CHENNAI: The completion of Velachery bridge construction seems like a distant dream now, as official sources from the State Highways department confirmed to CE that it will be five to six more months before the work is completed. The department is still battling land acquisition issues. It may be noted that similar promises to complete the bridge within six months were made in August 2018.
At an estimated cost of Rs 92 crore, the twin flyovers were planned by the State Highways department in 2015 to provide a smooth passage to commuters on Velachery Main Road, Velachery Bypass Road, Taramani Link Road and GST Road. However, land acquisition near the Vijayanagar junction, change of design due to Metro Water pipeline on the Bypass Road and shifting electricity lines have delayed the project.