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Old 4th December 2016, 07:17   #2536
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Thank you both, for the suggestions.

I'll be leaving early morning tomorrow for attending a marriage function; and update the road status soon after my return!
There were massive traffic backups at the tolls near Chennai most of yesterday - plus the road from poonamallee to guindy had a half hour ++ traffic jam for a long time due to waterlogging in some areas.

Cops standing in water, soaked to their thighs, directing traffic. We often sneer at them for chasing us down for bribes etc, but when they do this - I can only applaud them.

So as there was a bit of rain y'day night as well - watch for traffic. And try to take the maduravoyal bypass into the Koyambedu area and then come into the city instead of through poonamallee / guindy, if google maps shows you bright red congestion warnings all over.
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News channels are reporting that the buses are not plying between the two states because of the recent situation. Any idea how's the situation for private vehicles?
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Reached home (bangalore) today at 2pm from coimbatore. Lot of police bandobast at many places. At hosur few anti social folks were throwing stones from below the flyover. Narrowly missed one. Please take extreme precautions.
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Reached home (bangalore) today at 2pm from coimbatore. Lot of police bandobast at many places. At hosur few anti social folks were throwing stones from below the flyover. Narrowly missed one. Please take extreme precautions.
Some TV channels have announced that Jayalalitha is dead. However there's an official denial which I assume is to give time for people to get home and off the streets.

Stay indoors.
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Just got back to Bangalore from Madurai. No untoward incidents all the way. Next to Namakkal toll, police were queuing up KA vehicles to send them with escort. Spoke to the policeman and he confirmed the same. I didn't stop though. However, couldn't spot this in any other toll plaza. All the eateries including AAB, Sai Sangeet, Saravana Bhavan were closed.

Besides, there was a major accident in the Thoppur ghat section which has led to a huge traffic jam

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Can anyone give me an update on road conditions and new eateries?
I'm travelling from Bangalore to Chennai on Friday morning. Is 8 am a good time to leave? I don't think I can leave before that.

Also, how is the road condition from Kanchipuram to Chennai?

Thanks.
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Hello BHPians,
Can anyone give me an update on road conditions and new eateries?
I'm travelling from Bangalore to Chennai on Friday morning. Is 8 am a good time to leave? I don't think I can leave before that.

Also, how is the road condition from Kanchipuram to Chennai?

Thanks.
Kanchipuram by pass till Sriperumbudur is patchy. Restrict your speed in this stretch as the drive will be bumpy.
After Vaniyambadi toll plaza, you have Sai Sangeet which is a very good place to break for food.
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I am planning a trip to bangalore from Chennai during Jan 1st week. I would like to know if the roads are motorable and the approximate time taken to reach. I plan to leave by 6.30am from chennai. Thanks in Advance. I am alittle worried about potholes and craters on the highway NH48
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I am planning a trip to bangalore from Chennai during Jan 1st week. I would like to know if the roads are motorable and the approximate time taken to reach. I plan to leave by 6.30am from chennai. Thanks in Advance. I am alittle worried about potholes and craters on the highway NH48
What's the problem for road not being motorable? Most people & there's not NH48, it's NH4 from Madras to Wallajah, NH46 from Ranipet to Krishnagiri & NH7 from Krishnagiri to Bangalore.

Timing is something I don't want to comment as there're few of us done anywhere from 3:46 hours to 6:00 hours, Chennai to Bangalore.

#Madras - Sriperumbudur - 35 Km
##Sriperumbudur - Kanchipuram - 30 Km
###Kanchipuram - Wallajah - 34 Km
Wallajah - Vellore - 30 Km
Vellore - Ambur - 60 Km
Ambur - Vaniyambadi - 30 Km
Vaniyambadi - Krishnagiri - 30 Km
Krishnagiri - Shoolagiri - 32 Km
Shoolagiri - Hosur - 18 Km
Hosur - E.City - 22 Km
E.City - Silkboard - 10 Km

Ones marked in # are patched 4 lane & higher the number of # worst sector interms of patches, not potholes.
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What's the problem for road not being motorable? Most people & there's not NH48, it's NH4 from Madras to Wallajah, NH46 from Ranipet to Krishnagiri & NH7 from Krishnagiri to Bangalore.

Timing is something I don't want to comment as there're few of us done anywhere from 3:46 hours to 6:00 hours, Chennai to Bangalore.
Thanks for the detailed info. Patches are pretty much ok , its the sudden bumps and holes that i was worried about. Probably better to keep the speeds below 80 especially in those patched up areas. I think it should be fine. 6 to 7 hours including breaks is what i am aiming at . Point to point .

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I am planning a trip to bangalore from Chennai during Jan 1st week. I would like to know if the roads are motorable and the approximate time taken to reach. I plan to leave by 6.30am from chennai. Thanks in Advance. I am alittle worried about potholes and craters on the highway NH48
Roads are very much motoorable. The only issue will be the patched upm roads resulting in a bumpy drive post the Chennasamudram toll plaza till Sriperumbudur.
BTW where is your destination in Chennai. If it happens to be somewhere south of chennai, then going via Manimangalam makes sense.
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Roads are very much motoorable. The only issue will be the patched upm roads resulting in a bumpy drive post the Chennasamudram toll plaza till Sriperumbudur.
BTW where is your destination in Chennai. If it happens to be somewhere south of chennai, then going via Manimangalam makes sense.
I live in Medavakkam, so thinking of Vandalur Kelambakkam and getting into the Chennai Bangalore highway. Another option is via mudichur. Which do you recommend ?
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I live in Medavakkam, so thinking of Vandalur Kelambakkam and getting into the Chennai Bangalore highway. Another option is via mudichur. Which do you recommend ?
If you are starting from Medavakkam, going via Mudichur is the straightforward route.

Road is good throughout, except for the highlighted portion of around 5KM in the end. Again this is mainly broken on the side when coming towards Chennai, so not much of issue if you drive carefully.
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If you are starting from Medavakkam, going via Mudichur is the straightforward route.

Road is good throughout, except for the highlighted portion of around 5KM in the end. Again this is mainly broken on the side when coming towards Chennai, so not much of issue if you drive carefully.
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I will try out mudichur this time. Planning to leave by 6.30AM to beat the traffic. Any idea of the lorry traffic until i reach Sriperambatur. Last time I checked there was construction work and a pile up near Renault Nissan. I am assuming this is the same route ?
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I will try out mudichur this time. Planning to leave by 6.30AM to beat the traffic. Any idea of the lorry traffic until i reach Sriperambatur. Last time I checked there was construction work and a pile up near Renault Nissan. I am assuming this is the same route ?
I believe, you were referring the route via Oragadam, which diverts at Mudichur. Instead of taking right, you go straight all the way till Oragadam and take right near Apollo Tyres.

Route via Mudichur - Manimangalam
https://goo.gl/maps/DUCZ8XHmZRw

Route via Mudichur - Oragadam
https://goo.gl/maps/epkAVKR4ra92

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