Two flyovers will have to be razed as part of the second phase of the ongoing Metro work.
What’s it about? Two flyovers, one at Adyar and the other at the Royapettah High Road-Dr Radhakrishnan Salai junction, will be partially demolished for underground metro stations. Once the work is done, the Chennai Metro will widen the Adyar flyover to four lanes. The two locations are part of the 45.8-km Madhavaram-Siruseri line for corridor 3 of phase 2.
- Initial work has begun at Adyar. Once the station box is finished, work on the lanes will begin at the end of next year. They’ll have to demolish a few pillars to not affect traffic flow.
- Part of the other flyover will be demolished with new traffic regulations for three years. Once the station is finished, the section will be rebuilt from the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board to Royapettah.
Necessity: To have underground stations at these two locations, parts of the flyovers needed to be demolished. The design and plan were finalised after a site examination and consultation with the Corporation and the state government.