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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Kathipara Flyover Directions to use

Kathipara Flyover is open for public use. We had published the aerial view of the flyover, a.k.a grade separator in our earlier post on the above subject.

As grade separators are new to Chennaites, it is still not comfortable for many motor riders to effectively make use of this infrastructure. Click here to view the Kathipara flyover map with instructions to use from all directions.

Hope this helps to ride over the grade separator !

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Saturday, September 6, 2008

Kathippara Flyover Aerial View

This is the aerial view of Kathippara Flyover coming up at Guindy in Chennai. This picture was shot from a flight that was flying low before landing at Chennai Airport, a week ago. A flight wing tail is visible on the top left corner of the pic.

The elevated path in the middle is the 100 feet road coming up and turning to the right towards airport on GST road. Presently this elevated path has been opened for traffic that has reduced a lot congestion in the Kathippara junction. Prior to this it was a nightmare to cross Kathippara junction from either side.

However the traffic flowing from Guindy on the GST road towards Ashok Nagar on the 100 feet road is not well connected as of now since the flyover construction is still being carried out. This traffic is taking an alternate path through St. Thomas mount to touch 100 feet road towards Ashok Nagar.

Kathippara Flyover constructon is expected to be complete by March 2009.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Padi - Villivakkam Junction Flyover

The current status of the flyover being built in the Padi - Villivakkam junction is as shown above. This flyover has entrance to elevate from Anna Nagar side and Redhills side, to go on top, take a round and get down on the other side. The entry and exit has two separate elevated paths leaving the road in between to accomodate high bandwidth. Traffic from Villivakkam and Ambattur would cross this junction under the bridge as understood from this architecture.

The pace of work carried out in this project is too slow to complete in the near future. The work is under progress for more than three years now..!

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Sunday, March 16, 2008

Panagal Park Flyover getting delayed

The new flyover connecting the T Nagar bus stand along the South Usman road on an elevated path till new GRT Showroom on the North Usman road is built across the Panagal Park junction just in front of Lalitha Jewellery and new (Birammandamai) Saravana Store as shown in this picture. This work was also started along with North Usman road flyover but some how Panagal Park work is getting delayed. There seems to be a plan to connect this Panagal Park flyover to GN Chetty road flyover but work on GN Chetty road is still in preliminary stages that no pillars are even seen there. While Panagal Park flyover has been built up to pillar level, North Usman Road flyover connecting Mahalingapuram across Kodambakkam high road is nearing finish

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North Usman Road Flyover

A flyover connecting the North Usman road to Mahalingapuram across the Kodambakkam High Road was started about 6 months ago. Within this short period, work has come to near completion that only the side walls are under construction as shown in the picture. This picture was shot while riding in an autorickshaw from T. Nagar to Kodambakkam. State minister MK Stalin son of CM Karunanidhi visited the flyover recently and took a walk over it to oversee the work in progress. We can expect the flyover to be opened for public by April 14th.

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Friday, February 29, 2008

Traffic blues in Chennai - Kathippara Junction

Kathippara Junction is worst hit by Chennai traffic in the last two days since the Industrial Estate bypass road was closed for laying. Traffic flowing from Ashok Pillar towards Guindy would normally take a turn through industrial estate and the rest going towards Airport would go straight through Kathipara Junction. Due to the blocking of industrial estate bypass road, both the traffic heading towards Guindy and Airport were forced to take the Kathipara Junction route, which is already conjusted due to massive flyover constructions started an year ago. This caused the traffic jam that choked the entire stretch from Ashok Pillar till Kathipara Junction. We could witness strange frown on the faces of all vehicle ridres who had to undergo this unnecessary difficulty caused due to poor planning by local administration and traffic control authorities. Sudden blockade of a frequently used bypass is really a mess. Road laying is for good but it could have been done in two phases by laying one side of it at a time and allowing traffic on the other. Public was put it in to immense trouble due to this poor planning by local administration implementing road laying without considering traffic consequences. Vehicle riders could show their wrath against this inconvenience caused to them only to their vehicle and other riders by picking up quarrels for not moving. City buses as usual played nasty on the roads by plying through the extreme left and extreme right without any lane discipline and frightened the small vehicles on the road. Since this road is still used to exit the city from Koyambedu bus terminus, all moffusil buses also were part of traffic jam besides city buses. The local admistration could have attempted to reduce this rush at Kathipara junction by informing all moffusil buses to exit through Maduravoyal bypass road leading to Perungulathur on the GST road on these two days. It is surprising to note that Maduravoyal bypass road is not so crowded even though it is open for public transport. Inspite of having an alternative exit route through Maduravoyal, moffusil buses are still using the Kathipara Junction to exit from city towards south. Chennai city traffic controls, Metropolitan development authorities, locan administration dept., National Highways and so on are seem to have too little botheration about public convenience. Generally people say we Indians have very high toleration limits. It seems to be true when we look at these attorcities not being resisted or even criticised by the public in a metro city like Chennai. It is surprising to note that even medias are not paying attention to these issues in their publications as much as they make hypes for cinema artists and other petty topics of no use.

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