The Tamil Nadu government should take steps to remove obstacles in the completion of the stalled Chennai Port – Maduravoyal Elevated Expressway, DMK and PMK parties in the state have demanded. DMK said that it would hold a demonstration on August 17 to demand that obstacles in the completion of the Expressway be cleared and the government extend its full support to the project.
Maduravoyal Expressway is an 19 kilometre (12 miles) elevated expressway under construction in Chennai. The corridor begins at Chennai Port Gate number 10 and travels along the bank of the Cooum River till it reaches Koyambedu towards the city main bus-station and along the median of NH4 thereon till it reaches Maduravoyal.
Ramadoss of PMK too urged that the state of the Port – Maduravoyal Elevated Expressway had a direct bearing on expansion plans for Chennai Port and the proposed dry port and multi-modal logistics hub at Sriperumbudur.