The Indian state of Tamilnadu is planning to complete the Rs6bn ($118m) Ennore-Manali expressway project by March 2012.

The project began in 1998 and involves four major roads: the Tiruvottiyur, Ponneri, and Panchetti Road; Ennore Expressway; Manali Oil Refinery Road; and the northern portion of the inner ring road from Madhavaram to Manali.

The roads will allow trucks to move freely to and from Chennai port, resulting in quicker transport of goods and ease traffic congestion in North Chennai.

The project was estimated to cost Rs1.6bn ($31m) in 2002.