The upcoming Bengaluru-Chennai expressway, spanning 264 kilometers, will commence at Hoskote in Bengaluru and terminate at Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu.
The state government has agreed to improve road connection between the Bengaluru-Chennai motorway and East Coast Road to the GST road in order to increase cargo transit to and from the Chennai airport.
State roads made the decision to carry out a feasibility assessment for the construction of an elevated corridor connecting the Tambaram location of the Chennai bypass (Perungalathur - Madhavaram) to the Pallavaram flyover as part of the plan. While construction is taking on to expand it from Rajiv Gandhi Salai to ECR through Thoraipakkam, the authorities have decided to turn the six-lane radial road between Pallavaram and Thoraipakkam into a motorway. These declarations were recently made in the Assembly by the minister of highways, E V Velu.
The currently under construction 264-kilometer Bengaluru-Chennai motorway begins in Hoskote in Bengaluru and ends at Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu. The four-lane motorway is expected to be finished by December of the following year.
The construction of a four- or six-lane elevated corridor as an extension of the express highway from Sriperumbudur to Maduravoyal is now the subject of a study. An immediate connection to GST would be made possible by the elevated road from Sriperumbudur's connection to the Chennai bypass (near Nazarathpet), according to a senior official from the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).
The authority would not object if the state government decided to construct an elevated road connecting the Pallavaram flyover with the Chennai bypass. "Such an effort will bring the airport cargo terminal much closer to the express highway and Bengaluru bypass," the source continued. According to state roads sources, turning the Pallavaram-Thoraipakkam radial road into a motorway entails building a service road, fencing the road where appropriate and improving illumination in order to speed up travel.
Last year, construction on a new 1.4 kilometre road that will extend the existing route from Thoraipakkam at Rajiv Gandhi Salai to Neelankarai (ECR) began. In a few months, phase I's road laying construction will be finished. From the ECR to the canal, there were a few locations where it was difficult to purchase land. Work would start from the ECR side after the encroachments are cleared, the source stated..