Two-way traffic at Mount Road

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With the completion of Metro Rail work, the traffic police have restored two-way traffic from Mount Road to Nandhanam junction. In order to facilitate the Chennai Metro Rail Work on Anna Salai, the stretch of Anna Salai from Nandhanam Junction to Genimi Flyover was made as one-way during 2011. Now with the completion of works on Anna Salai and in order to the restore two-way traffic on Anna Salai a trial run with traffic modifications was conducted 26 July 2019.The trial run was found feasible and was appreciated by the general public and motorists. At Nandhanam junction, the vehicles plying on Anna Salai from Saidapet will be allowed straight towards Teynampet, right towards Chamiers Road and free left towards Venkat Narayana Road.

There will be no change in the movement of vehicles on Anna Salai from Teynampet towards Saidapet. as two-way traffic is likely to be restored between LIC and Thousand lights. The two-lane Sydenham’s Road was converted into a one-way between Periamet police station and the northern gate of Ripon Buildings, a distance of around 200 metres, five years ago to facilitate metro rail work at Central railway station on the Poonamallee High Road. The stretch of Sydenham’s Road, will be a two-way, thus easing traffic flow near Central railway station. Mount Road is a 400 years old road in Chennai, India.

It starts at the Cooum Creek, south of Fort St George, leading in a south-westerly direction towards St. Thomas Mount and ends at the Kathipara Junction in Guindy. The road, in its present form, took shape during the time of Charles Macartney who served as Governor of Madras. With the construction of Marmalong Bridge in 1724, the road started gaining prominence. Today, most of Chennai’s business and corporate offices, shopping malls, movie theaters and metro train stations are located on Mount Road.

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