Tamil Nadu: Chief Minister K Palaniswami opens Porur flyover

The flyover is christened 'Bharat Ratna Puratchi Thalaivar MGR' flyover in the name of AIADMK Founder M G Ramachandran. The Rs 54 crore 505-metre long flyover connecting Kodambakkam Sriperumbudur-Mount Poonamallee Road will help motorists reduce the duration of the journey.

By: PTI | Chennai | Published:June 25, 2017 3:53 pm
K palaniswami, porur flyover, Bharat Ratna Puratchi Thalaivar MGR flyover, M G Ramachandran, Jayalalithaa, DMK, AIADMK Tamil Nadu Chief Minister ‘Edappadi’ K Palaniswami (PTI/File Photo)

The long awaited Porur flyover on Sunday was declared open for the public by Chief Minister K Palaniswami, who christened it ‘Bharat Ratna Puratchi Thalaivar MGR’ flyover in the name of AIADMK Founder M G Ramachandran. The Rs 54 crore 505-metre long flyover connecting Kodambakkam Sriperumbudur-Mount Poonamallee Road will help motorists reduce the duration of the journey.

In a brief speech, Palaniswami flayed the previous government for taking up construction work on the flyover without acquiring the land. “The previous administration commenced the construction of flyover without acquiring the land”, he said without naming the DMK government. “It was when AIADMK stormed back into power in 2011 that the late (Chief Minister Puratchi Thalaivi Amma) Jayalalithaa issued orders to complete construction after acquiring the land”, he said.

Even after land was acquired the work got further delayed as no contractors came forward, the Chief Minister said. “Fresh tenders were issued for Rs 54 crore to replace the existing metro water pipes connecting the region. After these were replaced, contruction work commenced and today the flyover has been opened for the public”, he said.

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    Sankaran Krishnan
    Jun 25, 2017 at 4:22 pm
    The previous Govt. is also by AIADMK and there is no point in blaming the DMK which lost power in 2011 and even if for argument sake it is accepted why there is a delay of 6 years to complete the Flyover and who is responsible for such delay of 6 years which is ruled by the AIADMK only and now let us see how Stalin reacts for this statement of TN CM ???
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