Finally, Kathipara flyover opens

The six-lane clover shaped flyover, constructed at a cost of Rs 250 crore at Kathipara junction is finally open.

I took the flyover from Guindy to Ashok Pillar direction, so took one of the arms of the clover and made a full loop. It’s just amazing and took me hardly 2 minutes to cover the crossing which used to take minimum 10 minutes previously during mild traffic.

I hope the authorities concerned put bigger direction display boards and also mark direction at least 200-300 meters before we take the flyover so that the motorists can change the lanes accordingly instead of changing it just near the start of the flyover.

I will try to take some photos of the completed flyover soon.

So what’s your view and experience on the new flyover? Would it serve the purpose of seamless movement of vehicles in one of the important entry/exit to our city?

8 Comments so far

  1. dilip on October 29th, 2008 @ 12:06 pm

    wow, thats news indeed!

  2. rama on October 29th, 2008 @ 1:18 pm

    And the 1st casualty happened yesterday night, due to improper / nil signages …. an old man climbed the ramp on the wrong side, due to confusions on directions, on his two wheeler and got killed.

    Anyways they are late, why can’t they wait for a few more days to install these directional signages and declare the bridge open.

  3. praddy on October 29th, 2008 @ 8:59 pm

    been on it?

    yea i saw in today’s paper about the first accident :(
    I too was confused in the flyover about the direction which i should take. Its still not too late, they can do it now atleast..better late than never!

  4. avidreader on November 1st, 2008 @ 8:54 pm

    I think chennai badly needs a voluteer non-profit support group to basically add the required sign boards and symbols etc.. to help the public use the so-called public roads and flyovers.

    It amazes me how the city can open a flyover that is not even tested for the basics of directional signs!

  5. praddy on November 4th, 2008 @ 9:59 pm

    I see a few more boards coming up, hope they complete installing it all very soon.

  6. mglokhande on November 7th, 2008 @ 11:44 am

    chennai…my dear chennai, has changed and how! some care from the concerned authorities would certainly have gone a long distance in averting such mishaps.

  7. praddy on November 9th, 2008 @ 11:37 pm

    It can still be better late than never and yea i see some more improvements now.

  8. nkrvivek on November 10th, 2008 @ 3:54 pm

    Very good to hear. It started way back in 2005 I guess. Finished at last.
    Even this wouldn’t be enough. We need more separators like this throughout the city to get hold of the traffic.

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