Go Back   Team-BHP > Buckle Up > Travelogues > Route / Travel Queries


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 4th February 2016, 16:34   #2281
Team-BHP Support
 
ampere's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 15,612
Thanked: 8,609 Times
Default Re: Bangalore - Chennai - Bangalore : Route Queries

There is a sign gauge. But its not all prominent. Also the exit road is a small detour from the four. For such an important exit, they need to make it bold and prominent. Also it needs to be a bigger exit.
ampere is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th February 2016, 16:39   #2282
BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Chennai
Posts: 39
Thanked: 20 Times
Post

Yes. A little unlucky as i ran out of charge in my mobile & hence no GPS to caution but lucky as my wife asked me "why there are no route boards reading "Chennai" but all speak about Dharmapuri and Salem!
Also, dont know why they should not install Solar lamps in NH. Almost 90% are in dark and high beams from vehicles in the opposite lane is eye straining! Had to stay sharp with the help of two Red-bulls. So many small villages enroute.
Forget cows, even people are crossing the road fearlessly. Though no close encounters, i had to reduce speed on many places as people cross the NH in their two wheelers out of no where in dark!
Before Vellore, a gentleman was slowly crossing the road with two cows! Highbeam saves!

Quote:
Originally Posted by ampere View Post
For such an important exit, they need to make it bold and prominent. Also it needs to be a bigger exit.
Is there a place where we could give suggestions to NHAI about installing a bold and prominent sign boards, installing solar lamps & about the bad patches despite charging toll fee?

I enquired with the person collecting the fee in the toll gate after Sriperumbudhur. He asked me to speak to the contractor! Where on earth i could find them!

Last edited by ampere : 4th February 2016 at 16:48. Reason: Merged back to back posts
Raaj* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th February 2016, 06:55   #2283
Senior - BHPian
 
suresh_gs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: KA-01 / TN-22
Posts: 1,936
Thanked: 1,159 Times
Default Re: Bangalore - Chennai - Bangalore : Route Queries

Quote:
Originally Posted by Raaj* View Post
I came back from Bangalore yesterday night. While the road from Chennai to Bangalore is fantastic, faced hiccups while coming back.

1) The route/sign board before the left turn to Krishnagiri (towards Chennai) was not there. Expecting the board, i kept on driving and after approx 35 kms i had a doubt. Stopped and understood from a vendor that i crossed it long back Took a U turn and drove back 35 kms to take a right turn under the flyover. Came to know that it has been removed temporarily for repainting!
After paying toll at Krishnagiri, you will cross the immediate flyover. As you are nearing the second flyover, do not go via the flyover. Instead go below the same and then take a left turn to Chennai.
As you rightly pointed out, there should a large sign display indicating where one should turn towards Chennai.
suresh_gs is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 8th February 2016, 15:05   #2284
BHPian
 
DWind's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Singara Chennai
Posts: 775
Thanked: 168 Times
Default Re: Bangalore - Chennai - Bangalore : Route Queries

Quote:
Originally Posted by mpksuhas View Post
However, there is no proper signage on the route for Chennai turn off. Unless you are lucky, there is a good chance that you would end up missing the turn if not familiar with the route.
It is Strange how we have taken things for granted. The signage to take left for Chennai is a long pending one. Years ago (I think it was 2006) I had missed the same turn in the night. Fortunately for me the NH7 was still a 2 lane road after the flyover then and so I was able to quickly realize my folly and turn back to take the right (now) to NH 46.
DWind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th February 2016, 14:09   #2285
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,089
Thanked: 592 Times
Default Re: Bangalore - Chennai - Bangalore : Route Queries

Quote:
Originally Posted by DWind View Post
It is Strange how we have taken things for granted. The signage to take left for Chennai is a long pending one. Years ago (I think it was 2006) I had missed the same turn in the night. Fortunately for me the NH7 was still a 2 lane road after the flyover then and so I was able to quickly realize my folly and turn back to take the right (now) to NH 46.
I missed that turnoff when I travelled in December. I thought I missed it because I was talking to my co-passenger and had missed the signboard. Realized it within a kilometer because the road becomes a 4 laner after Krishnagiri (it's a 6 lane till there) so took a U turn and then turned right towards Chennai.

When coming from the Salem side, the marking for the Chennai turnoff is quite clear. I remember seeing a signboard when coming from the Bangalore side also a long time ago - but I could be wrong (or may be it's just that the signboard has disappeared only recently ?)
kala is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th February 2016, 14:15   #2286
Team-BHP Support
 
ampere's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 15,612
Thanked: 8,609 Times
Default Re: Bangalore - Chennai - Bangalore : Route Queries

Quote:
Originally Posted by kala View Post
When coming from the Salem side, the marking for the Chennai turnoff is quite clear. I remember seeing a signboard when coming from the Bangalore side also a long time ago - but I could be wrong (or may be it's just that the signboard has disappeared only recently ?)
Yes when coming from Salem, the sign-board clear. Its also marked when coming from Bangalore. But where it helps from the Salem side, is that fact that exit a big one. Get on to the flyover Vs take the exit. But the same is not true when coming from Bangalore side.

The situation is pretty similar to the NICE road exit when coming from Nelamangala.
ampere is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th February 2016, 15:49   #2287
BHPian
 
Aniket6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 138
Thanked: 100 Times
Default Re: Bangalore - Chennai - Bangalore : Route Queries

Quote:
Originally Posted by DWind View Post
It is Strange how we have taken things for granted. The signage to take left for Chennai is a long pending one.
+1 victim of this signboard. I missed the sign and covered 45kms ahead towards Salem. Only realized after seeing a lot of buses with sign saying Bangalore<->Salem.
Aniket6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th February 2016, 18:31   #2288
NPV
Distinguished - BHPian
 
NPV's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Namma Bengaluru
Posts: 4,835
Thanked: 4,784 Times
Default Re: Bangalore - Chennai - Bangalore : Route Queries

Quote:
Originally Posted by kala View Post
I remember seeing a signboard when coming from the Bangalore side also a long time ago - but I could be wrong (or may be it's just that the signboard has disappeared only recently ?)
I remember that signage being quite prominent when it was 4 laned but after the 6 laning work it has become a smaller sign and quite difficult to spot.
NPV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th February 2016, 09:54   #2289
BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Cochin
Posts: 183
Thanked: 60 Times
Default Re: Bangalore - Chennai - Bangalore : Route Queries

Hi all,
I am in Bangalore, need to go Chennai today afternoon or tomorrow morning for a one day business.
I came driving a Linea from Kochi few days back. (Kochi-Bglr route is a breeze, 99%, for those need this info)

I am heard roads near Chennai are really bad, taking about 6.50 hrs, hence advisable to go by Bus or Train and roam in Chennai on Taxi.

Is the condition still same or improved?
Availability of bus tickets are tough and I am driving back to KL via Krishnagiri after finishing one day work.

So, what will you advise: Car or Bus, please....
Sunney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th February 2016, 09:59   #2290
BHPian
 
arvind71181's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: TN-14
Posts: 782
Thanked: 797 Times
Default Re: Bangalore - Chennai - Bangalore : Route Queries

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sunney View Post
Hi all,
I am in Bangalore, need to go Chennai today afternoon or tomorrow morning for a one day business.
I came driving a Linea from Kochi few days back. (Kochi-Bglr route is a breeze, 99%, for those need this info)

I am heard roads near Chennai are really bad, taking about 6.50 hrs, hence advisable to go by Bus or Train and roam in Chennai on Taxi.

Is the condition still same or improved?
Availability of bus tickets are tough and I am driving back to KL via Krishnagiri after finishing one day work.

So, what will you advise: Car or Bus, please....
Roads are fine now, I did a trip during the new year and it was good. Probably from Kanchipuram there might be some potholes but the route is quite doable by a car.
arvind71181 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th February 2016, 11:35   #2291
BHPian
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 942
Thanked: 721 Times
Default Re: Bangalore - Chennai - Bangalore : Route Queries

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sunney View Post
Hi all,
I am in Bangalore, need to go Chennai today afternoon or tomorrow morning for a one day business.
I came driving a Linea from Kochi few days back. (Kochi-Bglr route is a breeze, 99%, for those need this info)

I am heard roads near Chennai are really bad, taking about 6.50 hrs, hence advisable to go by Bus or Train and roam in Chennai on Taxi.

Is the condition still same or improved?
Availability of bus tickets are tough and I am driving back to KL via Krishnagiri after finishing one day work.

So, what will you advise: Car or Bus, please....
You can very much do it in your own Car. From Bangalore to Ranipet, you can do great speeds, but beyond that slow down due to traffic and "not so great" roads. It was horrible earlier, but now okay type though. Just reduce speed as soon as you cross chennasamudram toll plaza and you should be fine.

-Ravi
ravib is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th February 2016, 11:53   #2292
Senior - BHPian
 
suresh_gs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: KA-01 / TN-22
Posts: 1,936
Thanked: 1,159 Times
Default Re: Bangalore - Chennai - Bangalore : Route Queries

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sunney View Post
Hi all,
I am in Bangalore, need to go Chennai today afternoon or tomorrow morning for a one day business.
I came driving a Linea from Kochi few days back. (Kochi-Bglr route is a breeze, 99%, for those need this info)

I am heard roads near Chennai are really bad, taking about 6.50 hrs, hence advisable to go by Bus or Train and roam in Chennai on Taxi.

Is the condition still same or improved?
Availability of bus tickets are tough and I am driving back to KL via Krishnagiri after finishing one day work.

So, what will you advise: Car or Bus, please....
You have 2 options, either by car or by Shatabdi train. The train leaves Bangalore by 6 AM and reaches Chennai Central by 10 30 AM. For the return journey (overnight), you have the option of coming either by Kaveri Express or Bangalore Mail, assuming you work is not over by the time you intend to come by the evening Shatabdi Train that leaves chennai by 5 30 PM.
If not train, driving by car is the next best option.
suresh_gs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th February 2016, 15:32   #2293
BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Canada / B'lore
Posts: 260
Thanked: 491 Times
Default Re: Bangalore - Chennai - Bangalore : Route Queries

I just drove back to Bangalore and arrived an hour ago. The roads are fine. Not fantastic, but absolutely fine.

Cheers
tilt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th February 2016, 18:50   #2294
BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Cochin
Posts: 183
Thanked: 60 Times
Default Re: Bangalore - Chennai - Bangalore : Route Queries

The drive was good, no bad roads.
Started morning 5 from Bangalore, Coramangala.
Reached Poonamalli by 10.30, but up to Santhom, it took 1 hr.

Finished work by 2pm, left to Kochi straight, reaching Kochi at 1am.

Thanks to all who encouraged the car trip....
Sunney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th February 2016, 19:36   #2295
BHPian
 
adg_andy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Kolkata
Posts: 434
Thanked: 161 Times
Default Re: Bangalore - Chennai - Bangalore : Route Queries

Me too returned after a trip to Chennai and back in the first week of February. Was saved from being a victim of the signboard by wifey who was over cautious after the Krishnagiri toll . Roads were decent to good, apart from about 20 kms before Sriperumbudur.

Started at 11 p.m on a Friday and reached Adyar at 3:30 a.m. Stayed over the weekend+ Monday, visited Mahabalipuram . Started journey from Chennai at 8 a.m , had breakfast at Sangeetha, Adyar and reached E City by 1 p.m.
adg_andy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Chennai - Coimbatore - Ooty : Route Queries bharanidharang Route / Travel Queries 230 18th December 2017 16:33
Chennai - Kumbakonam : Route Queries polopm Route / Travel Queries 433 11th November 2017 21:47
Chennai-Mumbai-Chennai route queries jeevmenon Route / Travel Queries 89 7th November 2017 14:40
Bangalore, Chennai via Chittoor : Route Queries Blue Thunder Route / Travel Queries 234 19th October 2017 18:25
Chennai - Hampi : Route Queries saurabh711 Route / Travel Queries 35 19th December 2015 13:13


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 00:49.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks