Chennai News Live Updates: Chennai port-Maduravoyal corridor to be ready by 2024, says Gadkari – The Indian Express

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The project, part of the central government’s flagship Gati Shakthi infrastructure scheme, would ensure seamless multimodal connectivity, the minister said. (Twitter/@NitinGadkari)

Chennai Tamil Nadu News Live Updates, October 4: Nitin Gadkari, Union minister for road transport and highways, said on Monday that the Chennai port-Maduravoyal corridor in Tamil Nadu would be completed by December 2024. According to the minister, the Rs 5,800-crore elevated stretch of 20.5 km would be developed in four sections and start inside the Chennai port and end at the Maduravoyal interchange.

With the monsoon season fast approaching in Tamil Nadu and the threat of diseases like malaria and dengue looming, the Greater Chennai Corporation has begun taking measures to control the spread of vector-borne diseases. According to data issued by the civic body, 3,271 corporation workers, including 2,317 contract workers and 954 full-time employees, have been deployed to carry out a drive against mosquitoes. “A total of 224 larvicide sprayers, 120 power-sprayers, 300 battery-operated sprayers and 229 hand-operated fumigators have been set up by the corporation,” a release noted.

Meanwhile, Puducherry is grappling with protests, including road blockades, for the past two days as an “indefinite” strike called by electricity department employees against the privatisation of the sector has led to long blackouts. On Saturday night, as outages brought the people onto the streets, several Opposition MLAs joined them, raising slogans against the Centre. Even as the strike entered its fifth day Sunday, the NDA government is seen to have completely misread the situation and is now struggling to resolve the crisis.

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