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Old 26th October 2015, 14:20   #2131
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Witnessed couple of TBhpians on the road this morning.

One Ford, not sure Aspire or Fiesta, nearly black having Got BHP? stickers on the rear, overtook me 4:54 at Kanchipuram & last spotted at Krishnagiri service lane around 7:00 PM; Next was a white Spark with LTD sticker on the ride around 6:15 PM between Ambur & Vaniyambadi, we exchanged our eye contact.
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The return leg, left home at 02:45 and saw a huge jam in the first toll at Chennasamudram. Took a good 20 mins crawl to pay and cross the toll. This made me take a quick decision to take the right turn towards Chittoor, anticipating huge crowds in the other tolls too. That was a bad decision , which I regretted at the CHittoor byepass, wherein a gush of vehicles from Tirupati joined and overtaking the looong trailers was really a pain. Reached home at 09:45 after 40 mins dinner break at Woody's in Kolar.

I was travelling back from Trichy.Was bypassing Banglore Hosur-Hoskote-Devanahalli.
Had to Take a U turn at Hoskote toll to reach Devanahalli road took a cool 20 mins.Traffic was very high It was between 8pm and 8.30 pm
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I was travelling back from Trichy.Was bypassing Banglore Hosur-Hoskote-Devanahalli.
Had to Take a U turn at Hoskote toll to reach Devanahalli road took a cool 20 mins.Traffic was very high It was between 8pm and 8.30 pm
Why is there no other option?

Shouldn't the below option work? (I tried this long back but during day time). Yes you have Hoskote town traffic for sure.

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Old 26th October 2015, 16:57   #2134
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Why is there no other option?

Shouldn't the below option work? (I tried this long back but during day time). Yes you have Hoskote town traffic for sure.

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I did not anticipate so much crowd at Hoskote toll .
In fact after the down ramp of the Hoskote flyover there is a median that crosses over to Devanahalli road that was closed with concrete blocks.
Next time will try the route suggested.
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I guess coming via Sriperumbudur-Vandalur-Kelambakkam makes best sense.
How is the condition of road Vandalur-Kelambakkam-OMR. Inspite of staying near Navalur, i had never taken this route and take the slower and longer Sholiganalur-Medavakkam-Tambaram GST.
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Last night, while driving from Chennai to Bangalore, I found a newly-opened Hotel Saravana Bhavan - original, genuine, authentic and not a fake - on the LHS, while driving from Chennai towards Bangalore, a few km before Kanchipuram turn-off, ~70 km from Chennai, near Meenakshi medical college & hospital.
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Last night, while driving from Chennai to Bangalore, I found a newly-opened Hotel Saravana Bhavan - original, genuine, authentic and not a fake - on the LHS, while driving from Chennai towards Bangalore, a few km before Kanchipuram turn-off, ~70 km from Chennai, near Meenakshi medical college & hospital.
You mean the Erode/CBE based Saravana Bhavan or the ones we have in the city (Chennai/Vellore/Kanchi etc)? Because the city Saravana Bhava has hardly expanded to the highways.
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You mean the Erode/CBE based Saravana Bhavan or the ones we have in the city (Chennai/Vellore/Kanchi etc)? Because the city Saravana Bhava has hardly expanded to the highways.
This is Chennai based HSB. http://www.saravanabhavan.com/restau...cy=Kanchipuram

They opened last week and there were advts in chennai news papers. I think this is the one in google maps;
https://www.google.co.in/maps/place/...a5628e1345761d

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the ones we have in the city (Chennai/Vellore/Kanchi etc)?
The original, authentic and genuine Hotel Saravana Bhavan. Few days back, I saw an ad on a Tamil newspaper announcing the inauguration of their new outlet on NH 4.
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I will stop here tomorrow while returning to Bangalore
Here are some photographs shared by a fellow-BHP'ian fusionbang through WhatsApp, who had his lunch there just an hour ago:

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How is the condition of road Vandalur-Kelambakkam-OMR. Inspite of staying near Navalur, i had never taken this route and take the slower and longer Sholiganalur-Medavakkam-Tambaram GST.

The vundalur-kelambakkam road is very good. Drove this route on the 17th. You just have a 50 meter section at oragadam near Appolo tyres which is just ok.The turn in to this road after Nokia is narrow.

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The vundalur-kelambakkam road is very good[...] You just have a 50 meter section at oragadam near Appolo tyres which is just ok.The turn in to this road after Nokia is narrow.
Oragadam, Apollo Tyres, Nokia etc. are far away from Vandalur-Kelambakkam Road. Not sure what the relevance of those is, in the present discussion.
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Oragadam, Apollo Tyres, Nokia etc. are far away from Vandalur-Kelambakkam Road. Not sure what the relevance of those is, in the present discussion.

Pls read post # 2135 along with quote. So if you are travelling from Sriperambadur, that's the route I take to Kelambakkam.
Nokia turn right. Oragadam(Appolo)-Vandalur- Kelambakkam.

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I am actually OK with the radial road traffic. If one is there at the right time, it should be fine.
Follow this route to the T : Route Link

This works like a charm. I use this option all the time.

Few Notes:
- At point A on NH4 you CANNOT turn to the Tambaram road.
- You have to go ahead, take a U and come back
- Note there is fork on NH4. One leads to Tambaram/Kundrathur, while the other leads to Oragadam.
- Once you take a U and come back to take a left, that left turn would be almost like another U turn.
- At point C you will exit for Tamabaram. The straight roads goes to Kundrathur
- The road has some blind turns. Be aware and take care.
- You go below two main trunk roads (Chennai bypass and the Outer ring road)
- Once you reach E, take a left. These are relatively smaller roads and are crowded. But you will pass. You basically bypass Tambaram station crowd.
- At point F you join GST
- While on GST, go below the first over bridge exit (Chromepet). Take the second one (at point G)
- Once on 200 feet (Radial Road) you hit your destination



Since you start at 8PM, I dont know how good the Tambaram-Sriperumbudur road is at night. I would let the Chennai guys comment on that.
Thanks Ampere, your directions helped me reach Tambaram/Chromepet from Bangalore over the weekend. Road conditions are good on this stretch (Sriperumpudur-Mudichur-Tambaram) except for some pot holes at the beginning of the Industrial area stretch. I took the right turn on NH4 after Nokia factory, and the Traffic cop on duty allowed me to enter the service road (one way) towards the Mudichur Road.

On GST Road, Traffic cops pulled me over for routine vehicle documents check. I had no issues except that they told me the Fiber Glass number plates are not allowed TN. Need to use Metal number plates.
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Pls read post # 2135 along with quote. So if you are travelling from Sriperambadur, that's the route I take to Kelambakkam.
Nokia turn right. Oragadam(Appolo)-Vandalur- Kelambakkam.
Thanks. So you'd recommend the Oragadam route over all the other options of connecting from NH4 near Sriperumbudur to NH45 near Tambaram? How is the one through Perungalathur? I'll be driving from Bangalore later today, and I expect to be in Chennai only after 9 PM. My destination is Navallur on OMR (south end of the toll road).

On my return (Sunday afternoon) want to try Thiruporur-Singaperumal Koil-Walajabad-Kanchipuram. Any updates on the road conditions?
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Thanks. So you'd recommend the Oragadam route over all the other options of connecting from NH4 near Sriperumbudur to NH45 near Tambaram? How is the one through Perungalathur? I'll be driving from Bangalore later today, and I expect to be in Chennai only after 9 PM. My destination is Navallur on OMR (south end of the toll road).

On my return (Sunday afternoon) want to try Thiruporur-Singaperumal Koil-Walajabad-Kanchipuram. Any updates on the road conditions?
Don't take the Singaperumal route. It's not good. I would suggest you take the

Sriperumbudur - Manimangalam - Mudichur - Vandalur - Kelambakkam - Navalur. This is the best option.

https://www.google.co.in/maps/dir/Na...12.9331232!3e0
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