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Old 10th May 2012, 13:05   #76
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Krishnagiri-Vellore section has several small diversion where bridge works for local traffic is being done and some sections of the roads being relaid.
Now that you mention I also realized if you wanted to head out to south Chennai (eg Tambaram) you could have also taken the Salem Attur Ulundurpet Tindivanam Chennai option. That also is four lane all the way.
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Old 10th May 2012, 17:41   #77
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Now that you mention I also realized if you wanted to head out to south Chennai (eg Tambaram) you could have also taken the Salem Attur Ulundurpet Tindivanam Chennai option. That also is four lane all the way.
Yes I was aware of this route and had gone twice before, but I would prefer the NH7 as I feel it to be little less congested than NH45 and don't mind paying higher toll for NH7.
Of course if I have to buy the panruti jack fruit, I consciously choose NH45 and buy them near Ulundurpet-Villupuram section.
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Now that you mention I also realized if you wanted to head out to south Chennai (eg Tambaram) you could have also taken the Salem Attur Ulundurpet Tindivanam Chennai option. That also is four lane all the way.
Just to clarify, is the 4 laning work over in this section? The last I heard, everyone suggested I avoid this route like the plague.

Also, since I frequent Chennai-Coimbatore route often I would like to know the best route. The last couple of times I've been avoiding the Avinashi-CBE route due to a million diversions for road widening. Instead, I go down on NH7 till Chithode by-pass and take the 2 lane state road via Gobi, Sathy, Annur to CBE. The road is excellent although it comes to an extra 70 odd kms.

I would like to know if either of those above mentioned routes have good roads.
1. Chennai - Ulundurpet - Attur - Salem/CBE
2. Salem - Avinashi - CBE
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I would like to know if either of those above mentioned routes have good roads.
1. Chennai - Ulundurpet - Attur - Salem/CBE
2. Salem - Avinashi - CBE

On the Ulundurpet side, most of the roads conversion is over, Bypasses are also in place.
I think the last stretch is yet to be done.

Here is the latest take:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/route-...m-route-9.html

For the Avinashi part you can either do the Annur-CBE, if you need to go to north CBE.
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I go down on NH7 till Chithode by-pass and take the 2 lane state road via Gobi, Sathy, Annur to CBE. The road is excellent although it comes to an extra 70 odd kms.

I would like to know if either of those above mentioned routes have good roads.
1. Chennai - Ulundurpet - Attur - Salem/CBE
2. Salem - Avinashi - CBE
I took the NH7 till perundurai and then chennimalai, kangeyam, palladam to Coimbatore and found to be good.
Also heard that ulundurpet to salem roads have been completed, and if you are departing from South Chennai, it makes sense to use this route.
In any case it is better to avoid Coimbatore-Avinashi section.
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In any case it is better to avoid Coimbatore-Avinashi section.
Mate you can say that again! Hate this section!

Just back from Coimbatore and I took the Ulundurpet - Salem - Avinashi - Coimbatore for the onward journey. The Ulundurpet - Salem highway is excellent apart from a few diversions after Attur and Vazhapadi. My running time was also cut short.

On my way back went to Annur to by pass the Avinashi section and followed the same route after Avinashi. Entered Chennai at 1 am which I reckon is the best time to traverse the GST road through the airport. Totally deserted and now my every trip will be timed to enter Chennai at midnight.
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Mate you can say that again! Hate this section!
I was looking at Google maps and seeing that if one is staying close to GQ at CBE,
another option can be driving through Sulur-Palladam-Kangeyam-Perundurai and then continue on GQ.

Based on maps, there is no change in distance. But it should be noted that Sulur-Palladam-Kangeyam experiences
heavy traffic. But roads are very good.
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I just spoke to my Cousin who is in Karumathampatti, He asked me to avoid Coimbatore - Avinashi stretch through Karumathampatti, and advised me to take CBE-Annur-Avinashi stretch.

But I like morning drives through Sathy-Athani-Mettur road, which has virtually no traffic.
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Has anyone done the Trichy-Coimbatore stretch recently ? I am curious to know if the Chennai-Trichy-Coimbatore route would be a useful alternative route to reach CBE from CHN ?
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Has anyone done the Trichy-Coimbatore stretch recently ? I am curious to know if the Chennai-Trichy-Coimbatore route would be a useful alternative route to reach CBE from CHN ?
Trichy-Karur section is typically bad and not worth as an alternative.
Its better to do Ulunsurpet-Salem. You get 4-lane all the way (well almost except for some sections before on Salem and some before CBE)
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I am planning to take a trip from Chennai to Coimbatore in the following route:
Chennai - Tambaram - Ulundurpet - Salem - Avinashi - Coimbatore.

May I know the latest updates on Avinashi - Coimbatore stretch?
How is the work in progress?
Is still the diversions are there?

Thanks in Advance...
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I am planning to take a trip from Chennai to Coimbatore in the following route:
Chennai - Tambaram - Ulundurpet - Salem - Avinashi - Coimbatore.

May I know the latest updates on Avinashi - Coimbatore stretch?
How is the work in progress?
Is still the diversions are there?

Thanks in Advance...
As per my drive couple of weeks ago: Not many diversions - may be a couple or more. The stetch between Chengapalli-after Perumanallur is still incomplete so you have to go through the old 2 lane. Also, you need to drive through the service road and go through Karumathampatti. But overall the progress is 75% done and hence no issues. But the time/speed that you'll gain through a 4 lane cannot be expected yet - the major culprit being the huge humps in the middle of almost all flyovers.
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As per my drive couple of weeks ago: Not many diversions - may be a couple or more. The stetch between Chengapalli-after Perumanallur is still incomplete so you have to go through the old 2 lane. Also, you need to drive through the service road and go through Karumathampatti. But overall the progress is 75% done and hence no issues. But the time/speed that you'll gain through a 4 lane cannot be expected yet - the major culprit being the huge humps in the middle of almost all flyovers.
Thanks a lot, You updates are really appreciated....
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Hi all,

Planning a coimbature to chennai this weekend,please let me know which route is better for day drive,

Coimbature . Salem . Tindivanam..chennai
Or
Coimbature ..dharmapuri..krishnagiri..vellore..chennai


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Hi all,

Planning a coimbature to chennai this weekend,please let me know which route is better for day drive,

Coimbature . Salem . Tindivanam..chennai
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Without doubt CBE-Salem-Ulundurpet-Tindivanam-BLR. Much lesser traffic compared to the Krishnagiri route.
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