Funds have been sanctioned by the Tamilnadu government for the construction of new link road between East coast Road (ECR) and Rajiv Gandhi salai or old Mahabalipuram road (OMR).
The fund of Rs 204 crore has been sanctioned by the state government for the 14.km link road .The project will begin on ECR and join Radial road at the Thoraipakkam junction. A 9-span, 52 mtr long bridge across the Buckingham Canal will also be part of the new link road.
A total of 21,929 sq mtr of land will be acquired at Neelankarai, and 22,386 sq mtr at Okkiam Thoraipakkam, and Rs 31.8 crore will go towards construction of the four-lane road that will have service lanes and footpaths. Temporarily total Rs 172.4 crore has been fixed for the land acquisition