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Please post the currents status of NHAI's projects, relevent maps and photos here.Almost all highways in TamilNadu are being converted to 4 lines.So we can have common thread for all road projects in tamilnadu instead of posting in the different city threads.
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Status of projects on 31 Mar 2008

  • ProjectName -- Expected Completion Date
  • Tuticorin Port -- Dec 2009
    NH-7A (Tuticorin - Tirunelveli section)
  • Chennai - Ennore Express Way -- Jul 2008
    TPP Road
  • Chennai - Ennore Express Way -- Aug 2008
    Inner Ring Road & Manali Oil Refinery Rd.
  • Tindivanam - Ulundurpet (Pkg -VI-A) -- Dec 2008
    km 121 - km 192.25
  • Ulundurpet - Padalur (Pkg- VI-B) -- Dec 2008
    km 192.25 - km 285.00
  • Padalur - Trichy (Pkg - VI-C) -- Dec 2008
    km 285.00 - km 325.00
  • Tovaramkurchi to Madurai (Package -VII B) -- Dec 2008
    Km 60.95 to Km 124.84
  • Trichy Bypass end to Tovaramkurchi (Package -VII A) -- Mar 2009
    Km 0 to Km 60.95
  • Chennai Bypass Phase II -- Oct 2008
  • Improvement of Access of GQ within Chennai City including Construction of 4 grade Seperators -- Aug 2008
  • Kangayam to Coimbatore (KC-2)
    km 277.400 to km 332.600 -- Aug 2008
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The Union Minister of Shipping, Road Transport and Highways, Thiru T.R. Baalu reviewed here today the progress of projects being implemented by National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) in the state of Tamil Nadu. There are 31 projects costing Rs. 9650 crore presently in progress covering a length of 1788 km. The projects are in the Hosur-Kaniakumari section of North South corridors, between Tindivanam and Trichy, Trichy and Didigul, Trichy and Madurai, Karur and Coimbatore, Coimbator and Mettupalayam, Salem and Kerala border. In addition other four laning projects between Madurai and Tuticorin, Pondichery and Tindivanam, Thanjavur and Trichy, Trichy and Karur, and Salem and Ulundurpet have also been undertaken. In and around Chennai city two projects, viz. Chennai bypass and improvement of access to Golden Quadrilateral by providing free flow facilities are also under construction.

Of the 31 projects, 16 projects are expected to be completed during the calendar year 2008. Two of these 16 projects are expected to be completed by July 2008 (Thumipadi-Salem and Lalapet ROB), 3 (on North South corridor) by November 2008 and 11 (6 on North South corridor, 4 between Trichy and Madurai and 1 in Chennai city) by December 2008. The remaining 15 projects are likely to spill over to calendar year 2009, of which 6 will be completed during the first quarter itself. The remaining 9 projects will spill beyond March 2009.

The Minister impressed upon NHAI officials and the Consultants supervising the projects to monitor the projects very closely and ensure that not only the projects are completed as per the targets fixed in the review, but sincere efforts are made by the contractors to complete the projects ahead of schedule.

The Minister noted that the projects suffered some setbacks on account of heavy rains causing the quarries becoming inaccessible and the efforts being concentrated on restoration work rather than the main work. The works in Chennai city projects which were in critical stage suffered badly due to rains as well as certain unforeseen circumstances like emergence of certain leaking pipelines. Now that the rains are over, he urged all concerned to take up the work in the right earnest.
OldNews:Work on four-laning of the Tindivanam-Tiruchi section completed by September
TIRUCHI: Work on four-laning of the Tindivanam-Tiruchi section of the National Highway-45 would be completed by September, Union Minister of Shipping, Road Transport and Highways T. R. Baalu said.

Addressing presspersons here after inspecting the work currently on a stretch of 204 km between Tindivanam and Tiruchi on Thursday, Mr. Baalu said that the work would be completed well ahead of June next year, the schedule fixed earlier.

Demands conceded

Mr. Baalu, who earlier interacted with the villagers en route, said that he had conceded on the spot local residents’ pleas for foot overbridges at a couple of places -- Jakkampettai near Tindivanam and Janakiupuram near Villupuram.

The cost of the bridges would be included in the project being implemented at an outlay of Rs. 1,260 crore.

Mr. Baalu said that the stretch accounted for four bypasses; 12 grade separators, fly-overs and vehicular under-passes; 12 pedestrian underpasses; nine railway overbridges; 13 major bridges and 44 minor bridges.

70 per cent completed

Pointing out that the work has been executed at a fast phase, he said that about 70 per cent of the project had been completed so far.

“It had been executed to my satisfaction and I had requested the constructors to keep up the pace,” he said.

The Union Minister said that the Tiruchi-Pudukottai highway would not be closed to traffic on any account. There would be no alteration in the alignment notified for the four-laning of Tiruchi-Karur sector.

Mr. Baalu, accompanied by the top NHAI and district officials, also inspected the progress of the flyover work at Mannarpuram in the city.

Earlier, accompanied by Union Minister of State for Law and Justice K. Venkatapathy and Rajya Sabha member N. Siva, he inspected the ongoing works between Tindivanam and Tiruchi.
Tindivanam to Tiruchi 4 lane work update

Thindivanam To Tiruchi 4 lanning work is getting delayed by the railway bridge construction in ullundurpet.
உளுந்தூர்பேட்டை: உளுந்தூர்பேட்டை பகுதியில் நான்கு வழிச்சாலைத் திட்ட பணியில் ரயில்வே மேம்பால பணிகள் மந்தமாக நடந்து வருகிறது. இதனால் பைபாஸ் சாலை பணிகள் முடிந்து தயார் நிலைக்கு வந்தும் பயன்படுத்த முடியாமல் உள்ளது. சென்னையிலிருந்து திருச்சி செல் லும் தேசிய நெடுஞ்சாலை திண்டிவனம் வரையில் நான்கு வழிப்பாதையாக மாற்றப்பட்டது. தற்போது திண்டிவனத்திலிருந்து திருச்சி வரையில் நான்கு வழிப்பாதையாக மாற் றப்பட்டு வேலை நடந்து வருகிறது. விழுப்புரம் மாவட்டத்தில் சாலைகள் போடும் பணி 90 சவீதம் முடிவடைந்த நிலையில் உள்ளது. இந்த சாலையில் விழுப்புரம் ஜானகிபுரம் ரயில்வே கேட், பெண்ணையாறு, கெடிலம் ஆறு போன்ற பகுதிகளில் பெரிய பாலங்களும், உளுந்தூர் பேட்டை பைபாஸ் சாலையில் மூன்று சிறிய மேம்பாலங்களும் அமைக்கப்பட்டு வருகிறது. உளுந்தூர்பேட்டை< எடைக்கல் அஜீஸ் நகரில் பைபாஸ் சாலை பிரிந்து 5 கி.மீ., தூரத்தில் <உள்ள நகர் ரயில் நிலையம் அருகில் நான்கு வழிச்சாலையில் இணைகிறது. இந்த பைபாஸ் சாலையில் விருத்தாசலம் நெடுஞ்சாலை, பு.மாம்பாக்கம் செல் லும் கிராம சாலையின் குறுக்கே மேம்பாலம் கட்டும் பணி 80 சதவீதம் முடிந்துள்ளது. உளுந்தூர்பேட்டை நகரத்தை ஒட்டி உள்ள ரயில்வே மேம்பாலம் கட்டும் பணி மந்தமாக நடந்து வருவதால் கடகால் மட்டத்திலேயே உள்ளது. இந்த ரயில்வே மேம்பாலம் கட் டும் பணி நிறைவுபெறாமல் உள்ளதால் பைபாஸ் சாலையை பயன்படுத்த முடியாத நிலை ஏற்பட்டுள்ளது. மத்திய தரைவழிப் போக்குவரத்து அமைச்சர் டி.ஆர். பாலு இரண்டுமுறை இந்த பகுதியில் நடக்கும் பணிகளை ஆய்வு செய்து வேலைகளை துரிதப்படுத்துமாறு உத்தரவிட்டார். <BR>இருந்தாலும் பாலங்கள் அமைக் கும் பணி மந்தமாகவே நடந்து வருகிறது. விழுப்புரத்திலிருந்து உளுந்தூர் பேட்டை வரையிலான பகுதிகளில் அடிக்கடி சாலை விபத்துக்கள் நடப்பதற்கு காரணம் ரயில்வே கேட் மூடுவதினால் ஏற்படும் வாகன நெரிசல் முக்கிய பங்கு வகிக்கிறது. உளுந்தூர்பேட்டை போலீஸ் உட்கோட்டத்தில் கடந்த இரண்டு ஆண்டுகளில் நடந்த விபத்துக்களில் 255 பேர் பலியாகியுள்ளனர். திருச்சி-சென்னை தேசிய நெடுஞ்சாலையில் தற்போது நான்கு வழிச்சாலை அமைக்கும் பணி கடந்த இரண்டு ஆண்டுகளாக நடந்து வருகிறது. இந்த தேசிய நெடுஞ்சாலையில் உளுந்தூர் பேட்டை போலீஸ் உட்கோட்டத்தில் மட்டும் கடந்த 2007ம் ஆண்டு ஜனவரி முதல் இதுவரை 279 சாலை விபத் துக்கள் நடந்துள்ளது. இந்த விபத்துகளில் 255 பேர் உயிரிழந்துள்ளனர். விபத்தில் சிக்கிய 534 பேர் காயமடைந்துள்ளனர். நான்கு வழிச்சாலை பணிகள் துவங்குவதற்கு முன்னதாக விபத்து எண்ணிக்கை இந்த அளவு ஏற்படவில்லை என்பது குறிப்பிடத்தக்கது. எனவே இந்த மேம்பாலங்கள் கட்டும் பணியை விரைவுபடுத்தி போக்குவரத்திற்கு பயன்படுத்தப்பட் டால் சாலை விபத்துக்கள் குறைய வாய்ப் புள்ளது. உளுந்தூர்பேட்டை பகுதியில் அடிக்கடி ஏற்பட்டு வரும் சாலை விபத்துக்களில் தடுப்பதற்காக பைபாஸ் சாலை அமைக்கப்பட்டது. இருந்தாலும் ரயில்வே மேம்பாலம் அமைக்கப்படாததால் பைபாஸ் சாலை தயார் நிலையில் இருந்தும் பயன்படுத்த முடியாத நிலை ஏற்பட் டுள்ளது. தேசிய நெடுஞ்சாலைத் துறை அதிகாரிகள் கவனம் செலுத் துவார்களா?
Progress Update

The Karur-Dindigul Stretch of NH-7 where 4 laning work is in progress (BOT).The Left side is already opened for traffic.(View @ Km 320+300)

Concessionaire : TN(DK) Expressways Limited
EPC Contractor : Madhucon Projects Limited
Independent Consultant : Egis Bceom International
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Total Number of NHAI Projects in TamilNadu

The NHAI is executing road projects for a total length of 3,200 km in Tamil Nadu, 80 bypass roads, 315 flyovers, 70 major bridges and 54 road over-bridges
Union Minister warns contractors for unreasonable delay in Road Works

The Union Minister for Highways, Road Transport and Shipping T.R. Baalu has warned contractors that if found guilty of unreasonable delay in executing National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) road works, they would be blacklisted.

Not only would the particular work be withdrawn from them but also other road sector projects they are executing elsewhere in the nation taken away from them, he cautioned them. No new projects would be given to them for sure, he added.

Speaking to the media after inspecting the construction of the Road Over Bridge at Lalapet near here on Saturday, the Minister, however, conceded that there was acute shortage of trained or skilled labour force as many huge projects were progressing simultaneously in various regions in particular in Tamil Nadu. For instance, for the particular Lalapet ROB project that has seen several time schedule over runs, the Minister said that for expeditious completion of the project, skilled workers were being brought from West Bengal. Once they land here the work would gather pace.

The Lalapet ROB would be 2.689 metres long including 645 metres of elevated carriage way stretch. Of the total 18 spans, only six remain to be completed. While one span would be completed in May, three spans would be erected in June and the remaining two in July.

Mr. Baalu said that the civil works would be fully completed by July and the ROB would be ready for inauguration by August.

He expressed confidence that there would be no further hold-ups in the construction of the much-delayed ROB would see inauguration positively in August.

The Minister exuded optimism that the Sethusamudram Ship Channel Project would become a reality soon. He hoped that the Supreme Court, which is seized of the matter, would deliver a “good verdict” and that was the “expectation of the people of the State, the Chief Minister and the allied party leaders.”

Chief General Manager, NHAI, Ashok Wasson, Project Directors M. Thangamani (Karur) and K. Viswanathan (Tiruchi), Tamil Nadu Road Development Corporation General Manager Muthusamy, Project Coordinator Rangarajan, MLAs R. Manikkam (Kulithalai) and P. Kamaraj (Krishnarayapuram), former MLA Vasuki Murugesan, Kulithalai Municipal Chairman A. Amuthavel, and others were present.

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Trichy-Chennai 4 lanning work update

Tiruchi-Chennai 4 lanning work is on full swing.Picture shows the new bridge construction over cavery river.

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Crossposting from Madurai Thread

Bridge work across Vaigai near Pulloothu, as part of Samayanallur-Thoppur 4 laning work. Picture and news, courtesy Dinakaran.

Related news,

Bridge work is expected to finish by the year end and traffic is expected to start after that.
Preliminary works underway for widening NH-47

Crossposting from CBE thread
Coimbatore: The 82-km-long National Highway-47 from Chengapalli to Walayar will be widened into six lane. The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is in the process of receiving public opinion on issues relating to land acquisition and the need for bypass roads.

At present there are plans for bypass roads at Perumanallur, Avanashi, Karumathampatti and KG Chavadi.

The total outlay for the project was likely to be around Rs. 900 crore to Rs 1,000 crore.

The NH-47 connects Coimbatore with Tirupur, Erode, Salem besides Chennai and Bangalore.

It accounts for heavy traffic and considering the increasing number of accidents, there was pertinent need to widen this road. The authorities propose to have flyovers at the point of commencement of the L&T bypass road at Neelambur and at the end of the bypass road at Madukkarai.

In addition, there would be flyovers where the bypass road cuts across the NH-67 (Tiruchi Road) and NH-209 (Pollachi Road).

Works are underway for the preparation of the Detailed Project Report (DPR).

The Ministry is yet to decide on whether the work should be given to a a private infrastructure service provider on a Build Operate Transfer (BOT) basis.

Authorities have planned to make the road from Chengapalli to Neelambur into a six lane road while the bypass road and the stretch from Madukkarai to Walayar four-lane. Authorities expect the preliminary works to get over in four to six months and the project execution time would be around 30 months
Snaps of Tindigul-Karur 4-Laning Progress

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The following picture was taken from google search on FUTURE CHENNAI. Where is it? Does any one has details

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Probably Tindivanam - Chengalpet route or Tambaram to Madhuravayal..

This is anniyan's photo. He can clarify that..

Probably Tindivanam - Chengalpet route or Tambaram to Madhuravayal..

This is anniyan's photo. He can clarify that..
This stretch looks 6 lane road. In NH-45, I don't think we have 6-Lane stretch. Could it be Chennai-Bangalore route ?
There are stretches on NH-45 with six lanes (where we have an additional acceleration on one or both the sides). Take a look at the following google maps examples:

a) Near crescent engg college, Vandalur:,80.08058&spn=0.003655,0.004699&t=h&z=18

b) Chengalpattu bypass stretch:,79.968399&spn=0.003658,0.004699&t=h&z=18
Rs.4,179 crore for road work in State

Staff Reporter

Nagercoil: The government has allotted a sum of Rs.4,179 crore for road maintenance work in different parts of the State, said the Minister for Highways, Vellakovil Swaminathan.

Inaugurating a new boat service to Vivekanandar Memorial Rock and Tiruvalluvar statue here on Sunday, he said that one more boat would be pressed into service from Kanyakumari to Vivekanandar Memorial Rock and Tiruvalluvar statue in the second week of July. The construction of a luxurious boat was under way at Cochin ship yard. The government has also allotted a sum of Rs.12 crore for the widening and strengthening the road from Kavalkinaru to Parvathipuram. The work will be started after Centre’s approval.

It has been proposed to set up a separate division to explore the ways and means to develop rural roads in Kanyakumari district, the Minister said.

The government has decided to introduce a new technology known as wet mix mecadan for the development of rural roads. The government has allotted the sum of Rs.214 crores for the construction of 343 bridges in the State. As there was a necessity for a commercial harbour in Colachel, the Government has decided to acquire 1000 acres.
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There are stretches on NH-45 with six lanes (where we have an additional acceleration on one or both the sides). Take a look at the following google maps examples:

a) Near crescent engg college, Vandalur:,80.08058&spn=0.003655,0.004699&t=h&z=18

b) Chengalpattu bypass stretch:,79.968399&spn=0.003658,0.004699&t=h&z=18
Yes. You are correct. Thanks for the info.
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