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Chennai: Chennai Corporation officials said that no new roads will be constructed in Chennai till January.
387 km under management in Chennai Corporation. 471 bus routes with a length of 5,270 km. A total of 34,640 internal roads are being maintained. Over 1,000 roads were damaged due to extremely heavy rains in November last year. To rehabilitate them, a fund of Rs 200 crore has been allocated under the Tamil Nadu Urban Road Infrastructure Project, Singhara Chennai 2.0.
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In this case, the northeast monsoon is expected to arrive by the end of October. Thus, the Chennai Municipal Corporation has ordered that the rainwater drainage works should be completed by October 20. In the places where the works are not complete, the Corporation has advised to take precautionary measures so that rain water does not stagnate and keep the electric motors ready.
Likewise, the municipal officials have said that the new road and road maintenance work will be stopped due to the onset of monsoon. Regarding this, Chennai Municipal Corporation officials said, “It will take another 2 months to complete the work of rainwater drainage in Chennai, the replacement of buried cable by the Electricity Board, and the Water Board’s work. However, before the monsoon, they have been advised to stop the work and take precautionary measures.
Currently, the construction of a 50 km long road is in progress so as not to cause any inconvenience to the public transport as the road will be damaged again if the road is repaired. The work has been ordered to be completed by October 10. Apart from this, only ‘badge work’ work will be carried out on the basis of partial rehabilitation of roads damaged by other works. At the same time, till December 31 this year, road maintenance and approval works have been stopped. “After monsoon and other works are fully completed, steps will be taken to repair the roads immediately,” officials said.