Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa
today approved the second phase of Outer Ring Road (ORR),
aimed at decongesting city roads, at a cost of Rs 1,075 crore
even as first phase of works are progressing on 29.65 km.
The objective of ORR is to decongest city roads, redirect
heavy vehicles and container lorries heading to Chennai and
Ennore ports and industrial corridors near Chennai via this
route to ensure smooth movement of vehicles on city roads, a
state government release here said.
The first phase of ORR was being implemented on the
Public-Private Partnership (PPP) mode connecting NH45 at
Vandalur, NH4 at Nazarathpet and NH 205 at Nemilichery, it
said. The project estimate is Rs 1,081 crore.
Jayalalithaa directed implementing ORR Phase II on the
remaining 32 km covering Thiruvottiyur, Ponneri and Pancheti
at a cost of Rs 1075 crore under Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT)
system with annuity, the release added.
The effort would result in heavy vehicles and container
lorries reach ports and the industrial areas without entering
the city`s main roads, it added.
Jayalalithaa further sanctioned a sum of Rs 285 crore
towards maintenance of various roads and bridges.