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Chennai and Trichy got good number of bridges and flyovers during previous tenures.

Now Coimbatore and Salem are seeing good development.

Only big city missing all the times in Madurai. I am not sure why they are building elevated highway on Madurai-Natham road. Whether this road has that much traffic? Instead they can build flyovers are Goripalayam, Keela vasal, Therku vasal etc which will ease the traffic to good extend.
I also had the same question but my observation was Madurai seem to get more residential areas in Natham road with people visiting Madurai core city daily for office/ school/ college just like how Tambaram, Guduvanchery developed as sub-urbs for Chennai city in late 90's. Apart from frequent townies, own vehicles etc, recent few years saw an increase in heavy vehicles taking Natham road to avoid Chittampatty toll. Hence, an elevated road would help in the long run for handle city traffic itself with minimal land acquisition. But priority of this road over other critical projects for Madurai is definitely debatable.

This byepass steers left before entering Natham which would be more beneficial to vehicles towards Dindigul than to Trichy. Natham - Dindigul widening into 2 lane with paved shoulder and government medical college coming up in Natham road side of Dindigul, AIIMS coming up at Madurai are additional factors to make Madurai - Natham - Dindigul road busy compared to traffic along Madurai - Natham - Trichy. It is speculated that this road widening is picked up for TNPL players to reach cricket stadium at private college in outskirts of Natham (towards Dindigul) from Madurai airport. Will come to know the real traffic flow once all road projects around Natham are completed, specifically non-starter Natham Thuvarankurichi 4 laning.

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Flyover being built near MKU to reduce accidents

As a measure to reduce accidents near Madurai Kamaraj University (MKU) on Madurai – Kochi Road (National Highways 49 extended), which is identified as an accident-prone zone, the National Highways Department is constructing a flyover there.

Another component of the project, which includes replacement of existing median for a eight-km stretch from Nagamalai Pudukottai to Chekkanoorani is also under way. In addition, four minor culverts are being reconstructed. The officials say that the project is under way at this place, which is identified as a black spot where accidents are reported frequently.

This project, with an estimated cost of ₹53.68 crore, will be completed within a year, officials say.

According to the officials, the flyover will run for around a kilometre with MKU at the centre. The four-lane flyover will be 21.5 metres wide and will allow for a two-way traffic. Also, seven-metre- long service road will be provided on either side of the flyover.

There will also be a two-way vehicular underpass near the Tirunagar-Palkalai Nagar Road, opposite the MKU.

“So, vehicles coming from Madurai city can pass through the underpass and take a right towards the MKU. Meanwhile, buses and other vehicles that are bound towards Theni can use the flyover. This will definitely help in reducing the accidents at this spot,” says a senior highways official.

This is a crucial highway which connects Madurai with Kochi through Usilampatti, Andipatti, Theni and Bodinayakanur. A large number of vehicles ply on this highway as it also leads to important tourists destinations, including the Vaigai dam, Thekkadi and Munnar.

According to a traffic census in December 2013, around 30,000 passenger car units (PCU) ply at this spot.

“The traffic flow peaks between November and June as a large number of buses ply on this highway during the Sabarimala season. After the completion of construction of AIIMS at Thoppur, the traffic flow is only expected to increase,” the official says.

The official adds that this location was identified as a black spot where accidents occur frequently. “According to the data, a total of nine fatal accidents have been recorded at this spot from 2016 to 2019. However, it is important to note that many of the accidents often go unreported,” the official says.

M. Sivan Kalai, an autorickshaw driver near MKU, recalls an accident in front of MKU a couple of years back, which claimed the lives of a father and daughter. “The duo, who were travelling on a two-wheeler, were hit by a speeding bus and they died on spot. A year back, a woman who tried to cross the road, also succumbed to injuries after she was hit by a speeding bus,” he says.

Accidents are a common sight here, says S. Rajkumar, a resident of Vadapalanji village. “It is usually the pedestrians and two-wheelers which get hit by speeding vehicles. For many years, the residents of around 10 villages near Vadapalanji come to the highway everyday to catch a bus. It is frightening to see hundreds of school children crossing the highway everyday to catch a bus,” he says.

There have also been instances where cattle heads have been thumped, he adds.

The main problem is because of the high speed at which vehicles ply on this highway,” says Mr. Sivan Kalai. “Many private buses ply towards Kerala travel at a very high speed, beyond acceptable limits, especially during night time,” he says.

Hence, the construction of the flyover, a long-time demand of the MKU administration, will help in easing the situation to a great extent, says the Vice-Chancellor M. Krishnan. “Around 2,000 students are studying at MKU and the administration has been demanding for the construction of a flyover here for the past five years. With the presence of State Bank of India and a co-operative store opposite to MKU, a hundreds of students cross this dangerous stretch every day. A large number of students are expected to use the railway station opposite to MKU after the commissioning of trains between Madurai and Usilampatti. Hence, this flyover is a welcome step,” he says.

The highways official says that the height of the median is being increased to three feet to ensure that pedestrians do not cross the stretch and avoid encountering speeding vehicles.

Although speedbreakers have been placed in front of the MKU, a considerable number of accidents occurs due to lack of reflectors and white markings, says a shopkeeper near MKU.

“Many vehicles, especially during night time, hit the speed breakers at a high speed, leading to accidents. A speed breaker which was laid recently, opposite MKU near Tirunagar- Palkalai Nagar Road, also has the same problem. This issues have to be addressed at the earliest,” he says.

Mr. Rajkumar adds that many accidents have been occurring recently after one lane opposite MKU was closed for traffic.

https://www.thehindu.com/news/citie...r-mku-to-reduce-accidents/article30974114.ece
 

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CM's announcement on newly proposed set of Flyovers in CBE, MDU & TRY.

மதுரையில் ஜெயவிலாஸ் சந்திப்பு முதல் பெரியார் சிலை வரை, திருச்சியில் அண்ணாசிலை முதல் ரயில்வே சந்திப்பு வரை கோவையில் வெள்ளலூர் பேருந்து நிலையம் முதல் எல்&டி புறவழிச்சாலை வரை உயர்மட்ட சாலை மேம்பாலம்
 

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Coimbatore: The state highways department has invited tender for the Rs 1,621.3-crore Avinashi Road flyover project. The tender will be finalized on July 18 and the flyover work will be completed in four years. As of now, the state government has allotted Rs 200 crore for the project.
An official source confirmed the tender for the project was floated on May 27, 2020 and that the work would be handed over to only one company, which will be finalized on July 18. The source said there was a need to acquire land to construct ramps to connect the flyover with the main junctions on Avinashi Road.
“The construction of flyover will be completed in four years from the date of commencement of work, which is expected in another four months,” the source said.
As per the data available with the state highways department’s project wing, Avinashi Road used to see around 1.25 lakh vehicles a day in 2017. The stretch usually reports heavy traffic congestion during peak hours of 8am-11am and 4pm-8pm, thanks to the increased vehicle movements.
The flyover – from Uppilipalayam junction to Goldwins on Avinashi Road, covering a distance of 10.01km - is expected to decongest the stretch.

The state highways department has already conducted soil test and prepared a detailed project report, which was accepted by the state government. The state has allotted Rs 200 crore to implement the first phase of the project.
The project entails the state highways department to acquire 18,000sq metres of land to construct down and up ramps on main junctions. According to the source, ramps would be constructed at Anna Statue, Nava India, Hope College and SITRA to help motorists easy access to the destinations within the city.
The flyover, which will be 17.25 metres wide, will have four lanes and 304 pillars.


Source Tender invited for Rs 1,621-cr Avinashi Rd flyover - Times of India

Tender Page: eProcurement System Government of Tamil Nadu
It includes all the Drawings.
 

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It is 1069 crores.. As usual TOI gave wrong number in news and official gvt tender doc shows only 1069 crores!

It comes 100 crore per KM.. much inline to 700 crores Madurai-Natham 7KM long project! Probably it is cheaper than Madurai Natham elevated road project considering the cost of land on Avinashi road would be more and also more ramps.. (Avinash flyover might be close to 15KM considering all ramps!!)
 

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Big day for Salem.. my video. City looks beautiful and developed!!

Kudos to TN SG...wishes to Salemites....

Jayalalithaa laid the foundation for this project in Feb 2016 (before assembly polls) when EPS was the highways and bridges minister....
It is indeed massive project in heart of salem city and finishing it in 4 years is good job....

ADMK has provided much more equitable infra development in the last 9 years and this has reached tier 2 cities as well in the state rather than concentrating on Chennai alone.....
 

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Avinashi Road elevated flyover work to begin on September 2020.
 

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Avinashi Road elevated flyover work to begin on September 2020.
I think this will also be a PACHA color palam
 
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