Chennai Bypass

Map of Chennai Bypass Expressway

Map of Chennai Bypass Expressway
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*The Map showing the Routes of Chennai Bypass Expressway

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The Chennai bypass expressway, built by the National Highways Authority of India as part of its National Highways Development Project became operational in 2010.

The arterial radial expressway connects four highways around the city of Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu, and thus is now part of the circular high speed corridor around it. The Chennai bypass connects NH 45, NH 4, NH 205 and NH 5 around the city. A two-lane elevated Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) corridor is planned to be built around the median of this expressway. The expressway has reduced the traffic in the congested city of Chennai as the vehicles need not pass through Chennai city.

The 32 kilometer long four-lane expressway connects Tambaram, a suburb of Chennai, to Madhavaram, another suburb in north Chennai, via Maduravoyal.

Tambaram is an important urban area and an important connection to all the cities in south Tamil Nadu as it lies on the route of NH 45, one of the busiest highways in south India. N H 45 also called the Grand Southern Trunk Road links Chennai to Thiruchirapalli, an industrial and educational hub of the state. Tambaram has the third biggest railway station in Chennai and also has a suburban line to the Chennai beach.

Maduravoyal, an upcoming urban node, lies on the NH 4. The areas close to Maduravoyal include Koyembedu, Porur, Nerkundram, and Valasaravakkam. NH 4 connects Chennai to Bangalore and now with the expressway connecting NH 4 to NH 45, traffic from the southern districts of Tamil Nadu such as Trichy bound for Bangalore, can bypass Chennai.

Madhavaram is on the junction of NH 5, an important road connecting Chennai to Kolkata in West Bengal. There is also a truck terminus over 100 acres located here.

The Chennai Bypass expressway has interchanges at Maduravoyal , Madhavaram and Irumbuliyur near Tambaram. The bypass begins at Irumbuliyur and has a 3-tier interchange here. The junction at Maduravoyal has a direct link to the Chennai port. The junction at Madhavaram leads to Moolakadai and Anna Nagar. The Expressway has a three kilometer long elevated six-lane highway which cuts across the Ambattur Industrial Estate, the IT hub of Chennai and the largest small scale industrial estate in the country.

Last Updated on: September 05, 2019