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Cities play a vital role in social and economic development. Efficient and productive cities are essential for national economic growth and equally strong urban economics are essential for generating the resources needed for public and private investments in infrastructure, social facilities, improved living conditions and poverty alleviation.

Environmental degradation is a threat to economic development. The urban challenge put forth before us is to sustain the environmental quality and make the city livable with optimum standards. The level of civic services have to be improved by better planning, management and maintenance of the basic amenities, which could be achieved by channelising the investments in the right direction.

Every citizen has his/her own perception about the city where one lives. The possible improvements that can be reasonably expected in the standard of life of the citizens of Corporation of Chennai due to the proposed Infrastructure Investment Plan are: -

  • Well laid out roads with parking facilities.
  • Encrachment free pedestrian friendly footpaths
  • Eco-friendly environment
  • Reduced pollution level
  • Hassle free traffic amenities with necessary road furniture’s for public and private transport
  • Higher standards of living

Chennai City

           Chennai City is the biggest and important urban agglomeration in TamilNadu.  This City portrays both historical and modern contemporary Indian culture.
           It stretches nearly 43 kms along the coast of Bay of Bengal from Uthandi  the erstwhile village panchayat in  the south, to Kathivakkam the erstwhile municipality in the north. It has Bay of Bengal as eastern boundary and remaining three sides are surrounded by Kancheepuram and Thiruvallur Districts.
           Chennaipattinam, a tiny village on the east coast of India, has transformed into a magnificent city, which is now the fourth largest metropolis in the country. It can be best described as a city with a unique and harmonious blend of tradition and modernity. The city was established in the 17th century by the British, who developed it into a major urban agglomeration.
           By the 20th century, it had become an important administrative centre, as the capital of the Madras Presidency. The East India Company issued a charter constituting the “Town of Fort St.George” and all the territories there unto belonging, not exceeding the distance of ten miles from the Fort, into a Corporation of Chennai on 30th December 1607.  
           The Corporation of Chennai was established on the 29th September 1688. The Parliamentary Act of 1792 gave the Corporation, the powers to levy municipal taxes in the city. The Chennai City Municipal Corporation, Act, 1919 provides the basic statutory authority for the administration of the City.

Expansion of the limits of the Corporation

          The city has been growing both in size and population. The number of territorial Divisions have grown from 30 with 68 Sq.km in 1901 to 200 divisions with 426 Sq.Km in 2011.The population of the city has gone up from 5.40 lakhs in 1901 to approximately 65 lakhs in 2011. The boundaries of Chennai city with an extent of 174 sq.km. were fixed in 1978.  The Chennai Metropolitan Area (CMA) has experienced rapid growth in the past years and the Corporation encounters multidimensional challenges. It is therefore imperative on the part of the local bodies to provide suitable infrastructure to keep pace with the growing demand. The level of services provided by the local bodies in the CMA varies to a large extent. The capacity to  effectively deliver these services can be catered better only by an organized urban local body like a Municipal Corporation, instead of  a cluster of Municipalities, Town Panchayats and Village Panchayats. 
          Therefore, the Government decided to expand the boundaries of the Corporation from 174sq.km to an extent of 426 sq.km by amalgamating 9 Municipalities, 8 Town Panchayats and 25 Village Panchayats adjacent to the Chennai and issued orders in G.O. (MS) No.256, MA & WS (Election2) Department dated 26.12.2009 and G.O. (MS) No.280, MA & WS (Election) Department dated 09.11.2010.

Municipalities

Sl. No

Name

District

1

Kathivakkam

Thiruvallur

2

Thiruvottiyur

Thiruvallur

3

Manali

Thiruvallur

4

Madhavaram

Thiruvallur

5

Ambattur

Thiruvallur

6

Maduravoyal

Thiruvallur

7

Valasaravakkam

Thiruvallur

8

Alandur

Kancheepuram

9

Ullagaram-Puzhuthivakkam

Kancheepuram

 

Town Panchayats

Sl. No.

Panchayat

Panchayat Union

District

1

Edayanchavadi

Minjur

Thiruvallur

2

Sadayankuppam

Puzhal

Thiruvallur

3

Kadappakkam

Puzhal

Thiruvallur

4

Theeyambakkam

Puzhal

Thiruvallur

5

Madhur

Puzhal

Thiruvallur

6

Vadaperumbakkam

Puzhal

Thiruvallur

7

Suruppattu

Puzhal

Thiruvallur

8

Kathirvedu

Puzhal

Thiruvallur

9

Puthagaram

Puzhal

Thiruvallur

10

Nolambur

Villivakkam

Thiruvallur

11

Karambakkam

Villivakkam

Thiruvallur

12

Nerkundram

Villivakkam

Thiruvallur

13

Ramapuram

Villivakkam

Thiruvallur

14

Mugalivakkam

Kundrathur

Kancheepuram

15

Manapakkam

Kundrathur

Kancheepuram

16

Kottivakkam

St.Thomas Mount

Kancheepuram

17

Palavakkam

St.Thomas Mount

Kancheepuram

18

Neelangarai

St.Thomas Mount

Kancheepuram

19

Injambakkam

St.Thomas Mount

Kancheepuram

20

Karapakkam

St.Thomas Mount

Kancheepuram

21

Okkiyam Thuraipakkam

St.Thomas Mount

Kancheepuram

22

Madipakkam

St.Thomas Mount

Kancheepuram

23

Jaladampettai

St.Thomas Mount

Kancheepuram

24

Semmancheri

St.Thomas Mount

Kancheepuram

25

Uthandi

St.Thomas Mount

Kancheepuram

 

Further, the Government issued orders for delimitation and expansion of Chennai with two hundred territorial divisions vide G.O. (MS) No.97, MA & WS  (Election)  Department dated 19.07.2011 and G.O. (MS) No.121, MA & WS  (Election)  Department dated 30.08.2011 and 15 Wards Committees ( which will be the Zones ) vide G.O. (MS) No.136, MA & WS  (Election)  Department dated 12.09.2011.

Total Length of Bus Route Roads maintained by Corporation of Chennai -            353.94 Km
Total Length of Interior Roads maintainted Corporation of Chennai                     -   5563.06 Km
Total Length of  cement concrete Roads in Bus Route Roads                              - 3.68 Km
Total Length of  cement concrete Roads in Interior Roads                        - 1292.54 Km

                        Corporation of Chennai strives to keep the roads in good condition by carrying out periodical maintenance works as well as strengthening & resurfacing the carriageway

LIST OF BUS ROUTE ROADS

BUS ROUTE ROADS

In Chennai City  after expansion  Roads to a length of 353.94 Kms are Bus Route Roads. Bus Route Roads Department of the Corporation of Chennai maintains and improves all the Bus Route Roads periodically. The Bus Route Roads are being re-laid once in 3 years using paver finishers. The relaying of Bus Route Roads consists of laying Compacted Bituminous Concrete(CBC) 40mm thick wherever the existing base is badly damaged the road is strengthened by laying base course with DENSE Bituminous Macadam ( DBM ) 50mm thick. The unit cost of laying the Bus Route Roads as mentioned above is Rs. ------/- per Sqm as per current schedule of rates. (2012-2013 )The hot mix required for the relaying work are prepared by the contractors in their centralized Asphalt plant located in the outskirts of the City and brought to the site by tipper lorries, and laid at the site using mechanical paver finisher and rolled with vibrator rollers and static rollers.    From the year 2011 – 12 all the   bituminous roads are being relaid by adding waste plastic in the aggregates(only in wearing course) temperature of the mix at all stages are strictly adhered as per the MORTH Specifications This makes it possible to achieve uniform and smooth riding surface. The process of laying roads in this manner is also very fast and causes less hindrance to traffic. In order to avoid traffic disturbances, Bus Route Roads are normally laid during the night  hours and is opened to traffic in the next morning. The entire process of relaying Bus Route Roads is being carried out in accordance with the specifications of Ministry Of Road Transport and Highways ( MORTH ).

Mastic Asphalt

Mastic Asphalt Concrete is being laid as a wearing course for a thickness of 25mm at all important junctions and signal points of the Bus Route Roads. Mastic Asphalt concrete is capable of withstanding the force generated when brakes are applied by heavy vehicles and the force generated due to initial wheel momentum. In order to avoid damages to the road surface due to the application of brakes, this special technique is being used.

Patches And Potholes

Apart from periodical relaying of City Roads, the patches and potholes arising out of the road cuts made by the Service Departments and due to inundation of rain water during rainy season are being attended immediately by using bituminous  Hot Mix  being prepared Departmentally in corporation owned Central Asphalt Plant located at Chetpet. Hot Mix is being produced everyday and sent to various divisions throughout the City for attending day to day patches and potholes.

Road Cuts

For Making any Road Cuts in Bus Route Roads or Interior Roads, the Service Departments have to get permission from Corporation of Chennai after remitting the necessary Road Cut Restoration Charges. Though utmost care has been taken for relaying of the city roads, the main problems faced by the Corporation of Chennai is the frequent road cuts made by several service departments such as CMWSSB, TNEB, BSNL, Private Communication Providers, etc.

Cement Concrete Roads

The total length of Cement Concrete Roads available in Chennai is  1296.22 kms .Though the initial cost of the cement concrete roads is found to be high it is totally free from maintenance and have a larger life span of 20 to 25 years.

Laying of Cement Concrete Roads consists of 2 Types :-

1.The Roads where the width is less than 2.8m and the road construction machinery cannot move into the narrow street and where the movement of traffic is less, in such roads the normal design adopted is a base course of plain cement concrete of 100 mm thick in the ratio of 1:4:8. The top layer is of plain Cement Concrete of 150 mm thick in the ratio of 1:2:4.

2.The Roads where there is heavy vehicular movements and are frequently damaged due to perennial water stagnation and also roads located around Metro Water Filling Stations, in such roads the following specifications are followed in accordance with design based on Soil conditions, traffic study and adopting MORTH specifications.

  • Granular base Course :- Sand Gravel Mix of 150mm to 250mm thick
  • Sub-Base course :- Dry lean Concrete of 150mm thick using M10 Mix.
  • Wearing Course :- Pavement Quality Concrete 250 to 300mm thick using M40 Mix

Footpaths

As another part of giving face lift to the roads  footpaths are constructed with granite  kerbs of  size 450x125mm and granite Slab flooring .

Traffic Centre Medians

Traffic Centre Medians are constructed in Bus Route Roads to ensure smooth flow of traffic. The Traffic Centre Medians are constructed with granite kerb  height 0.60 metre and .0125m thick. with grills.. The space between the walls  of the medians are provided with
            All Capital works like relaying of road, traffic improvements works like Widening, forming footpath, Traffic Island and Construction of Centre Median with Granite Stone and Grill.           

Particulars of function and comprising of Duties

This department is in-charge of improvement and  Maintenance of Bus route roads in Chennai City 353.94 KM
           The following works are entrusted with this department

  • All capital works like relaying of road, traffic improvement works like widening, Forming footpath, Traffic Island and construction of Centre Median with granite stone and Grill.
  • Special Schemes – Construction of Modern stainless steel Bus Shelters , Construction of Multi Level Car and  Two Wheeler Parking, Foot over Bridges, Signages etc.,
  • JNNURM (Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission) Scheme being carried out at Zone I to XV
  • Registration of Contractors for Road works under Class I to V
  • Granting permission for Optical Fibre Cable Companies for laying Optic Fibre Cable according to rules and regulations by collecting relevant track rent from the companies.
  • Establishment matters, filling of Income Tax return for the Ministrial staff as well as contractors, Sales Tax and Tender book sales account.
  • Court matters, Councillor’s Questions and Answers, C.M.Cell/Mayor petition, obtaining the respective Committee’s approval.

Powers and Duties of Officers and entrusted Employees

Superintending Engineer/ Bus Route Roads Department is  the Head of the Department controlling all the works with BRR Department with the  the Assistance of Executive Engineers, Assistant Executive Engineers, Assistant Engineers, Junior Engineers, Section Manager, Assistants, Junior Assistants  Short Hand Typist and Typist.  The employees under the control of Superintending Engineer / BRR should discharge the duties entrusted to them.


Proposed Traffic Improvements with Design a Foot Path Under Following Roads.