Two universities are helping the Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA) formulate a grid of road network plans for villages along the outer ring road (ORR) and IT corridor by developing them as potential areas to absorb the future growth of the city.
The big idea is that whenever new roads or upgraded roads are laid, the work should be done in such a way that the adjoining areas get developed and a grid of roads is evolved.
The School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada, and School of Architecture and Planning in Anna University have been appointed as consultants for the project.
It is learnt that the proposals were reviewed by CMDA member-secretary recently along with officials from the local bodies. Sources informed that the initial proposal could be tweaked as some of the proposed roads have been earmarked over water bodies....................Read more
Source: The New Indian Express