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Old 8th December 2010, 13:13   #46
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Hi Jeev,

Thanks for the quick reply. Yes, I was planning to go by the bypass to Maduravoyal as you have suggested. To quote from an earliest post (and to add to it) on a related thread:
1) Is it NH all the way to CBE?
2) The NANO as you know can carry only 15 litres of petrol. I hope there would be enough (and reliable) places on the way to fill up. Would it be a good idea to keep a 10 litre can filled up (in the front of course....:-)
3) I wouldn't be pushing her beyond 75-80 for safety/mileage reasons. And driving mostly in day time, hope I would have enough time to manoeuvre any potholes.
4) Can you provide any links that could give me the entire route map?
5) I plan to carry a puncture kit (just in case). Plan to go down to GP road today for that.

Thanks once more.

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There are numerous bunks all along: Listed below are some of them (thanks to wifey and her log books.) At 361.2 - HP make sure you fill it up so that you will reach CBE. I dont have logs beyond that. As far as the route is concerned drive from Poonamallee till you hit a "T" junction - left Salem / right Bangalore. Take left. Keep going till you reach close to Salem, cross 2 round-tanas and keep left and take the flyover which is a big 1.5 circle twist (interesting) which takes you to CBE. Have fun!

Trade center - IOC opposite
14.7 - IOC opposite
19 - Poonamallee
20.9 - BP
21.x - HP same side
23 - IOC
25 - IOC
25.8 - BP/IOC
26 - HP (Opposite queensland)
31.6 - BP
33 - IBP
37.6 - BP
39.7 - BP
41 - IOC
45 - HP
50.4 - BP
63 - BP
68.5 - IOC
93.6 - IOC
118.1 - HP
126.3 - IOC
128.9 - HP
136.5 - BP
141.1 - IOC
147.9 - HP
201.7 - IOC (near Chola)
208 - BP
212.2 - IOC (opp side)
245 - IOC (same side)
T - Junction
273.8 - IOC
276.3 - HP
289.3 - IOC (opposite)
305.6 - IOC (opposite)
309.9 - Ghar Dhaba
316.6 - Ghat starts
319 - HP
332 - IOC (opposite side)
335.5 - BP same side
338.5 - HP (opp)
339.1 - BP
341.3 - BP (opp)
342.5 - IOC same side
345.4 - HP opp side
Omalur toll
355.7 - IOC
357.6 - IOC same side
360 - BP same side
360.3 - BP opp side
361.2 - IOC opp side / HP same side
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1) Is it NH all the way to CBE?
Yes it is NH all the way till CBE,though it is 4 laned only till about 16kms before Avinashi.After that it is the traditional 2laned highway.If you have to go towards Mettupalayam Road side in Coimbatore,then I would suggest that you take the Annur route from Avinashi,as that would be easier.

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1)2) The NANO as you know can carry only 15 litres of petrol. I hope there would be enough (and reliable) places on the way to fill up. Would it be a good idea to keep a 10 litre can filled up (in the front of course....:-)
15 liters means around 150kms at the least in full tank,you would find petrol pumps every 30kms-40kms,so no reasons to worry for petrol.Easiest way to do it,top-up every time you reach half tank.
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1)4) Can you provide any links that could give me the entire route map?
Use googlemaps.

Chennai, Tamil Nadu to Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu - Google Maps
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There are numerous bunks all along: Listed below are some of them (thanks to wifey and her log books.) At 361.2 - HP make sure you fill it up so that you will reach CBE. I dont have logs beyond that. As far as the route is concerned drive from Poonamallee till you hit a "T" junction - left Salem / right Bangalore. Take left. Keep going till you reach close to Salem, cross 2 round-tanas and keep left and take the flyover which is a big 1.5 circle twist (interesting) which takes you to CBE. Have fun!

Trade center - IOC opposite
14.7 - IOC opposite
19 - Poonamallee
20.9 - BP
21.x - HP same side
23 - IOC
25 - IOC
25.8 - BP/IOC
26 - HP (Opposite queensland)
31.6 - BP
33 - IBP
37.6 - BP
39.7 - BP
41 - IOC
45 - HP
50.4 - BP
63 - BP
68.5 - IOC
93.6 - IOC
118.1 - HP
126.3 - IOC
128.9 - HP
136.5 - BP
141.1 - IOC
147.9 - HP
201.7 - IOC (near Chola)
208 - BP
212.2 - IOC (opp side)
245 - IOC (same side)
T - Junction
273.8 - IOC
276.3 - HP
289.3 - IOC (opposite)
305.6 - IOC (opposite)
309.9 - Ghar Dhaba
316.6 - Ghat starts
319 - HP
332 - IOC (opposite side)
335.5 - BP same side
338.5 - HP (opp)
339.1 - BP
341.3 - BP (opp)
342.5 - IOC same side
345.4 - HP opp side
Omalur toll
355.7 - IOC
357.6 - IOC same side
360 - BP same side
360.3 - BP opp side
361.2 - IOC opp side / HP same side
Hi Jeev, wow....what a list. That is really kind of you....I will make sure I will top up right after Omalur.

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Yes it is NH all the way till CBE,though it is 4 laned only till about 16kms before Avinashi.After that it is the traditional 2laned highway.If you have to go towards Mettupalayam Road side in Coimbatore,then I would suggest that you take the Annur route from Avinashi,as that would be easier.

Hi Ranjith,

I am going to a place called Peelamedu (near the airport). I once came back from there by road (in a cab) but don't remember the exact route. All I know is there is a 'Avinashi road' running very close to that place and that this road goes all the way to Avinashi.

15 liters means around 150kms at the least in full tank,you would find petrol pumps every 30kms-40kms,so no reasons to worry for petrol.Easiest way to do it,top-up every time you reach half tank.

Yes, thanks to Jeev, I will have the list printed out and stuck on my dash

Use googlemaps.

Chennai, Tamil Nadu to Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu - Google Maps
This is great.....

I will post my experience next week. so long.
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Potholes in GQ - wow! Can you please let me know the approximate location of these? I am scared. Going at 100-110 cant stop for a pothole. Can you?
I cannot as well and I had to hit one (not very deep) while I was able to dodge others. This was near Ambur just before the turn in to the town. Also, the top layer was off in few places between Kanchipuram and Vellore. Add bumpy roads near Kanchi turnoff and Sriperambadur, near Thoppur Ghat section (did a Ooty trip 2 months back) and you feel roads in GQ are not providing the VFM that you pay as toll.
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sriviswa: How was the trip?

Update on the 4L - I travelled this morning from Chennai to CBE: There are around 12 diversions and at these points we saw an overbridge kind of concrete structure. Took me from 9:30 am to 10:30 am to cross the 40 km stretch before I took the CBE city 19 km - 6 L, leaving the NH into Kerala by my left side. But its good and the work appeared to progress well. Started at 3:05 am, breakfast after 310 km at Dharmapuri at 7 am for 30 min. 466km at 9:30 am when the 4L ended and the Avinashi stretch started.

Also at the infamous signal near the temple at Avinashi where the NH is at its narrowest, I saw buildings demolished to make way for the 4L.

So a non-stop 6.5 hr drive is a possibility from Chennai to CBE when its all done. 6 months, maybe.

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sriviswa: How was the trip?

Update on the 4L - I travelled this morning from Chennai to CBE: There are around 12 diversions and at these points we saw an overbridge kind of concrete structure. Took me from 9:30 am to 10:30 am to cross the 40 km stretch before I took the CBE city 19 km - 6 L, leaving the NH into Kerala by my left side. But its good and the work appeared to progress well. Started at 3:05 am, breakfast after 310 km at Dharmapuri at 7 am for 30 min. 466km at 9:30 am when the 4L ended and the Avinashi stretch started.

Also at the infamous signal near the temple at Avinashi where the NH is at its narrowest, I saw buildings demolished to make way for the 4L.

So a non-stop 6.5 hr drive is a possibility from Chennai to CBE when its all done. 6 months, maybe.
Hi Jeevmenon,

I posted my reply yesterday but for some reason, I think it didn't get posted.

anyway, the trip didn't go thru for several reasons, the main one being TASS took four days to return my car. And I couldn't force them since it was first service. Trip will happen soon hopefully and I will keep you posted. Thx for all the help.
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Folks,

Yet another trip to Coimbatore, but this time from Bangalore!

4.30pm - Starting Point- Whitefield
5.30pm - AAB, before Krishnagiri
6.30pm - Left AAB
8.15pm - Salem by-pass
9.35pm - Avinashi
9.55pm - STILL Avinashi! owing to congestion
11.00pm- Ramanathapuram, Coimbatore

I was simply frustrated at the pile of traffic from Chengapalli, where we are forced out of heaven to hell(translate 4L to Work-In-Progress2L). I just managed to crawl upto Avinashi where was held up with a traffic ongestion that further made things worse. I said enough is enough and decided to take the Annur route. This was a breeze with minimal traffic and especially after Annur, the road is beautiful tar. Just before Saravanampatty, took the Kaalapatty turn-off which joins the Sitra signal(Airport turn-off) in Avinashi Road. This route is only about 5km or so longer and could easily make it in less than an hour.

Now, I was really tired from my moving to Bangalore activities plus the long drive and hence was not in a mood for crawling traffic as all I wanted to do was to hit the bed ASAP! This is the reason for my higher frustration levels, otherwise, the whining would have been less!

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Default Avinashi - 40 km stretch - 4Laning work illustrated. 45 min to 1 hr.

Some updates from 17th Jan 2011:

What are those bridge kind of constructions from left to right? Are these really bridges for people/vehicles to go from left to right? Sounds strange. 10 to 12 of them along a 40 km stretch! Also, at sections there were fine stones laid on either side of the original 2 lane => each would become a 2L one-way. So what would happen to this original old 2 lane?

They are also constructing the 4 Lane till Walayar - the Kerala Border - from CBE. Its easier in TN with flat land and sparse population. Work is moving at a good pace. KL would find it difficult (as with the NH47) with the thick vegetation/hills/houses. NH213 will never become 4L and never should. Its very beautiful now. Lets leave it that way.

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And finally when one sees this 2 lane go into a 4 lane at Chengapalli (see below - 303 to Bengaluru from here) - what a relief!!

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Waiting for the 4 laning. most dreaded 40 kms. with aged folks or older folks. Its chaos after 3pm. And when you travel from chennai, With etc etc, its bang on. On a friday or holiday its worse, you got KL cars playin sennas, you got dear old bus drivers ( all of 22 to 25 yrs of age + 'chics' workin on garment factories etc. conductors around the same age. Hormones at play to the max. I have started doin the mettur attani sathy and metupalayam. excellent before the rains. Never mind, Id rather break my neck over my ignorance than some stupid moron tryin to prove some thing to some stupid chic.

Errr. Just as how dreaded the cbe - mettupalayam stretch is! I have made it a point to avoid on every trip for the few years. Why do Pvt bus drivers think they are Gods? ( I am someone who lost his grandpa,( the only grand parent when I was born) all because of a moron, a Pvt bus driver, My grandpa was a very healthy man, the newly married driver, had to be scraped off a tamarind tree.) To most of our friends out here it might seem odd, yes we all can't stand the commercial crap. I guess its not new, I am almost 40, It happened way back, There has to be some change. I think, the farmers have to remain farmers, education is a must, but, this is what happens when we have farmers and bullock cart drivers drivin for you ( I have had the exp driving a bullock cart for a year).

Let this year be more meaningful for our team! lets do something about the accidents that happened page! lets do something about relocating some of our farming drivers back to their farms. Let us provide education. Let us do something worthwhile this year, and let us not complain anymore!

Ty dear GTO and a few t-bhp members who Ive never met, I might never meet. But, I think its about time we take it to the next level. We all love cars, have grown up with them, we dont judge someone by his ride, but just his love for wheels.

For the Team to think!

I do have ideas though!

There have been posts about how much I hate yes Hate the commercial drivers of late. When one lives with the recent morons for a year, one would be knocking on the doors of Kilpauk. I have said before, Its up to the RTO they earn quite a lot, please cut down on the commercial licence clowns. This is one thing We all would be proud, If as a team, we could do something about. Lets all forget our rides, Its these morons that hurt most of us. Can we do something to help them change as a team? atleast for our own good?

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did a Chennai - Cbe - Chennai trip last week,

avinashi cbe during the onward journey took about 1hr.overtaking is very difficult and traffic was heavy between 11.30pm to 1230 am.

the return journey took 1.5hrs from cbe to avinashi.got stuck in a jam.there was a small accident.an auto had toppled.lost 30 mins in the jam.
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When is the expected completion for Chengappalli -cbe stretch? I am sure Madukkarai-Walayar will take atleast a year or more after completion of chengappalli-cbe stretch six laning. Once it is over, Blr to Kerala border can be done in less than 5 hours.

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How far is the turning to Tiruppur after the 2 Lane starts (if one is coming from Salem). Is it worth going through Avinashi town, or its better to get out of NH47 much before Avinashi (at Vijayamangalam). In that case how is Vijayamangalam-Tiruppur road condition?
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How far is the turning to Tiruppur after the 2 Lane starts (if one is coming from Salem). Is it worth going through Avinashi town, or its better to get out of NH47 much before Avinashi (at Vijayamangalam). In that case how is Vijayamangalam-Tiruppur road condition?
@ampere - Tirupur turn-off is just before you enter Avinashi town, so you dont have to go through Avinashi town. It'll be about 16kms on the 2Lane coming from Salem. Alternatively, you could also take Vijayamangalam-Uthukuli-Tirupur which is also pretty decent 2lane. Given the current conditions, both routes may more or less take same time. Generally folks here prefer to take the route based on where they would want to go in Tirupur.
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@ampere - Tirupur turn-off is just before you enter Avinashi town, so you dont have to go through Avinashi town. It'll be about 16kms on the 2Lane coming from Salem. Alternatively, you could also take Vijayamangalam-Uthukuli-Tirupur which is also pretty decent 2lane. Given the current conditions, both routes may more or less take same time. Generally folks here prefer to take the route based on where they would want to go in Tirupur.
Here is a good alternative which we take. Coming from Salem side, after the 4L road ends, proceed for another 6 kms or so and you get Perumanallur. It is a relatively busy junction with road from Sathy/Goby joining from the right. Take LEFT here and a very good 2L road takes you to Tiruppur which is just 12 kms away. From Perumanallur, it will be another 10 kms to Avinashi and if you proceed till there, you will be driving back as if you are taking a U-turn towards your left.
Actually, when 4L work was happening on NH-47, we use to take Bangalore->Thoppur->Mettur->Anthiyur->Athani->Goby->Perumanallur(or sometimes, Nambiyur)->Avinashi route.
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