said. The department is also simultaneously carrying out works to widen the canal between Okkiyam Madu and Muttukadu for a stretch of 13.5 km.
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Chennailand There is Indian real estate blog which helps on these kind of issues. Just google and find out. I have seen it ones and you question will be resolved.
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Old December 21st, 2010, 11:11 PM   #2039
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Corporation to develop model roads soon

http://www.hindu.com/2010/12/22/stor...2262840200.htm

The Chennai Corporation will soon develop Usman Road, Thyagaraya Road and Sivaparakasam Road as model roads in the city. This will be the preliminary step towards redevelopment of T. Nagar after the civic body relocates hawkers to the complex it had built in Pondy Bazaar.

The civic body officials are waiting for the court orders to proceed with the relocation of the hawkers on the three roads. Within a week of a court order, the roads would be cleared of hawkers, said an official.

After 210 hawkers on Usman Road are relocated to the complex, the work on improving the aesthetics of the road is also likely to begin. The road would become more pedestrian-friendly. The number of hawkers to be relocated from Thyagaraya Road is 305. Fourteen hawkers are likely to be removed from Sivaprakasam Road to the complex that has been built on 43,032 sq.ft. space with three lifts. It would locate a total of 644 hawkers and shopkeepers, including those in the previous complex on the same site.

Survey of the roads would be done including the trees on the stretch.

The footpaths on either side of the roads range from 10 to 15 feet in width. The average width of the footpath is around 12 feet.

Trees will not be cut down during the process of development of some of the stretches into model roads, said an official. Everything would comply with urban development norms, he added.
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