Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Monday approved the second phase of Outer Ring Road,aimed at decongesting Chennai roads,at a cost of Rs 1,075 crore even as first phase of works are progressing on 29.65 km stretch.
The objective of ORR is to decongest city roads,redirect heavy vehicles and container lorries heading to Chennai and Ennore ports and industrial corridors near Chennai via this route to ensure smooth movement of vehicles on city roads,a state government release said.
The first phase of ORR was being implemented on the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) mode connecting NH45 at Vandalur,NH4 at Nazarathpet and NH 205 at Nemilichery,it said. The project estimate is Rs 1,081 crore.
Jayalalithaa directed implementing ORR Phase II on the remaining 32 km covering Thiruvottiyur,Ponneri and Pancheti at a cost of Rs 1,075 crore under Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) system with annuity,the release added.
The effort would result in heavy vehicles and container lorries reach ports and the industrial areas without entering the city’s main roads,it added.
Jayalalithaa further sanctioned a sum of Rs 285 crore towards maintenance of various roads and bridges.