MoS approves Chennai port-Maduravoyal elevated road project

The Ministry of Shipping (MoS) has approved the implementation of the 20 km Chennai port-Maduravoyal elevated road project. The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is the implementing agency for the project. The Tamil Nadu state government has authorised NHAI to carry out studies on the revised alignment of the project. The state government has also suggested a modification of the starting point of the project near Chennai port. The project had received in-principle approval much earlier, but was stalled in 2012 due to environmental concerns, when only 20 per cent of the construction work had been completed.