NHAI – Chennai Port to Maduravoyal Elevated Expressway – Tamil Nadu - Project Profile
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National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is undertaking the Chennai Port-Maduravoyal Elevated Expressway project in Tamil Nadu, India.
The project involves the construction of 19km four-lane elevated expressway connecting from Chennai Port to Maduravoyal.
It includes the construction of toll plazas, two exit and two entry ramps along the 17.5km stretch and the installation of signal lights.
One entry ramp from Sivananda Salai will allow traffic from south and north Chennai to access the elevated road. Another entry ramp on the College Road is meant for traffic from Anna Salai via Greams Road.
The exit ramp near the Chennai port will allow vehicles to proceed to North and South Chennai while the exit on Spur Tank Road will allow vehicles to connect with Anna Salai via Casa Major Road.
In June 2007, the project received approval from the Tamil Nadu Government.
AARVEE Associates Ltd has been appointed as the Lead consultant for the project.
CETL is a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) incorporated in 2009 and is a 100 % subsidiary of Soma Enterprises Ltd (SEL).
In January 2009, BOT Contract awarded to Soma Enterprise Ltd (SEL).
The project is being developed under BOT (Build, Operate and Transfer) basis by the SEL with a concession period of 15 years.
In January 2009, the foundation stone was laid for the project, however it was kept on hold due to environmental issues.
On March 29, 2012, an order was passed by the Public works department to stop the work of elevated Corridor.
In February 2014, the project is revived following the Madras High Court’s verdict to move ahead with the project proposal.
Construction works commenced in September 2010. However, construction works was kept on-hold due to environmental issues.
In June 2016, NHAI terminated the construction contract with SEL as it failed to take up work on the 4km stretch at Maduravoyal.
In August 2016, NHAI is awaiting further development approvals from the State Government of Tamil Nadu. Subject to approval, NHAI intends to call for fresh bids and revive the project.
In December 2016, feasibility study is underway for realignment of the development to avoid acquisition of defence land.
NHAI is in the process of reviving the development and preparing a detailed project report for the elevated corridor.
The project involves the construction of 19km elevated expressway connecting Chennai Port with Maduravoyal in Tamil Nadu, India.
The US$360 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of four lane
2. Construction of toll plazas
3. Construction of 17.5km two exit and two entry ramps