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This is one of the ambitious road project of Tamilnadu gvt.

About: ECR

Starting point: Chennai
Ending point: Kanyakumari
Project cost: 2400 crores
Length of the coast road: 737KM
Important towns/cities in the route:

Chennai, Mahabalipuram, Pondicherry, Cuddalore, Chidambaram, Sirkazhi, Nagapattinam, Vedaranyam, Tondi, Ramanathapuram, Tuticorin, Nagercoil.



*Any correction in the info. are welcome
 

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KG, that is normal in google earth/map, some times if you zoom in/out cities name will be missing in the map.

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We need more details on this project, exact alignment is not known to us. I hope members here will start to contribute to this thread.
 

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Natarajan,

Surely our members will support for infrastructure project. ECR is going bring lots of investment for coastal TN.

And if you have dilemma in starting the thread you can discuss in Aratai arangam thread. :)
 

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This project when completed can bring about lot of development to the state besides providing alternative route to reach the southern parts of the state from Chennai. It will provide road connectivity to ports in the state and will definitely lead to overall development of the coastal belt.
 

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ECR connecting the major, minor, captive ports of Tamilnadu.

 

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ok, here's a gist on the status of the project.

Total Length - 765 km


  • Chennai - Puducherry stretch
  • Phase-I - Chennai - Cuddalore - 166 km - 102 crores (ADB Fund) - Two laned

  • Four-laning of Chennai - Puducherry stretch
  • 63 lakhs alloted for feasibility report and environmental assessment in the current year

  • Puducherry - Nagapattinam stretch
  • It has been upgraded as NH 45A
  • Will be double laned
  • Formation of bypass to Chidambaram (16.9 km) - Construction of High Level Bridge across Vellar is in progress.
  • Formation of bypass to Sirkazhi (8.76 km ) - Railway Over Bridge is being constructed.

  • Nagapattinam - Tuticorin Stretch
  • Taken up under TNRSP funded by world bank
  • Work nearing completion

  • Tuticorin - Kanyakumari stretch
  • Govt has decided to prepare DPR and take up works from this year.

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Map representation for the above progress.

 

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Few pictures of ECR

Chennai-Pondy-Cuddalore stretch.



courtesy: ravages, flickr



courtesy: Vikram-the Prodigal , flickr





courtesy: slyronit; flickr
 

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Is this bridge construction near Nagapattinam is the part of ECR?

 

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Wov, it's looking great...

In couple of years, TN will have alternative route and most importantely the coastal areas will get connected to all major cities...
 

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Great project. Is there a proposal to get 4lanes i.e. 2 - 2 segregated properly with divider. The current ECR 2 lanes is quite dangerous during night time driving, with some vehicles not following proper lane discipline.
 

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beyond pondy shoulders did not exist or was just mud on my recent drive 4 months ago from chidambaram. stretch between mahabs & pondy too was not properly paved. but now they have added those inter-locking concrete bricks.

next time, i would only use gst than ecr to reach coastal towns south of nagapattinam.
 

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chennai - cuddalore rail link

Any idea of the alignment of this chennai - cuddalore alignment after mahabs to pondy either on sea side or other side.
 
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