Outer Ring Road, Chennai

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The Outer Ring Road is a major transport corridor being developed along the periphery of Chennai Metropolitan Area (CMA) by the Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA). It is 62.3 km long connecting NH 45 (GST Road) at Vandalur, NH 4 (GWT Road) at Nazarathpet, NH 205 (CTH Road) at Nemilicherry (Thiruninravur), NH 5 (GNT Road) at Nallur and TPP road at Minjur. On 29 August 2010, the then Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister M. K. Stalin laid the foundation for the first phase of the project from Vandalur to Nemilichery covering a distance of 30 km.

Phases[edit]

The Project is being developed in 2 phases with 2 segments each.

Phase 1[edit]

The Phase 1 of the project covers a distance of 29.65 km. 10 Grade separators at major junctions have been planned along this route. It also includes 50 bus bays on both sides and also truck lay-byes for parking of around 100 trucks. The Phase I project is being implemented by GMR, and the project is expected to be completed by June 2012.

Segment I[edit]

The Segment I extends from GST Road (Vandalur) to NH4 (Nazarathpet) covering a distance of 19.7 km. The development covers an area of about 265.38 Hectares.

Segment II[edit]

The Segment II extends from NH4 (Nazarathpet) to CTH Road (Nemilicherry) covering a distance of 9.5 km. The development covers an area of about 140.9 Hectares.

Phase II[edit]

The Phase 2 covers a distance of 33.1 km.

Segment III[edit]

The Segment III extends from CTH Road Nemilicherry(Thiruninravur) to GNT Road (Nallur)covering a distance of 18.8 km. The development covers an area of about 258.02 Hectares.

Planned Developments (PPP mode)[edit]

Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC) has done a micro market study on the development of 50 m along the road. It has suggested that the components of the development could include a 5-star hotel, retail segments – including an “auto main street” where the ORR connects industrial suburbs that house automobile giants such as Hyundai, Ford and Renault Nissan – and facilities like multiplex, residential, hospital, commercial, warehouse and green spaces. Developers would be identified through open competitive bidding for these projects.[1]

High-Growth Zone[edit]

The region close to NH-45 is seen as a high-growth area covering the suburbs of MINJUR, Vandalur, Mannivakkam and Mudichur. This would be the location for a 5-star hotel. vcn

Auto Main Street[edit]

Localities near Minjur and Ponneri, which are hubs of automobile and component industries, would be the ideal locale for the auto main street, which is a niche retail for the automobile industry for which about 50 acres (200,000 m2) have been earmarked.

Residential Areas[edit]

Residential areas have been planned for more than 150 acres near MINJUR , PONNERI while residential spaces have been planned at Nazarathpet and Poonamallee

Warehouse[edit]

A major warehouse has been planned in Minjur,Nelimilcherry(near Pattabiram).

Logistics Park[edit]

Pattabiram would have a logistics facility.

Project Status[edit]

11 August 2009:

  • GMR — NAPC consortium has been awarded the contract for development of Phase I of ORR. First phase is to cost about 1,100 crores.[2][3]
  • Foundation stone laid by the former Deputy Chief Minister M. K. Stalin on 29 August 2010.

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1][dead link]
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  3. ^ Highways - Chennai Outer Ring Road. Gmrgroup.co.in. Retrieved on 2013-12-06.