A proposal has been mooted for a flyover between Lighthouse and Guindy.
What’s it about? The ruling DMK government has floated tenders for a feasibility report on the possibility of an 11-km elevated corridor between Lighthouse and Guindy. It was among the poll promises from the DMK during their election campaign. The highways department has allocated ₹45 lakh for a consultant to prepare a detailed project report.
- The stretch sees more than 1 lakh vehicles daily. Currently, the traffic is managed with signals, the Adyar to Guindy flyover, and a one-way near Raj Bhavan and Halda junction.
- Since this stretch has educational institutions, government offices, and religious buildings, widening the road isn’t possible. Acquiring land would’ve been expensive with legal complications.
Reaction: The project has gotten a mixed response. Some have welcomed the attempt to decongest the stretch. Others are sceptical since there’s already an L-shaped flyover at Madhya Kailash. The Metro is also looking to expand operations along the same route.