East Coast Road

First High Mobility High Safety Road using PPP frameworks in the country

The East Coast Road (ECR) is an important State Highway in Tamil Nadu traversing along its eastern coast and connecting Chennai with Cuddalore through the Union Territory of Pondicherry. ECR was originally commissioned in the year 1998, by joining up and improving small village roads that connected fishing hamlets along the sea coast of Tamil Nadu at a cost of 1200mn partly funded by the Asian Development Bank

The State Government initiated dialogue with Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services Ltd (IL&FS) for formulating an appropriate commercialization strategy for improvement and maintenance of ECR on a long term basis. IL&FS implemented this initiative through Tamil Nadu Road Development company Ltd (TNRDC) as the special project company. The project conceptualized for improving the East Coast Road to world class standards under the Rehabilitate, Improve, Maintain, Operate and Transfer (RIMOT) format

The improvement plan also envisaged provision of extensive world-class road signages, furniture and markings and crash barriers in high embankments and curves

Another highlight of the ECR Project was provision of value added services like 24-hour ambulance services, round-the- clock patrolling, tow-away/vehicle break-down services and help-line kiosks at every 3 km interval. These facilities addressed major concerns of road users in terms of safety and security

The ECR Project and other initiatives have now positioned the Company as the fore- runner in development of transportation infrastructure in the country. A host of business associations including CII, ASSOCHAM, educational institutions like IIT Chennai, World Bank, Asian Development Bank and other banks/financial institutions continuously interact with the Company for drawing upon its experience in road sector
Projects in this Sector
  • Delhi-Noida Toll Bridge
  • East Coast Road
  • Tirupur Water Supply Project
  • Visakhapatnam Industrial Water Supply Project
  • Jal Mahal Tourism Project
  • Ahmedabad Municipal Bonds
  • AIG Indian Sectoral Equity Fund (AISEF)
  • Kottayam-Kumarakom Ecocity Project
  • Environmental Information Centre (EIC)
  • K-Yan Compact Media Centre

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