Anna Arch flyover section opens
Traffic on Poonamallee High Road was held up on Tuesday for a brief while as Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa inaugurated a section of the three-flyover project on Poonamallee High Road near Anna Arch via video-conferencing. The facility is being built by the state highways department.
The project has three flyovers that cover two junctions on Poonamallee High Road, Nelson Manickam Road and Anna Nagar 3rd Avenue. The section that was opened on Tuesday starts on Poonamallee High Road, turns right at Ampa Skywalk and descends on Nelson Manickam Road. With this flyover, commuters going straight on Poonamallee High Road from Central towards Koyambedu -will not have to wait at the signal when others are taking a right to enter Nelson Manickam Road. “The idea of building these flyovers is to ensure that right turns do not stop traffic for those go ing straight. When all of them are opened, there will be no need for the signals at these two junctions,“ said an engineer from the metro wing of the state highways department.
The section inaugurated was built at Rs 35 crore and would ease the traffic of Anna Nagar, Ambattur, NSK Nagar and Koyambedu are as.
Commuters say the flyover will reduce their commute time considerably. “While this flyover will remove one signal, the bottle neck on Nelson Manickam Road will continue as it is not as wide as Poonamalee High Road,“ said S Govind who was present when the flyover was being inaugurated.
dinathanthi newspaper 02/03/2016 : http://www.dinathanthiepaper.in/firstpage.aspx