East Coast Road, Chennai

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State Highway 49, also known as East Coast Road (ECR) (Tamil:கிழக்கு கடற்கரைச்சாலை) is a two lane highway in Tamil Nadu, India, built along the coast of the Bay of Bengal connecting Tamil Nadu's state capital city Chennai with Cuddalore via Pondicherry. The East Coast Road has been extended up to Kanyakumari via Chidambaram, Sirkali, Akkur, Tharangambadi, Karaikal, Nagore, Nagapattinam, Thiruthuraipoondi, Adirampattinam, Manora, Manamelkudi, Ramanathapuram, Koodankulam, Tuticorin. The total length of the road is about 800 km from Chennai to Kanyakumari. The highway is a state highway, maintained by the Government of Tamil Nadu under the Department of Highways and Minor Ports. The Central Government expressed plans to convert the highway to a national highway and upgrade it to four lanes from the existing two lanes. The Chennai Locations in ECR are - Thiruvanmiyur Kottivakkam Palavakkam Neelankarai Injambakkam Panaiyur Uthandi Muttukadu Kovalam


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