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Madurai | 7KM | NH 785 Elevated Highway | Pandian Hotel to Chettikulam

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Construction tender released for this project!


Construction of 4-lane Elevated Corridor and Ground Level improvements
from Pandiyan Hotel Junction (KM 0/000) to Chettikulam (KM 7/300) of
Madurai Natham Section(Package-1) of NH-785 on EPC Mode under
Bharatmala Pariyojana Phase-I in the state of Tamil Nadu

ELEVATED CORRIDOR (Km 0+000 to Km 7+300)
 Prestressed Concrete Segmental Box Girder type of superstructure is proposed for the
Grade Separator from chainage Km 0+000 to Km 7+300.
 Entry Ramp on RHS from Ch. 2+583 to Ch. 2+863, Exit Ramp on RHS from Ch.
2+758 to Ch. 3+038 near Naganagulam Lake.
 Entry Ramp on LHS from Ch. 4+548 to Ch. 4+833 and Exit Ramp on RHS from Ch.
4+548 to Ch. 4+833 near Yadava College.
 Aesthetically pleasing architectural features for each piers of Elevated corridor are proposed indicating Tamilnadu heritage and history of Meenakshi Amman like the ones featured in the pillars of thousand pillars Mandapam.
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The Chennai ORR - Sriperumbadur contract has also been called for along with this project and it is of 13 KM (2.5 yrs for completion). If both the projects kick off at the same time, and there are no delays, this could be the FIRST elevated corridor in Tamilnadu!!!

The Maduravoyil - Port elevated road is being revived with DPR in progress. It could take more time to complete.
^^ Yes. I also have the same thought. But, if you see that is the difference between the SG and CG planning / implementation. All the other busy stretches we are talking about are in the hands of state govt and they take forever to implement a project. Even in chennai, the SG controlled projects are poorly planned and executed (usman road flyover).
SG lacks long term thinking and they would wake up only after the problem has got very much beyond hands. Madurai ring road is one such example which got attention after much hue and cry.

Anyways, I am happy this is happening and this could lead city to develop beyond umachikulam in a faster rate. With people able to fly in and out (pun intended) of the city in matter of minutes, that area is something that will grow faster.
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Nice catch Senthil. I always have thought Mattuthavani / Melur to be North of Madurai, but just now realized they are on the Northeast and Natham is more true North. As Arul pointed out, this highway will take in the traffic from Dindugal as well.The current Madurai - dindugal alignment is slightly curved towards west and this road should be an alternative for both traffic coming in from Northeast and Northwest direction.
Hope they are coming up with a visionary to develop an alternate road for the main thoroughfare (Melur Road). With extension of NH-785 from Madurai-Natham to Thuvarankurichi, the entire traffic from Chennai/Trichy can take this route to enter Madurai, which eventually will reduce the traffic in Melur Road and Mattuthavani area. And the NHAI has declared the Madurai Ring Road with numbering as NH-744A. With this Ring Road intersecting near Umachikulam, the traffic towards South can be diverted from here. Still it seems to be a better plan for Madurai.
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Civil engineering and EPC firm JMC Projects (India) has secured road projects worth Rs 942 crore from the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).

The order is for four-laning of Madurai-Chettikulam section of NH 785 in Tamil Nadu on an EPC basis for Rs 486 crore, JMC Projects said in a BSE filing today.
looks good. With heavy commercialization, the lower level is going to be heavily congested with half to one-lane being occupied by vehicles for parking and only one lane being available for traffic.
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